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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
More than 700 brave hot, humid weather to attend TCHC Block Party
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
April 10, 2016
VA rural access increased through Choice Act
Great news for the uninsured population and veterans living in rural communities with limited access to health care providers and services. If you are a veteran enrolled in, or eligible for, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services, the Veterans Choice Act of...
April 10, 2016 - 8:15am
April 4, 2016
Can you use fog lights even when it's not foggy?
Question: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. I have noticed a lot of vehicles with all four lights on while driving at night. These extra two lights do make it much more difficult to see when they...
April 4, 2016 - 8:15am
April 3, 2016
Allowable amounts for IRS mileage tax-deduction
Americans love automobiles. The IRS even shares the national motoring madness by annually adjusting most of the standard mileage rates taxpayers can use to claim certain types of road trips as tax deductions. The annual adjustments are based on inflation, as well as the IRS' yearly...
April 3, 2016 - 12:08am
April 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: Broadband Internet isn't nice, it's necessary
Minnesota's rural communities are the economic and cultural backbone of our state. Rural communities provide Minnesotans with good job opportunities in a diverse range of industries from farming to forestry, and machinery to medical research. These towns power Minnesota's economy...
April 2, 2016 - 8:15am
March 29, 2016
Can you drive with a broken leg?
Question: I recently broke my foot and have it in a cast. Am I still allowed to drive? Does it matter which foot it is? Answer: There are not any blanket restrictions, but a physician may restrict a patient "for a temporary condition" on a case-by-case basis. A physician who diagnoses...
March 29, 2016 - 8:15am
March 28, 2016
Commentary: Brazil has more to worry about than Olympics
Brazil may be concerned about the run-up to hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it has far more pressing issues to deal with. Last week more than a million Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country, challenging impeachment for embattled president...
March 28, 2016 - 12:10am
March 21, 2016
VA proposes expanded disability benefits eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
March 21, 2016 - 8:15am
March 19, 2016
What are the rules regarding extended loads?
Question: I just purchased a kayak and had it delivered to my house. I did not think ahead about the length of it for transporting it. I was wondering if a kayak extender is legal in Minnesota? Answer: A kayak extender could be legal if you meet the following requirements. Here is...
March 19, 2016 - 8:15am
March 12, 2016
What is the history of squad car changes?
Question: I've noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have a white front car door. I recall some years back that they did not. But I also recall from my childhood that they had white doors then also. Could you help me remember when these changes occurred? Thanks!
March 12, 2016 - 8:15am
March 11, 2016
Military categorizes education levels for enlistment
For enlistment purposes, the military breaks education into three overall categories: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. The vast majority (over 90 percent) of all enlistments are from the Tier 1 category. Tier I - Applicants in Tier I have a high school diploma, or at least 15 college credits....
March 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 8, 2016
Veterans should remain on high alert for IRS impersonators
As tax-filing season begins, veterans should be aware of people contacting them who claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury. These IRS tax impersonators have been using phone calls and emails to take millions of dollars from taxpayers in every state in the country....
March 8, 2016 - 12:10am
March 7, 2016
What documents must be shown in a commercial vehicle when pulled over?
Question: If driving a commercial vehicle and stopped, what documents are needed to present to the trooper. Also what do they look for if a truck is weighed? Answer: I will list what is covered in a "Level 1" inspection, done along with weight enforcement.
March 7, 2016 - 8:15am
February 29, 2016
TRICARE available when traveling
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, it's important to know that TRICARE is portable and travels with you wherever you go. You should receive all routine care and get your prescriptions filled before traveling. If you have a medication that you take regularly, get enough to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:08am
February 28, 2016
Is it illegal to leave your unattended car running with the keys in the ignition
Question: Is it illegal to leave your unattended car running with the keys in the ignition? Answer: There are some cities that have local ordinances against it, but there is no state statute that prohibits it. So check your local ordinances in reference to this rule.
February 28, 2016 - 12:08am
February 22, 2016
Agent Orange exposed ships list updated
VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records. This evolving list helps veterans who served aboard ships, including "Blue Water veterans," find out if they may qualify...
February 22, 2016 - 12:08am