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Two hurt in separate crashes on icy Highway 10 east of Lake Park Saturday
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes Dec. 12
Buy a Christmas tree, help a kid: Young Life fundraiser is popular in Detroit Lakes
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Pine to Palm
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's been a while now since we put a man on the moon, and as if that hasn't been cool enough for humans to brag about for decades now, we have only become more sophisticated and brilliant in our technology since then. So with all of our country's wealth and intelligence, why is it...
6 hours 59 sec ago
August 31, 2016
Beware of "Spear Phishing"
"Chris" received an email that appeared to come from his company's human resources department. The representative asked Chris to send...
August 31, 2016 - 10:12am
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