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Dent man injured when car leaves roadway
Man arrested in mobile home fire near Acorn Lake
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
Thielen keeps streaks going in Vikings victory over Rams
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Laker swimmers reach finals in seven events, bust six school records
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
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Maxine M. Boswell
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
James "Jim" Hermanson
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
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
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
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