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Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey
Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen
Driver impatience leads to train collisions
Students injured when truck, school bus collide near Renville, Minn.
Woman dead after three-vehicle accident near Buffalo, Minn.
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Cantus coming to Wadena April 23
‘Long Live the 80s’ set for Fargo May 17
Cash tribute set May 6
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
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