Skip to main content

Low-rolling counterfeiters spending bogus bills at garage sales

Cars and jewelry? Well, maybe toy cars and fake jewelry. The counterfeiters at work in St. Cloud and Elk River over the weekend spent their homemade fives and twenties at garage sales. The Secret Service advises folks lo look for the security strip embedded in every bill worth more than a buck.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Cars and jewelry? Well, maybe toy cars and fake jewelry. The counterfeiters at work in St. Cloud and Elk River over the weekend spent their homemade fives and twenties at garage sales. The Secret Service advises folks lo look for the security strip embedded in every bill worth more than a buck.

Next Up

MissingMankatoWomanSideBySide

Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

kim crockett facebook sos

MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates

Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.

FSmb9kkWAB0UBqk

Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.

Juan Ramos, standing outside of his Taco Chon Mexican Grill, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit

The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.

Screen Shot 2022-05-14 at 7.32.27 AM

Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."

Cascade River 1

Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half

Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.

u.s. attorney's office

St. Paul man sentenced for 2021 robbery spree

Warren Dean, 27, admitted to robbing seven St. Paul businesses in a span of three days.

FSmfYf0WABgrNhI

Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms

The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.

State Patrol

3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday

One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 1.25.08 PM

Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days

A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.

Related

Bargains abound on '10 Mile Garage Sale'

It's being called the sale of sales and it stretches for 10 miles in the western suburbs, with more than 80 homes and business from Long Lake to Delano. The event runs this weekend.

Red Wing woman sentenced for using counterfeit money at Target

A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 37-year-old Rochelle Roen on one count of conspiracy to pass counterfeit money. Court documents say Roen and two other women robbed retailers of more than $70,000.

State's low-profile test of online lottery sales is raising eyebrows

Private online gambling is illegal in Minnesota, but the state lottery has been experimenting with an online "subscription service" to make up for a decline in traditional ticket sales. Now some critics are wondering whether the state is overstepping its authority.

SoundTown cancels music fest due to low ticket sales

SoundTown has pulled the plug on its July 26-28 music festival at Somerset Amphitheater roughly 30 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, due to lack of interest, The Current reports. This year's lineup was to include Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Florence and the Machine, Girl Talk, and dozens of other national and local acts.

Artwork reported stolen found in owner's St. Paul garage

Works by Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Erte and others worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were reported stolen in 2007. Investigators found the works in the owner's garage--after he collected insurance payments.

77-year-old man fights off four armed robbers with sledgehammer: 'They picked the wrong garage'

A man was working in his garage in Minneapolis when four men reportedly tried to rob him. "They had no idea what a 77-year-old man was about to do to them," WCCO says.

Paul calls for rolling back spending, military role

Texas Congressman Ron Paul rallied supporters of his Republican presidential bid in St. Cloud and Minneapolis. He emphasized his campaign themes of scaling back U.S. military involvement around the world and reining in federal spending.

Target June sales up 2.6 percent, but rise at 'low end' of expected range

Target Corporation on Thursday reported that its net retail sales for the five weeks ended June 30, 2012 were $6.4 billion, an increase of 2.6 percent from a similar five-week period last year.