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Ottertail woman injured in crash on County Highway 52
News briefs - July 21 edition
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City of Wadena receives 2015 audit report
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
Blazers suffer two setbacks in Countryside League weekend
Post 171 ends season with 15-4 record
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Michael Charles Brakefield
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
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
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Menten, Nye & Max to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Goodbody's Gold' takes stage at Elmer's
Pauly makes Dean's List at Bemidji State University
Births - July 14 edition
Hinojos makes dean's list at UM-Twin Cities
Berger makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
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Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
Violent minority are sucking us in
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
July 17, 2016
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims struck down a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that VA had been relying upon since 2009 to deny reimbursement requests from veterans who incurred emergency medical care costs outside the VA...
July 17, 2016 - 12:10am
July 9, 2016
Veterans' dividends top 88 million in 2016
This year, VA will pay $88.1 million in annual dividends to approximately 430,000 veterans who served before 1956 and hold qualifying life insurance policies. The dividends come from the earnings of trust funds that veterans have paid insurance premiums into over the years, and are...
July 9, 2016 - 12:49pm
July 3, 2016
Gulf War presumptives for VA treatment
For Gulf War veterans, VA presumes that unexplained symptoms are related to Gulf War service if a veteran has experienced them for six months or more. The "presumptive" illness(es) must have first appeared during active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations or...
July 3, 2016 - 12:08am
June 26, 2016
Minnesota approves historic tax cut for veterans
The Minnesota House and Senate passed a supplemental budget bill that included a provision exempting military retirement pay from state income tax. This provision was supported and championed by Representative Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake), Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee in...
June 26, 2016 - 12:10am
June 19, 2016
Hawaii joins Minnesota and six other states to find all faces of the Vietnam fallen
Hawaii recently became the eighth state to find photos of all their Vietnam fallen. The addition of Army Sgt. 1st Class Felicisimo Hugo of Wahiawa now means all 277 fallen service members from Hawaii have a photo on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation's Virtual Wall of Faces....
June 19, 2016 - 12:10am
June 12, 2016
Agent Orange and presumptions of service connection: Inland waterways and "Blue Water" Navy veterans part two
This is the second part of the Agent Orange and presumptions of service connection: Inland waterways and "Blue Water" Navy veterans the first part was published last week. The second part has frequently asked questions about Agent Orange and presumptions of service Connection: inland...
June 12, 2016 - 12:10am
June 4, 2016
Agent Orange and presumptions of service connection: Inland waterways and "Blue Water" Navy veterans part 1
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) remains committed to ensuring that Vietnam-era veterans receive benefits they have earned through their service. This commitment includes determining presumptive service connection related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposure.
June 4, 2016 - 12:10am
May 29, 2016
IOM gulf war report "Turns science on its head"
Gulf War Illness is the "signature" health problem of 1991 Gulf War veterans, affecting an estimated 24-33 percent of the nearly 700,000 who served, according to a new report of the Institute of Medicine, but researchers say its recommendations, "turn science on its head." "The previous...
May 29, 2016 - 12:10am
May 24, 2016
Verizon veteran discount offered on monthly wireless service
Service members, retirees and veterans are eligible for a 15 percent discount on monthly wireless service, Verizon announced Jan. 28. The company has identified more than 100,000 accounts that are eligible for the discount, according to a press release, and the discount is being automatically...
May 24, 2016 - 12:08am
May 14, 2016
Veteran ID cards implemented in 2017
Congress passed legislation for a new veterans ID card last summer, but it will likely be another year before any are issued. The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun drafting regulations for production and issuing of the ID cards, designed to give veterans easy proof of their...
May 14, 2016 - 8:15am
May 9, 2016
Civil War casualties and troop ethnicities
When the American Civil War began in April 1861, there were only 16,000 men in the U.S. Army, and of these many Southern officers resigned and joined the Confederate States Army. The U.S. Army consisted of 10 regiments of infantry, four of artillery, two of cavalry, two of dragoons,...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
May 2, 2016
Preservation successes at Civil War battlefield Antietam
During ceremonies at Antietam National Battlefield, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor joined the Civil War Trust to announce the preservation of 44 historic acres at the battlefield's epicenter. "This land is exceptionally important to the story of Antietam," said Connor....
May 2, 2016 - 12:10am
April 25, 2016
Military separation pay impact on VA compensation
Under federal law, until veterans pay back their involuntary separation pay, they can have their VA disability compensation withheld. After 31-year-old Marine veteran Tim Foster received a 50% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs in January, he was shocked to...
April 25, 2016 - 8:15am
April 17, 2016
Facts about tax burdens for Minnesotans
With the deadline for income taxes due this week here are some facts on the tax burden in Minnesota. Minnesota collects income taxes from its residents utilizing four tax brackets. For single taxpayers • 5.35 percent on the first $25,070 of taxable income. • 7.05 percent on taxable...
April 17, 2016 - 12:08am
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