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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
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....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
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
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
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September 14, 2018
Lottery scams defrauded elderly Minnesota man of $825,000, court papers say
MOORHEAD, Minn. — In April 2017, Moorhead police received a report of an elderly man who had sent more than $230,000 in response to calls...
September 14, 2018 - 6:00am
September 10, 2018
Business group helps seniors A speaker from the Better Business Bureau will tell seniors how they can stay safe from scams during a free session open to the public at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Gary Johnson, the bureau's Senior Program outreach manager, will speak at Winona Shores...
September 10, 2018 - 7:09am
July 23, 2018
Sheriff's office issues alert about scam phone calls
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office issued a Code Red Alert at noon on Monday, July 23, about a large amount of scam calls have been left on answering machines/voicemails in the past hour. The sheriff's office is advising people to disregard the messages and added there is no need...
July 23, 2018 - 12:06pm
May 16, 2018
Local businesses warned of sports poster scam
Local businesses are being notified of a possible scam. Alexandria Public Schools recently learned of an area business receiving an invoice titled "Alexandria Area High School 2018 Fall Sports Poster." At first glance, the bill appeared to have come from Alexandria Area High School....
May 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 1, 2018
Beware of utility bill phone scam
Several businesses that have electrical service through ALP Utilities received a scam phone call recently. The caller stated the customer's payment did not process and they needed to make a payment or their electrical service would be disconnected. ALP Utilities does not make collection...
February 1, 2018 - 11:06am
November 3, 2017
Warning: Email scam affecting Arvig.net users
Arvig has received reports of an email scam affecting customers who use an arvig.net email address. This email is NOT from Arvig and should be deleted.
November 3, 2017 - 1:50pm
October 5, 2017
ALP Utilities warns customers of scam targeting businesses
Several local businesses received scam phone calls recently purporting to be from Alexandria Light and Power, the utility said in a news release. Customers receiving ALP electrical service were told over the phone that their payment did not process and they needed to make a payment...
October 5, 2017 - 10:58am
August 24, 2017
Alert issued over business receipt scam
Businesses in the area should be on the lookout for an advertising scam. The Starbuck Police Department took several reports today, Thursday, of an individual in the area who has already attempted to scam several businesses in Pope County and other counties in Minnesota, according...
August 24, 2017 - 2:55pm
Alexandria restaurants get scam phone calls
Several Alexandria area restaurants received scam phone calls over the weekend regarding their electric service. A caller, posing as someone from Alexandria Light and Power Utilities, stated the restaurant needed to make a credit card payment or their electrical service would be disconnected....
July 24, 2017 - 11:37am
May 19, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
ST. PAUL — This is not good news for Jeff Johnson, or anyone else who has lost a governor's race and wants a second chance. "Only a handful...
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
March 17, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Averting a scam
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
November 10, 2016
Beware of utility scam
Once again a telephone scam is trying to swindle utility customers across the country, including residents and businesses in Alexandria. The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some...
November 10, 2016 - 10:02am
June 8, 2016
Your legal rights: Protect your personal information from marketers
Seniors citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded with mailed solicitations or hounded...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Caller tries to scam county attorney
A scammer picked the wrong person to call on May 26: Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson. Larson shared his experience with the newspaper in an effort to alert others of the scam. He received the call on his cell phone a little after 8 p.m. Although he rarely answers calls from numbers...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
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