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15-year-old student dies after collapsing on football field in Aitkin

Police say the student was taken to Riverwood Healthcare Center where he later passed away. This is an ongoing investigation.
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"He was just like a kid who, when he walked in the room, he just lit up the whole room," a friend said about Jackson Pfister of Esko.

AITKIN, Minn. — Aitkin police say a 15-year-old boy has died after collapsing during a varsity football game at Veterans Field in Aitkin, Minnesota on Friday. 

The boy has been identified as Jackson Pfister, a football player from Esko High School.

Pfister was taken to Riverwood Healthcare Center with what police call a "serious medical condition." 

He passed away some time after. 

Aitkin PD, along with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Officer, is still conducting an investigation.  

No further information has been released at this time. 

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