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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
Wolverines hand Panthers first defeat of the season
WCA/Ashby Knights wear down Wolverines
Wolverines rally to defeat Verndale
Wolverines downed by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
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
January 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: School choice matters for Minnesota families
In our country, we love to customize, whether it's a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch, where we probably customize our lunch order. So it's easy to understand...
January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 23, 2017
Will a CDL driver lose both license endorsements with a DWI?
Question: If a person with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) gets a DWI in a private, personal vehicle and takes a breath test and the test level that applies is .08 or more will he lose his regular driver's license but not the CDL?
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 21, 2017
What survivors should know; A veteran/retiree checklist
This checklist is designed to provide Veterans/retirees and their loved ones with some help in preparing for the future. The checklist is not all-inclusive and should be used with other estate planning tools. 1. Create a military file. • Retirement orders • DD 214 • Separation...
January 21, 2017 - 4:28pm
January 16, 2017
What should go in car emergency kit?
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend...
January 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
In the movie "Hacksaw Ridge," a foxhole scene shows two men who've been at odds with one another discovering their common humanity during a pause...
January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 15, 2017
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
Dear Carol: I helped my mom take care of my dad for years after he'd had a stroke. Dad died last year, and Mom was diagnosed with cancer shortly...
January 15, 2017 - 8:15am
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
Members of the guard and reserve components who have served honorably for at least 20 years are now recognized as veterans. On Friday, Dec.16, President Obama signed the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 into law. The legislation...
January 15, 2017 - 12:10am
January 11, 2017
Minding Our Elders: Recognizing elder's life legacy strategy to cope with loved one's decline
Dear Carol: The New Year is arriving and I'm trying to make my annual list of what I'm happy about and what I want to improve. This year, I'm...
January 11, 2017 - 12:10am
January 8, 2017
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
"I love you, Roxane." The words reach deeply into my heart this quiet evening as my husband and I glance out the window from my mother's sixth-floor...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 7, 2017
Veeder: Diary of a Christmas blizzard
My gramma Edie used to keep a diary of her life here at the Veeder Ranch. They weren't particularly thorough, and most were written in tiny scrawl...
January 7, 2017 - 8:15am
New regulation decreases cost of outpatient medication copay for most veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for veterans' outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under current...
January 7, 2017 - 12:10am
January 1, 2017
Legal ramifications for DWI with a child in vehicle
Question: What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a vehicle? Answer: If the child is less than 16 years of age and is greater than 36 months younger than the driver, the DWI the violation would be enhanced to include Child Endangerment. •...
January 1, 2017 - 12:10am
December 31, 2016
Reasons you might need hearing help
Do you find yourself constantly increasing the volume on the TV? While eating in a noisy restaurant, do you struggle to keep up with your dining companions' conversations? Lately, does everyone seem to be mumbling? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, chances are, you...
December 31, 2016 - 12:10am
December 27, 2016
What are the options for emergency information on cell phones?
Question: With all these smart phones out there, I've heard about being able to get emergency information from them if you find someone in some...
December 27, 2016 - 12:08am
December 26, 2016
Social security veterans affairs announces 0.3 percent benefit increase for 2017
Monthly VA compensation, pension, social security and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits for Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration announced.
December 26, 2016 - 12:08am