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Madhatters honors three area high school seniors for receiving scholarships
Family of shooting victim in far western Minnesota calls it a "prank gone wrong"
Ferguson arrested for possession of child pornography
Living History: Enget will retire in 2008, murder in New York Mills
Lewis Wins 25th annual Great American Think-Off
Shockers upend Pelican Rapids, stop Huntersville
Wadena Legion stomps Walker
Busy start to summer for Wadena-DC Babe Ruth Baseball
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
James "JJ" Wilcox
Operation Roundup grants awarded to local non-profits
Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary elects new leaders
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena County Fair draws a crowd
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Birth announcements - June 22 edition
Caramel Apples with Bacon
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
Newspapers still top choice for news
VA ID card wait time unknown
What are the road rules for skaters and rollerbladers?
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
March 19, 2017
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations regarding presumptive service connection, adding certain diseases associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), N.C., from Aug. 1, 1953,...
March 19, 2017 - 10:18am
March 14, 2017
New Netflix series sparks ideas for kindness
A strange thing is happening. The kids are fed, the dishes are done (sort of) and the couch begins calling my name. Actually, it's not the couch that's drawing me in, it's the television. Ahhh, Netflix. I've always admired the beauty of being able to watch what you want when you want...
March 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 12, 2017
Can you explain the duty to drive with due care law?
Question: Why do officers assume someone was speeding when a driver hits ice and loses control? That can happen to the most experienced drivers. Using 169.14.1 to give a person a ticket because he hit some ice and went off the side of the highway seems like that officer has very little...
March 12, 2017 - 10:18am
Minding our Elders: Major changes like moving can set back health of some elders
Dear Carol: My mother's memory has gotten very poor, her arthritis puts her at risk for falls and she has severe asthma, so she decided that she'd be better off in assisted living. My brother and I were in agreement and we went with Mom to look at available facilities. We were thrilled...
March 12, 2017 - 10:18am
March 11, 2017
American Legion congratulates new VA Secretary
The leader of the nation's largest Veterans organization congratulated VA Secretary David Shulkin for his confirmation last month by the U.S. Senate and made clear that The American Legion is counting on him to deliver on promises he made during his testimony. "As a highly experienced...
March 11, 2017 - 8:15am
March 6, 2017
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
A viral video was circulating the Internet the past few months. You may have seen it, or you've probably seen your friends talking, tweeting...
March 6, 2017 - 4:22pm
A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
I went to visit my father recently. He had a stroke about 9 months ago and is now a permanent resident in an assisted living facility. He hasn't yet regained the use of the right side of his body, so he relies heavily on my step-mom and his nurses to tend to his every need. Every...
March 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 5, 2017
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Dear Carol: My mom is 94 years old and frail. She has a weak heart and bad lungs, yet she hangs on. I'm a 73-year-old widow. I took care of Mom...
March 5, 2017 - 10:18am
New veterans care coordination program at VAMC Fargo
A new initiative will allow veterans seeking health care through the Veterans Choice Program to coordinate all of their needs through the Fargo VA Medical Center. The Veterans Care Coordination Program was unveiled 4 OCT by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who made a stop in Fargo to highlight...
March 5, 2017 - 9:23am
February 26, 2017
How to report unsafe drivers?
Question: My husband was driving while I was a passenger and an elderly man driving ran a stop sign and cut in front of us. My husband honked his horn to alert the driver prior to him attempting to come into our lane. However, he did not appear to hear us. Fortunately, we were able...
February 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Minding Our Elders: Be smart, plan for your own care needs ahead of crisis
Dear Carol: My wife died of cancer three years ago. Her decline was long and slow, so when the end came there was some relief, along with the agonizing grief. I've slowly recovered enough to enjoy life. However, I've now been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD)....
February 26, 2017 - 10:18am
February 25, 2017
Tax burden for Minnesota retired veterans
Many people planning to retire use the presence or absence of a state income tax as a litmus test for a retirement destination. This is a serious miscalculation since higher sales and property taxes can more than offset the lack of a state income tax. The lack of a state income tax...
February 25, 2017 - 8:15am
February 20, 2017
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Question: What should I do about my neighbor who snow blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I do not know who to report this to. This morning I nearly had an accident sliding down our street. Answer: There is a law that covers this issue. The state statute says that it...
February 20, 2017 - 4:30pm
February 19, 2017
Eligibility for VA Disability and SSDI
If you are already receiving disability benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) you may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI is administered by the SSA to provide monthly benefits for...
February 19, 2017 - 10:18am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong Farm Bill
A sugarbeet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand his operation and hire more workers. And...
February 17, 2017 - 4:41pm