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Rescue workers in an inflatable raft probe around the MnDOT backhoe that fell into swollen Seven Mile Creek along Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter, Minn. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Authorities are searching for the operator of a backhoe that fell into the Minnesota River while clearing ice jams between St. Peter and Mankato. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that a backhoe was "washed into the river." MnDOT spokeswoman Chris Krueger says the backhoe operator was clearing ice ja...

MnDOT backhoe operator who fell into stream remembered during funeral

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ST. PETER, Minn. - Friends, family, colleagues and Minnesota's governor packed a St. Peter church Monday for the funeral of state employee Michael Struck, who died on the job last week.


The Church of St. Peter held the service, which was moved from nearby Cleveland to accommodate the 1,000 people in attendance.

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