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Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, right, looks on Monday as Dan Greensweig says Minnesota cities have concerns that a bill pushed by Hamilton could increase governmental liability if young athletes suffer brain injuries during organized sports. Hamilton said the bill should ease legal liability. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Lawmaker pushes education as concussion risks increase

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ST. PAUL -- Running back Jessey Grove took the football right up the middle during a game with rival Luverne last season, and was hit in the head.


The Windom Area High School senior immediately went out of the game, but did not think he was hurt.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.