Family sues over death of U student

The family of a University of Minnesota student who died in Mankato last fall is now suing the bar that allegedly contributed to his death. Edward Andrew Bump , a former University student, died on Nov. 2, 2007 of apparent suicide while visiting his girlfriend in Mankato. The family of the 19-year-old alleges the local bar Boomtown served him alcohol even though he was underage and âÄúin an obviously intoxicated condition,âÄù according to the court complaint filed Jan. 9 in Blue Earth County. The complaint alleges Edward Bump left the bar with friends and later âÄúsustained injuries that were fatalâÄù while intoxicated. The Bumps are seeking at least $50,000 from bar owner Dan Guimont , claiming the barâÄôs decision to serve Edward Bump alcohol directly contributed to his death.