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Esko Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Game

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Police say a 15-year-old boy died after collapsing during a varsity football game in Aitkin just before 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Jackson Pfister
Jackson Pfister (credit: the Pfister family)

Jackson Pfister, an Esko High School player, died after being taken to Riverwood Healthcare Center with a "serious medical condition," police said.

Police and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office are handling the death investigation.

Pfister's visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. A memorial mass will be at 4 p.m. followed by a luncheon in the church social hall.

The church is located at 102 Fourth Street.


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