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CHAMP Youth lead Kick Butts Day campaign
News briefs - March 23 edition
Wadena County wanted - March 23 edition
Woods returning as WDC boys' hockey coach
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
The boundaries of Moses' Law
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
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
March 11, 2016
Military categorizes education levels for enlistment
For enlistment purposes, the military breaks education into three overall categories: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. The vast majority (over 90 percent) of all enlistments are from the Tier 1 category. Tier I - Applicants in Tier I have a high school diploma, or at least 15 college credits....
March 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 8, 2016
Veterans should remain on high alert for IRS impersonators
As tax-filing season begins, veterans should be aware of people contacting them who claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury. These IRS tax impersonators have been using phone calls and emails to take millions of dollars from taxpayers in every state in the country....
March 8, 2016 - 12:10am