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Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Flu vaccine could be less effective this year
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
Raider girls pick up second victory
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
July 2, 2014
Social Security: It pays to wait to collect SSA’s survivor benefits
Q: My husband and I each received our individual Social Security retirement, although his amount was more. I was age 64 when he died a year ago but decided to delay starting SSA survivors benefits as a widow to wait for a higher amount.
July 2, 2014 - 7:30am
June 25, 2014
Social Security invests much time, effort in protecting client identity
Q: My daughter tried to create a my Social Security account to see her work record and get family benefit estimates but could not because her address did not match a credit report address shown for her. She moved frequently over the last several years and does not know what address...
June 25, 2014 - 6:15am
June 18, 2014
Social Security: About 158.6 million are working, paying into Social Security coffers
Q: How many people are working and paying into Social Security? A: As of 2011, about 158.6 million workers had earnings taxable under the Social Security program. About 140.9 million had only wages, 10.4 million had only self-employment income, and 7.3 million had both. From...
June 18, 2014 - 7:00am
June 11, 2014
Social Security: SSA benefits not all paid at same time
Q: I recently signed up for Social Security retirement and was surprised to learn that payments will arrive late in the month. I thought SSA payments came on the third of the month. Is this a recent change? A: Definitely not.
June 11, 2014 - 6:00am
June 4, 2014
Retirement benefits can be stopped, but there are negatives
Q: Can a person stop Social Security retirement benefits if they retire at age 62 but then change their mind and go back to work full-time? A: Unexpected changes may occur after starting Social Security retirement. Stopping payment of retirement benefits can be done, with each...
June 4, 2014 - 6:30am
May 28, 2014
Disability program became part of SSA in 1954 amendment
Q: When did Social Security disability begin? A: The original 1935 Social Security Act contained many provisions, including unemployment compensation, but in terms of what we now consider Social Security, it introduced only retirement benefits at age 65. Survivor and disability...
May 28, 2014 - 6:00am
May 20, 2014
File for Social Security about 2 months ahead
Q: How far in advance should I file for my Social Security retirement? A: Usually about two months before you want benefits to start is plenty.
May 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 13, 2014
Social Security: EAB is easiest way to get Social Security cards for newborns
Q: How do I get a Social Security number for my newborn? A: A very easy, free and popular method used by many new parents is the voluntary Enumeration at Birth (EAB) process.
May 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
May 6, 2014
Social Security has vital role in economic security after retiring
Q: How important is Social Security to retirement income? A: Social Security has a pivotal role in economic security for those at least age 65 although it was never intended to provide complete retirement income.
May 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
April 30, 2014
Social Security: New online accounts must go through identity verification
Q: I was unable to create a My Social Security account because I have a security freeze on my credit report. Why should this matter? A: As a protection for you, part of the process when you create your My Social Security account includes contact by Social Security with the credit...
April 30, 2014 - 6:00am
April 25, 2014
Social Security: Basic SSI amounts the same, but actual payments may vary
Q: Are SSI amounts the same all across the country? A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is very different from Social Security although both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration. Signed into law by President Nixon in 1972 (Public Law 92-603), SSI...
April 25, 2014 - 7:00am
April 16, 2014
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Q: To receive benefits, must children be living in the same household when a parent receives Social Security disability? A: No.
April 16, 2014 - 6:00am
April 9, 2014
Existing health problems will not hinder Medicare Part B enrollment
Q: I enrolled in Medicare Part A (Hospital) at age 65, but not Part B (Medical) because I was still working and had good health insurance through my employer. Now age 67, I will soon be retiring, in part due to some health problems.
April 9, 2014 - 6:00am
April 2, 2014
Requirements for VA, Social Security disability programs are different
Q: Are you eligible for Social Security disability if receiving VA compensation? A: Perhaps, but not automatically. Requirements for Social Security and VA disability programs are very different. Eligibility for one does not mean eligibility for the other. With that reminder,...
April 2, 2014 - 6:00am
March 26, 2014
Being insured for Social Security not just about retirement
Q: Divorced and unmarried for over a decade, I had been married for more than 20 years. We farmed, but when I checked my Social Security Statement work record (www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/), only my non-farm wages were shown. The years of farm self-employment earnings...
March 26, 2014 - 6:00am