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Frazee FFA team to compete at State
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Roosevelt readies for Read-A-Thon to raise money
Multiple awards add up to one stellar season for 6th grade Math Masters
Jaguars end Mahnomen-Waubun's season in consolation semis
Activities commitment celebration Monday, March 26
Top-seeded Crusaders blow out Mahnomen-Waubun in Class A quarters
Brooklyn Center hands Breckenridge first-round loss
Prep boys basketball: Triple the heartbreak for Esko
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Music, dancing and more coming to lakes area this month
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Elverna Elizabeth (Lembke) Nelson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Lyle Byron Oja
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
Severe Weather Announcements (14)
January 12, 2018
Ring, ring, scam: Eight common phone scams and how to spot them
FARGO — Your phone rings and the caller ID displays a local number. You pick it up, thinking, "Maybe it's my pharmacist or chiropractor,"...
January 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
March 21, 2017
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
"Can you hear me?" "Are you there?" "Is this you?" Most people have been asked these questions in a phone call. News outlets and organizations...
March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 22, 2017
Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
Last Sunday, a Detroit Lakes resident answered their phone to a seemingly innocent question: "Can you hear me?" A simple "Yes" in reply, then a click and a dial tone. What just happened? Was the line disconnected? Possibly, but more likely, it was the first reporting of another scam...
February 22, 2017 - 11:14am
August 3, 2016
Scammers injecting fear tactics around Becker County
The phone rings. Maybe it’s late, and you’re tired after a long day at work. Maybe you’re busy, but you put down what you’re working...
August 3, 2016 - 10:37am
July 1, 2016
Beware of biz 'vanity awards'
A scam is going around again that local business should be aware of. Businesses are notified that they’ve won a “best of” award for the city they’re located in. Sounds good, right? Who doesn’t like to win an award? However, to receive the award, business owners are told...
July 1, 2016 - 2:24pm
April 29, 2016
Vacation beachhouse look too good to be true? It just may be
Her “villa” in the Dominican Republic looked like a real find. It came with its own concierge and a private pool and was only steps away from a rugged Caribbean beach. Best of all, the price was right for Elisabeth Sperry, a veterinarian from Falmouth, Maine: a week for just $3,500,...
April 29, 2016 - 5:00am
March 13, 2016
Businesses falling for new scam
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning payroll and human resources professionals to beware of a phishing email scheme appearing to come from company executives requesting personal information on employees. Businesses across the country are being targeted; several companies...
March 13, 2016 - 5:05am
February 4, 2016
GoFundMe scam is lesson to beware
Donors beware. That’s the advice local police have for anyone thinking of donating money through a crowdsourcing website like GoFundMe. “We’re always encouraging all of our citizens to do a back-check before they provide any funding,” Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson said....
February 4, 2016 - 5:50am
October 22, 2015
Fake IRS phone scams are hitting area
In the past week, two telephone scams reemerged in the area, one targeting residents and the other businesses. As more and more people ditch landlines for smartphones, and with No Call lists and more consumer protection technology available, scammers have become more aggressive...
October 22, 2015 - 5:45am
October 15, 2015
College students targeted by new scam
Another school year is well underway, and college students have their hands full with classes, jobs, homework and many other day-to-day demands. Amid all this frenzy, worrying about fraud often doesn’t top the list of student priorities. However, college students are being targeted...
October 15, 2015 - 5:55am
February 19, 2015
It’s tax time, watch for scams
It’s tax time, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office warns people to be on the alert for these scams: Tax-related identify theft :Under this scam, identity thieves steal taxpayers’ personal information—such as their name and Social Security number—and use it to...
February 19, 2015 - 5:55am
February 10, 2009
Fargo man sentenced to eight years in prison for bilking investors
FARGO - A judge ordered a Fargo man to spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty today to seven felonies. Larry Atkins, 65, faced charges stemming from accusations he stole more than $3 million from investors. He faced 77 Class B felonies, including charges of engaging in...
February 10, 2009 - 6:00am
November 23, 2008
Canadian scam continues to target residents in Lakes area
DETROIT LAKES - On Tuesday afternoon, Bob Watson got a call. It was from his grandson, Robert, and he was in trouble. He told his grandfather he was in jail in Toronto, Canada. He had been drinking and gotten into an accident with his rental car. Robert was calling his grandfather...
November 23, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Don't let 'jury duty' scam take away your identity
Do you want to have your world turned upside down? Let the con artists win: Give your Social Security number and personal banking information to people you don't know over the phone. Believe in get-rich-quick schemes. Give in to high-pressure tactics or threats. In short, become...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Grandchild needs bail money? Watch out for the 'grandparents scam'
The Thursday morning phone call sent Jane Bologna on a frenzied race to aid her grandson, Michael. "Grandma, will you help me?" the caller said. "I'm in jail in Canada." "Yes, of course I will help you," said the grandmother of 10 and sprung to action. But as the 89-year-old widow...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am