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Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
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Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
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Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
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Diann E. Bakke
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
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Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
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County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
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Better Business Bureau
November 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't fall for 'community guide' scam
Here's yet another reason to shop local. You can avoid a scam that does nothing to help the local community. Last week, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota issued an alert about companies that claim to be selling ad space in community guides — advertising...
November 8, 2017 - 10:16am
June 14, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: How to avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 14, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 3, 2017
Echo Press editiorial: 10 tips for hiring a contractor
Ready to do a big home improvement project this spring? Look before you leap. There are some unscrupulous contractors out there that cut corners, inflate the bill, take forever to get the job done, or worse yet, never get around to finishing the project, leaving homeowners out in...
May 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
April 4, 2014
Better Business Bureau 2013 complaint, inquiry stats released
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota has compiled the top 10 industries for consumer complaints and inquiries, according to its final statistics for 2013. For the year, the local BBB set a new record by providing more than 3.6 million instances of service to...
April 4, 2014 - 9:03am
December 31, 2013
Advice on dealing with ice dams
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers advice to homeowners on how to protect their homes from ice dams. Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof, preventing melting snow from draining off the roof. That water can then leak into homes,...
December 31, 2013 - 12:48am
July 2, 2010
BBB advice to increase your chances of getting a small business loan
Finding funding to start a business or bolster an existing one has been more difficult than usual lately. While the economy improves, banks are still reluctant when it comes to lending money to small business owners and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB)...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Better Business Bureau launches service to protect online shoppers
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to launch a new online search tool designed to help consumers find businesses they can trust when they research and shop online. The BBB's Accredited Business Locator is powered by Azigo's...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2010
Warning issued about company selling online health products
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about Healthy Online Services, a company which sells weight loss supplements and other health products over the Internet. The company has an F rating with the BBB due to a pattern of complaints involving...
April 24, 2010 - 8:18am
February 26, 2010
Better Business Bureau lists top 10 complaints
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) has compiled its statistics for 2009 and is announcing the "top 10" industries for customer complaints and inquiries. The BBB handled more than 25,500 complaints in 2009, resolving nearly 92 percent of them. "2009 is...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Don't be duped by business paper scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has been informed of a case of attempted fraud against a St. Cloud restaurant. An employee of the restaurant received a phone call from someone claiming to be a vendor, asking if they needed to order more of the paper they...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
BBB warns renters to beware of bogus home rentals
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning renters to be on the lookout for scammers on Craigslist and other online classifieds when searching for a home. Phony ads for rental properties across the country are cropping up, and are specifically aimed...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
June 7, 2009
Here's how teens can stay safe on the job
Was your teenager able to secure a summer job? If so, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. With the national unemployment rate at an all-time high of 8.9 percent, many parents are still worried over the lack of jobs for their children.
June 7, 2009 - 1:15pm