Remains of last missing person in Minneapolis bridge collapse recovered

Associated Press Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The remains of the last person missing after an interstate bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River nearly three weeks ago have been found, bringing the official death toll to 13 and relief to the only family still awaiting word on a missing loved one.

Gregory Jolstad, nicknamed "Jolly," was on the construction crew that was resurfacing the bridge when it fell Aug. 1 during the evening rush hour. Jolstad, 45, was driving a skid loader, commonly known by the brand name Bobcat.

Divers had gone back in the water early Monday, and Jolstad's wife, Lisa Jolstad, has said officials had vowed to continue until they found her husband. Greg Jolstad was one of 18 construction workers on the bridge working for Progressive Contractors Inc.

The other 17 survived the collapse.

Seven suffered injuries, but none critical. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)