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AgweekTV: First Drone Sprayer Debuts
Bathhouse design approved for Lake Brophy County Park
Air quality alert for Alexandria for Friday, Saturday
One year later, frustration abounds: Problems persist with MNLARS
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Junior district tournament: Alex Black tops EGF in 7-5 roller coaster for state berth
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
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....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Carolyn E. Koudela
Terry D. Mohrmann
Paid Political Letter: Put Judy on duty for county commissioner
A Guest Editorial: Government-funded news not the answer
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
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
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
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Better Business Bureau
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
June 11, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Here's how to beat robocalls
Have you been getting a lot of phone calls lately from Bangor, Maine or San Jose, California or some other city where you don't have any family or friends? Or does a local cell phone number appear on your caller ID that matches nothing in your contacts? You're not alone. You're a...
June 11, 2018 - 6:48am
May 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
With another season of yard work now underway, homeowners are dealing with overgrowth, fallen leaves, damaged tree limbs and other challenges. There are many reliable companies that offer tree trimming and brush collection services, but there are also a few that are looking to be...
May 23, 2018 - 8:54am
May 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: Here's how to avoid rental traps
With the school year coming to a close, college and high school students will soon be looking for apartments or rental properties for the summer. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota offers tips for first-time renters and reminds students of the importance of doing...
May 2, 2018 - 9:32am
November 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't fall for 'community guide' scam
Here's yet another reason to shop local. You can avoid a scam that does nothing to help the local community. Last week, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota issued an alert about companies that claim to be selling ad space in community guides — advertising...
November 8, 2017 - 10:16am
June 14, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: How to avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 14, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 3, 2017
Echo Press editiorial: 10 tips for hiring a contractor
Ready to do a big home improvement project this spring? Look before you leap. There are some unscrupulous contractors out there that cut corners, inflate the bill, take forever to get the job done, or worse yet, never get around to finishing the project, leaving homeowners out in...
May 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
April 4, 2014
Better Business Bureau 2013 complaint, inquiry stats released
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota has compiled the top 10 industries for consumer complaints and inquiries, according to its final statistics for 2013. For the year, the local BBB set a new record by providing more than 3.6 million instances of service to...
April 4, 2014 - 9:03am
December 31, 2013
Advice on dealing with ice dams
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers advice to homeowners on how to protect their homes from ice dams. Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof, preventing melting snow from draining off the roof. That water can then leak into homes,...
December 31, 2013 - 12:48am
July 2, 2010
BBB advice to increase your chances of getting a small business loan
Finding funding to start a business or bolster an existing one has been more difficult than usual lately. While the economy improves, banks are still reluctant when it comes to lending money to small business owners and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB)...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Better Business Bureau launches service to protect online shoppers
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to launch a new online search tool designed to help consumers find businesses they can trust when they research and shop online. The BBB's Accredited Business Locator is powered by Azigo's...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2010
Warning issued about company selling online health products
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about Healthy Online Services, a company which sells weight loss supplements and other health products over the Internet. The company has an F rating with the BBB due to a pattern of complaints involving...
April 24, 2010 - 8:18am
February 26, 2010
Better Business Bureau lists top 10 complaints
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) has compiled its statistics for 2009 and is announcing the "top 10" industries for customer complaints and inquiries. The BBB handled more than 25,500 complaints in 2009, resolving nearly 92 percent of them. "2009 is...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Don't be duped by business paper scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has been informed of a case of attempted fraud against a St. Cloud restaurant. An employee of the restaurant received a phone call from someone claiming to be a vendor, asking if they needed to order more of the paper they...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am