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Courts - Aug. 25 edition
3rd annual Never.Give.Up. Suicide Awareness 5K is Saturday
Make-A-Wish recipients thankful for Kruzin 4 Kidz support
First time educational summit brings 23 districts together
Miller named Pioneer Journal publisher
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
William 'Bill' Bretz
Joan Gertrude Wagner
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
August 23, 2016
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Operation: Keep the Promise (OKTP) is a yearlong effort to mobilize DAV and supporters behind their legislative agenda. In 2016, DAV will focus on veterans health care reform. Given the current policy debates about veterans health care, and proposals being put forward, we believe...
August 23, 2016 - 8:15am
August 20, 2016
Ceremony honors Hewitt Civil War veteran
Members of the Wadena VFW and Bertha Legion hosted ceremony for Henry William Hewitt, a Civil War veteran whose gravesite just now received a...
August 20, 2016 - 8:15am
August 15, 2016
Three Agent Orange diseases under review for presumptive status
The Veterans Affairs Department is weighing whether to add several diseases to the list of health conditions presumed in Vietnam veterans to be caused by exposure to Agent Orange. A VA working group is studying a report issued in March by the Institute of Medicine to determine whether...
August 15, 2016 - 12:10am
August 8, 2016
257,000 vets not allowed to own guns
The Obama administration is facing congressional scrutiny for blocking more than a quarter-million military veterans from owning guns. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reported more than 257,000 former members of the military who cannot manage their finances to the FBI's...
August 8, 2016 - 12:08am
August 2, 2016
Veterans have options to obtain ID cards
On July 20, 2015, the president signed into law the Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015. This act allows veterans to apply for an identification card directly from VA. The VA identification card will allow veterans to demonstrate proof of service for discounts at private restaurants...
August 2, 2016 - 12:10am
July 25, 2016
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
AgeOptions is partnering with AmeriCorps to provide in-home respite to support veteran and active military families who care for older adults and adults with disabilities. Legacy Corps volunteers • AgeOptions Legacy Corps members (volunteers) help support veteran and military families...
July 25, 2016 - 12:10am
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