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NJPA presents check to support regional veterans projects
Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
October 2, 2016
What's available for VA life insurance
VA's life insurance program received a strong customer satisfaction score of 81 on a scale of 100 from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent survey that scores customer satisfaction for more than 300 private companies and federal and local government agencies....
October 2, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
The Social Security Administration reports that in 2015, over 59 million Americans received almost $870 billion in Social Security benefits. Social Security is the major source of income for most of the elderly in the United States. According to SSA: • Nine out of 10 people age...
September 17, 2016 - 12:10am
September 2, 2016
Wadena County veterans receive most VA compensation in state
Wadena County veterans receive more benefits than all other counties in the state, according to Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs data. An average of $7,917 is spent on each veteran in Wadena County per year. Wadena County Veterans Service Officer David Anderson said he was...
September 2, 2016 - 12:08am
December 27, 2014
Questions answered about Veterans Choice Program
The Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit allowing some veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. It does not impact existing VA health care or any other VA benefit they may be receiving. A...
December 27, 2014 - 12:10am
September 28, 2014
New simplified password rules in place for myPay system
Each year, the myPay system is upgraded to meet technical and security requirements, as well as to add new and improved functions for its 6.6 million account holders. The Spring 2014 release, implemented on May 17, delivered password rules more in line with the online banking industry...
September 28, 2014 - 12:00am
June 15, 2014
Wadena County veterans park underway
The Wadena County Veterans Park was just a dream until a group of Veterans lead by David Ludovissie started the effort in 2010 and four years later the park is getting ready to hold its first dedication. The land, which was donated by the city of Wadena, is on the south side of...
June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
May 2, 2014
Secondary service connection claims
Most veterans know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to vets who suffered an injury or illness directly connected to their service. They also know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to vets who suffered...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 14, 2014
Study confirms air crews exposed to Agent Orange
The American Legion has announced its support for extending Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits eligibility to veterans who were exposed to aircraft that had previously sprayed Agent Orange over Vietnam during the war. The Legion’s support is based on a study published...
April 14, 2014 - 11:45am
December 19, 2010
VA launches development of new online compensation claims system
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced plans to develop a fully automated, online system for handling veterans' disability compensation claims. More than a simple digitization of existing paper-based claims, the new system is part of VA's modernization of the end-to-end...
December 19, 2010 - 9:45am
June 3, 2009
Relief for military homeowners contained in stimulus package
The financial strain affecting so many military families required to move in a bad housing market may soon be alleviated in the newly passed $787 billion stimulus package. The stimulus -- signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17 -- features a provision titled the Military Homeowners...
June 3, 2009 - 2:40pm