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Senior Scene

Lottery and sweepstakes scams

The chance of winning a lot of money is certainly alluring, and con artists are ready to exploit our eagerness to win big money. Sweepstakes and lottery scams have been around for a long time, and they’re still going strong. A retired North Dakota couple recently lost nearly $90,000 to a ...

Ask Rusty: Does paying SS tax now increase my benefit?

Dear Rusty: I started drawing my benefits at age 62 due to being laid off from my job at age 60. I have continued working part time and been paying Social Security and Medicare taxes ever since. I am now 66. I have been told that even though I continue to pay these taxes, it will not help ...

Books brought to your door

People have relied on books to provide entertainment and education for hundreds of years and public libraries have supported these needs for almost as long. However, not everyone in Minot is able to make it to the library to check out books. Fortunately, the Special Services program at the ...

Life Lessons from the last year

My only sibling died this summer. She had cancer. Over the last year (since her diagnosis), I have learned a lot of “life lessons.” I hope you can benefit from my experience as well as the related research on these topics. Lesson One: Pay attention to your body and tell others when ...

Hello Senior friends

Before long, weather will be cold again, so enjoy this nice weather. Our residents have been enjoying the summer, spending time outdoors. We have been going to the zoo, air museum, country drives, patio fun with music along with” I Love Ice Cream” truck and other food trucks & the NDSF ...