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Living history: Thieves attack area businesses
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Wadena VFW taking nominations for Teacher of the Year
Wolverines hand Panthers first defeat of the season
WCA/Ashby Knights wear down Wolverines
Wolverines rally to defeat Verndale
Wolverines downed by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
John 'Gordy' Askew
Louise Marie Ollie
Living in the golden years
TCHC Foundation donates AED funds to police department
M State's Simon honored with Veterans' Voices award
Henning Clinic ranked one of top 15 performers in state
Offering up her '.02Cents'
Halbrooks featured at next legacy event
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 14 edition
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Author Charles Baxter comes to Wadena
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Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
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Korean Beef Bowl
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VA hearing and vision benefits only 1 in 4 vets utilize
Your letters - Sept. 14 edition
10 overlooked VA disabilities
Minimum wage hike argument doesn't add up
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sarah Lynn Cusey
Oryhan Mythyas Kotchen
Athena Jo Collom
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
August 15, 2016
Three Agent Orange diseases under review for presumptive status
The Veterans Affairs Department is weighing whether to add several diseases to the list of health conditions presumed in Vietnam veterans to be caused by exposure to Agent Orange. A VA working group is studying a report issued in March by the Institute of Medicine to determine whether...
August 15, 2016 - 12:10am
August 8, 2016
257,000 vets not allowed to own guns
The Obama administration is facing congressional scrutiny for blocking more than a quarter-million military veterans from owning guns. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reported more than 257,000 former members of the military who cannot manage their finances to the FBI's...
August 8, 2016 - 12:08am
August 2, 2016
Veterans have options to obtain ID cards
On July 20, 2015, the president signed into law the Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015. This act allows veterans to apply for an identification card directly from VA. The VA identification card will allow veterans to demonstrate proof of service for discounts at private restaurants...
August 2, 2016 - 12:10am
July 25, 2016
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
AgeOptions is partnering with AmeriCorps to provide in-home respite to support veteran and active military families who care for older adults and adults with disabilities. Legacy Corps volunteers • AgeOptions Legacy Corps members (volunteers) help support veteran and military families...
July 25, 2016 - 12:10am
July 17, 2016
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims struck down a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that VA had been relying upon since 2009 to deny reimbursement requests from veterans who incurred emergency medical care costs outside the VA...
July 17, 2016 - 12:10am
July 9, 2016
Veterans' dividends top 88 million in 2016
This year, VA will pay $88.1 million in annual dividends to approximately 430,000 veterans who served before 1956 and hold qualifying life insurance policies. The dividends come from the earnings of trust funds that veterans have paid insurance premiums into over the years, and are...
July 9, 2016 - 12:49pm
July 3, 2016
Gulf War presumptives for VA treatment
For Gulf War veterans, VA presumes that unexplained symptoms are related to Gulf War service if a veteran has experienced them for six months or more. The "presumptive" illness(es) must have first appeared during active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations or...
July 3, 2016 - 12:08am
June 26, 2016
Minnesota approves historic tax cut for veterans
The Minnesota House and Senate passed a supplemental budget bill that included a provision exempting military retirement pay from state income tax. This provision was supported and championed by Representative Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake), Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee in...
June 26, 2016 - 12:10am
June 19, 2016
Hawaii joins Minnesota and six other states to find all faces of the Vietnam fallen
Hawaii recently became the eighth state to find photos of all their Vietnam fallen. The addition of Army Sgt. 1st Class Felicisimo Hugo of Wahiawa now means all 277 fallen service members from Hawaii have a photo on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation's Virtual Wall of Faces....
June 19, 2016 - 12:10am
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