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Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
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Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
How risky will the Red River diversion dam be? Depends who you ask
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Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Leola L. Shockley
Joan A. Watland
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
October 15, 2015
Forget to save for retirement?
Will you have enough to live on during your golden years? Roughly one-quarter of Americans are not sure they will have sufficient funds for a comfortable retirement, according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, and only 18% are very confident they will. Many people...
October 15, 2015 - 5:30am
September 16, 2015
You can file for Social Security retirement, other benefits online
Q: I am ready to file for Social Security retirement. What do I need to know? A: Being ready to file for retirement should include that you have estimated your benefit amount using Retirement Planner tools in the SSA Retirement Benefits section at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire,...
September 16, 2015 - 5:05am
September 3, 2015
Juggling kid costs and retirement
It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why prospective parents are advised to consider parallel financial planning for child-based expenses and retirement. The key is...
September 3, 2015 - 5:30am
September 2, 2015
SSA earnings limits end the month you reach full retirement age, 62
Q: If I retire in September at age 63, and have earned over $17,000 so far this year, can I still start Social Security this year? A: Yes, a person can receive Social Security when they retire even if having high earnings up to retirement.Annual earnings limits vary based on your...
September 2, 2015 - 5:05am
August 12, 2015
You can get both survivor, retirement benefits, just not at the same time
Q: Does starting Social Security as a widow prevent me from receiving my own retirement? A: No. If eligible for SSA survivors benefits as widow or widower and also for your own retirement, you can start the smaller one first and switch to the higher later on. Based on age, survivors...
August 12, 2015 - 5:10am
July 15, 2015
Military pensions not usually considered for computing SSA benefits
Q: Will military retirement reduce my Social Security amount? A: It will not, as explained below but the question brings up a topic not mentioned for a while, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Pensions are not usually considered when computing your Social Security benefit...
July 15, 2015 - 5:05am
July 8, 2015
Numbers for Medicare claims are based on Social Security record
Q: Do Social Security retirement amounts change based on what state you live in? A: No. Your retirement amount is based on your personal work history over many years and your age when starting benefits, not on where you live. It will not change if you move to a different state. Your...
July 8, 2015 - 5:00am
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
June 17, 2015
Early retirement can reduce your Social Security benefits
Q: If I retire at age 58, will the loss of earnings hurt my Social Security retirement at age 62? A: An early retirement will probably reduce the amount of your future Social Security because a person’s highest earning years are usually near retirement. Your Social Security...
June 17, 2015 - 5:00am
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
April 29, 2015
Social Security benefit amount for disabled is the same after retiring
Q: At age 53, I was found eligible for Social Security disability benefits. What effect will this have on my real Social Security at retirement age? A: First, Social Security disability benefits are real Social Security, just another part of the program. The three parts of Social...
April 29, 2015 - 5:10am
April 27, 2015
Mary Lee is calling it quits after 35 years selling parts!
Mary Lee is calling it quits after 35 years selling parts! Join us Friday, May 1st from 1– 4pm at NAPA Detroit Lakes to say goodbye and...
April 27, 2015 - 5:05am
April 22, 2015
Benefit reduction for early retirement is based on age
Q: What percentage of monthly reduction will you take if starting Social Security retirement before full retirement age (FRA)? A: This depends on how much younger you are than FRA, also called normal retirement age on the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Starting...
April 22, 2015 - 5:05am
April 8, 2015
Retirees must be 62 for entire month to get that month’s benefits
Q: I was told that if you retire at 62, you have to be 62 plus one month of age before you are eligible to collect Social Security retirement. Is this true? A: A more accurate way of stating this is that a person must be at least age 62 through the entire month to receive benefits...
April 8, 2015 - 5:00am
April 1, 2015
No limit to amount of SSA benefits a couple can receive
Q: Is there a limit to the amount of Social Security benefits payable to a couple? A: No, but this is a popular myth. There is no marriage penalty, limit or other reduction when each member of a couple is eligible for their own SSA retirement. Amounts to each member of the couple...
April 1, 2015 - 5:05am