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Roy to take on Mason for secretary-treasurer job
Feeling the strain: In the Computer Age, digital eye strain has become an epidemic
DL man charged with motor vehicle theft
Park Rapids man sentenced for burglary
Woman charged after being caught driving stolen Trailblazer
Lakers swimmers third at Otter Invite
Hibbert continues win streak at Jackson Hole Snocross
Vikings hold on for victory over Frazee girls
State-ranked Prowlers down Laker girls
On second thought, Thielen says call was good
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
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
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
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
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Home-grown talent: Crookston siblings--triplets and a single--may be featured on HGTV as reality house-flipping stars
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Minerva Lorraine Anderson
John Reed King
JoAnn R. Dexter
Donald L. Johnson
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
October 19, 2017
You may qualify for extra help paying your drug costs
Don't forget...Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for, or change prescription drug plans from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7 of this year. 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...
October 19, 2017 - 10:34pm
September 5, 2017
First report card is ugly for Hospice of the Red River Valley
Hospice of the Red River Valley basically flunked pain management in the first Hospice Compare report card put out by Medicare, but the executive...
September 5, 2017 - 9:04am
May 13, 2017
Access Social Security online resources when traveling
Social Security is here for you when you're traveling, whether it's just a state away or when you're abroad. When you open a personal and secure...
May 13, 2017 - 7:00am
December 22, 2016
Prepare for Medicare Part A and B price changes in 2017
If you're eligible for Medicare, or will be in the coming year, there are a few changes you should know about for 2017. An increase in the Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index (CPI) means there'll be an increase in Social Security benefits and Medicare Part B premiums. For most...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
September 7, 2016
Knowing what Medicare covers helps you plan ahead
Sooner or later, Medicare, the nation's major federal health insurance program, will affect everyone. In fact, if you pay taxes, Medicare already affects you because a portion of your taxes goes to finance part of the Medicare program. Even though you're paying into the Medicare...
September 7, 2016 - 10:16am
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