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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
Wadena Babe Ruth team headed for 13-15 state tournament
Blazers top Angels with ninth inning surge
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Entertainment briefs - July 28 edition
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
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
March 11, 2015
Two Armed Forces Retirement Homes available to veterans
There are currently two locations for the Armed Forces Retirement Home - the Gulfport campus and Washington campus. These were the locations of the U.S. Naval Home and U. S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home. These campuses are model retirement centers, where the residents are able to maintain...
March 11, 2015 - 12:08am
February 24, 2015
What do the coins on gravestones mean?
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave. These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these...
February 24, 2015 - 12:10am
February 15, 2015
Power of attorney allowed for VA loans
VA will allow a veteran to use an attorney-in-fact to execute any documents necessary to obtain a VA-guaranteed loan. This enables active duty service persons stationed overseas, and other veterans who cannot be present to execute loan documents, to obtain VA loans. That seems fairly...
February 15, 2015 - 12:10am
February 8, 2015
DFAS debit cards now required
A Treasury Department mandate requires DFAS to pay military, civilian and retired customers by electronic funds transfer (EFT). Beginning March 1, 2013, most of you who received a paper check began receiving notifications that you must deposit your pay directly to your savings...
February 8, 2015 - 12:08am
February 1, 2015
Certificate of Eligibility now available online
Current and former service members can apply for a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online, with the help of their lender, or by U.S. mail. To get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online go to the eBenefits portal at www.ebenefits.va.gov/SiteDown/siteDown.html. If you already...
February 1, 2015 - 12:10am