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The joy of raising butterflies in the classroom
Weekly crime report - Sept. 22 edition
Wadena County wanted - Sept. 22 edition
Living History: City loses out on solar energy plant
Six-foot long boa constrictor found wandering along Grand Forks road
Bowling scores - Sept. 22 edition
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
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
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Slow Cooker Russian Chicken
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
Birth announcements - Sept. 15 edition
Bacon-Cheese Hot Dogs
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
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
June 30, 2015
VA campaign encourages public to help raise PTSD awareness
(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.) As the country recognizes...
June 30, 2015 - 12:10am
June 20, 2015
Divorce and the Survivor Benefit Plan
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. Retirees who are enrolled...
June 20, 2015 - 12:10am
June 13, 2015
Old Guard conducts memorial affairs for fallen comrades
(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.) The 3rd U.S. Infantry is...
June 13, 2015 - 12:10am
June 7, 2015
Replacement medals, awards offered to families of veterans
The military recognizes that military medals are often a cherished part of family history and makes replacement medals, decorations, and awards available to veterans or their next of kin if the veteran is no longer living or able to make the request on his or her own behalf. Replacement...
June 7, 2015 - 8:15am
May 31, 2015
VA Blue Water Agent Orange lawsuit dismissed
Navy veterans who served primarily on warships off the coast of Vietnam during the war cannot sue for Agent Orange benefits, a federal judge ruled. "The court is sympathetic to the many challenges faced by veterans and their families," U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan wrote 11 MAR....
May 31, 2015 - 12:10am
May 24, 2015
VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor
(Note I will be moving my office to the Work Force Center in the near future. I will keep you updated as the move progresses. My phone number will remain the same.) The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that...
May 24, 2015 - 12:10am
May 16, 2015
VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications. The tool, referred...
May 16, 2015 - 12:10am
May 9, 2015
Effective immediately VA expands choice program eligibility
In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a veteran's place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using...
May 9, 2015 - 12:10am
May 1, 2015
President signs VFW federal charter into law
The president signed the Veterans of Foreign War's new charter into law. The two requested changes, replacing men with veterans and widows with surviving spouses, was prompted by Resolution 301 passed at the VFW's 115th National Convention in July, and supported by two companion bills...
May 1, 2015 - 12:28am
April 27, 2015
VA benefits spending varies by state
If you're a veteran and rely on benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where you live may have an effect on whether you receive the benefits you've earned. The VA has a hard time explaining why there are such huge disparities on vet benefits spending across the nation....
April 27, 2015 - 12:10am