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Arvig seeks area students for annual essay contest
UPDATE: Individual found deceased in Menahga home fire is identified
WDC FCCLA members visit the Minnesota State Capitol
$1.9 million solution moving forward for drainage at fairgrounds
3 people dead, officer shot in Nevis
Wadena-DC boys hockey opens Section 6A playoffs at home
25th annual Rhythmette Review shows off skills of young and old
Barnesville takes down Wadena-DC
Wolverines take home finale
Wolverines open postseason with Barnesville
Margaret Catherine Henry
An ice fishing sensation is now built in Verndale
Operation Round Up supports local organizations
Property Transfers for week of Feb. 2
Implementing the new farm bill: Government shutdown slows process
As good as 'Pure Gold': Pure Gold Nutrition owner seeing high volume of health-driven customers
Let your voice be heard with the Northern Lights Chorale
WDC One-Act to perform 'Tracks' Friday
Poet Laura Hansen visits BookEnds Feb. 9
Madhatter's "Believe," the play, will go on
History in dance to be performed Nov. 30
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
Commentary: Life's better with pets
Veteran Services: 100 percent disabled vets now authorized military space "A" travel
Your Letters: Support regenerative agriculture
Ask a Trooper: What do you think about raising speed limits?
Your Letters: Make E15 a reality
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
Elizabeth Beatrice Hedlund
June 30, 2018
Veterans Services: 10 VA benefits you may have overlooked
1. Any veteran who is service-connected for a disability for which he or she uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliances may receive an annual clothing allowance. 2. VA provides pensions to low-income surviving spouses and unmarried children of deceased veterans with wartime service....
June 30, 2018 - 10:34am
June 24, 2018
Veterans: Sinai peninsula designated as a hazardous duty area
A provision within the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Job Act designates the Sinai Peninsula as a hazardous duty area as of June 9, 2015. What does this mean? If you served in the Sinai Peninsula on or after June 9, 2015, you may be eligible for the Minnesota refundable credit for military...
June 24, 2018 - 8:51am
June 17, 2018
Veterans Services: VA disability evaluation system back, neck and joint ratings
In SEP, the court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) issued another major decision that is hugely beneficial to disabled veterans. This new decision allows veterans to more easily obtain higher ratings for injuries to the back, neck, and joints. Most veterans who have applied for...
June 17, 2018 - 8:10am
June 12, 2018
Yes, a service dog can help save a marriage and a family
When Daniel Sepulveda wakes up in the middle of the night shaking from another nightmare, a service dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs named Max is there to calm him and make him feel safe again. When he sleepwalks, Max's kisses awaken him.
June 12, 2018 - 12:38pm
May 27, 2018
Veterans Services: New GI bill changes in August
The new Forever GI Bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year has multiple provisions that will roll out in 2018. Among them are changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill for Purple Heart recipients, reservists and dependents all of which start in August. • Post-9/11 Purple...
May 27, 2018 - 9:57am
May 20, 2018
Veteran Articles: VA revises regulations on reimbursement for emergency treatment of veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities. VA will begin processing claims for...
May 20, 2018 - 9:57am
May 19, 2018
A much needed welcome: Vietnam War veterans welcomed home 50 years later
Terry Farber doesn't recall being welcomed home on his return to America after serving from 1968-1969 in the Vietnam War. "I was spit on and...
May 19, 2018 - 5:08pm
May 4, 2018
Veterans: Lowe's military discounts program expansion and changes
National home improvement retailer Lowe's has expanded its everyday military discount program to include all honorably discharged veterans, as of May 2018. The chain also has expanded the 10 percent discount to Lowe's online shopping, which will include free parcel shipping. It will...
May 4, 2018 - 8:07am
April 30, 2018
Veterans: VA RAMP Program goal to Resolve vet benefit claim disagreements sooner
VA announced that it will launch the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or "RAMP," with the goal of providing veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA's decision on their benefit claims. RAMP will provide expanded opportunities for veterans to...
April 30, 2018 - 10:38am
April 24, 2018
Veterans: VA Compensation/Care for Project 112/SHAD
Project 112/SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) is the name of the program for both shipboard and land-based biological and chemical testing conducted by the U.S. military between 1962 — 1973. VA will provide physical examinations to veterans who participated in the testing....
April 24, 2018 - 12:32pm
April 15, 2018
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
On July 12, 1973, approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files were destroyed when a fire ripped through the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. More than 40 years later, staff at the NPRC still are attempting to piece together those records. Kevin...
April 15, 2018 - 12:11pm
April 8, 2018
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Bob McDonald, who served as Veterans Affairs secretary from 2014 through January 2017, said connecting with others and not limiting yourself will help service members transition from the military to civilian life. McDonald, an Army veteran, was recently named chairman of the board...
April 8, 2018 - 9:06am
April 2, 2018
Veterans: SBP premium deductions from CRSC
If you receive Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and have the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), you will see a change in your net pay and statements starting in April of 2018. Beginning with the SBP premiums due in April of 2018, DFAS will start deducting SBP premiums from CRSC...
April 2, 2018 - 11:43am
March 27, 2018
Veterans article: Camp Lejeune veterans disability compensation
The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a presumption of service connection for eight conditions associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. These conditions were determined after a review of scientific and medical literature on health...
March 27, 2018 - 12:48pm
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