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Wadena County wanted - Jan. 21 edition
U.S. Senate bill attacks growing number of robocalls
Minn. gun-control plan faces opposition from within
NDSU fall 2018 graduates announced
Change Your Weighs Support Group meets Jan. 29
Wadena-DC dance review postponed
Wolverines fall at home to Crookston
Loer's big night helps Wadena-DC over Verndale
Willmar skates past Prairie Centre
WATCH: The Rink Live plans second day of streaming Hockey Day Minnesota interviews
Robert "Bobby" Jackson
Karen Yvonne White
Community health survey needs your help
Irrigation Clinic planned Jan. 24 in Wadena
Wadena State Bank donates to Food Shelf
Wadena Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus publisher promoted and moving on, former publisher back with expanded role
Join a business planning seminar
Poet Laura Hansen visits BookEnds Feb. 9
Madhatter's "Believe," the play, will go on
History in dance to be performed Nov. 30
Book Ends: Mike Lein brings northwoods humor to Wadena
Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America: Ken Burns' pianist Jacqueline Schwab in concert
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veteran Services: Showing appreciation to Minnesotans in the military
Ask a Trooper: Who can pull me out of the ditch?
Ask a Trooper: Who cleans up after a crash?
Veteran Services: Changes for special survivor indemnity allowance
Ask a Trooper: When must vehicle lights be illuminated?
Central Minnesota family makes world's largest spinning ice disc
DNR invites public to apply for new deer advisory committee
UPDATE: Road-kill cougar to get full examination
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
In memory of James Bounds
Hadley Jo Tabery
Briggs William Meyer
Kieren Reino Fraki
September 9, 2018
Veteran Services: Mailings started for the VA ID card
Identification cards from the Department of Veterans Affairs' new program were in the mail, on their way to veterans starting May 4, VA officials said two months after they were initially scheduled to go out. Officials said in January that approved veterans would start receiving the...
September 9, 2018 - 9:06am
March 11, 2018
Veterans: VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days
As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) initiative, a disability claims submission option with accredited Veterans Service Organizations (VSO)...
March 11, 2018 - 12:48pm
March 6, 2018
Veterans: WWI commemorative coin to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I
A new commemorative coin was unveiled Oct. 9 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honor those Americans who served. The silver dollar coin, authorized by Congress in 2014, features a service member holding a rifle to honor those who fought in the war from 1914...
March 6, 2018 - 10:46am
February 18, 2018
Veterans: Death confirmation and separation pay procedures updated
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new policy change that affects all veterans. The VA is currently in the process of updating its procedure to request further confirmation of a veteran's death before it terminates any and all payments to the veteran. Basically,...
February 18, 2018 - 11:47am
February 5, 2018
Veterans Article: VA Secretary and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs forging partnership to address issues faced by both nation's veterans
Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense, the Honorable Kent Hehr, joined officials from both nations June 27-28 at VA headquarters to discuss how strategic partnerships...
February 5, 2018 - 1:04pm
How to obtain a cold war recognition certificate
If you served honorably on active duty, the Guard, Reserve, or as a DOD federal employee from Sept. 2, 1945 to Dec. 26, 1991, you are authorized the Cold War Recognition Certificate [as per section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act]. There is the only...
December 5, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 2, 2016
What's available for VA life insurance
VA's life insurance program received a strong customer satisfaction score of 81 on a scale of 100 from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent survey that scores customer satisfaction for more than 300 private companies and federal and local government agencies....
October 2, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
The Social Security Administration reports that in 2015, over 59 million Americans received almost $870 billion in Social Security benefits. Social Security is the major source of income for most of the elderly in the United States. According to SSA: • Nine out of 10 people age...
September 17, 2016 - 12:10am
September 2, 2016
Wadena County veterans receive most VA compensation in state
Wadena County veterans receive more benefits than all other counties in the state, according to Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs data. An average of $7,917 is spent on each veteran in Wadena County per year. Wadena County Veterans Service Officer David Anderson said he was...
September 2, 2016 - 12:08am
December 27, 2014
Questions answered about Veterans Choice Program
The Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit allowing some veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. It does not impact existing VA health care or any other VA benefit they may be receiving. A...
December 27, 2014 - 12:10am
September 28, 2014
New simplified password rules in place for myPay system
Each year, the myPay system is upgraded to meet technical and security requirements, as well as to add new and improved functions for its 6.6 million account holders. The Spring 2014 release, implemented on May 17, delivered password rules more in line with the online banking industry...
September 28, 2014 - 12:00am
June 15, 2014
Wadena County veterans park underway
The Wadena County Veterans Park was just a dream until a group of Veterans lead by David Ludovissie started the effort in 2010 and four years later the park is getting ready to hold its first dedication. The land, which was donated by the city of Wadena, is on the south side of...
June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
May 2, 2014
Secondary service connection claims
Most veterans know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to vets who suffered an injury or illness directly connected to their service. They also know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to vets who suffered...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 14, 2014
Study confirms air crews exposed to Agent Orange
The American Legion has announced its support for extending Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits eligibility to veterans who were exposed to aircraft that had previously sprayed Agent Orange over Vietnam during the war. The Legion’s support is based on a study published...
April 14, 2014 - 11:45am
December 19, 2010
VA launches development of new online compensation claims system
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced plans to develop a fully automated, online system for handling veterans' disability compensation claims. More than a simple digitization of existing paper-based claims, the new system is part of VA's modernization of the end-to-end...
December 19, 2010 - 9:45am