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Living history: Wadena County population shrinks
Property Transfers, Marriages - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 18 edition
Courts - Aug. 19 edition
Police scanner - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Wolverines have veteran talent in tennis ranks
Senior baseball state tournament coming to area
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Riewer fans 18 but Blazers fall in state tournament bid
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Leonard Lowers, Sr.
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Madhatters to perform 'Twelve Angry Men' this weekend
Bluffton Hometown Days kicks off Thursday night
Old Wadena Rendezvous folklife festival returns this weekend
Country singer to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
Dad crushed when mom finds new love in care home
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
Your letters - Aug. 11 edition
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
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
April 19, 2015
VA works to expand choice program eligibility background
On Aug. 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) ("VACAA"). Technical revisions to the Choice Act were made on Sept.
April 19, 2015 - 12:08am
April 12, 2015
Requirement of standardized claim, appeal forms simplifies application process for veterans
With the goal of making the application process easier and more efficient for our veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires veterans seeking disability benefits to use standardized claim and appeal forms. These standardized forms guide veterans to clearly state...
April 12, 2015 - 12:10am
April 5, 2015
Branson, Mo. honors Purple Heart recipients
Branson is honored to host the 2015 Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients event April 23 - 25. As we did last year, we will be offering discounted rates to Purple Heart recipients through a host hotel, the Radisson. Please call Branson Tourism Center early to make your room reservations....
April 5, 2015 - 12:08am
March 28, 2015
Operation Enduring Freedom officially ended
Operation Enduring Freedom, the worldwide combat mission launched shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that eventually became synonymous with the 13-year war in Afghanistan, officially ended Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The mission that took the lives of 2,356 U.S. service...
March 28, 2015 - 12:10am
March 23, 2015
What is considered taxable income?
There's not much the IRS doesn't consider taxable income. Of course, there are the standbys: salaries, wages, tips, commissions, interest and dividends, rent on property you lease and all the money you make from that photography business on the side. Bartering your services won't...
March 23, 2015 - 12:08am
March 14, 2015
Vietnam vets punitive discharges are reconsidered
Vietnam-era soldiers who faced punitive discharges because they suffered from post-traumatic stress are to be given liberal consideration to requests for discharge upgrades. Secretary of the Army John McHugh issued this directive to the Army Review Boards Agency, the service's highest...
March 14, 2015 - 12:08am