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Wadena woman gets nearly 5 years for selling meth
DL man charged with felony check forgery
AgweekTV: Food blogger Molly Yeh makes the big time
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
December 8, 2017
Is that phone call from Social Security?
It's the morning of a busy day at home and you get a call from an unknown number. You answer only to find yourself on the receiving end of a...
December 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 21, 2017
DL man must pay $55K restitution after bilking elderly woman
A Detroit Lakes man must pay back $55,000 for bilking an elderly Hubbard County woman out of tens of thousands of dollars through overbilling for tree removal, roofing and riprap work. Dale Ray Tyge, 62, of Detroit Lakes was originally charged in Hubbard County District Court with...
November 21, 2017 - 12:27pm
November 13, 2017
Don't fall for the old "I'm with the school" scam
There is a joke that floats around out there that goes, "There are so many scams on the internet these days. Send me $19.95 and I'll tell you how to avoid them." Well, scams obviously aren't exclusive to the internet; in fact, local businesses in this area are occasionally hit with...
November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
June 14, 2017
Every day is Internet security day
Being safe online is important every day. There may be days devoted to internet security awareness, but you need to be careful every time you...
June 14, 2017 - 3:05pm
May 4, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: This scam hit like a 3-alarm fire
My mother told me many times that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was ("the smartest people do the dumbest things") but I never paid attention. As the years passed, her message has often proved to be true — including last week. Last Friday, I was on my computer digging out...
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
March 1, 2017
MN Department of Revenue warns of W-2 email phishing scam targeting payroll and human resource professionals
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning all employers of a dangerous W-2 email phishing scam targeting human resources and payroll departments. The scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts,...
March 1, 2017 - 11:24am
December 4, 2016
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...
December 4, 2016 - 10:00am
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