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Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

District manager Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 58.9 million, representing 18.1 percent of the nation’s total population. We work hard to deliver great customer service ...

The untold story of the greatest sea evacuation of all-time

Thanks to the Oscar-award-winning movie, "Dunkirk," which came out in 2017, most of us are familiar with the World War II battle which culminated with a historic sea evacuation that allowed for the rescue of nearly 340,000 allied soldiers. The overpowering German army had pushed the combined ...

Talking

It seems that lately there’s been a lot of talk about talking. When the subject of talking comes up, it’s expected we are referring to the discourse between one person and another person, correct? Of course, in today’s environment, there are plenty of talking heads, but I wonder if ...

Don’t overlook WPAs this fall

From the rush of a buck moving under my perch in the low crook of a large tree along a vast slough, to a covey of sharptailed grouse rising on a grassy hillside, to the excitement of a flushing pheasant breaking its way out of the cane on a mid-December hunt, the countless opportunities ...

September silage season

In September the Earth rounds an elongated curve in space and the weather begins its languorous glide into the long slog of winter. September suffers from multiple personality disorder, with summery heat one day and an autumn chill the next. The furnace will be running in the morning and ...

Ask a Trooper

Question: As we are ending the Motorcycle season I heard of an individual near Rochester whom was killed by going off the road and struck a sign head on. He was not wearing a helmet. Being an individual whom has been in a motorcycle accident with the helmet likely saving my life, why are ...