The article first will discuss the current assault-statute regime in Minnesota and its origin and development. Then, the article will identify appellate decisions that have examined the concepts of bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, and great bodily harm. Following this, the article will describe the Wisconsin assault-statute regime. Lastly, the article will propose how Minnesota should improve.
Larson, Joshua, "Escape from the Twilight Zone: Minnesota’s Definitions of “Substantial Bodily Harm” and “Great Bodily Harm” Leave Too Much Room for Injustice, and They Can Be Improved" (2013). Symposium: 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Criminal Code-Looking Back and Looking Forward. Paper 5.