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Coats for Kids drive underway
Living history: Thieves attack area businesses
With CEO program, students began the journey of a lifetime
Wadena VFW taking nominations for Teacher of the Year
WDC welcomes 20 foreign exchange students
WCA/Ashby Knights wear down Wolverines
Wolverines rally to defeat Verndale
Wolverines downed by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
Wadena-DC drops two at triangular
Inez G. Taugner
John 'Gordy' Askew
Living in the golden years
TCHC Foundation donates AED funds to police department
M State's Simon honored with Veterans' Voices award
Henning Clinic ranked one of top 15 performers in state
Offering up her '.02Cents'
Halbrooks featured at next legacy event
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 7 edition
Author Charles Baxter comes to Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 24 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Faith briefs - Aug. 31 edition
Korean Beef Bowl
Faith briefs - Aug. 24 edition
VA hearing and vision benefits only 1 in 4 vets utilize
Your letters - Sept. 14 edition
10 overlooked VA disabilities
Minimum wage hike argument doesn't add up
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
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
Sarah Lynn Cusey
Oryhan Mythyas Kotchen
Athena Jo Collom
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
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
February 13, 2017
Helping veterans and active duty military members
For veterans and active duty members of the military who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security's Wounded Warriors website at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 5, 2017
Faith Conversations: 'Misplaced' find new life, freedom in baptism
The newly-baptized men at Fargo's River of Life Church would prefer to think of themselves not as homeless but "misplaced." Though the former...
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
Are U-turns legal anywhere?
Question: I have a question about U Turns. I looked it up so I believe I know the answer, but many people, including my friend, seem to think they are illegal. As I recall, a U Turn is legal as long as it is not specifically prohibited or is obviously dangerous.
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
January 31, 2017
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Brain bleed. It's such a scary term. When I heard my dad had fallen and was rushed to the emergency room for crushing headaches, that was alarming...
January 31, 2017 - 8:15am
January 30, 2017
Who goes first at an intersection on a four-lane highway?
Question: You are at an intersection on a four-lane highway where you cross over the two lanes and you are in the median crossover at a yield sign and wanting to turn left. There is a vehicle across from you at a stop sign wanting to go straight, are you supposed to yield to that...
January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 29, 2017
Minding Our Elders: A needed vacation from caregiving should be guilt-free
Dear Carol: I'm 69 years old and widowed. My 76-year-old single sister has advanced osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, and lung disease. I...
January 29, 2017 - 11:01am
Multiple uses for VA loans
The most frequently asked VA loan question is about repeat use of VA loan benefits. It's true: VA loan benefits can be used again and again, provided that you meet the qualifications for reuse. Here is a closer look at three common scenarios may help some veterans get another VA loan....
January 29, 2017 - 10:18am