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1 Man Dead after hit by Southbound Northstar in Elk River

A Northstar train has been halted with passengers on board after a collision in Elk River Wednesday night, according to officials.

It happened in the southbound tracks. Additional details on the collision were not immediately available.

Another train was being brought in to pick up passengers on the stopped train.

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St. Cloud Man Dies after Dune Buggy Rolls Over in Field

A 27-year-old St. Cloud man died after a dune buggy-style vehicle rolled over in Sherburne County early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 1:15 a.m. in a farm field in Haven Township.

Sherburne County authorities say Luke Lietha Brott died at the scene despite CPR attempts by emergency personnel.

DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

Minnesota Cities Face Truck Shortage for Road Salt

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Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season.
    

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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.
    

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.