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Grass fire burns near Bluegrass
Fargo man accused of assaulting DL officer
Courts - April 30
Lynk asks for MCLU aid to challenge firing
Property Transfers and Marriages - April 30
Panthers keep Wolverines out of win column
Wangsness sparks WDC boys in Cardinal Invite
Do not let the first round hype fool you
WDC girls tie for sixth at Bemidji Invite
Raiders pummel Panthers in 12-1 victory
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
Damlo steps into transit director position
Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
Utecht shares stories of football, memory loss
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Actors find 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
Entertainment briefs - April 30
Beautiful Wadena: Part 1
Winnie and me: Regale toad known throughout community
Community dinners continue April 28
Heltemes recognized for outstanding cookie sales
Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Mint Salad
Seventh graders read Earth Day booklets to elementary students
Fourth-graders present 'Living Wax Museum'
Does the Minnesota State Patrol use dogs within its agency?
President signs VFW federal charter into law
Why are trucks with loud mufflers ticketed when motorcycles are not?
VA benefits spending varies by state
Farmers hoping for rain
State record fish caught in Otter Tail County
April 16, 2012
VA refinance for building equity faster
VA-eligible borrowers whose priority is to own their homes outright or build equity more quickly may want to consider refinancing with a 15- or 20-year VA-guaranteed mortgage. Are these high on your priority list for considering a VA refinance loan? I want to build equity in my...
April 16, 2012 - 11:58am
Veterans Park plans at Sunnybrook shaping up
The Veterans Park project at Sunnybrook is moving forward with ideas and cost estimates. A group of NDSU landscape architecture students, headed...
April 16, 2012 - 11:09am
April 2, 2012
Fargo VA raises awareness on military sexual trauma
On April 5-6, the Fargo VA Health Care System will be sponsoring a "Clothesline Project" to increase awareness of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The event will be held at the Fargo VA Medical Center, 2101 N. Elm, Fargo, third floor auditorium, on April 5 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and April...
April 2, 2012 - 10:13am
March 26, 2012
Veterans compensation and pension exam do's and don'ts
The following is written from a C&P (Compensation and Pension) examiner's perspective relating to psychiatric exams to assist veterans in navigating the VA system. It is also a good guideline for all VA exams. A little common sense and clarity of thinking will go a long ways towards...
March 26, 2012 - 3:51pm
March 18, 2012
VA Service Connection explained
A chronic residual from an illness or injury that happened to the veteran while that veteran was on active duty may qualify as a service-connected (SC) condition. A veteran did not have to serve in a war or during a period of wartime, to have a SC condition. For any medical condition...
March 18, 2012 - 1:45pm
March 17, 2012
Vietnam vets invited for meal
Wadena VFW Post 3922 is sponsoring a meal for veterans who served in Vietnam, and their significant other, on Sunday, March 25, from 4-6 p.m. at post home 213 1st St SE, Wadena. This is a time to come have a good meal, relax and visit with fellow Vietnam veterans.
March 17, 2012 - 3:19pm
March 16, 2012
Historical Society reviewing the Great Depression
The Wadena Arts Center, in the lower level of An Open Book in downtown Wadena, will be hosting The Great Depression, America in the 1930s, a video and discussion event to review the history of the most difficult time for Americans since the Civil War. Come and tell your story on...
March 16, 2012 - 3:34pm
March 11, 2012
Deadline extended to qualify for undiagnosed illnesses
Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not all the wounds of war are fully understood, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. When there is uncertainty...
March 11, 2012 - 3:39pm
Gifts from abroad
March 11, 2012 - 3:39pm
March 3, 2012
VFW urges members to shun DoD benefit survey
Researchers at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments are surveying troops, retirees, and their families to see which pay and benefits packages are too important to lose, and which ones could be trimmed to help save the military money. The survey can be found at www.csbamilsurvey.org....
March 3, 2012 - 3:01pm
February 26, 2012
Brainerd VA clinic adds services for veterans
The Brainerd VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is adding services for veterans with the addition of X-rays exams and site visits of the Mobile Audiology Clinic. The new x-ray machine was installed in December, and the Mobile Audiology Clinic made its inaugural visit to the Brainerd...
February 26, 2012 - 3:06pm
February 20, 2012
New pharmacy system being developed
According to Bob Brewin of the Next Gov newsletter, the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) in DEC kicked off the process to develop a joint electronic pharmacy system for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments with a Request for Information to industry for commercial products...
February 20, 2012 - 4:27pm
Verndale woman at the heart of Patriot Guard
A late spring day in 2006 was the day a notorious Kansas-based hate group picked to protest the funeral of a Fargo soldier, Specialist Michael...
February 20, 2012 - 2:52pm
February 12, 2012
Valentines for Vets
February 12, 2012 - 3:52pm
VA announces new payments for sex organ injuries
Troops who suffered injuries to their genitals a type of wound that has increased in Iraq and Afghanistan with the enemy's use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) are now eligible for a one-time payment of up to $100,000, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced. The payment,...
February 12, 2012 - 3:44pm