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Shipowners slash costs, leaving some crews unpaid, unsafe as downturn bites
Second case of babies switched in Canadian hospital shakes community
New massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias
Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of better life
How Delaware kept America safe for corporate secrecy
crime and courts
Transmitter-equipped sturgeon giving researchers 'insane' amount of data
Healthy outlook for Minnesota bear hunt
Bison survive overtime thriller against Charleston Southern
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UND rallies, but falls short against SEC member Ole Miss
BRAD SCHLOSSMAN: UND's Athletics committee is problematic
Finding the way to FIT
BOOKNOTES: "Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up," "Downsizing the Family Home"
THE LIST: Janessa's Midnight Movie Madness feat. Divine!, Muddy Waters Clay Center, The Rollin' On The River Inline skating marathon
Artist Nancy Friese: Beauty of the wide open
MOVIE LIST: 'Don't Breathe,' 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection'
life & style
Lillian K.M. Berg
Edward A. Pester
Clement C. Nadeau
GET YOUR GEAR ON: SoftScience Ultra Lyte hiking boots
Fishing with the fishes
Regs to remember for archery season
ASK THE DNR: What are some of the good bugs that help keep our forests healthy in Minnesota?
NORTH DAKOTA LT. GOV. DREW WRIGLEY Q&A: 'An unlawful protest'
LETTER: PC exerts uncanny power over common sense
OUR OPINION: Unlawful protests anger public
Heidi Heitkamp: How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong Farm Bill
LETTER: North Dakota should reverse calls for constitutional convention
50th Wedding Anniversary
UPDATE: Tornadoes spotted in Red River Valley, hail hits Grand Forks County
social security Q & A
May 30, 2015
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Medicare coverage for a spouse without starting Social Security benefits
Q. I receive Social Security retirement. My wife is approaching the Medicare age of 65, has not worked enough to receive her own SSA retirement...
May 30, 2015 - 5:00am
November 15, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: SSA benefits may extend to spouses
Q: My husband’s Social Security retirement will be much more than mine. If I start my own retirement before my husband starts his,...
November 15, 2014 - 6:45am
November 1, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Retirement benefit test tied to age
Q: I am 63, work full time now, and plan to retire either this Dec. 31 or Jan. 2, 2015. Either way, is there any difference as far...
November 1, 2014 - 7:45am
September 21, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Retirement applications get thorough reviews
Q: I completed my retirement application online and it was easy. Are these applications reviewed by anyone at Social Security? A: Yes. Just...
September 21, 2014 - 8:00am
August 23, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Disability benefits carries requirements
Q: My brother is 64 years old and in poor health even though he works full time. His doctors tell him to retire and apply for disability. Would Social Security or disability be best for him? A: To be clear, retirement, survivors and disability benefits are all Social Security,...
August 23, 2014 - 8:45am
August 2, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: How to maximize your retirement amount
Q. I turn 65 on March 7, 2015. To maximize my retirement amount and not start early, should I start benefits for March or April? A....
August 2, 2014 - 8:30am
July 26, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: SSA benefits for widows
Q. I have been widowed twice, never working outside the home. I started Social Security widows benefits at age 60 after my first husband...
July 26, 2014 - 7:30am
July 19, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Earnings reviewed for changes to benefits
Q: I retired effective January 2014, so my Social Security payment only reflects earnings through 2012. When will my retirement include...
July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
June 21, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Millions contribute to SSA
Q: How many people are working and paying into Social Security? A: As of 2011, about 158.6 million workers had earnings taxable under...
June 21, 2014 - 6:00am
June 14, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Retirement payment dates vary
Q: I recently signed up for Social Security retirement and was surprised to learn that payments will arrive late in the month. I thought...
June 14, 2014 - 10:00am
June 7, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Beneficiaries can change their minds
Q: Can a person stop Social Security retirement benefits if they retire at age 62 but then change their mind and go back to work full time? A:...
June 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 31, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: A brief history of disability benefits
Q: When did Social Security disability begin? A: The original 1935 Social Security Act contained many provisions, including unemployment...
May 31, 2014 - 10:00am
May 24, 2014
HOWARD KOSSOVER: When to file for SSA benefits?
Question: How far in advance should I file for my Social Security retirement?
May 24, 2014 - 10:30am
May 17, 2014
HOWARD KOSSOVER: Social Security numbers easy to get for babies
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...
May 17, 2014 - 10:00am
May 10, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Online accounts are secure
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....
May 10, 2014 - 9:00am