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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.

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.

Eagan Man Dies after Skateboarding Accident

A 19-year-old Eagan man died Tuesday night after a skateboarding accident in St. Paul.

Police were called to the accident at Carroll and Prior avenues around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find Gunnar Miller with a severe head injury, according to Sgt. Paul Paulos.

Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Starts Wednesday

As the temperatures drop, Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect. Starting Oct. 15, eligible energy customers who may have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from having their service disconnected.

Eagan Man Charged for Taking Pictures of Girls, Posting Online

A 20-year-old man has been charged with taking photos of juvenile girls in Eagan without their consent and posting them online.

Police were notified of the situation on Aug. 18 by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, who obtained the information while investigating an unrelated case and were able to determine the images were posted by an Eagan resident.