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Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Allan Altnow, 87
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 21, 2012
Your Legal Rights: Beware of card services scams
From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson: People are being bombarded with scam telephone calls that promise to help lower their credit card interest rates. The recorded calls purport to come from nondescript entities such as "Card Services," "Cardholder Services,"...
April 21, 2012 - 11:29am
March 22, 2012
Warning issued about solar-wind company, Power4Home Pro
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about energy savings claims from Power4Home Pro, a solar and wind energy manufacturing company. The company - which claims a Minnesota address, but appears to be headquartered elsewhere - sells DVDs...
March 22, 2012 - 10:28am
June 25, 2011
Don't fall victim to high-pressure magazine sellers this summer, warns BBB
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) receives thousands of complaints each year from consumers who have unknowingly purchased multi-year magazine subscriptions. Unscrupulous telemarketers sometimes trick consumers into buying subscriptions to magazines they...
June 25, 2011 - 2:09pm
June 11, 2011
Here's how to avoid wedding scams
Love is in the air as many couples prepare for their long-awaited wedding day this summer. When preparing for the big day, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises people to proceed with caution when it comes to buying a wedding dress online, choosing...
June 11, 2011 - 11:27am
March 20, 2011
Springtime scams bloom
ST. PAUL -- The scam to bilk seniors by pretending to be their grandchildren in trouble spikes each springtime. This year scammers also will target those wanting to help disaster victims in Japan, as well as those impacted by upcoming flooding in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota...
March 20, 2011 - 12:32pm
February 4, 2011
Beware of these top 10 business scams and rip-offs
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) released a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010 this week. Job hunters and those struggling to get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive offers in this tough economy. "With the...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
How to spot red flags of investment seminar scam
Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your life savings. While most people might not see the harm in sitting through an investment seminar, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends...
business / news
January 13, 2011 - 4:21pm
January 12, 2011
Editorial - Don't be a victim of 'cramming' scam
Better start looking over your phone bills more carefully; you could be a victim of "cramming." This fairly new type of scam happens when a third party vendor puts unauthorized charges onto a customer's long-distance phone bills. It's been happening in Minnesota for some time and...
editorials / opinion
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Don't fall for phone scam
CenturyLink, formerly Embarq, is warning customers to be wary of calls from telemarketers who claim to offer long-distance services on behalf of the company. Telemarketers from another company are calling customers in the Alexandria area and are misrepresenting themselves as agents...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Cop Talk: Am I being scammed?
Q: I hear a lot about people being scammed out of money. How do I know if something is a scam? A: In almost all scams, there are some clues that exist to let people know it's a scam. First, if something sounds too good to be true, it is. Second, most scams start with an unsolicited...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Your legal rights: Beware of debt assistance scams
From the office of Attorney General Lori Swanson Do not pay up-front fees for debt assistance. As of October 27, new federal rules went into effect that ban debt assistance companies nationwide from collecting up-front fees before they deliver a service. Before a debt assistance...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Police issue warning over telephone scams
The Alexandria Police Department is warning residents about a scam that is targeting residents in this area. It starts with a telephone call where residents are asked to wire money to a specific location.
crime / news
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
Job seekers: Beware of employment scams
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. In this troubled economy, thousands of Minnesotans are without work. The state faces some of the worst unemployment figures in decades. Other people report that their hours have been...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
BBB warns car shoppers about online dealer scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning car shoppers to beware of websites offering too-good-to-be-true deals on repossessed cars. The BBB has heard from people across the country who thought they were buying from a reputable dealer online but were...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
'Free' trial offers may come with a catch
In connection with the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has issued a warning to Minnesotans to be on guard against so-called "free" trial offers that bear hidden terms and conditions. "In today's marketplace, certain companies...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am