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Motorcyclists Gear Up for Annual Spring Flood Run

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Minnesota's motorcycle season kicks off with the annual spring Flood Run.
As many as 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to hit the road Saturday for a scenic ride between the Twin Cities and Winona. The Flood Run commemorates the 1965 Mississippi River flood when motorcyclists rode from the Twin Cities area to help out in Winona.

Minnesota State, Mankato Players Practice for Hoffner

MSU football coach Hoffner was in tears Tuesday as he announced his plans to return to the school he was wrongly fired from in May 2013. - Photo: KSTP/ Brandi Powell

Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.
Hoffner joined his team for practice Friday. The Free Press of Mankato reports he did not run the drills but instead watched the team work out.

Former Rochester Fire Captain Found Dead in House Fire

A man found dead Wednesday of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a house fire near Rochester, has been identified as former captain with the Rochester Fire Department, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.

Metro Mother Shares Rare Story of Mesothelioma and Survival

Though law firms often advertise about the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, a Roseville mom wants the public to know there is much more to the story.

Child Injured in Tractor Accident Near Rochester

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A toddler was hospitalized after falling from a tractor and being run over Friday.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 300 block of 60th Ave. SW near Rochester.

The Olmsted County sheriff tells KSTP sister station ABC 6 News, the boy was riding on the tractor with his grandfather when he fell. He suffered injuries to his leg and chest.

Post-Rehab, Raptor Center to Release Snowy Owl Saturday

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A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.