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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
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Lakers pick up big section sweep at home
Lakers fall to defending section champs
Haire impresses at UMC spring game
Smith selected to NCAA Regionals
Lakers move up to No. 8 in Class AAA
Column: The American Revolution's big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
She gave 'er a good run...: Firehose used to fight 1914 fire finds new home at Becker County Museum
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
LCRC, Kinship adopt a highway: 'Kick Off Cleanup' held on Earth Day
Friends & Neighbors
Perham's Papacito's permeates Detroit Lakes
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Top Hat Theatre to welcome North Dakota singer Kat Perkins May 13
Styx to take stage at Shooting Star May 5
Rosanne Cash coming to Holmes Theatre May 5
Canine lovers, take note: National Puppy Day is almost here
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Janice L. Herman
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
Letter: Where do our federal tax dollars go?
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
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
Minnesota lottery warns of e-mail scam
The Minnesota State Lottery is warning consumers of an e-mail scam. The e-mail, which gives the appearance of having been sent by the Minnesota State Lottery, indicates the recipient has won $940,000 from the "Minnesota State Lottery Sweepstake Lottery program" held on March 6,...
March 16, 2008 - 12:00am