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17th annual Memorial Shorty wrestling camp July 31-Aug. 2
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Friendship Day is July 30
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WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Jon Hall Christensen
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Tribune editorial: An epidemic of drug overdoses
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
April 19, 2017
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a replacement any time you want. That’s...
April 19, 2017 - 2:30pm
April 17, 2017
Tax Day is here! Social Security benefit statements easy to get online
Social Security is with you through life's journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting...
April 17, 2017 - 11:07am
June 22, 2016
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Q: Are Social Security benefits the same for women and men? A: Program legislation is gender neutral so individuals with identical earnings histories are treated the same in terms of benefits, so yes; Social Security benefits are the same for women and men. Differences outside of...
June 22, 2016 - 5:00am
June 15, 2016
Social Security: 2015 federal legislation changed ways in which benefits can be paid
Q: Can I restrict my Social Security application to apply only for spouse’s benefits and delay filing for my own retirement benefit to earn delayed retirement credits? A: Depending on your birthdate, this is possible. Parts of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 legislation, enacted...
June 15, 2016 - 5:00am
May 18, 2016
Moving to new state? SSA benefit amount remains unchanged
Q: Will my Social Security amount change if I move to a different state? A: No. Based largely on individual work history, Social Security amounts do not change if you move. Be aware that amounts through the need based Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are partly based on...
May 18, 2016 - 5:05am
April 20, 2016
Survivor’s benefits can begin within a month of death
Q: When do Social Security survivors benefits begin? A: Social Security survivors benefits can begin effective with the month of death, assuming there are eligible family members to pay. When a person receiving Social Security benefits dies, even at the end of a month, benefits are...
April 20, 2016 - 5:00am
March 16, 2016
How long does it take for a direct deposit change?
Q: How long will it take Social Security to change my direct deposit account? A: This depends on computer processing dates during the month, your payment date and when you contact Social Security. Direct deposit is the term for electronically sending your benefit payment directly...
March 16, 2016 - 5:00am
February 17, 2016
Social Security tax forms can be replaced online
Q: For taxes, how do I replace my 1099 from Social Security? A: The SSA-1099 tax form is mailed each January to everyone receiving Social Security benefits. For tax purposes, it shows the total amount of benefits received by you from Social Security in the previous year. If a replacement...
February 17, 2016 - 5:00am
February 3, 2016
Survivor benefits often count toward SSA earnings test
Q: Does the annual earnings test apply to survivor benefits? A: Yes, most of the time. In general, annual earnings test levels apply to anyone younger than full retirement age (FRA) and receiving Social Security benefits unless that person receives benefits because of his or her own...
February 3, 2016 - 5:05am
November 11, 2015
Earnings limits for SSA benefits won’t change in 2016
Q: Will the amount I can earn before my Social Security retirement is reduced change in 2016? A: The 2016 amounts will be the same as for 2015. They are not changing. The annual retirement earnings test concerns how your own employment in a year affects your Social Security...
November 11, 2015 - 5:10am
October 14, 2015
Social Security verification letters can be accessed online
Q: I need a letter proving how much my Social Security is. How can I get this? A: The easiest way, if you created an online my Social Security account, is to request and download a verification letter online at your convenience. You select information to be included in the verification...
October 14, 2015 - 5:00am
August 12, 2015
You can get both survivor, retirement benefits, just not at the same time
Q: Does starting Social Security as a widow prevent me from receiving my own retirement? A: No. If eligible for SSA survivors benefits as widow or widower and also for your own retirement, you can start the smaller one first and switch to the higher later on. Based on age, survivors...
August 12, 2015 - 5:10am
April 8, 2015
Retirees must be 62 for entire month to get that month’s benefits
Q: I was told that if you retire at 62, you have to be 62 plus one month of age before you are eligible to collect Social Security retirement. Is this true? A: A more accurate way of stating this is that a person must be at least age 62 through the entire month to receive benefits...
April 8, 2015 - 5:00am
March 25, 2015
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Q: Do Social Security earnings test limits apply just to retirement? Do they apply if receiving widow’s benefits? A: Yes, earnings limits apply for a person receiving survivor benefits if he or she is younger than full retirement age (FRA). Annual earnings test limits apply...
March 25, 2015 - 5:00am
November 20, 2013
Benefit is Sunday for Degerstroms
He may only have lived for 25 days, but Benton Charles Degerstrom — affectionately known as “Bennie” — taught his loving parents some...
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pm