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Grabbing groceries for a cause (w/video)
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Woman charged with felony theft
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Council moves to censure Batesole
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
Cards well represented in all-star series
Baseball: Knights look to build on 14-win season
Boys golf: Two all-conference golfers return for WCA
Lakers to rely on seniors, pitching this spring
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Lynda L (Halvorson) Mackie
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
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