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Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
John "Jack" Burns
Ervin Jerome Hagen
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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February 20, 2018
State settles for $850M in 3M lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS — Just before the trial between Minnesota and 3M Corp was set to start more than seven years after its original filing, the...
February 20, 2018 - 7:26pm
October 31, 2017
Minnesota attorney general: Drug companies jack up prices of generic drugs
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is moving to sue another dozen pharmaceutical companies, alleging they are scheming together...
October 31, 2017 - 6:53pm
April 1, 2016
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Does unwanted mail flood your mailbox?
If you receive unwanted mail, you are not alone. Many people are bombarded by junk mail ranging from credit card offers to catalogues to charitable solicitations. Persistent junk mail can inundate mailboxes and become a hassle to dispose of. So why is it so difficult to stop unwanted...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Minnesota Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of payday lending law
In a consumer protection case filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of Minnesota's payday lending law when applied to out-of-state lenders that make loans to Minnesotans over the Internet. Swanson filed...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
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...
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...
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