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 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner says he'll return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongly fired.
   Hoffner said Tuesday that returning "will help heal that injury." He'd since taken a job at Minot State and says he'll be "forever grateful" to that school.
   He'll resume his duties Wednesday in Mankato.
   Hoffner was fired last May for undisclosed reasons after he'd been accused, then cleared, of having pornographic images of his children on a work-issued cellphone.
   An arbitrator's ruling obtained by The Free Press of Mankato outlined some reasons for the firing, including that Hoffner viewed porn on his work computer. But the arbitrator found no proof and no grounds for termination.
   The arbitrator ordered that Hoffner be immediately reinstated with back pay.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota State-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner is about to clear up the uncertainty over whether he will return to his old job.

The school fired Hoffner last May without publicly disclosing the reasons. The dismissal came after Hoffner had been accused, and then cleared, of having pornographic images of his own children on his work-issue cellphone.

An arbitrator last week ruled that Hoffner was unfairly fired, and ordered the school to reinstate him with back pay.

But going back isn't that simple. Hoffner was hired in January as head coach at Minot State University. He plans an afternoon news conference in Minneapolis to announce his intentions.

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