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Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Baseball: Streaks battle but fall to Pierz in section game
Tennis: Jost secures Alexandria’s spot in sections
Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
Audrey F. Kloehn
Richard "Woody" Erickson
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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September 18, 2009
IRS warns taxpayers to beware of first-time homebuyer credit fraud
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme. On Thursday, July 23, 2009, a Jacksonville, Florida tax preparer, James Otto Price III,...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
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