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Homeowner Escapes White Bear Lake Fire

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No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at a home in White Bear Lake overnight.  

The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 2800 block of Manitou Lane. Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of the home when firefighters arrived.

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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.

Stillwater Lift Bridge 2014 Lift Schedule Ends Tuesday

The Stillwater Lift Bridge - Photo: KSTP-TV/Steve Patterson

The summer schedule at the Stillwater Lift Bridge ends Tuesday night.

The bridge connects Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64 at the St. Croix River.

WBL Firefighter Meets Goal of Filling Truck with Food Shelf Donations

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The White Bear Lake firefighter who stood on the corner of a street to gather food shelf donations has met his goal.

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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.

Community Gives Back to Retired Afton Ice Cream Shop Owner

A retired Afton ice cream shop owner was given the surprise of a lifetime Saturday when she returned home after suffering a major stroke in July.

Laine McGee owned Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour for nearly 30 years, but she did a lot more for the community than just scoop ice cream.

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.