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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
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Friends & Neighbors
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Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
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'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
Martin E. Cox
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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
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