Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Park Theatre marquee catches fire
Authorities investigate string of church burglaries in the Detroit Lakes area
West Fargo teen making most of life after terminal brain cancer diagnosis
Wanted: Photos of old Detroit Lakes squad cars: Model-maker steers for historical accuracy
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Smith leads by three after second round of 75th Women’s Amateur
Wounded Warriors Project to Try Sled Hockey
DL Babe Ruth baseball qualifies for State
17th annual Memorial Shorty wrestling camp July 31-Aug. 2
Duluth native Ham appears headed for larger role with Vikings
More than margaritas: National Tequila Day stirs up new recipes
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Friendship Day is July 30
Here's a sneak peek at some of the music coming to F-M area this fall
29 movies that scream summer
'Hardcore Troubadour' Steve Earle comes to Shooting Star this Friday
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Jamie Kay Anderson
Jon Hall Christensen
Charles F. Willette
Emily K. Gravalin
Tribune editorial: An epidemic of drug overdoses
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
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
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'
Pine to Palm
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
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