- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot State says the school is disappointed that football coach Todd Hoffner is returning to his old job in Minnesota.

Hoffner said Tuesday he will return to his coaching job at Minnesota State, Mankato after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated.

Hoffner was hired in January as head coach at Minot State, and says he will be “forever grateful” to the North Dakota school.

Minot State athletic director Rick Hedberg said in a statement that the school wished Hoffner the best and hoped there was closure for him and his family. Hedberg says the school will move forward quickly to find a replacement.

Minnesota State fired Hoffner last May after he had been accused - then cleared - of having pornographic images of his children on a work-issued cellphone.

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