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Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
YOU ASKED: What's the policy for overdue lunch accounts?
Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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Boys basketball: Chargers drop Kimball championship to host Cubs
Dance: Cards take first in kick
Girls basketball: Alex moves to 5-1 in Little Falls
Boys hockey: Alex drops third in a row
Wrestling: Cards place four in top eight at Redwood Riot
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Marian J. Barr
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Lou B. Geris
COMMENTARY: Children are waiting to be adopted
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
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
Honored for giving back
Nonprofit dental clinic branching out: Caring Hands adding Pipestone, looking at other locations
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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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