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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
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