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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Eiter, Rislund receive Officials Distinguished Service Awards
Lakers pick up 10th win
Laker boys seventh at Brainerd
Ramstad-Skoyles runner-up at Brainerd
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
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