Brain Injuries

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Former Vikings lineman takes on NFL players union over concussions

    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe once again hurled himself into the Twin Cities football spotlight last week, threatening to file a lawsuit against his former team for wrongfully firing him over his support for LGBT rights. But while all the attention's been on Kluwe, another potentially huge law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Philip Nelson was upset over girlfriend when he delivered possibly fatal head kick, charges say

    Former Gophers starting quarterback Philip Nelson has been charged with first- and third-degree assault for allegedly booting former Minnesota State University linebacker Isaac Kolstad in the head early yesterday morning. (Read the full backstory here.)The incident partially involved a case of mista ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Current volunteer suffers severe head injury in bike accident

    A bicyclist sustained a severe head injury after colliding with a car during a race in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Shaina Briscoe, 28, an avid cyclist and volunteer for 89.3 The Current, has been unconscious and in intensive care since the accident. Shaina is a loud advocate for bike safety, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Scott Lipe charged with murder nearly six years after incident outside Mortimer's Bar

    In the midst of serving a 10-year sentence for assault, 36-year-old Scott Lipe recently received some bad news: He's being charged with second-degree murder in connection with the same incident that landed him behind bars in the first place.SEE ALSO: Jacob Engler, 21, steals car in Minnesota, drives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Jerimiah "J.J." Moen, 29, dies during boxing match

    Jerimiah "J.J. Moen, the 2012 Golden Groves Tri-state champion, collapsed after the first round of a Saturday afternoon super-heavyweight boxing match against Matt "Bubba" Fowler in East Grand Forks. He lost consciousness in the ring and never regained it before being pronounced dead Wednesday.SEE A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    NFL players three times more likely to die from brain damage, new study finds

    SEE ALSO: Derek Boogaard concussion: Did season-ending injury play a role in enforcer's untimely death?A new study published by the Minneapolis-based American Academy of Neurology finds that NFL players are at a higher risk of death from brain damage. That'll come as little surprise to those who hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Justin Morneau sounds like he's on brink of retirement

    ​The last year and a half has surely been an extremely frustrating time for Twins first baseman and former MVP Justin Morneau. In July 2010, Morneau, 30, took a knee to the head while sliding into second base to break up a double play in Toronto. He was concussed, but the impact didn't look severe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Rachel Reeves's murder charges dropped after sitter flees to Mexico

    Hennepin County JailRachel Reeves is off the hook for murder--but maybe not for long.​Rachel Reeves was supposed to go to trial yesterday on charges that she killed her 15-month old, Julia Leigh Rivera, two years ago. But when a key witness--the babysitter who was with the little girl when she sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Head Game: What would you do if concussed?

    What should the NFL do about the mounting evidence of long-term harm caused by concussions? Reader feedback encouraged.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    St. Paul street fight ends in death

    Police have identified the man who died early Sunday in a street fight outside a St. Paul bar. Tai Yang died of head trauma. He was 20 years old.

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    April 9, 2008
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  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2005

    Crime blotter: West Bank flower peddler in critical condition

    Anyone who's spent a decent amount of time hanging out in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis knows Patrick Ashang. For years the Nigerian-born flower salesman has been a fixture in area watering holes like the Viking Bar, the Red Sea, and Palmer's Bar, notable for his ever-present grin.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2005

    What's wrong with this picture?

    Fort Snelling's VA Medical Center is rehabilitating brain-damaged soldiers. But that's only half the story. Sunday's PiPress featured a lengthy story about Army Staff Sgt. Eric Cagle, a soldier so severely brain damaged in Iraq he spends four hours a day in intensive therapy at the VA Hospital in Mi ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2002

    Fall and Rise

    Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998