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Update: Former Evansville mayor hospitalized

Terry Aasness

A CaringBridge page has been set up for former Evansville mayor, Terry Aasness, after a medical emergency sent him to the Hennepin County Medical Center Tuesday, Jan. 2.

According to a post on the site, Aasness was having chest pains and was taken by ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital.

After several tests, he was diagnosed with class A aortic dissection and needed emergency surgery. He was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center Tuesday evening and according to a CaringBridge post around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, he was listed as stable.

For more information, visit his CaringBridge site at


New posts have been added to his CaringBridge post. According to a couple different posts Thursday morning, Aasness went into cardiac arrest overnight, but the doctors were able to revive him. Shortly before noon on Thursday, Aasness was reportedly doing OK, but there are still concerns. You can stay up-to-date by visiting his CaringBridge site at

A GoFundMe page has been set up to offset medical costs. To donate, click on the link:

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. She enjoys running and has participated in nearly 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

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