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Alexandria takes part in National Night Out Tuesday
Law enforcement blotter: August 3, 2015
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Phantom (w/video)
Alexandria police investigate arson
Law enforcement blotter: July 31 - August 2, 2015
Resorters' Masters field glitters with champions
Resorters: Boraas, Kulics pace Junior 13-15s during qualifying
Resorters: Glenwood's Jenna Janu searches for first title after shooting a 74 in qualifying
Resorters: St. Cloud's Schomer shoots 64 in Men's Execs qualifying round
Tyus Jones, Timberwolves Caravan to stop in Alexandria
Forada Days in full swing this weekend
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
Strap on your boots for an Old West melodrama
Jazz Dot Combo to perform Thursday
Legacy grant helps repair Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Hacker and Cruz
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 27
Engaged - Moe and Prins
Engaged - Bryan and Moran
Engaged - Iker and Hansberry
Beware! Wild parsnips are lurking in Douglas County
DNR announces another conservative deer season across much of Minnesota
Minnesota dentist accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion
DNR Question of the week
Weeds, weeds, everywhere weeds
Vincent Huntley, 55
Stephen Bloom, 55
Donald Soderholm, 93
Jo Ann Broom, 80
Conrad Pfeffer, 87
Echo Press Editorial: Primary election in Alexandria makes sense
It's Our Turn: Turning ideas into action
Needs of children are of vital importance in federal spending measures
Kudos to Alexandria’s Mayor Carlson
KCMT-TV: No longer here, but impact will never fade away
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
A family legacy
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
JLG Architects earns accolades
Voyager Industries commits to safety
Diamond Buick GMC given Mark of Excellence
REA Operation Round Up grants awarded
ATCC receives skills grant
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 19, 2013
How to assert your legal rights as a consumer
Most companies understand that it is usually beneficial to try to find a solution to a consumer's concerns. Companies don't want unhappy consumers to complain and use a competitor's service or product. Keep in mind the following points when filing a complaint about a product or service...
News / state
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Your legal rights: Don't get 'crammed'
Most people don't know that their telephone bill can sometimes be used liked a credit card; with third party companies placing charges for unrelated services or merchandise on the phone bill. As a result, people are surprised when they find charges on their phone bill for unrelated...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
Minnesota attorney general sues telephone bill 'crammer'
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania-based company that placed charges of over $15 per month for long distance calling minutes on the phone bills of unsuspecting Minnesota residents without their authorization. The practice by which third...
January 10, 2011 - 11:29am
October 29, 2010
Attorney general candidates show very different priorities
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson puts consumer protection at or near the top of her priority list. Her main challenger, Chris Barden, talks first about suing the federal government over health care reform, followed by election law changes and says that after 40...
government / News / state
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
Job seekers: Beware of employment scams
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. In this troubled economy, thousands of Minnesotans are without work. The state faces some of the worst unemployment figures in decades. Other people report that their hours have been...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Your legal rights: Have you looked at your credit report lately?
From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Major national credit bureaus maintain a "credit report" on virtually every American adult citizen. Your credit report contains information about your bill-paying history, the number and types of accounts you have, late...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2010
Attorney general sues three online payday lenders
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed three separate lawsuits this week against online payday lenders that made instant short-term loans over the Internet to Minnesota citizens that grossly exceeded the interest rates allowed under state law and otherwise failed to comply...
April 3, 2010 - 8:17am