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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Donald L. Askelson
Andrew "Andy" L. Lindvig
John "Jack" Burns
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
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
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