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Celebrating a rink renovation
A long journey home
Wanted: Watercraft inspectors
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In MN, farmers urge ag property tax credit and fix to school funding
Boys Hockey: Cards top the Stars for the second time in three days
Sports schedule for Friday, Jan. 20
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 26, 2009
Beware of storm scams
When a severe storm rumbles through a community, most often, friends, family and neighbors help pick up the pieces left behind. Storms can leave a mess for homeowners to clean up, especially if there was damage from hail, straight-line winds or tornados. But storms don't always...
August 26, 2009 - 12:05am
July 22, 2009
Help-wanted ad in newspaper tried to scam applicants of money
An ad that ran in the Wednesday, July 15 Echo Press on page B5 for a full time experienced nanny/housekeeper is reportedly a scam. The Echo Press received several phone calls about the ad and was contacted by law enforcement on Monday, July 20, notifying the paper that the ad was...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Warning issued over H1N1 flu scams
Relying on reports from online security experts, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and websites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu H1N1 outbreak. "Scammers read newspapers,...
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Warning issued over swine flu scams
Relying on reports from online security experts, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and websites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak. "Scammers read newspapers, watch...
May 2, 2009 - 9:37am
April 25, 2009
Here's how seniors can reduce junk mail
Many senior citizens are overwhelmed by unwanted mail from bogus senders - ranging from fake foreign lotteries to scam charities to fortune tellers to chain letters and investment schemes. Once a citizen gets on these junk mailing lists, it becomes very difficult to stop future...
April 25, 2009 - 9:49am
March 21, 2009
Grandparents targeted by would-be relatives in trouble
A year-round con artists' scam to bilk seniors by pretending to be their grandchildren - abroad, in trouble, and in need of cash - spikes during students' spring break travel period, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division...
March 21, 2009 - 10:31am
February 20, 2009
Scams: Know the red flags - don't end up on losing end
Scams. They happen everywhere, all the time, to all types of people. Young, old, rich, poor - to a scammer, it doesn't matter. What does matter...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Beware of 'quick fixes' for credit card debt
Are you struggling to make ends meet financially? Does it seem like your monthly bills exceed your income? Many nonprofit credit counseling organizations can assist you for free in managing your debt and coming up with solutions to your financial problems. You should be careful,...
February 11, 2009 - 1:44pm
December 30, 2008
Beware of scams targeting grandparents
Minnesotan grandparents report a new scam where a con artist impersonates a grandchild in distress. The con artist exploits the love and generosity of the grandparent by pretending to be a grandchild in trouble and in need of emergency funds. The fraudster convinces the grandparent...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Credit cards and debt: Know your rights
By the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson As the economy falters and costs of everything from food to utilities to health care continue to rise, many people are forced to turn to credit cards to finance day-to-day living expenses. In 1968 Americans owed $8 billion...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Beware of advance fee loan schemes and other financial scams
From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson With a struggling economy and a shortage of credit, many consumers are financially squeezed and looking for help. Some people may be looking for new ways to obtain financing or additional income from sources where they have...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
IRS issues alert over new wave of scams
The Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new wave of scams using the IRS name in identity theft e-mails, or phishing, that have circulated during the last two months. In May and June alone, taxpayers reported almost 700 separate phishing incidents...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am