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Wadena woman gets nearly 5 years for selling meth
DL man charged with felony check forgery
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
Warrant issued for Detroit Lakes man
Ogema man sentenced for stolen watercraft
Vikings clinch NFC North title with big win over Bengals
Thompson, Olds advance to Big Bear semifinals
Panthers own second half against DL to stay perfect in the Mid-State
Unbeaten Patriots hand Laker boys second Mid-State loss
Frisco treat: Bison overpower Sam Houston State to advance to FCS championship game
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Ecumen gets top rating from U.S. News & Worldwide Report
MRCA Inducts Fun Ta Boot Resort owners into MN Hospitality Hall of Fame, honors Fair Hills employee as Operator of the Year
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Jacob "Jake" Arntson
Lynn Hummel Column: Four blank walls
Lawmakers must be open about harassment allegations
Letter: Trump was right to cut size of national monuments
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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