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High court maintains conviction in Eric Dean death
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, February 9
Dayton proposes six-week parental leave for state workers
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
How much do candidates have in their campaign coffers?
Foster signs with D-III Johnnies
Boys hockey: Cards seventh seed, host game on Saturday
Boys basketball: ACGC sinks freebies to fend off Lakers
Boys basketball: Second-half run pushes Trojans past WCA
Wrestling: Lakers season ends in 5A opener
DMS to hold student-parent-teacher conferences
Calling all artists for Phelps Mill Festival
Hike on candlelit trails at Glacial Lakes State Park
Spelling to the top
Embrace love of reading at ECFE event
Wedding - Arnold and Thompson
Wedding - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - through Jan. 31, 2016
Marriage Applications - Feb. 5, 2016
Births through Jan. 25, 2016
A pair of skis among the trees
Mike Frisch: The winter search for perch
Worth the wait
By the numbers: A look at some local fisheries from 2015 DNR surveys
Mike Frisch: Target crappies for good mid-winter bite
Larry R Hansen
Gary L. Sayler
Norman D. Dittberner
IN THE KNOW: Incentives are used to attract business development
From the archives - 1991: Merchant seamen granted veterans status
LETTER: Help choose the right candidate
LETTER: Gearing up for the big fight
Awards go beyond pages in newspaper
Growing good habits in the New Year
Grants available to help add value to agriculture
Beef Team to host Cow/Calf Days
The changing face of agriculture
Annual survey relies on farmers' participation
ON THE JOB: Jessica Gadbaw, Correctional Officer
On the Street - Jan. 29, 2016
Douglas County Hospital awarded accreditation
Douglas County representative needed to fill board vacancy
Annual Chamber celebration set for Feb. 11
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
February 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Beware of skimmers at the pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings – and a lot more – could quickly vanish if they’re not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country are receiving...
opinion / editorials
February 4, 2016 - 10:42am
February 2, 2016
Be on guard against investment scams
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is urging investors to be on guard for investment scammers trying to take advantage of fears about the current volatility in the stock market. "When the stock market goes down, the scam market can go up," said Rothman. "Scam artists will...
February 2, 2016 - 12:15pm
December 21, 2015
Alert issued about fake debt collectors
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is urging consumers, in Minnesota and nationwide, to be on guard against fake debt collectors who send threatening communications and claim to be with a prominent Minnesota law firm. The fraudulent communications—including phone calls,...
December 21, 2015 - 10:01am
December 10, 2015
Franson warns child care providers about poster
A private company is mailing forms to sell Minnesota child care providers posters that the federal government provides free, a state lawmaker...
December 10, 2015 - 12:27pm
December 3, 2015
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Follow this advice on how to spot a scam
Scammers are constantly reinventing new ways to perpetrate old ploys. Whether you’re contacted by phone, mail, email, text or in person, the following tips provide advice on how to spot a scam. You are contacted out of the blue. You should never send money or provide personal information...
December 3, 2015 - 11:01am
December 1, 2015
Be alert for 'spoofed' local phone numbers
As people try to screen unwanted phone calls, unscrupulous telemarketers and scam artists have looked for new ways to lure people to answer calls. One increasingly common technique scam artists use is to falsify or “spoof” their caller ID information with local phone numbers or...
December 1, 2015 - 1:40pm
November 10, 2015
Tech support scheme takes new angle
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is once again noting an uptick in reports of the tech support scam. Generally, this scheme is perpetrated over the phone: homeowners or business owners receive calls from “technicians” saying there’s a problem with...
News / state
November 10, 2015 - 11:30am
November 4, 2015
Beware of utility bill scam
ALP Utilities (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least eight local businesses have been contacted at this point. Similar scams have been reported in the cities of Starbuck and Osakis involving different utilities. Customers...
November 4, 2015 - 4:29pm
October 2, 2015
ALP warns of utility bill scam
ALP Utilities (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least three local businesses have been contacted at this point. Customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will be turned off in a short time...
October 2, 2015 - 10:39am
September 23, 2015
Phone scam alert issued in Douglas County
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Osakis Police Department have received complaints of a phone scam. In each case, the suspect called saying that they worked for the IRS. This person would claim there is some form of outstanding debt, and if not taken care of immediately,...
September 23, 2015 - 2:33pm