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History evolving: Becker County museum to become children, science museum
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
February 25, 2017
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance...
February 25, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
Answering the bell: Carsonville’s first fire chief Roger Wilson retires after 40 years
Roger Wilson didn't start the Carsonville Fire Department on his own but he is the last of about a dozen guys remaining on the active roster...
February 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 15, 2016
Railroad Retirement Act
I am addressing this article to all railroad workers, retirees, widows, widowers' and dependents who are covered under the Railroad Retirement Act. In 2001, on the floor of the HOuse of Representatives than Congressman Mike Pence, R-IN voted against the Railroad Retirement and Survivors...
October 15, 2016 - 10:19am
July 1, 2016
'Voice of the Lakers' signs off: After 40-plus years in broadcasting, Lia retires from KDLM Radio
For as long as most people living in the lakes area can remember, Andy Lia has been the “Voice of the Lakers,” calling just about every Detroit...
July 1, 2016 - 6:33pm
June 15, 2016
Social Security: 2015 federal legislation changed ways in which benefits can be paid
Q: Can I restrict my Social Security application to apply only for spouse’s benefits and delay filing for my own retirement benefit to earn delayed retirement credits? A: Depending on your birthdate, this is possible. Parts of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 legislation, enacted...
June 15, 2016 - 5:00am
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
May 4, 2016
You can apply for Social Security disability, retirement at same time
Q: Nearly age 64, I just stopped work because of a severe accident. Is it better to apply for Social Security disability or retirement? A: You can apply for either one or both at the same time. You chose what to do. Social Security disability depends on more than your immediate medical...
May 4, 2016 - 5:05am
April 13, 2016
Marriage does not impact individual maximum benefits
Q: Is there a limit to the amount of Social Security benefits payable to a couple? A: There is no marriage penalty, limit or other reduction when each member of a couple receives Social Security retirement based on their individual work records. Here, amounts payable to each member...
April 13, 2016 - 5:00am
April 7, 2016
Changing jobs: Should you leave 401(k) money behind?
With the average American spending only 4.6 years at any given job, it’s never been more important to have a plan for any retirement funds you’ve accrued at any employer. A big problem that began during the 2008 recession but continues today involves loans, hardship withdrawals...
April 7, 2016 - 5:20am
March 23, 2016
Retirement benefits won’t be reduced by spouse’s earnings
Q: My husband is starting Social Security retirement soon. I am younger, not retiring and will continue working. Will my earnings reduce his benefits? A: Your earnings will not reduce your husband’s Social Security retirement because those benefits are based on his own work record...
March 23, 2016 - 5:00am
March 9, 2016
Earnings limitation applies only if under full retirement age
Q: I retired in 2015 but expect employment income in 2016 from work completed before I retired. Will this lower my 2016 Social Security benefits? A: For people younger than full retirement age (FRA), the Social Security annual earnings test, also called the retirement test, concerns...
March 9, 2016 - 5:00am
February 10, 2016
Delaying your retirement can increase benefits
Q: I started Social Security retirement at age 66 and received monthly benefits since. Now that I am 70, do I get delayed retirement credits? A: You do not. People can start Social Security retirement at age 62 or wait to a later age. Full retirement age (FRA), also called normal...
February 10, 2016 - 5:05am
January 8, 2016
AARP says MN best place to retire
According to AARP, Minnesota is the best place in the United States to retire. Clearly they weren’t taking weather and temperatures into consideration. What they were taking into account though were housing, health care and services for our older residents. So according to AARP’s...
January 8, 2016 - 5:20am
December 9, 2015
Annual earnings test for benefits no longer applies after age 66
Q: I worked more than expected and earned over my 2015 earnings limit. Now what? A: Earnings limit amounts for people receiving Social Security retirement or survivors benefits is in the SSA Retirement Planner at www.ssa.gov/planners/retire. Amounts for 2016 are the same as 2015....
December 9, 2015 - 5:00am
November 25, 2015
Retiring early or late results in about the same benefits overall
Q: How much is my Social Security retirement reduced if I start early? A: This depends on how many months younger than full retirement age (FRA) you are when starting benefits. Starting when younger than FRA is early retirement. Starting when older than FRA is delayed retirement....
November 25, 2015 - 5:00am