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More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
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
Bonding over books
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
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
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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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Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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March 3, 2013
Warning issued over unclaimed property scam
The Minnesota Department of Commerce's name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program. The emails reported to the Commerce Department use the subject line "Heritage", and are written in Slovenian urging relatives of "Andrew...
March 3, 2013 - 3:07pm
March 2, 2013
Department of Revenue warns of new scam
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning taxpayers of a new scam that targets their personal or banking information. An unknown group calls taxpayers and claims to be "Minnesota Revenue." The callers request additional information from taxpayers, claiming more information is...
March 2, 2013 - 2:40pm
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
September 5, 2012
Alert issued over asphalt company soliciting work in Osakis area
The Todd County Sheriff's Office recently issued an alert about an asphalt company that is going door-to-door soliciting work in the rural Osakis area. According to one complaint the sheriff's office received, the company was doing substandard work and overcharging for it. "You...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2012
Better Business Bureau seeks to veto utility scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing an urgent warning to businesses and consumers about a scam claiming that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program. This bogus offer has been popping up nationwide and is now...
July 9, 2012 - 12:38pm
May 27, 2012
BBB offers tips for avoiding rental property scams
Where do you turn if you're in the market for a new place to live? A lot of people go online to find affordable rental properties. But before beginning your search, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning people that there are many unscrupulous individuals...
May 27, 2012 - 3:03pm
April 10, 2012
Old scam about insulation rebates resurfaces
A string of consumer calls to the Minnesota Department of Commerce's Energy Information Center have exposed an old, but active rebate scam. The scam, which the Commerce Department warned consumers about last year, allegedly involves insulation contractors affiliated with Idaho-based...
April 10, 2012 - 9:07am
November 20, 2011
Minnesota attorney general issues warning to families about imposter scams
In recent months, some Minnesotans have reported receiving phone calls or e mails that appear to be from friends or family members in need of help. In reality, the e mails and phone calls are from imposters posing as distressed family members. The scams take several different forms,...
November 20, 2011 - 2:41pm
November 18, 2011
Ask questions, don't send money
By asking three simple questions, Darlene Lewis of Alexandria saved herself $7,000. One October morning, the 77-year-old woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandson, Josh. "Hi, Grandma, this is Josh," the person on the other end of the line said.
November 18, 2011 - 12:00am
August 6, 2011
IRS warns of tax scam targeting Minnesotans
The Internal Revenue Service is warning of a scam in Minnesota that promises a tax refund or rebate based on Social Security benefits. The scam is prevalent across parts of the Midwest and South, including Minnesota and Wisconsin. "The scam encourages people to file tax returns...
August 6, 2011 - 12:29pm
July 16, 2011
Don't fall victim to a beauty pageant that could break the bank
Many advertisements seeking beauty pageant participants read, "Win Big Prizes! Scholarships! Cash! Become the Next Supermodel!" These ads are appealing to parents of young children, teens and others who are convinced they have what it takes to become the next big star. Participating...
July 16, 2011 - 2:39pm
June 26, 2011
Your Legal Rights: Beware of Internet classified scams
While the Internet may offer convenience, it can also enable scam operators to defraud buyers and sellers. Fraudsters can use cheap technology and free classified services on advertisement websites such as craigslist.com or Ebay.com to dupe individuals looking to buy or sell items...
June 26, 2011 - 3:50pm
June 16, 2011
Scam alert issued about Green Dot MoneyPaks
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are warning consumers of an emerging fraud method in which scammers siphon cash from victims using Green Dot MoneyPaks. MoneyPaks,...
June 16, 2011 - 7:10am
June 12, 2011
Securing your child's identity: Advice every parent should know
Online scammers are finding inactive Social Security numbers online - most of which are assigned to children under the age of 18 who have not started using them yet - and selling them under different names to help people establish fake credit. The scheme may lead to significant debts...
June 12, 2011 - 11:29am
June 6, 2011
Loan company claims same street address as Better Business Bureau's Fargo office
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers and businesses to be wary of an advance fee loan company calling itself Fraser Brokerage, which claims a Fargo address. The address the company is claiming - 51 Broadway - is the same as the BBB's...
June 6, 2011 - 12:10pm