GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Parents sue school after teen suffers serious brain injury
According to the family’s lawsuit, Aaliyah sought help for an asthma attack at Lakeville's McGuire Middle School. The complaint claims the nurse "failed to properly treat" and "instead instructed (Aaliyah) to report to physical education class." After returning to gym class, Bowen "lost consciousness and was oxygen deprived for approximately thirty minutes. Tragically, she sustained a catastrophic and permanent brain injury and remains in a persistent vegetative state," according to the complaint. Her mother, Marquetta Silva, says every single day since April 16 it has been a struggle. Aaliyah requires constant care because she can't move or even swallow by herself. As the lawsuit moves forward, she's hoping their go fund me page will help cover the mounting costs.
Minneapolis Police thinks it's making progress battling crimes in the city, specifically in robbery cases. The Minneapolis Police Department says its arrested 16 people for robberies. Most are adults, but some are as young as 13. They say downtown robberies are up 53% from last year, but since all of these arrests, the numbers have gone down. But that's just robberies.
One of the best parts of fall may be the leaves changing color. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fall Color Finder is now live, so you can plan all your favorite seasonal activities around the best fall foliage in the state. Organized by region, the Fall Color Finder is updated every Thursday at noon and shows you how far along the foliage in each state park is to reaching peak color. As of Thursday, a handful of parks, including Fort Snelling State Park and Father Hennepin State Park, are 10-25% of the way to peak.