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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
John "Jack" Burns
Donald L. Askelson
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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.
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
October 5, 2012
Insurance scams flourishing, says Better Business Bureau
In the midst of a tight economy and the wake of the new national healthcare reform bill, state and federal regulators are warning about a surge in healthcare-related scams. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to do their research before...
October 5, 2012 - 8:31am
January 12, 2011
Top 10 scams of 2010 announced
The Better Business Bureau released last week a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010. Job hunters and those struggling to make money and get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive businesses in this tough economy. Following, in no particular...
January 12, 2011 - 11:54am
DL residents fall victim to scams
Several Detroit Lakes residents have fallen prey to scams in the past week or so, and the police department is warning residents to be especially wary of unsolicited calls and letters. Patrol Sgt.
May 12, 2010 - 1:47pm
January 8, 2010
Beware of scam from 'Pal Service' -- Detroit Lakes resident was targeted
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota has received a report from a Detroit Lakes area resident regarding a fraudulent solicitation. The consumer said she received a call from an unknown party claiming to be with U.S.A. Pal Service, who told her she qualified...
January 8, 2010 - 10:16am
December 21, 2008
Holiday scams: Sheriff urges caution in responding to offers
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office wishes to alert citizens of several scams that are appearing across the country. Many are Internet related, but others may come by phone or mail. Any of these could put folks at great risk for identity and/or financial theft or loss. Here is...
December 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
How to avoid scams when searching for scholarships
Tuition and fees can add up to well over $30,000 at some universities. Many parents hope their children can secure a scholarship so that they can further their education without exhausting the family's savings. With scholarship dollars often hard to come by, and parents anxious...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Opinion - New level of phone scams gets personal
DETROIT LAKES - They're often referred to as scam "artists," but the level they sink to insults the profession. People have got to realize just how sophisticated these rip-off crooks can be. The calls they make aren't harmless pranks. They're not always foreign-sounding voices pitching...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am