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Couple, four children missing in Nevada found safe in canyon
Judge denies new trial in Duluth synthetic drug case
Two crew members not on train as it derailed in Two Harbors
Home lost to fire on Little Cormorant
Texas actress pleads guilty for ricin-laced letter sent to Obama
Love's return helps Timblerwolves win
Vikings place TE Rudolph on IR
Wild get just enough offense to beat Sharks
Ravens storm past Vikings in frantic finish
Frazee Wrestling Preview: Hornets reload for another run at title
In the Zone
Snowstorms of the past
Lake Park Audubon High School Honor Rolls
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Krumkake is a uniquely Norwegian delicacy
Area couple helps decorate Tournament of Roses float
Friends & Neighbors
Mark Greenig: Shakespeare fly fishing reels — so many choices
Brad Laabs: Snow makes for sketchy ice conditions
Blane Klemek: Wildlife have their own winter survival techniques
Best start to winter rec season since 2010
12 lakes open to spearing
Twitter shares touch new high, sail past $52
Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed
Old bar turns into new, cozy ‘Event 34’
Gas prices in MN dip faster than nation
Creative Mix hires new personal stylist
Eric Bergeson: Don’t be cruel, but that’s how we get our laughs
Jeers to poor winter drivers
Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
Our Opinion: Quit putting off that flu vaccine
Lynn Hummel: Imagination and a pile of junk
Pop singer Miley Cyrus named MTV's best artist of 2013
With children now grown, Garth Brooks says he will tour again
Holiday Train’s a-comin’: December 16 stop planned in Detroit Lakes
Danell Haspel: A Homemade Christmas
Terri Schlichenmeyer: ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ is a holiday treasure
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
February 1, 2009
North Dakota State President calls for second look at security position
FARGO - North Dakota State University President Joseph Chapman on Friday directed the head of campus safety to assess the position that's been regarded as Chapman's "bodyguard." Chapman, who since this fall has had an armed NDSU police captain occasionally accompany him to games...
February 1, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
NDSU President receives police protection
FARGO - Protecting North Dakota State University's president is now a major role of a position in the campus police department. NDSU police...
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
December 20, 2008
Courthouse security concerns Hubbard commissioners
Hubbard County commissioners came back from Duluth scared. Last week they attended an annual Association of Minnesota Counties convention. One particular workshop put the fear of God in them: It featured the June 24 shooting of a disgruntled citizen in the Morrison County boardroom. Gordon...
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Social Security column: Benefits based on 35 years of work
Q: I expect to retire in two years at about age 65½. Will my SSA retirement amount be computed based on age 65 or age 66? A: Neither. People can start SSA retirement as early as age 62 or as late as age 70 with the amount based on the age, month by month, that benefits start. No...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Full-time students can still get Social Security
Q: I get Social Security benefits as a student because my Dad receives SSA retirement. How long will I receive checks? A: Students might receive Social Security through a parents record if their parent is retired, deceased or receiving SSA disability Benefits for minor children...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
What does security really mean?
Since 9-11, our government and society at large has created agencies in charge of our home security against the threat of terrorism. We spend billions of dollars protecting our borders on land, in the air and on water. Of course every country has the right and the duty to protect...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Social Security earnings test applies individually, not jointly
Q: Both my wife and I receive our own SSA retirement. Does the annual earnings test apply to us individually or are our earnings combined? A: The annual earnings test applies individually. You can each earn up to the limit applicable to your age and full retirement age before any...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Social Security column: Families should notify Social Security of death
Q: If the funeral home notifies Social Security of a death, should the family contact SSA too? A: Yes. Funeral homes are very helpful in notifying Social Security of deaths but the family should definitely call the SSA toll-free number, 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778), or their...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Brief: First Security Bank scholarship program awards $250,000
The L. A. Amundson Scholarship Program has just awarded $250,000 in scholarships to students of the local high schools who are customers of First Security Banks. The scholarships are to help local students further their education. Since it began in 1993, First Security has awarded...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Apply for Part D extra help at any time
Q: Can a person apply for the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), extra help at any time? A: Yes. Part of Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), extra help through Social Security may help pay part of monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments....
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Social Security benefits can be verified online
Q: I need something from Social Security to verify the amount of my monthly benefit. How do I do that? A: You already might have verification of the amount right now such as a bank statement showing direct deposit of your benefit or a previous SSA letter showing your benefit amount....
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Don't sign baby's new SS card; he does at 18
Q: Can a person own a home and still get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? A: Yes, a person or couple who owns a home and lives in that home can be eligible for SSI benefits. SSI is different than Social Security. It is funded by general revenues, not SSA taxes, and based on...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am