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Minnesota SOS candidate returns to campaign, manager still recovering after parade fall

RED WING, Minn. -- Minnesota secretary of state candidate John Howe is back on the campaign trail after falling off a parade float Sunday, Sept. 9. Meanwhile, his campaign manager, who was run over by the trailer, is now recovering at a Red Wing care facility.

Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz and Gov. Arne Carlson, said the move will allow him to continue his rehabilitation on his legs and hips, a news release from the Republican Party of Minnesota said. Droogsma said he expects to re-join Howe soon.

As the parade in Carver ended, the person driving the tractor-trailer lost control, driving upwards of 18 mph.

Howe hit his head but was treated and released from the hospital that same day, with 14 staples placed in the back of his head. Howe was told by doctors the area should heal well, but has a sizable bump.

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