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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
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Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes Dec. 12
Buy a Christmas tree, help a kid: Young Life fundraiser is popular in Detroit Lakes
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Pine to Palm
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. Until what age will they keep increasing if...
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. With some exceptions, Social Security payments have...
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. You can file an application online or call 1-800-772-1213 (national number) for an appointment. If making an appointment, keep in mind...
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. Enumeration at Birth starts while still at the hospital.Using it, the state agency that issues birth...
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. The range is wide but, on average, SSA benefits provide 40 percent...
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. For Social Security retirement, disability and survivors benefits, the parent-to-child relationship determines if a child is eligible for payment. This...
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. Can those health problems prevent me from getting...
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