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Radio Gaga: Ham radio alive and well in lakes country
At least 2 arrested after protesters bind themselves to Dakota Access construction equipment
Making his story matter: Family of local veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation to help military veterans coming back from war
One small step for fish: DNR removes Shell Lake dam, replaces it with rocky structure
Angler, 73, found alive after floating for 12 hours overnight on Devils Lake
Preps Plus: The Forum's Minnesota high school football rankings and more
SOCCER: Laker girls pick up first road win at Crookston
Titans to face tough tests early
Laker tennis picks up first dual win
Lumberjacks put a dozen goals up on Laker boys
Time to get pickled: Refrigerator pickles help preserve your garden's bounty
'God's Work...Our Hands'
County DAC welcomes new leadership
Patience is a virtue, it certainly helped me out
Friends & Neighbors
'I still work here': Chivers celebrates 50 years in real estate
Save receipts on back to school supplies
Hospice of the Red River Valley welcomes community specialist
Bell Bank shortens name
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
NYM's Cultural Center hosts selfie exhibit; reception, artist talk, awards set for Thursday
Daughtry to perform Friday at Shooting Star
NYM's Cultural Center to host Kent Duchaine in concert this Friday
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
Jeanette E. Tomlinson
Aaro August Tanney
Lorraine Elizabeth Windels
Jerrold "Jerry" Joseph McDonald
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
Pelican Ass'n worried about old golf course chemicals
Yes, there were attacks before Sept. 11, 2001
The best athlete in the world
The truth about Muslims in MN
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Public hearing Oct. 6 on statewide transportation plans
Snellman Days set this weekend
Grondahl says goodbye
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
Pine to Palm
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