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FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
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Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
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Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
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Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
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ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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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