Skip to main content

Isaac Kolstad's wife gives birth to couple's second daughter

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The wife of Isaac Kolstad, the former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player that was seriously injured in a Mankato assault, gave birth to the couple's second child, according to reports.

Molly Kolstad gave birth to a baby girl, Malia, Wednesday, FOX 9 and the Star Tribune report. Both the mother and child are said to be doing well.

The Kolstads also have a 3-year-old daughter.

Kolstad has been hospitalized since he suffered a brutal beating outside a Mankato bar last month. Prosecutors have charged former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, 20, of Mankato and Trevor Shelley, 21, of St. Peter with assaulting Kolstad.

Kolstad's condition has been slowly improving as of late. Earlier this week he gave a thumbs-up to his surgeon when asked. Although there was a minor setback Tuesday when he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis – a condition when a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the body – according a post on Kolstad's CaringBridge page.

Kolstad's brother-in-law Mike Fleming authored the post, asking for prayers. He said this condition occurs in a lot of individuals that are bedridden like Kolstad, but there's a risk that the blood clots will dislodge and embed in the heart or lungs causing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.

The Mankato community has rallied around Kolstad to support him and his family with numerous fundraisers.

Next Up

Rick Spielman

Spielman: 'That head coach has to have a relationship with that QB'

"I think the No. 1 thing you’re looking for is that head coach has to have a relationship with that quarterback."

Screen Shot 2022-01-26 at 6.36.25 AM

Gallery: France 44 to build two-story addition, rooftop patio

The Minneapolis liquor store and cheese shop is stepping up its events and class offerings.


Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings

Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.

David Ortiz

Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly

Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.