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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Girls tennis: Cards continue unbeaten streak at Sartell
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 13, 2016
New Year's resolutions for consumers
The start of a new year is the perfect time to protect your personal and financial information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota offer some simple tips to help you prepare. 1. Check your credit report for free at AnnualCreditReport.com. Review it closely...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 26, 2014
Shop safely on Cyber Monday; follow these tips
Cyber Monday, which takes place the Monday after Black Friday, has grown increasingly popular among consumers in recent years, as they look for clearance sales some retailers offer online. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers its top 10 tips for people...
November 26, 2014 - 11:24am
August 8, 2013
Customers protest customer service of online furniture dealer
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing an alert on Defy Supply, LLCm an online furniture dealer that has been the subject of customer complaints. The company, based in the Twin Cities and which also does business as Eho Studios, LLC, has been given...
August 8, 2013 - 11:15am
August 1, 2013
Bogus IDBS bills designed to defraud businesses
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing a nationwide alert on IDBS, a nebulous online firm which purports to be a provider of web design, website development, and e-commerce services. The BBB has determined the company, which also does business as...
August 1, 2013 - 9:33am
June 22, 2013
BBB says look ahead before leaping into a reverse mortgage
With the cost of living on the rise, some senior citizens are finding themselves on shaky financial ground. This trend has led to companies offering reverse mortgages - where lenders loan people money based on the equity built up in their homes - as a way for seniors to "cash in"...
June 22, 2013 - 11:17am
June 16, 2013
Here's how to cut down on junk mail and spam
There are few things more annoying than junk mail, spam and unsolicited calls and text messages. Not only are these unwanted communications an annoyance, but they can potentially lead to identity theft. While it's nearly impossible to completely eliminate junk mail, spam text messages...
June 16, 2013 - 8:50am
May 19, 2013
BBB offers tips for seniors to avoid these six scams
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. Because seniors control more than 70 percent of the nation's...
May 19, 2013 - 11:09am
April 7, 2013
Nominees sought for Better Business Bureau ethics award
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is once again calling for nominations for the premier award in business ethics - the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Previously called the Integrity Award, the Torch Award for Ethics is bestowed upon companies who display...
April 7, 2013 - 2:06pm
March 31, 2013
BBB promotes Financial Literacy Month
Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota kicks off on April 1, and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is partnering with 10 state agencies on educational initiatives. The purpose of this cooperative effort is to generate awareness on the topic of financial...
March 31, 2013 - 3:00pm
March 21, 2013
BBB issues alert over timeshare resort company
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing a nationwide alert in regard to Platinum Resort Services, a company which claims to offer services to those interested in buying, selling or renting resort and timeshare properties. The company, which has been...
March 21, 2013 - 2:46pm
March 19, 2013
BBB warns of fake auto dealer websites
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is urging consumers considering an online car purchase to be extra cautious following three recent incidents involving bogus auto dealer websites, each claiming to be located in North Dakota. This scheme was first brought...
March 19, 2013 - 11:10am
March 17, 2013
BBB offers tips on carpet cleaning
When contacting a carpet cleaning company, it's always important to ask questions about the price of the service and specifically what is included in the price for that service. Many of the complaints the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) receives against...
March 17, 2013 - 9:49am
March 16, 2013
Don't let an 'authorization hold' on credit card hold you hostage
Credit is a convenience; it allows you to charge a meal on your credit card, pay for an appliance with an installment plan, or take out a loan to buy a house. However, when dining out at a fancy restaurant or spending the night away in a hotel, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota...
March 16, 2013 - 9:46am
February 17, 2013
BBB warns of utility scam tripping wires
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers and businesses to be on alert for phone calls or visits from people going door to door trying to collect money fraudulently by claiming utility bills are overdue and must be paid with reloadable debit...
February 17, 2013 - 3:19pm
January 6, 2013
Better Business Bureau offers advice on handling debt collectors
Consumers who owe money or are behind on their bills may legitimately be contacted by debt collectors. However, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is reminding consumers to be aware of their rights and also providing some tips on best practices when it...
January 6, 2013 - 9:58am