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'Shred Day' guards against identity theft

Here's a way to keep your identify safe - participate in Shred Day.

Through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding, Mid-Minnesota is offering free community-wide Shred Days at all their locations.

The idea is to keep the wrong person from finding out your social security number, financial account numbers, credit card numbers, telephone calling card numbers, and many other valuable identifying data.

Last year more than 4,000 pounds of documents were shredded during MMFCU's Shred Days.

Stop by Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union parking lot to have your personal documents shredded in a Paper Storm mobile shredding truck for free on Monday, June 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at MMFCU's Alexandria office.

Shred Day will take place rain or shine, and there's no charge for this service, however please limit yourself to three boxes of documents per person.

The Shred Day not only offers a chance to safely dispose of sensitive documents, but it also recycles material that might otherwise end up in our land fill sites.

Visit Mid-Minnesota's website at for guidelines on what to shred or join them for a free workshop on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Alexandria Technical College, Room 209.

Learn what you can do to prevent identity theft and how to recover if you are a victim. The workshop is free and includes refreshments, however space is limited. Call (320) 762-2686 to reserve a seat.

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 32,000 members in Central Minnesota with full-service offices in Brainerd, Baxter, Crosby, Little Falls, Staples and Alexandria.