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Meeker deputy pleads guilty in stalking case
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
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Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
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Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 2, 2016
Numbers show magnitude of MNsure phone attack
ST. PAUL—Dramatic numbers show something was up when the MNsure state agency opened individual health insurance policy sales. On Tuesday,...
November 2, 2016 - 6:29pm
May 11, 2016
Don't fall for sweepstakes phone scam
If you get a call saying that you won a big prize but you have to pay the taxes, don’t fall for it. In the past week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received several fraud/scam complaints. In all the complaints, the reporting party stated they received a phone call from...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Be alert for 'spoofed' local phone numbers
As people try to screen unwanted phone calls, unscrupulous telemarketers and scam artists have looked for new ways to lure people to answer calls. One increasingly common technique scam artists use is to falsify or “spoof” their caller ID information with local phone numbers or...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2012
Commerce department investigates long distance service fees, surcharges
Monthly or per-minute rates? Minnesota consumers shopping for long-distance providers often base their decision on the advertised monthly or per-minute rate to get the best deal for their budget. Many consumers are not aware of discretionary surcharges that could be added to their...
December 11, 2012 - 3:41pm
July 22, 2012
BBB: Consider using cellphone data limit protection
In 2011, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) received 38,420 complaints against cellular telephone services and equipment, making it the number one complaint category in the BBB system. Many of those complaints were due to data billing issues; however, there are ways to prevent this....
July 22, 2012 - 3:36pm
January 10, 2011
Minnesota attorney general sues telephone bill 'crammer'
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania-based company that placed charges of over $15 per month for long distance calling minutes on the phone bills of unsuspecting Minnesota residents without their authorization. The practice by which third...
January 10, 2011 - 11:29am
November 13, 2010
Klobuchar urges FCC to crack down on phone bill 'cramming'
MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take more aggressive action to crack down on "cramming," the practice where a third party adds unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges to a person's phone bill. Klobuchar serves...
November 13, 2010 - 12:51pm
National broadband plan worries Gardonville telephone
Leaders from Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association met with Representative Torrey Westrom and Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen on July 28 to...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 21, 2010
Bill could speed tracking missing people
ST. PAUL -- The assistant St. Paul police chief says authorities may have found an 18-year-old Eveleth man's body quicker last year if they had tracked his mobile telephone. A bill making its way through the Minnesota Legislature was written to make the job easier by requiring mobile...
February 21, 2010 - 4:10pm
January 29, 2010
Former aide to Ingebrigtsen accused of tampering with phones of U.S. Senator
A former aide to State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is implicated in a plot to tamper with the phone system of U.S. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. Joseph Basel, 24, was one of four men arrested by the FBI on Monday, along with James O'Keefe,...
January 29, 2010 - 12:05am
January 27, 2010
Former aid to Senator Ingebrigtsen implicated in plot to bug U.S. senator
A former aid to State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is implicated in a plot to bug the offices of U.S. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu in New Orleans. Joseph Basel, 24, was one of four men arrested by the FBI on Monday, along with James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old conservative...
January 27, 2010 - 11:55am
December 11, 2009
Jingle Bells telethon celebrates 60 years
The ring-a-ling, linging of telephones will hopefully be heard this Saturday during the 60th annual Jingle Bells Telethon. The annual telethon...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am