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This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
March 28, 2012
Minnesota bill would make users' private social network sites off-limits to employers
Conservative and liberal Minnesota legislators are combining efforts to stop a business practice they say invades job applicants' privacy. National...
March 28, 2012 - 8:31am
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
September 19, 2008
Hubbard Country Social Services braces for hard time
PARK RAPIDS - A daily parade of destitute - and desperate - people is coming through the doors of Hubbard County Social Services wondering how they will heat their homes this winter. And that's why director Daryl Bessler would like to tuck some money away in his reserve fund. Tough...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 25, 2008
Hubbard County Social Service caseloads climbing
PARK RAPIDS - Hubbard County Social Services director Daryl Bessler painted a bleak picture of the winter ahead in addressing Hubbard County commissioners this week. Caseloads, he said, numbered 208 in July; this compares with 177 a year ago. "We're not going in a good direction....
August 25, 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 19, 2008
The family of Jack and Dory Klemm cordially invite you to join in celebrating a lifetime of caring and sharing in their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-5 p.m. Saturday July 26th, 2008 at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, 806 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Friends...
July 19, 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 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