State details fatal beating of vulnerable man at care center in northern Minnesota

Local police said they are investigating the alleged assault at Chappy's Golden Shores in Hill City, which has since closed. State health investigators said Steven G. Nelson, 58, died of a brain injury last fall after being brutally beaten by staff at an assisted-living facility in Hill City, Minn.

A 58-year-old man with dementia and limited mobility died from brain injuries last fall after being severely beaten by caregivers at an assisted-living facility in northern Minnesota, according to a state investigation released this week.

The facility, Chappy’s Golden Shores in Hill City, has since closed after having its license suspended by state regulators, and on Friday it drew an unusual high-level rebuke from Gov. Tim Walz.


Local police said they are investigating the alleged assault and may broaden their probe. The Minnesota Department of Health suspended its license for “multiple and repeated serious incidents affecting vulnerable persons.”


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By Chris Serres Star Tribune | JANUARY 26, 2019 — 12:05AM

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