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Good Question: Can You Count On Social Security?

With the uncertainty of the stock market, it’s nice to have Social Security there for retirement. But Social Security’s very own board of trustees said that unless changes are made, it could be depleted by the year 2033.

08/04/2014

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Minn. Guardsman Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military’s enemy intelligence.

12/12/2013

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Minn. Man Accused Of Army ID Theft

A Minnesota National Guard member and self-described commander of a militia group is accused of stealing classified information from his former military unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.

12/11/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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MN Attorney General Asks Feds To Investigate Humana

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says a federal investigation is needed to look into business practices at one of the nation’s largest private Medicare insurers. On Friday, Swanson sent a massive file of complaints against Humana to the federal agency charged with overseeing that part of Medicare. She’s asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to look into more than 27 complaints on file.

10/18/2013

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Caring For The Elderly: Does China Have It Right?

China recently passed an Elderly Rights Law, requiring adult children to stay connected with their parents.

10/03/2013

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Resentment On Day 2 Of Shutdown; Politicians Respond

Wednesday marked day two of the federal government shutdown, and there’s growing anger about it. Congress and the President still haven’t come to an agreement, and there are no signs the end will be anytime soon. Meanwhile in Minnesota, top leaders are scrambling to adjust to possible impacts at home.

10/02/2013

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Gov’t Shutdown Impacting MN Social Security Offices

The shutdown is having a real impact here in Minnesota, especially if you’ve tried to get a Social Security card.

10/02/2013

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Good Question: What Benefits Do Former Presidents Receive?

The former president’s surgery took place at a private hospital in Dallas, which had some people wondering: What benefits do former presidents receive? How about members of Congress after they leave office?

08/06/2013

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Inmate Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Getting $23K In Social Security

A 32-year-old woman, who’s incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Waseca, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $23,000 in social security benefits.

04/25/2013

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Good Question: How Will Social Security Changes Affect Benefits?

More than 50 million Americans get a social security check every month. But some Democrats and liberal groups are upset about a proposed change in the way the cost of living adjustment is calculated. Making a switch could save more than $100 billion in 10 years.

04/09/2013

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Boy Abducted In ’94 Found In Minnesota

A boy abducted from northeastern Indiana by his paternal grandparents 19 years ago has been found and is living married in Minnesota.

01/10/2013

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Social Security Tax Cut Means A Cut From Your Paycheck

Lots of people might be surprised when they open their first paycheck of the year. The end of the 2-year break on social security payroll taxes means we’re all going to have to pay a little more to Uncle Sam.

01/03/2013

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Sen. Franken Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Sen. Al Franken is glad a compromise was reached to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff.

01/01/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Public Money While In Prison

A 65-year-old Little Falls man pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing nearly $50,000 from the Social Security Administration by not telling it he was in jail for about four years and thus still receiving public money.

11/15/2012

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