Brain Injuries

  • 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