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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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