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Police: 3 Hurt, 1 Arrested In Mankato Stabbing

Authorities said one man was arrested after three people were hurt in a stabbing at a Mankato bar Saturday night. Police were called to the 700 block of North Riverfront Drive at about 9:50 p.m. on a report of an assault.

06/15/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Stands Up For First Time In Over 4 Weeks

After completing a bone replacement surgery Friday morning, Isaac Kolstad stood up for the first time in over four weeks. The former Minnesota State University – Mankato football player has been hospitalized since he sustained a head injury during an assault in downtown Mankato over a month ago.

06/14/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Recovers From Blood Clot, Prepares For Another Brain Surgery

Former Minnesota State University – Mankato football player, Issac Kolstad, has shown signs of improvement after he was treated for a blood clot last week. Kolsatd has been in a coma since he sustained head injury during an assault in downtown Mankato, Minn. roughly a month ago. Kolstad was treated for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur when someone is bedridden and blood does not flow properly.

06/12/2014

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Donors Turn Out For Blood Drive Honoring Kolstad

The family of critically injured former Minnesota State, Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad is urging blood donations in his honor. The Free Press of Mankato reports dozens came to the Mankato National Guard Armory Tuesday for the first day of a three-day blood drive to honor Kolstad.

06/10/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For June 6, 2014

With the school year winding down, the spring sports season is also coming to a close. But that means there’s plenty of playoff action. On Friday night, David McCoy went to Mankato, where he watched Maple Grove and Lakeville South battle for the Class 3-A softball title.

06/06/2014

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Isaac Kolstad, Wife Have 2nd Daughter

The wife of a former Minnesota State football player who was critically injured in a beating has given birth to the couple’s second daughter. Molly Kolstad gave birth to the girl on Wednesday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Hospital spokesman Kevin Burns told KTOE radio that both mother and daughter are doing well.

06/05/2014

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Mankato Police Step Up Patrol In Troubled Downtown

The college year came to a violent end near one Minnesota campus. Two young people suffered critical injuries within one week in downtown Mankato in May. One left a former Minnesota State University Mankato linebacker in a coma, while another happened when a student tried to jump on the back of a campus bus. Police believe alcohol played a role in both.

06/04/2014

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Vikings Head To Training Camp July 24 In Mankato

Vikings players and team officials will report to training camp on Thursday, July 24. The team’s first practice will be Friday, July 25.

06/04/2014

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Former Mankato Football Player Making Improvements

The former MSU-Mankato football player injured last month in an assault is continuing to make improvements.

06/03/2014

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MSU-Mankato To Host Fundraising Benefit For Isaac Kolstad

Minnesota State University – Mankato will host a fundraising benefit for former football player Isaac Kolstad. Kolstad suffered severe head trauma earlier this month after allegedly being punched, hitting his head on pavement and then being kicked in the head. The incident took place in downtown Mankato shortly after the bars closed.

05/31/2014

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Former Mankato Football Player Improving, Still In A Coma

A former Minnesota State University, Mankato, football player badly injured in an alleged assault earlier this month continues to show signs of improvement but remains in a coma, according to his CaringBridge page.

05/29/2014

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Cassellius Visits Mankato Early Learning Program

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is in Mankato, for an informal roundtable discussion about early education. Cassellius is also touring an early learning program in Mankato on Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

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Former MSU-Mankato Football Player Breathing On His Own

There is some good news to report about the former MSU-Mankato football player who was assaulted two weeks ago. The CaringBridge site for Isaac Kolstad said that he was taken off life support and was breathing on his own.

05/25/2014

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Community Rallies For Father In Critical Condition

Hundreds of people turned out Thursday night in south central Minnesota to send a message to a young father fighting for his life. They let him know that they are “#22Strong.” Isaac Kolstad, 24, wore the number 22 during his days as a linebacker at Mankato State University.

05/22/2014

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Benefit Held For Mankato Football Player Critical After Assault

A benefit is planned for the former Mankato football player nearly beaten to death almost two weeks ago. Isaac Kolstad remains in critical condition after allegedly being assaulted by two men. One of them is said to be former gopher quarterback Philip Nelson, the other, Trevor Shelley.

05/22/2014

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Family: Man Hurt Jumping On Bus Is Improving

The 21-year-old Mankato man who was hospitalized after falling off a bus earlier this month is improving, family members say. On May 4, Mankato Police were called to the area of Warren and Pleasant Streets after 2 a.m. on a report of a person laying in the street.

05/20/2014

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Mankato Assault Victim Slowly Improving, Still On Life Support

The former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player allegedly assaulted by two men is slowly showing signs of improvement but remains on life support, according to his CaringBridge page. Isaac Kolstad remains sedated and in critical condition with severe head injuries.

05/20/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Still Critical After Surgeries

The former Mankato football player who was allegedly assaulted by two men last weekend successfully underwent another surgery Friday morning, according to his CaringBridge page. Issac Kolstad, who used to play football for Minnesota State University, Mankato, is still in critical condition. He will not undergo any other procedures or surgeries for the next couple days, according to his brother Blaine Kolstad.

05/17/2014

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Mankato Assault Victim Still In Critical Condition

A former Minnesota State University, Mankato, football player is still in critical condition at a hospital after being badly beaten last weekend shortly after bar close. According to his CaringBridge page, Isaac Kolstad had another surgery Thursday afternoon. It went well, according to his family’s post on the page.

05/16/2014

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2nd Man Charged With Assault In Mankato Fight

A man arrested in a weekend assault that severely injured a former Minnesota State, Mankato, football player has been charged with two felony counts. Police arrested 21-year-old Trevor Stenner Shelley on Monday, hours after they released surveillance video.

05/14/2014

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2nd Suspect Arrested In Mankato Assault, Nelson Dismissed From Rutgers

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left a former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker critically injured. As news of the second arrest was announced, Rutgers also announced they’ve dismissed former Minnesota quarterback 20-year-old Philip Nelson from its football program.

05/13/2014

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Former Gophers QB Charged With 1st-Degree, 3rd-Degree Assault

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has been charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault in an incident that left a former Minnesota State linebacker fighting for his life.

05/12/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-12-14

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05/12/2014

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Former Gophers QB Arrested For Assault In Mankato

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn. for an alleged assault, according to authorities.

05/11/2014

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Mankato Man Still Critical After Falling From ‘Sober Bus’

Officials said Thursday a 21-year-old Mankato man is still hospitalized and in critical condition after falling from a “Late Nite Express” bus early Sunday morning. Mankato Police were called to the area of Warren and Pleasant Streets at about 2:22 a.m. on a report of a person laying in the street.

05/08/2014

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