Man severely beaten outside Minnesota State Fair remains critical

“The man was rushed to regions hospital where he was in critical condition."

Edgar Linares
September 03, 2018 - 7:12 pm
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On Facebook, family and friends are hoping for the best after a Little Canada man was beaten just after midnight early Saturday morning after leaving the Minnesota State Fair.

“If anybody knows anything about this incident please contact the authorities. This story is about my friend Mike Donnelly who is in the hospital right now fighting for his life over something so stupid. Somebody knows something. PLEASE SHARE THIS,” said a post from Donald Sergent on facebook.

Randy Donnelly identified the victim in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press as his brother Mike Donnelly, 48, of Little Canada.

Randy Donnelly said after spending Friday at the fair he left early because he had to work the next morning, his brother Mike and friend stayed behind and planned to take an Uber home.

His brother's friend said after the fair closed they walked by a home where people were partying. That’s when words were exchanged between both groups. As Donnelly tried to schedule and Uber, someone walked up and hit him in the head with an object, possibly a bat.

“Officers were called to an intersection about six or seven blocks away,” said Steve Linders, with the St. Paul Police Department. “The man was rushed to regions hospital where he was in critical condition. That’s where he remains today.”