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First Shovel-able Snow
Accumulating Snow Expected Monday Into Tuesday
Accumulating Snowfall Possible Monday Into Tuesday
Native rapper spreads positive message with 'Art of Expression'
Philanthropic awards given out to Becker County residents
Kamm holds off favorite Hibbert to win Pro Open title
Basketball: Menahga, Sebeka send Hornet boys to 0-2 start
Laker gymnasts dominant in season-opening victory
Laker girls drop a pair at Fergus holiday tournament
Snocross: Hibbert remains king of the hill
Wrongfully accused of damaging my rental car
Experiencing the power of prayer
VP Debbie: Completely married, for better or for worse
Holy Rosary dishes up dinner for hundreds
Retiring early or late results in about the same benefits overall
Friends & Neighbors
Not all deals are created equal
Essentia St. Mary’s named Top Performer
Health claim denied? You should appeal it
Looking to save money? Americans spend $2,746 a year on lunch
Lakeside owner to hold fundraiser Thursday night
Planning your winter vacation, with library's help
Tinsel, Treats & Treasures is Dec. 5 at The Refuge in DL
Keri Noble, Crystal Gayle coming to Ulen, Mahnomen next week
More holiday stocking stuffers from your favorite bookworm
Trees on parade: Lake Park festival opens Thursday
Dennis Christ Drewes
Dorothy D. Bertek
Otto "Fred" Fredrich Kratzke
Esther M. Nelson
Leroy "Trapper" Johnson
Letter: Obama’s a divider
Be mindful of the needful, desirable and practical
Letter: Spay, neuter your kittens and puppies
Time to consider the testing of all rape kits
Burn off turkey day calories at MN state parks
8-year-old lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Hard-water season approaching quickly
Solitude of a prairie bison exemplifies a huge injustice
DNR seeks comments on muskie lake management
How to Cook a Turkey... by a 3rd grader
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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...
News / Lake Park-Audubon
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
June 27, 2013
Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a federal law that did not recognize gay marriage. Among the most...
News / legislative
June 27, 2013 - 8:07am
October 30, 2009
Benefit Wednesday for injured waitress, mother of three
The Jess Omundson Post 1676 Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a benefit Wednesday for one its waitresses that was seriously hurt in a car accidents in early October. Shantay Washburn is a single mother of three, according to a flyer advertising the benefit. VFW employees will...
News / accidents
October 30, 2009 - 2:10pm
December 4, 2008
Unemployment benefits extended to 20 weeks
Unemployment benefits in Minnesota are now extended to 20 weeks under the recently amended federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) law. In June, EUC was passed to provide 13 weeks of unemployment benefits. Now, some workers will be eligible for 20 weeks. Additional weeks...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Marco stock sees increase
DETROIT LAKES - Marco announced at its recent annual shareholders' meeting that it distributed a record $2.3 million in stock benefits last year to 183 eligible employees. Marco's profits increased 37.2 percent in 2007 over the same period a year ago. Marco President Jeff Gau...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
February 2, 2008
The pay's OK -- for government work -- A look at pay and benefits for DL city council, DL school board and Becker County board
DETROIT LAKES -- Serving on boards and committees takes time -- some more than others. With the top three elected boards in Detroit Lakes, members get some sort of compensation -- some more than others. Each board covers a population within a population. Detroit Lakes City Council...
February 2, 2008 - 12:00am