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Who can get Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug coverage?
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
The call or email may start out innocently enough. You are asked to take part in a brief survey. Wanting to help, you play along. You later find out the personal information you gave out during the phony “survey” is used against you by a scammer.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
May is Older Americans Month and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is reminding seniors and their loved ones – as well as caregivers – of the importance of being vigilant in regard to scams.
Sunday, May, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Generations ago, retirement was thought of as a time to take it easy, a time of rocking on porch chairs and reminiscing about the good old days. But that’s not the case with the current generation of retirees.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Social Security recently released the top 10 list of the most popular baby names for 2012.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
Lake Country Carpet in Alexandria recently hired Kim Juergens. She has an interior design degree and has actively practiced design for a number of years, and has experience in the gift and floral business.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Business
The April 15 filing deadline is approaching. The Minnesota Department of Revenue encourages individual taxpayers to electronically file (e-file) tax returns to ensure accuracy and a faster refund.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The April 15 filing deadline is less than a couple weeks away, so the Minnesota Department of Revenue is offering helpful tips for taxpayers when filing their income taxes.
Saturday, April, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
April 15 is the deadline to file your 2012 tax return and the IRS says if you haven't filed yet, take your time because a mistake may delay your refund.
Thursday, April, 04, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
When the first of April comes, you may be on guard to protect yourself from an April Fools’ Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reports that most homeowners can now file for their property tax refund on its website for free.
Tuesday, March, 26, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling behind on living expenses and debt obligations.
Sunday, March, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
I need to get something from Social Security to verify my income. How can I do that?
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
A couple from Plymouth made the news last week after a judge awarded them $850,000 in damages against mortgage scammers who stole their identity, wrecked their credit rating, gutted their finances and turned their lives into a living nightmare.
Wednesday, March, 13, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Antonin Scalia should do the country a favor and resign from his lifelong job as U.S. Supreme Court justice. Recently, Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act as a “continuation of racial entitlement.”
Friday, March, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Janet Elsie Makela, 59, Miltona, following an illness, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, surrounded by family.
Thursday, March, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting last Friday, they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.” No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt.
Wednesday, March, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Let’s get one thing clear: No one is getting rich off of Social Security. In fact, more and more people on Social Security are barely making ends meet.
Wednesday, March, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program.
Sunday, March, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News