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Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
4-H holds county competition
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
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
on the street
August 29, 2018
Police chief issues warnings of scams, theft
The Alexandria Police Department is warning citizens to be wary of scams and to lock vehicles because of numerous thefts being reported in the...
August 29, 2018 - 10:59am
August 22, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Beware of 'get out of debt' scams
Kicking someone when they're down is always a low blow. Here's something just as bad: Scamming someone struggling debt who is trying to get their finances back on track. Unfortunately, it's a common practice. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Commerce Department emailed warnings about...
August 22, 2018 - 6:22am
July 10, 2018
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
Small-business owners are growing more wary of scammers and the impact on their bottom line, according to a report released last week. The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission teamed up for a survey of small businesses that found scammers are a growing risk to...
July 10, 2018 - 8:17am
March 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Are you doing enough to protect your identity?
Most people believe that the chances of having their identity stolen is microscopic. Until it happens to them. Identity thieves don't just target rich people or big corporations. They'll go after the average Joe or Jill as well. Sadly, the chances of becoming a victim are on the rise....
March 30, 2018 - 8:46am
December 14, 2016
Beware of Microsoft pop-up scam
Computer users beware. Yet another scam is making its way around the county and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about it. Mike Tvrdik, a detective sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, explained how the scam works. He said people have been...
December 14, 2016 - 7:00am
November 4, 2016
Don't fall victim to scams
If you have a computer, phone or a mailbox, you could be the victim of a scam. Scams and schemes are a criminal's bread and butter and criminals don't care who you are, where you live, or how old you are. They are always on the attack. "These people don't have a conscience and do...
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
March 18, 2016
Scammers aiming for bigger hauls target businesses
Due to increased reports from business owners to BBB Scam Tracker and a rash of recent media stories, Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning all business owners about con artists targeting their companies. Scams targeting businesses run from “classics”...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 15, 2016
Several scam attempts reported in area
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) has been receiving many calls regarding an IRS phone scam. Citizens have received phone calls advising they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and the caller request payment for this over the phone. Remember, the IRS only conducts business...
March 15, 2016 - 9:49am
February 26, 2016
IRS phone scam is ripping off thousands
If you get a phone call or message from someone claiming to be from the IRS who is threatening a lawsuit, don't fall for it. It's a scam. A very popular scam. So much so that it tops the IRS' annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season. The IRS has seen a surge...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Beware of intimidation scams
Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people, including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same – to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial information....
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 19, 2015
How to stop identity thieves this Christmas
With the holiday shopping season underway, the Minnesota Commerce Department reminds Minnesotans to secure their personal financial information from identity thieves. "Holiday spending increases the chances that hackers will find their way into Minnesotans' wallets," said Commerce...
December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
September 3, 2014
Your legal rights: Beware of student loan assistance scams
Student loan debt in the U.S. now tops $1 trillion.
September 3, 2014 - 6:48am
August 13, 2014
Editorial: Here's how seniors can avoid scams
Fake lottery prizes. Bogus pleas for help from callers posing as relatives. Email schemes promising thousands of dollars with little to no effort. They’re all scams that prey on people’s emotions and sometimes, unfortunately, their age. Scams against the elderly are common here...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
March 7, 2014
Utility scammer contacts local REA member
Caller demands credit card info, threatens to disconnect power
March 7, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Klobuchar urges efforts to fight fraud targeted at seniors
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and the American Association of Retired People (AARP) joined seniors from across the state on Senior Day at the State Fair to discuss efforts to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors and telemarketers who violate the Do-Not-Call list. Klobuchar also recently...
August 30, 2013 - 12:03pm