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Wadena County wanted - Dec. 1 edition
Weather changing some after school WDC activities
Wadena County senior companions recognized for service
Police Scanner-Dec. 1 Edition
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Volkmann earns multiple volleyball honors
Pirates geared up for strong basketball season
Crunch time here for the Vikings
Wolverines hope to shake off problems on court
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas in Wadena show returns this weekend
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
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
April 3, 2016
Allowable amounts for IRS mileage tax-deduction
Americans love automobiles. The IRS even shares the national motoring madness by annually adjusting most of the standard mileage rates taxpayers can use to claim certain types of road trips as tax deductions. The annual adjustments are based on inflation, as well as the IRS' yearly...
April 3, 2016 - 12:08am
March 28, 2016
St. Cloud VA Health Care System optometry clinic expanding
We've expanded the optometry clinic at the St. Cloud VA to serve more veterans. While the main clinic and check-in desk are still located in the Building 29 basement, additional rooms have been added on the first floor of Building 29 to accommodate growing veteran demand for optometry...
March 28, 2016 - 8:15am
March 21, 2016
VA proposes expanded disability benefits eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
March 21, 2016 - 8:15am