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Update: Names of two people killed in crash near Ice Cracking Lodge released
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
DL track teams compete at Eagle Relays
Frazee girls second, boys third at PR Track
Lakeview Golf Course to open Wednesday
Girls basketball summer camp registration open
Eighth-grade DL Pacesetter team advances to state
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
May 28, 2014
Disability program became part of SSA in 1954 amendment
Q: When did Social Security disability begin? A: The original 1935 Social Security Act contained many provisions, including unemployment compensation, but in terms of what we now consider Social Security, it introduced only retirement benefits at age 65. Survivor and disability...
May 28, 2014 - 6:00am
May 20, 2014
File for Social Security about 2 months ahead
Q: How far in advance should I file for my Social Security retirement? A: Usually about two months before you want benefits to start is plenty.
May 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 13, 2014
Social Security: EAB is easiest way to get Social Security cards for newborns
Q: How do I get a Social Security number for my newborn? A: A very easy, free and popular method used by many new parents is the voluntary Enumeration at Birth (EAB) process.
May 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
May 6, 2014
Social Security has vital role in economic security after retiring
Q: How important is Social Security to retirement income? A: Social Security has a pivotal role in economic security for those at least age 65 although it was never intended to provide complete retirement income.
May 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
April 30, 2014
Social Security: New online accounts must go through identity verification
Q: I was unable to create a My Social Security account because I have a security freeze on my credit report. Why should this matter? A: As a protection for you, part of the process when you create your My Social Security account includes contact by Social Security with the credit...
April 30, 2014 - 6:00am
April 25, 2014
Social Security: Basic SSI amounts the same, but actual payments may vary
Q: Are SSI amounts the same all across the country? A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is very different from Social Security although both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration. Signed into law by President Nixon in 1972 (Public Law 92-603), SSI...
April 25, 2014 - 7:00am
April 16, 2014
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Q: To receive benefits, must children be living in the same household when a parent receives Social Security disability? A: No.
April 16, 2014 - 6:00am
April 9, 2014
Existing health problems will not hinder Medicare Part B enrollment
Q: I enrolled in Medicare Part A (Hospital) at age 65, but not Part B (Medical) because I was still working and had good health insurance through my employer. Now age 67, I will soon be retiring, in part due to some health problems.
April 9, 2014 - 6:00am
April 2, 2014
Requirements for VA, Social Security disability programs are different
Q: Are you eligible for Social Security disability if receiving VA compensation? A: Perhaps, but not automatically. Requirements for Social Security and VA disability programs are very different. Eligibility for one does not mean eligibility for the other. With that reminder,...
April 2, 2014 - 6:00am
March 26, 2014
Being insured for Social Security not just about retirement
Q: Divorced and unmarried for over a decade, I had been married for more than 20 years. We farmed, but when I checked my Social Security Statement work record (www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/), only my non-farm wages were shown. The years of farm self-employment earnings...
March 26, 2014 - 6:00am
March 19, 2014
Social Security: SSA benefits reduced if started before reaching full retirement age
Q: By what percentage would my SSA retirement be reduced if started at age 63? A: Retirement benefits are reduced by the number of months started before a person’s full retirement age (FRA), also called normal retirement age. Determined by year of birth, FRA is scheduled...
March 19, 2014 - 6:00am
March 12, 2014
Social Security: Federal, but not state, taxes can be voluntarily withheld from benefits
Q: Are taxes withheld from Social Security benefits? A: Taxes are not routinely withheld from Social Security benefits but, especially during this time of year, another popular question is whether taxes can voluntarily be withheld from SSA payments. Yes, you can request voluntary...
March 12, 2014 - 6:00am
March 5, 2014
Social Security: Money earned pre-retirement shouldn’t reduce benefits
Q: I retired in 2013 but expect income in 2014 from work completed before I retired. Will this lower my 2014 Social Security benefits? A: For people younger than full retirement age, the Social Security annual earnings test, also called the retirement test, concerns how much...
March 5, 2014 - 7:00am
February 26, 2014
Social Security: Errors in retirement benefits easily fixed
Q: I received a letter from Social Security saying I would not receive retirement for January and part of February due to estimated 2014 gross wages of $20,000. Where did this estimate come from? I retired at age 64 in 2013 and expect minimal 2014 earnings. A: The estimated earnings...
February 26, 2014 - 6:00am
February 19, 2014
Social Security: What are delayed retirement credits?
Q: What are delayed retirement credits? A: You can start Social Security retirement as young as age 62 or wait to a later age. Full retirement age (FRA), also called normal retirement age, is the Social Security Administration term for how old a person must be to receive retirement...
February 19, 2014 - 7:00am