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1 prisoner remains at large after transport van carrying inmates is overtaken
It's a bouncing baby...?
Park Rapids police reveal contents inside suspicious box initially considered to be possible explosives
All we can do is show patience with our four-legged friends
Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
BH-V advances with extra inning victory over Pequot Lakes
Wolverines open 6AA playoffs at home
W-DC girls golf seventh at Detroit Lakes Invitational
Wolverines finish regular season with a road win
Wadena-DC boys sixth at Minnesota True Team Championships
Dale Eugene Clarin
Dale Eugene Clarin
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds 77th Annual Meeting
Schoon announced Minnesota FFA Star in AgriBusiness
Registration for community events open
Entertainment briefs - May 18 edition
'Made in Minnesota'
Entertainment briefs - May 11 edition
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Birth announcements - May 18 edition
Huhta graduates from Michigan Tech University
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Cottrell graduates from Augsburg College
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Your letters - May 11 edition
What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
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
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
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
February 29, 2016
TRICARE available when traveling
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, it's important to know that TRICARE is portable and travels with you wherever you go. You should receive all routine care and get your prescriptions filled before traveling. If you have a medication that you take regularly, get enough to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:08am
February 22, 2016
Agent Orange exposed ships list updated
VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records. This evolving list helps veterans who served aboard ships, including "Blue Water veterans," find out if they may qualify...
February 22, 2016 - 12:08am
February 15, 2016
VA Announces New Rules Regarding Service Animals in VA Facilities
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities...
February 15, 2016 - 12:08am
February 7, 2016
Marcella Arnold scholarship deadline April 1
The primary purpose of this scholarship is to honor Marcella Arnold who was a loyal and dedicated volunteer VAVS Representative at VAMC Minneapolis for over 28 years. Arnold passed away Aug. 8, 1980. The 1981 Department of Minnesota Ladies Auxiliary passed a resolution establishing...
February 7, 2016 - 12:10am
February 2, 2016
ID card expiration date action required if INDEF
In 2011, officials began replacing the Social Security Account Number, or SSAN, with a 10-digit number unique to the Department of Defense on all ID cards. Retirees, their family members and survivors with an "INDEF" expiration date may not have replaced their ID card before and may...
February 2, 2016 - 12:08am
January 25, 2016
Questions about military and Social Security answered
Here are some Q/A's about military service and Social Security. Q: Can I receive both Social Security and military retirement? A: Yes. Active duty military service has been Social Security covered employment since 1957. Generally, there is no reduction of your Social Security benefits...
January 25, 2016 - 12:10am