Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers head out to search for a missing MnDOT worker in flooded Seven Mile Creek Park on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 near St. Peter, Minn. ... more 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers head out to search for a missing MnDOT worker in flooded Seven Mile Creek Park on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 near St. Peter, Minn. 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 jams. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Mankato Free Press, John Cross
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 5:01 PM EDT