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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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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.

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.

Forum to be Held for Candidates Running for Office in Scott County

Candidates running for office in Scott County have been invited to a forum next week.

The Public Policy Committee of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce will host the event for candidates in the election for Scott County Attorney, Scott County Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 and Minnesota State Representative 55A on Thursday, Oct. 23.


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Mpls. Man Sentenced to Life without Parole in Oct. 2013 Shakopee Murder

Anthony James Cox - Photo: Scott County Sheriff's Office

A Minneapolis man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery nearly a year after the crime.

Anthony James Cox, 22, was found guilty on four charges in Scott County District Court Monday; one count premeditated first-degree murder, two counts first-degree murder while committing a felony and first-degree aggravated robbery.

INTERVIEW: Understanding Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule

When temperatures outside start to drop, heating your home can get expensive.

During the winter months, there is a way to make paying those costs more manageable and to ensure you don't lose your heat when you need it most.

KSTP sat down with Becca Virden from CenterPoint Energy to explain Minnesota's cold weather rule.

2 Killed in Broadside Crash on Hwy. 169 Near Jordan

A driver and passenger of an SUV died in a broadside crash in Scott County on Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. on southbound Highway 169 at 173rd Street just north of Jordan.