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Minn. Mom Welcomes Medical Pot Deal, Will Fight For More Access

It’s the news for which thousands of Minnesota families have waited. State lawmakers reached a deal Thursday that will make medical marijuana legal. Angela Garin watches her son have seizures daily. Now, the St. Paul mom hopes medical marijuana will help him and thousands of others.

05/15/2014

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Coach Kill Donates $100K To Help Teach Kids About Epilepsy

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.

05/15/2014

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10-30-13 Jerry Kill Talks Exclusively On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Gopher Coach talks with Dave and Sid…

10/30/2013

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Kill Still Resting; ‘U’ President Renews Support

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is resting at home this week following a seizure that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys filled in for Kill on the Big Ten coaches’ call with reporters on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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Day After Missing Game, Kill Stays Home To Rest

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19, so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.

10/06/2013

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Gopher Fans Support Kill After He Misses Game

With all of the questions regarding coach Jerry Kill’s absence and its affect on the Gopher football team, fans like Sue McCormick and Michael Doyle say they weren’t concerned during Saturday’s game in Michigan. “We’re there to be support him no matter what,” McCormick said. While they want to see the coach healthy, they said they don’t think he should be fired – unless he wants to step down. “I think it should be his decision, not anybody else’s,” McCormick said.

10/05/2013

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Teague Backs Coach Kill, Star Tribune Editor Apologizes For Column

Two days after his latest seizure on the sidelines, Gopher football coach Jerry Kill was back at work. And the U’s athletic director said he supports the coach “100 percent.” The coach was taken off the field at halftime of Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the third time in three years that he’s had to miss part of a game because of his epilepsy. It’s uncharted territory for a major college sports program, having this happen so frequently and so publicly.

09/16/2013

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Fans React To Coach Kill’s Latest Seizure

Three seizures during three games in two years have Gopher fans like Margaret Swanson wondering if coach Jerry Kill’s struggles with epilepsy are too much for the job. “I feel so bad because it seems to be happening a lot,” Swanson said. “I wonder what happens in the locker room when he doesn’t come in…I’m sure it takes a toll on them a little bit.” Dr. Thaddeus Walczak is an epileptologist at the University of Minnesota. He says that although high-stress situations – like football games – could make seizures more likely to occur in someone with epilepsy, that’s not a reason to change careers.

09/14/2013

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Andre Still Defeating The Odds, Now Throwing Out The First Pitch

When we first met Andre Robinson in March, he did nothing to hide his creativity or boundless energy. And that’s great to see, because Andre has come a long way. When he was less than three weeks old, his dad dropped him after slipping on the stairs.

08/13/2013

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Rick Adelman’s Return Hinges On Wife’s Health

It’s the first question that needs to be answered in the Timberwolves’ offseason — will Rick Adelman return as head coach?

04/16/2013

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Coach Kill Has Seizure, Misses 2nd Half

Another seizure for Jerry Kill kept the Minnesota coach off the sideline for the second half of the game against Michigan State.

11/24/2012

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Coach Jerry Kill Has Seizure After Loss To Northwestern

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering another seizure following his team’s 21-13 loss to Northwestern.

10/13/2012

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Puppy Lovers Needed To Help Raise Assistance Dogs

Love puppies and helping people? Then a Minnesota organization could use your help.

09/11/2012

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Service Dog Helps Detect, Stop Seizures

A service dog in Minneapolis not only helps his owner with the basics, but also uses technology to help keep her medical problem from getting out of control.

10/04/2011

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Jerry Kill Back At Gophers Practice

Jerry Kill left the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday and was back in the Twin Cities in time for the Gophers’ practice at 3:30 p.m. His coaching staff said earlier this week they expect him to be on the sidelines at Michigan on Saturday.

09/28/2011

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