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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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Color Blind Man Sees Fall Colors for 1st Time with Special Glasses

Fall colors are at their peak around the Twin Cities metro right now, but just imagine never getting to see nature in its true beauty.

Ryan Bahn of Baxter never fully enjoyed fall colors because he's color blind, but this year his view changed thanks to his sister.

She bought special color blind glasses used by medical professionals to see if they would work.

St. Cloud Police: Man Asked Child at Library to Come Home with Him

Lawrence Danzl, 66 - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A St. Cloud man was arrested Friday after a woman said he put his finger in the mouth of her 3-year-old child at the library and asked the child to come home with him.

The man also offered money to at least one other child at the St. Cloud Public library to come home with him, police said.

Officials: St. Cloud Lakes Need Reduced Pollution

The Sauk River as it passes through St. Cloud, Minn. - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Minnesota officials say significant reductions in phosphorus levels are needed in St. Cloud-area lakes to meet quality standards and limit nuisance algae blooms.

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Mandy Matula Remembered at Duluth Football Game

The University of Minnesota-Duluth retired a slain softball player's jersey at halftime of the school's homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say Mandy Matula was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2013. Her body was discovered near St. Cloud about six months after she disappeared.

Police: Body Found Near Austin Community College

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Authorities have identified a body found near a community college campus in Austin.
Austin Police and Mower County Sheriff's Office say Dr. Richard Schindler died near Riverland Community College in what appears to be an accident, possibly from a medical incident. Authorities are waiting for autopsy results.

New Safety Guidelines Proposed for Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

New safety guidelines will have U.S. health care workers more covered up while treating Ebola patients.

The head at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the two Dallas health care workers were vulnerable. Some of their skin was showing as they treated Thomas Duncan, who later died of Ebola.