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Family friend charged with sexually assaulting, murdering Meeker County 5-year-old
Successful blood drive held Aug. 9 in DL
Soak up rest of summer with Sarah's Panzanella Salad
Wife of man who died in camper at WeFest last year, still searching for answers
As pipeline protests grows, state pulls water tanks
Laker XC teams host Make the Lake run
Weiss shuts down Angels at state
Angels take on Lastrup in state Class C first round Saturday
DL 412 BMX Single Point Race Results Aug. 3rd
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Tasty summer slaw Recipe showcases fresh veggies, ND canola oil
Brenk on dean’s list at Bethel University
Tigges on dean’s list at UW-Madison
Friends & Neighbors
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Gas prices have risen in Minnesota this week
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Sister Anne Scholarship winners
MAC’S, Inc. promotes Riley Soberg in DL
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Let your local library help you update your home
FMSO's Symphony Rocks goes a little bit country
Forestedge Winery to host art fair
Alvina Olga Hunstiger
Maurice "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
Lydia Jo (Jackson) Bellanger
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Letter: Absenteeism, if you start in high school, it's too late
Media needs to act responsibly
Nothing 'peaceful' about protests
Editorial: Kudos to DL Schools for cracking down on absentee students
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
Wething celebrates 88 years
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March 3, 2016
A rash of business scams
Due to increased reports from business owners to BBB Scam Tracker and a rash of recent media stories, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning all business owners about con artists targeting their companies. A nasty blend of newer and older fraudulent schemes...
March 3, 2016 - 5:35am
February 21, 2016
Selling a timeshare? Beware scams
By one estimate, over 8 million Americans own a timeshare. When timeshare owners attempt to sell their timeshare, they often find it more difficult to sell than it was to purchase. Scammers —masquerading as legitimate companies —seek to take advantage of this. Scam artists call...
February 21, 2016 - 5:25am
December 17, 2015
Tis the season to be aware of charity scams
It’s natural to want to give during the holiday season. Unfortunately, not everyone sees the season that way. Some use it as a way to scam others. Scams perpetrated in the name of charity are on the rise, according to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) and...
December 17, 2015 - 5:10am
October 9, 2015
Beware of debt collecting scams hitting Minnesota
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is warning Minnesotans to be alert for fake debt collectors who call or email consumers and claim they owe money on payday loans they took out at some point in the past. In fact, they are “phantom” debts that don’t really exist. The...
October 9, 2015 - 5:55am
September 26, 2015
Scam tracker: Better Business Bureau launches anti-fraud site
In an effort to monitor and track fraudulent activity – both locally and across the US and Canada – Better Business Bureau is introducing BBB Scam Tracker, a new online tool which allows consumers and businesses to report instances of fraud they’ve encountered and stay up-to-date...
September 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
April 8, 2015
Counterfeit bills and other scams
The same counterfeit money that has been popping up in the Fargo-Moorhead area is also beginning to circulate in Detroit Lakes — that’s according to Detroit Lakes police, who say they’ve collected some of the fake money from Subway and Lakes Liquor so far. The bills are smaller...
April 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
April 2, 2015
Jeers to subscription scammers
Be sure you know who you’re dealing with when you re-subscribe to a magazine or newspaper. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson recently filed a lawsuit against several Oregon-based companies that perpetrated a nationwide scheme to mislead consumers into “renewing” their...
April 2, 2015 - 5:40am
December 24, 2014
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Local businesses are being hurt by online shopping. Worse than that, consumers are being fooled. Do an internet search for “florist Perham, MN” and you’ll see local shops like Ma’s Little Red Barn. However, listed above the local businesses, you’ll see links that offer...
December 24, 2014 - 10:30am
May 14, 2014
DL School hit with fake check scam
The Detroit Lakes School District says it has apparently been the target of a fake check scam — albeit an unsuccessful one so far. Detroit Lakes Public Schools Business Manager Ryan Tangen reported at Monday morning’s school board meeting that there are fake checks, purportedly...
May 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
April 2, 2014
Sophisticated scams: New tricks are not-so-easy to spot
Just when you think it’s safe to get back in the water, another scamming shark reaches through the phone lines and swallows a big chunk of your money. That’s the case around the Detroit Lakes area again, as law enforcement warns that different scams are again popping up. In...
April 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
December 24, 2013
Court appearance scam emails reported in Minnesota
Some Minnesota court offices report hearing from the public that they received emails telling them they must appear in court. Court spokesman John Kostouros said that several counties, especially Washington, have reported people receiving emails with the title "Notice to Appear"...
December 24, 2013 - 2:30pm
November 20, 2013
Beware of utility scam asking customers for immediate payment
Fergus Falls, MN – Imagine receiving a phone call from your utility company or a collection agency saying that your electricity is about to be cut off even though you know you’ve paid your bill. The caller ID indicates that the phone number might be legitimate. The caller says,...
November 20, 2013 - 2:47pm
September 19, 2013
Scammers may look to make a quick score before Vikings home opener
Burnsville, MN – With the Minnesota Vikings home opener finally just around the corner, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning fans to watch out for scammers that might be trying to hand off fake tickets on game day. The BBB reminds everyone that...
September 19, 2013 - 10:10am
May 22, 2013
Beware of bogus email from ‘Wallmart.com’
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Police are investigating what they believe is a scam using emails designed to look like correspondence from Walmart. The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about emails they believed were...
May 22, 2013 - 8:36am
March 6, 2013
Senior scams attacked by new Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL — Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill. “These scams continue to be a growing problem and we need to do all that we can to combat them,” said Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights....
March 6, 2013 - 9:57am