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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.
    

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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.

West St. Paul Man Indicted in Strangulation Death of Girlfriend

Twenty-eight-year-old Marc Amouri Bakambia - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A West St. Paul man has been indicted in the strangulation death of 24-year-old Dorothy Ann Redd.

Amid Ebola Fears, Health Experts Remind People to Get Flu Shots

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. - Photo: AP/J. David Ake, File

While the Ebola virus has the nation on edge, health experts are reminding people to also think about the flu, which kills thousands of people in the United States each year.

Health experts say October is the best month to get the flu vaccine.

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Mendota Heights Mayoral Candidate Connected to Police Investigation

Mendota Heights City officials confirm they have forwarded a complaint and investigation to an outside police agency for review which, in some fashion, involves mayoral candidate Neil Garlock. 

Black Dog Power Plant in Burnsville Plans to Stop Burning Coal

Within months, a longtime Twin Cities power plant will make a big change and stop burning coal.

Xcel Energy announced Wednesday, the Black Dog power plant in Burnsville will make the move in April of 2015.

Study: Human Trafficking Arrests Double in Minnesota

State law enforcement officials are arresting more "Johns" than ever before, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.