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William 'Bill' Bretz
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Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
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Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
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Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
What are the rules regarding collector plates?
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
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Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
September 21, 2015
What is needed for processing a claim?
A couple of questions Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) are often asked about claims processing, "What is evidence?" and "Is my evidence helpful to my claim?" In short, evidence is anything you (the claimant) submit to VA, or VA attempts to obtain on your behalf, in support...
September 21, 2015 - 12:08am
September 12, 2015
New regulation offers guidance for awards replacement
The newly revised edition of the Army regulation for military awards, AR 600-8-22, lays out the procedures that service members, veterans and surviving family members need to follow for requesting replacement medals of previously awarded decorations. Replacement medals will be issued...
September 12, 2015 - 12:08am
September 6, 2015
St. Cloud VA sending improved appointment letters
St. Cloud VA veterans will soon receive improved appointment letters in their mailboxes. The new letter now clearly lists the clinic location by building and room number, and provides contact information for each appointment. Here is an example of the previous appointment letter: MONDAY...
September 6, 2015 - 12:10am
August 29, 2015
Minnesota establishes state certification to help veteran-owned small businesses compete for state contracts
In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Department of Administration announced a new state-level certification for Minnesota-based veteran-owned small businesses. Certified businesses qualify for up to a six percent preference on state procurement...
August 29, 2015 - 12:08am
August 22, 2015
Military age enlistment standards explained
One would think that age to enlist in the US military would be a simple category. One is either old enough, or too old, right? Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work that way. By federal law (10 U.S.C., 505), the minimum age for enlistment in the United States Military is 17 (with parental...
August 22, 2015 - 12:10am
August 21, 2015
Wadena Air Base crew shares memories at reunion
Members of the 739th Radar Squadron gathered in Wadena over the weekend to take a stroll down memory lane. The Wadena VFW was the base of...
August 21, 2015 - 12:10am
August 18, 2015
New Adult Day Service provided at Perham Living
Perham Living Adult Day Service is excited to announce we are now contracted with the Veteran's Administration for our Adult Day Services. Our Adult Day Services offer life enhancing support in a safe, flexible and fun environment. Our participants benefit from socialization and planned...
August 18, 2015 - 8:15am
August 9, 2015
100 percent disability available when you are allowed to work
Veterans are often confused about Department of Veterans Affairs 100 percent disability ratings and whether or not they can work if rated at 100 percent. There are four types of 100 percent disability ratings. 1. Combined. When a veteran's service-connected disabilities combine...
August 9, 2015 - 12:08am
August 7, 2015
Volunteer drivers needed for veterans
Rodney Wells, of Wadena, is doing his part by driving veterans to medical appointments whenever he is available. "I don't mind," he said....
August 7, 2015 - 8:15am
August 2, 2015
VA expands disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft
(Note: I am look for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls.
August 2, 2015 - 8:15am
July 27, 2015
VA surviving spouse website up and running
(Note: I am looking for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls. If you are interested, please call me for more information.) The Department of Veteran Affairs has created a new internet website for...
July 27, 2015 - 12:08am
July 17, 2015
VA recognizes Agent Orange exposure locations
Vietnam and Brown Water veterans The inland waterways of Vietnam are often referred to as "brown water" because of their muddy color. The naval vessels operating on them are referred to as the Brown Water Navy and/or Mobile Riverine Force. Those who made brief visits ashore and/or...
July 17, 2015 - 8:15am
July 12, 2015
Blue Water claims, landmark ruling for vet claims
The Court of Appeals for veteran claims has made a landmark ruling that will help many Navy and Coast Guard vets who have been classified as Blue Water Sailors. The case was Gray vs. McDonald and was decided on April 24. This will greatly benefit many Vietnam Navy veterans affected...
July 12, 2015 - 8:15am
July 10, 2015
Veterans learn about end-of-life planning
An appreciation picnic for veterans last week provided important VA death benefit, Medical Assistance and pre-planning funeral information for...
July 10, 2015 - 8:15am
July 6, 2015
Burial at sea explained
(Note: I am now in the Work force human services building, 124 1st Street SE, Wadena. My hours and phone number are the same, just a location change. When you enter by the front door, walk up to the work force receptionist and ask for me. She will page me.) A Burial at Sea is a...
July 6, 2015 - 12:10am