It's been a frustrating week for Matthew Rodreick. Committees in the House and Senate have released their budgets for health and human services programs, and a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota is absent from both. Rodreick originally brought the idea for the b ... More >>
Last October, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe spent an entire day in a wheelchair for a documentary on spinal cord injury. The movie premiered at Brave New Workshop in January, just after lawmakers introduced a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota. As it now looks like ... More >>
A bill that scientists say could be key to furthering spinal cord injury research in Minnesota passed its first committee hearing Monday afternoon. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, the proposed legislation would designate $8 million from the state's general fund to curative spinal c ... More >>
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces bill to fund curative spinal cord science
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduced a bill at a capitol press conference this afternoon that would appropriate $4 million in state funds to be used for curative spinal cord research in Minnesota. The subject of this week's cover story, the bill was inspired by the story of Gabe Rodreick, a 20-year-old from ... More >>
On the evening of June 27, Tyler Braunschweig was driving northbound on Lyndale Ave. on his way back to the U of M when he ran into and nearly killed Matt Call. And even though he knew he hit a person, he didn't stop or even slow down his vehicle after the accident, police say.SEE ALSO: Tyler Brauns ... More >>
Seven months after blowing out his knee, Ricky Rubio is shooting jumpshots again.THE T-WOLVES HAVE A HOME GAME TONIGHT. GET IN THE MOOD:-- Andrei Kirilenko: Newest T-Wolf's top 10 plays-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Contest [VIDEO]Ricky isn't expected to ... More >>
In late June, Matt Call, a 24-year-old musician and barista, was nearly killed when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Lyndale Ave. and 24th Street. He was left with two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and broken vertebrae.SEE ALSO: Police ask for help finding hit-and-r ... More >>
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 >>
Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player whose death made him a poster boy for anti-enforcer sentiment, received more than 100 prescriptions for various pills from NHL team doctors in the years before his death. That's perhaps the most alarming finding in a New York Times report out today that gives ... More >>
Coming off a 2003 season where he posted an 18-8 record and a 3.00 ERA for the Florida Marlins, Carl Pavano opted to pitch in the City That Never Sleeps in December 2004, signing a four-year contract with the Yankees worth $39.95 million.He spent much of the next four seasons on the disabled list wi ... More >>
We wrote yesterday that last weekend seemed to have come and gone without another mob beating in downtown Minneapolis. Unfortunately, we spoke too soon.Last Saturday at about 11:30 p.m., a group believed to consist of four juveniles assaulted two victims in quick succession in front of the Foshay To ... More >>
If you needed proof that some people really do get their jollies from inflicting senseless harm upon others, consider what happened last Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis near Fifth and Nicollet.A trio of cyclists were biking down Nicollet Mall about 7:45 p.m. when a group of men at a b ... More >>
Life can be a cruel, cruel journey sometimes.Friday night, Ricky Rubio planted his leg while defending Kobe Bryant, and his left knee buckled. Initially, it looked like Bryant and Rubio had just bumped knees, but concern about Ricky's injury quickly mounted when he couldn't put any weight on his ... More >>
Batten down the hatches -- Asian carp have arrived in Minnesota. A silver carp and a bighead carp were caught in the Mississippi River March 1 near Winona, the furthest point upstream the fish have been seen thus far.Recent reports make the invasive fish sound like villainous creatures from a sci ... More >>
The last time Joel Zumaya was seen in a major league game, he was crumpled behind the pitching mound at Target Field, grasping his arm and writhing in pain after one of the hardest-to-watch baseball injuries in recent memory. Zumaya hopes to create better Minneapolis memories this season, as over ... More >>
Derek Boogaard's death from a drug and alcohol overdose combined with a rash of concussions has raised questions about what level of hitting should be acceptable in NHL hockey.Now, similar questions are being asked about youth hockey following a paralyzing hit during a local high school game last ... More >>
Denard Span, Danny Valencia: Teammates in baseball, not ready for NASCAR.Denard Span and Danny Valencia should be celebrating -- or at least acknowledging -- that the Twins actually won a damn game last night after Minnesota ended its 11-game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners. Instead, t ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBananas Foster, safely extinguished, from Brennan's in New Orleans. Four diners were burned, one of them severely, when a bananas Foster desert erupted in out-of-control flames at a Ozona Blue, a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant. The dessert, bananas sauteed in butter and suga ... More >>
http://www.teamsnap.com/bizarre_sports/cheese_rolling.phpAll for the love of cheeseBroken bones, sprained ankles and concussions are just a few of the typical injuries sustained at the annual Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling event in Gloucestershire County, England. Ambulances are on hand, as w ... More >>
Even in death, Derek Boogaard will help protect other hockey players.The family of fallen hockey player Derek Boogaard's family has generously agreed to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute for its study of concussion research in athletes who play contact sports.The decision isn't mean ... More >>
In the wake of Derek Boogaard's tragic death Friday at the age of 28, word emerged today that he had sought treatment for substance addiction at least twice in the past.The New York Post reported that Boogaard had been receiving counseling from the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse & Behavioral Healt ... More >>
It may take weeks to determine the cause of Derek Boogaard's death at the age of 28, but some are already questioning whether the season-ending concussion he suffered in a December 9, 2010 fight with Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators may have played a role.In the 70th fight of his career, Booga ... More >>
Courtesy Benson & Langehough Max HensonMax Henson, 23, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he bounced two unruly patrons from his workplace, the Uptown branch of Drink, two weeks ago. According to Minneapolis police, Henson fell and hit his head on the concrete while escorting two men from ... More >>
Lynching jokes usually don't go over as planned.Four hockey players from Stillwater are facing a one-game suspension this week for some ill-received Facebook humor. Before a game against White Bear Lake last week, the high school girls posted a picture of a teddy bear wearing the number 34 ... More >>
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 >>
Favre was unconscious for 20 seconds.That was some kind of hurt Corey Wooton put on Brett Favre during the Tundra Bowl at TCF Bank Stadium on Dec. 20. It turns out that the tackle, in which he threw Favre down the ground like a rag doll, knocked the quarterback unconscious for about 20 seco ... More >>
Results without the first baseman over the last two years pose some interesting questions.
Photo: Sugar PondEdwin Daniel just wanted to stand up to a couple bullies. His reward was a skull fracture. The incident is still under investigation, but as of this morning this is how police believe it went down: Daniel is an overnight shuttle driver for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul ... More >>
Screengrab via WCCOThe pictures on the TV news last night were pretty disturbing: Caiden Hendrickson, 3, and his little brother, 14-month-old Cameron, laying in hospital beds at Hennepin County Medical Center, horribly burned. The two boys were injured after their tent caught fire on Friday ... More >>
PhotoTony WebsterAt least six shots were fired at a group of people standing outside a house on the 8000 block of Portland Avenue South in Bloomington last night. No one was injured, but bullets struck the house and two vehicles in the driveway. Bloomington police spokesman Mark Stehlic says shor ... More >>
The 5-year-old sustained third-degree burns on Feb. 2 -- a full week before his dad admitted him to the hospital.
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