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Authorities Identify Carver County Farming Accident Victim

The Carver County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a farming accident Sunday as 78-year-old Dennis Lenzen. Authorities say he was buried in dirt while he was putting in drain tile.

The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. on County Road 43 in Dahlgren Township, just south of Highway 212.

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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.
    

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.

Authorities: Girl Planned Attack that Sent Waconia Classmate to Hospital

Oliver Smith - Photo: Twitter/@BigOL8

A Waconia high school girl planned an attack that sent her friend to the hospital over the weekend, according to authorities.

The incident happened at Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen just before 5 a.m. Sunday.

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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.

Minnesota to Pay Farmers for Leaving Corn Stalks

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Minnesota officials are offering to pay farmers who leave corn stalks standing along highways this winter to help keep snow from drifting.
    

Caution Urged to Farmers Working on Big Corn Crop

Safety advocates are urging Minnesota farmers to be cautious around storage bins and elevators when working on this year's corn crop.
    
Adam Czech, spokesman with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, tells the St. Cloud Times the state's corn harvest could reach 1.34 billion bushels this year, which would be the second largest in history.