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UPDATE: County sheriff issues evacuation order after Wisconsin refinery explosion
Crime report for April 25
Disappearance of two Oklahoma girls stumped police for years. Then they learned about the Polaroids.
Minn. lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct at St. Paul apartment
Bill Cosby convicted on three counts of sexual assault
Report: QB Mayfield expected to go No. 1 to Browns
Rockets close out Wolves with third-quarter surge
BASEBALL: Beavers, U-Mary capture comeback wins in split
SOFTBALL: Final inning outburst dooms BSU in sweep to UMD
GIRLS GOLF: Bemidji opens second in Moorhead
Virginia L. Pollard
Alfred James Benais
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
February 9, 2014
Scotty Allison: Tax time is tax tips time
BEMIDJI -- Well, tax season is once again upon us. For veterans and family members out there, remember that compensation and pension benefits are considered non-taxable income. As such, the Veterans Administration does not send out Form 1099-MISCs. If you are 100 percent service-connected...
February 9, 2014 - 12:38am
January 3, 2014
If you have been service-connected for traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Veterans Administration has now made it easier to obtain additional disability pay for five “presumptive” conditions that are associated with TBI.
January 3, 2014 - 8:02pm
December 6, 2013
Scotty Allison: What veterans need to know about dental care and the VA
On any typical day, we receive several requests for information regarding dental care at the VA. The main point is just because you are enrolled in the VA Health Care System does not make you automatically eligible for dental care. The following is the VA criteria used for a veteran...
December 6, 2013 - 4:48pm
October 25, 2013
Scotty Allison: Thank a veteran on Nov. 11
Veterans Day is almost here again. On Nov. 11, our nation will once again recognize the many sacrifices that our veterans have made to our country. Throughout our region, I hope each of you will take a moment to thank each veteran you know for their service. With more than 3,200 living...
October 25, 2013 - 6:52pm
September 20, 2013
Scotty Allison: How the Affordable Health Care Act will affect veteran benefits
You may be wondering how the new Affordable Health Care Act affects Veterans Administration Health benefits. Right now, it looks like there is no effect. Bottom line is that the new health care law does not change VA health benefits or charges for co-pays. If you are currently...
September 20, 2013 - 4:15pm
August 15, 2013
Scotty Allison: What are you doing to protect your benefits?
If you have been reading or listening to the news lately there has been much discussion about how to cut the nation's deficit/balance the budget. Already the Active, Reserve and National Guard forces are experiencing significant budget cuts. So far, for the most part, the political...
August 15, 2013 - 6:33pm
June 27, 2013
Franken staffers, veterans’ advocates meet
BEMIDJI — Legislation that would improve the well-being of veterans was the center of discussion between lawmakers and community members during a forum here Thursday morning. Staff members from Sen. Al Franken’s, D-Minn., office met with area veterans and veterans’ advocates...
June 27, 2013 - 3:57pm
June 21, 2013
Scotty Allison: Claims backlog takes step forward, but expect some delays
This is a heads-up to all veterans regarding service-connected claims. You have probably been reading and hearing about the large claims backlog at the Veterans Administration. There is a lot of pressure being applied by veterans, service organizations and political leaders to...
June 21, 2013 - 3:52pm
May 10, 2013
Scotty Allison: Emergency room visits and VA reimbursement
Recently, we have been receiving a lot of inquiries about what the Veterans Administration will reimburse if a veteran obtains medical care at an emergency room that is not a VA-operated facility. The best answer is that it really depends on the veteran. Are they currently enrolled...
May 10, 2013 - 6:16pm
March 22, 2013
Scotty Allison: Interesting statistics on American Indian servicemembers
As I was gathering information for the Northern Minnesota Veterans Home Task Force, I discovered some interesting facts about American Indian service members. First, they serve at a higher rate and have a higher concentration of female servicemembers than all other servicemembers....
March 22, 2013 - 5:07pm