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Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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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