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County crafting buffer compliance rules
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, October 18
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
Minnesota State system to update tuition, fee policies
Names released in officer-involved shooting in St. Cloud
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Football: Spuds drop Alexandria to the third seed
Football: Chargers rolling into playoffs after seventh straight win
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Deloris A. Elmquist
Margaret Ann Steidl 'Peggy' Karnis
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
on the street
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
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