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MnDOT: Recent Truck, Bridge Collisions 'Cause or Concern'

MnDOT says so many trucks have hit bridges in the past month, they're starting an awareness campaign.

"When we have five of them get hit in a short period of time," explained MnDOT's Kevin Gutknecht, "it becomes a cause for concern."

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Teens Arrested after Beating Another Boy in South St. Paul, More Suspects Sought

Daniel Jerde says he and a friend were beaten and shot at Sunday evening, while walking in South Saint Paul. - Photo courtesy of Tami Jerde, Daniel's mother

A metro boy is recovering after police say he was attacked by a big group of at least a dozen kids over the weekend.

Daniel Jerde says he and a friend were beaten and shot at Sunday evening, while walking in South Saint Paul.

Jerde went to the hospital with some pretty scary injuries. He's back home.

Officers Help Arm Students, Staff of St. Thomas Academy with Life-Saving Knowledge

Hundreds of young Minnesotans are learning how to save lives.

On Wednesday, Coon Rapids police officers helped train students and staff at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights how to give CPR and use defibrillators.

Back in August a sophomore St. Thomas Academy football player collapsed during practice.

Officials Continue to Seek Identity of Body Found in Rosemount

Leather knife sheath - Photo: Hennepin County Medical Examiner

Officials are continuing to ask for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found near railroad tracks in Rosemount.

Police say the body was discovered in a utility shed near Burma Avenue on Canadian Pacific property on Sept. 29.

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DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. - Photo: AP/Patrick Semansky, File

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
    

Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr.  -

The man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick back in July pleaded not guilty and waived his right to a speedy trial Monday.