On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at approximately 9:19 p.m., during the varsity football game at Veterans Field in Aitkin, Jackson Pfister, 15-year-old football player from Esko High school, collapsed on the field. Pfister was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center with a serious medical condition. He passed away a short time later. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pfister family, Jackson’s teammates and the Esko community. The investigation is being handled by the Aitkin Police Department and Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Additional information will follow once the investigation is complete.

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