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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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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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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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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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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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Good Question: How Is Bail Determined?

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was out of jail Monday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail. He allegedly assaulted another man, leaving him in critical condition. But Neal Zumberge is still behind bars a week after he was charged with the murder of his neighbor. The New Brighton man WAS not able to make his $1.5 million bail.

05/13/2014

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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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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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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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Nelson’s Father Says QB Will Transfer To Rutgers

Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson has decided to transfer to Rutgers. The sophomore’s father, Pat Nelson, told both Twin Cities newspapers Wednesday that his son will enroll at the New Jersey school after visiting there Sunday and Monday.

01/29/2014

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Minnesota QB Philip Nelson To Transfer

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson says he intends to transfer to another school that runs an offense “that centers more around the passing game.” The sophomore made the surprise announcement Thursday when he first released the statement to KFXN-FM in Minneapolis.

01/16/2014

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Minnesota’s Rolling, Favored To Beat Penn State

How’s this for a paradigm shift in Big Ten football? Minnesota has won straight three conference games and is favored, ever so slightly, to beat Penn State. The Gophers (7-2, 3-2) gained the confidence and momentum they were lacking with a gritty victory at Northwestern three weeks ago, and now their sights are set on a New Year’s Day bowl game.

11/08/2013

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