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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
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Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 28, 2011
Don't pay for free advice on scholarships for college
The academic year is winding down, and many high school students are preparing to apply for financial aid as tuition costs continue to rise. Each year, millions of people depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college. Navigating the process of applying for financial aid can...
May 28, 2011 - 3:33pm
May 14, 2011
10 tips to avoid getting scammed by a contractor
Allstate Insurance reminds residents to protect themselves from unscrupulous contractors. A good, trustworthy contractor can be a key partner in the rebuilding process.
May 14, 2011 - 4:59pm
May 5, 2011
Online scams proliferate in wake of Osama bin Laden's death
In the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden this past weekend, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers to watch out for a slew of cyber-scams that have popped up in the past few days. According to Kaspersky Labs, an Internet security...
May 5, 2011 - 10:19am
May 3, 2011
Phone scam alert issued in Todd County
The Todd County Sheriff's Office is alerting area residents about a phone scam that was reported on Saturday. Someone called a Todd County resident and identified himself as a family member. He said he needed money for bail and other expenses as a result of a traffic accident in...
May 3, 2011 - 3:38pm
April 17, 2011
Don't fall prey to the 2011 'dirty dozen' tax scams
Hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud, and filing false or misleading tax forms top the annual list of "dirty dozen" tax scams in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service reports. "The dirty dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams," IRS...
April 17, 2011 - 2:14pm
March 20, 2011
Here's how to avoid refinancing traps
With the downturn in the economy and the collapse of the housing market, Minnesotans have been struggling to make ends meet. Some homeowners look to refinancing to get out of adjustable-rate mortgages or lower the rate on their fixed-rate mortgages to help ease financial pressures,...
March 20, 2011 - 4:25pm
Your legal rights: Don't be tricked by timeshare resale scams
From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson: In today's struggling economy, many consumers are financially squeezed and looking for help. Some consumers may be looking at selling that timeshare that they no longer can afford to visit or to pay the high mortgage, taxes...
February 20, 2011 - 9:54am
February 12, 2011
Variation of 'grandparent scam' targets businesses
Most people have heard of the Grandparent Scam, where scammers contact elderly people and pretend to be a loved one - usually a grandchild - in distress and needing money in a hurry. Following instructions, victims wire money to the scammers and then discover later their loved ones...
February 12, 2011 - 4:28pm