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Minnesota State Wins Record-Setting D-2 Game 41-20

The Minnesota State Mavericks sure have their swings in shape. They swept a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader at Bemidji State on Saturday by scores of 10-9 in seven innings and, yes, 41-20 in eight innings. The Mavericks had 53 hits, including eight home runs, in 101 at-bats over the two games.

04/12/2015

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MSU’s Hastings Gets National Coach Of Year Award

Minnesota State’s Mike Hastings has been chosen as the American Hockey Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year for NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The award was announced Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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Man Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound At MSU-Mankato Library

Authorities said a 27-year-old man died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the library on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

02/02/2015

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MSU-Mankato Ranked No. 1 In 2 Hockey Polls

Minnesota State’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in two national polls after a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State.

01/12/2015

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Charges: MSU-Mankato Adviser Tried To Drug Student

Additional charges have been filed against a Minnesota State University, Mankato community adviser who is accused of burglarizing dorm rooms and using pepper spray on a woman. Alexander James Gowan-Nuehring, 20, is accused of breaking into a dorm of a fellow community adviser and putting pills in her water that he knew she was allergic to.

10/15/2014

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MSU Student Adviser Accused Of Burglary, Assault In Woman’s Dorm

A 20-year-old Mankato man is accused of burglary, assault and stalking after a female college student was woken up by an intruder and allegedly pepper-sprayed in her dorm room, according to charges filed Monday in Blue Earth County Court. Alexander James Gowan Nuehring was charged with first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling, first-degree burglary with possession of a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault and stalking in connection with the incident.

10/13/2014

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Cops: Man Arrested After Nasty Dorm Room Wake Up

Police say they made an arrest Saturday after a masked suspect woke up someone sleeping in a Mankato dorm and pepper sprayed them.

10/12/2014

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Mankato Writer Releases Horror Fiction Publication

An English instructor at Minnesota State University instructor has produced a literary magazine that focuses on the horror genre. Colin Scharf teamed up with a fellow writer based in Colorado to release “Spooklights,” which was published in August.

10/09/2014

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Former Mankato Football Player Suffers Seizure

The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May suffered a seizure over the weekend. Isaac Kolstad was taken to the emergency room on Friday night where doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.

09/15/2014

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Minnesota Student Remains In Coma After Long Fall

A Minnesota State University student remains in a coma in Milwaukee, weeks after he fell from a parking ramp after a night of drinking.

09/01/2014

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Family: Kolstad Continues Making Strides In Recovery

The family of a former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player says he continues to make strides in recovering from a May assault as he’s now eating and talking, according to his CaringBridge page.

08/06/2014

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Kolstad Speaks For 1st Time Since Mankato Assault

A former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player involved in a brutal assault in May spoke for the first time Tuesday since the incident left him in a hospital fighting for his life.

07/30/2014

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WCCO Talks Training Camp With Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer

WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen sat down with head coach Mike Zimmer Sunday night to get his thoughts on the first few days of training camp, his first as a head coach. Rosen also sat down with Brian Murphy, the Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, to get his thoughts on the team and the season ahead.

07/28/2014

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WCCO Goes 1-On-1 With Football Coach Todd Hoffner

It’s been one of the most compelling stories in college sports over the last two years, and it’s all unfolded about an hour south of the Twin Cities. Minnesota State University, Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner has seen it all over the last 20 months.

06/16/2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Police ID Man Killed Outside Minnesota Ballroom

Mankato police have released the name of a Nebraska man shot to death outside an entertainment center over the weekend.

04/22/2014

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato Coach Returning To Job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn’t easy but that it would help him and his family heal.

04/15/2014

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Uncertainty For Football Teams After Coach Ruling

A cloud of uncertainty hung over two university football programs Friday as they awaited word on whether Todd Hoffner will reclaim the head coaching job he was fired from at Minnesota State University, Mankato, or keep his new post at Minot State.

04/11/2014

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