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The fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
Upcoming fair fun for all
Deputy injured when his vehicle was hit while responding to crash near Detroit Lakes
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs begin Friday
16U softball state runners-up
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
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Former patrons buy Bleachers
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Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
June 8, 2016
Full retirement age for Social Security varies based on year of birth
Q: Is age 65 still important for Social Security retirement? A: While age 65 is important as the starting age for Medicare, it has no special meaning for Social Security retirement anymore. Until the Social Security Amendments of 1983, retirement benefits for all birth years were...
June 8, 2016 - 5:05am
March 2, 2016
You can request that taxes be withheld from Social Security
Q: Are taxes withheld from Social Security benefits? A: Taxes are not routinely withheld from Social Security benefits. Especially during this time of year, a related question is whether taxes can be voluntarily withheld from SSA payments. Yes, you can request voluntary Federal tax...
March 2, 2016 - 5:00am
January 27, 2016
How to learn more about Medicare
Q: Where can I learn more about Medicare so that I can get the right plans for my needs? A: Go to the official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov, for detailed coverage information and to the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, for the basics and to enroll in in Medicare...
January 27, 2016 - 5:00am
December 14, 2015
Medigap is ‘grandfathered-in’
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman wants to dispel rumors that a recent Congressional action will not allow seniors to keep certain Medicare supplement plans, known as Medigap coverage, after January 1, 2020. Passed by Congress earlier this year, the Medicare Access and...
December 14, 2015 - 5:00am
November 18, 2015
What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016?
Q: What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016? A: Medicare is administered by the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), not by Social Security. A Nov. 10 CMS press release announced 2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles information....
November 18, 2015 - 5:00am
October 7, 2015
Get some extra help with paying Medicare drug plan expenses
Don’t forget…Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for, or change prescription drug plans from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Plans may have different costs and benefits from year to year, thus it is advisable for all beneficiaries to consider their options and make the best choice they...
October 7, 2015 - 5:05am
July 1, 2015
Numbers for Medicare claims are based on Social Security record
Q: My Medicare claim number is based on my Social Security number (SSN) and through my own Social Security retirement. If I eventually receive benefits through my husband’s Social Security record, will my Medicare claim number change to show his SSN? A: No. Even if you start...
July 1, 2015 - 5:10am
May 27, 2015
Spouses of Social Security beneficiaries can apply for Medicare at age 65
Q: I receive Social Security retirement. My wife is approaching the Medicare age of 65, has not worked enough to receive her own SSA retirement and does not want to start receiving monthly benefits as a spouse through my record yet. Can she get Medicare through my work record...
May 27, 2015 - 5:00am
May 20, 2015
Not all potential Medicare enrollees automatically contacted at age 65
Q: Does Social Security contact people at age 65 to enroll them in Medicare? A: Some people are automatically contacted at age 65 but not everyone is. If already receiving monthly Social Security benefits, you are mailed Medicare enrollment information several months before...
May 20, 2015 - 8:15am
March 4, 2015
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Healthcare fraud is defined as that which occurs when an individual or organization intentionally deceives others to gain benefit, knowingly or willfully executing or attempting to execute a scheme or ploy to defraud the Medicare system or obtaining information through deception or...
March 4, 2015 - 5:05am
December 23, 2014
Sanford Bemidji faces Medicare penalty
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Sanford Health Bemidji Medical Center faces a financial penalty from Medicare over the rate of preventable complications patients experience at the hospital, according to data released last week by the federal program. Medicare penalized the lowest-scoring 25...
December 23, 2014 - 7:48am