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Letter: Opportunities abound in the lakes area


There are few areas in the U.S. offering more than the Lakes Regions of Minnesota. A favorite area is centered in Park Rapids and surrounded by the neighboring towns of Nevis, Menahga, Osage, Sebeka, Akeley, and Walker. These towns are set among hundreds ...

List: Places to Watch Fireworks


Live music and family activities will take place from 6-10 p.m. Park Rapids: The pre-fireworks concert is scheduled ...
Waconia: Fireworks shows will take place at A Taste of Minnesota Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:20 p.m. White Bear Lake: The ...

Sparky the dog survives brutal coyote attack near Park Rapids, Minn.


PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Sparky is matching any cat’s luck with nine lives. Thursday night the Jack Russell terrier was picked up by a coyote at his home off Highway 87 south of Park Rapids and got the shaking of his little life. “I heard the most ...

Cute little dog survives brutal coyote attack in Minnesota


PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Sparky is matching any cat’s luck with ...
“It doesn’t surprise me,” said Minnesota Department of Natural Resources area wildlife technician Tom Stursa. “Small pets like that, coyotes may look at them like food and certainly ...

Obituary: Wilson, Duane M.


Duane was in remission from Stage III Cancer, since March of this year. Duane was born November 7, 1933, in Park Rapids, MN to Harold and Ruth Wilson. He graduated from Park Rapids Area High School and then received his teaching degree from Bemidji State ...

Some restaurants worth the drive in Minnesota lakes country


In the spirit of Independence Day, and the all-American road trip, we asked our friends at our sister papers, the Detroit Lakes Tribune, Park Rapids Enterprise, Alexandria Echo Press and Wadena Pioneer Journal, for some dining spot suggestions worth the drive.

Karen Karl, 71


Karen L. (Sitz) Karl, age 71, a long time Park Rapids area resident, peacefully passed into eternal life on Thursday June 11, 2015 at the Fairway Pines Assisted Living Center in Sauk Centre, MN with her loved ones at her side. Karen was born on July 5 ...

Professional rodeo joins pro bull ride activities in Park Rapids


Minnesota’s largest rodeo event will take place Thursday, July 2, in Park Rapids. Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for the 37th annual events. The full rodeo, featuring all seven rodeo events, is Thursday night only. The rodeo ...

The 10 most-popular Minnesota state parks


Located between Bemidji and Park Rapids, the park features more than 32,000 acres and more than 100 lakes. Established in 1891, it’s Minnesota’s oldest state park. It’s also the state’s most-popular for camping, with more than 100,000 overnight ...

AGWEEK EXCLUSIVE: A sitdown with Offutt


PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The patriarch of the biggest potato producer in the world says his company is not the poor environmental steward critics have accused it of being in a snafu over Minnesota water permits. Ron D. Offutt, emeritus chairman of the board ...

Getaway to Grand Rapids


What’s located inside a mitten and can be described as collaborative, innovative and exciting? Ok, we know the answer is in the headline, but play along. The answer is: Grand Rapids, Michigan! While t…

Kevin Doyle scores first MLS goal to help Rapids knock off Whitecaps


By COLE KELLOGG Kevin Doyle scored his first MLS goal, and Vicente Sanchez put one past Vancouver in the second minute as the Colorado Rapids won its second straight home game on Saturday. The Rapids…
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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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Domestic violence in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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