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Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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March 5, 2014
Utility scammer contacts local REA member
A growing telephone scam is affecting utility customers across the country, including Runestone Electric Association members. The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some threaten customers...
March 5, 2014 - 3:45pm
February 4, 2014
Beware of 'one-ring' scam
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning cellphone users to watch out for brief calls from international prefixes, such as 473 – which covers Grenada. In most cases reported so far, people’s cellphones ring once and then the call disconnects. Scammers...
February 4, 2014 - 2:10pm
September 25, 2013
CenterPoint Energy urges customers to be on alert for potential scam
Utility customers around the country are being targeted by the Green Dot pre-paid debit card scam, and CenterPoint Energy is warning customers to be alert. Posing as electric company employees, scammers are calling customers to tell them they are behind on their electric bills and...
September 25, 2013 - 9:11am
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
July 28, 2013
Legislation cracks down on fraud targeted at seniors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, recently introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors. The Seniors Fraud Protection Act would help fight scams designed to strip seniors of their assets by helping seniors, their...
July 28, 2013 - 12:34pm
July 12, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scam
Alexandria Light and Power is warning utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least two local businesses have been contacted at this point. The company says that customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will...
July 12, 2013 - 10:26am
June 22, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Protect yourself from medical alert scams
Editor's note: The following "Your Legal Rights" column is provided through the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Most people have seen TV ads for a device that sends help when a person has fallen and can't get up. Legitimate medical alert devices have been lifesavers...
June 22, 2013 - 10:54am
June 17, 2013
One of five seniors older than 65 are scammed, says survey
As part of the eighth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman partnered with the state's leading experts on preventing elder abuse and exploitation at William Mitchell College of Law annual event to raise awareness in this...
June 17, 2013 - 10:22am
June 3, 2013
BBB offers advice on foreclosure 'rescue' loans
Though there are many signs that the U.S. economy is on the upswing, the effects of the recession linger on.
June 3, 2013 - 2:48pm
May 30, 2013
Commerce Department exposes fraudulent timeshare schemes
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has uncovered 11 unlicensed sham companies targeting timeshare owners falsely claiming to be able to sell or rent their properties and scamming them into paying thousands of dollars in transaction costs that never result in a sale or rental of...
May 30, 2013 - 8:41am
May 22, 2013
Beware of bogus e-mail from 'wallmart.com'
If you receive an unusual e-mail from Walmart, beware. It could be a scam. The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they've received from Walmart, sometimes misspelled as Wall-Mart, regarding purchases...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 20, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Avoid survey scams
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The call or email may start out innocently enough. You are asked to take part in a brief survey. Wanting to help, you play along. You later find out the personal information...
May 20, 2013 - 12:02pm
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
May 16, 2013
Alexandria area residents warned of phishing scam from bogus 'Wallmart'
Local residents are being warned about a scam that's been showing up in e-mails. The Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Wal-Mart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they've received from Wal-Mart regarding purchases made on their account. The...
May 16, 2013 - 4:11pm
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