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Hastings native speaks out for brain health

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On June 25, Hastings native Ben Utecht appeared before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to testify about his personal experience with brain injury.


Utecht is a former NFL football player who, over the course of his football career, has suffered five documented concussions. Utecht knows from experience that his injuries have left him with long-term effects, some of which are extremely troubling.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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