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If it sounds too good to be true… Dickinson residents confronted with telephone, walk-up scams

April 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Although those words could have just as easily come from your mother, they sum up the message of the North Dakota Attorney General’s office concerning telephone and walk-up scams that, according to several citizens, have been occurring in the Dickinson area lately. Continue Reading

ND among leaders cutting the landlines, using cellphones

January 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO More than half of Americans, 51.7 percent, no longer regularly use a landline telephone in their homes, a recent National Health Interview Survey by the CDC shows. Continue Reading

Officials look to resolve cable issues

June 27, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Two incidents of cut fiber optic cable resulting in long distance phone service outages in Jamestown and the surrounding area have officials looking for answers. Continue Reading

Silence on the line in SD

June 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MITCHELL, S.D. Two years ago, Larry Weelborg noticed something wrong with his telephone service. Continue Reading

SD’s Knology customers will see no near-term changes after sale

April 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Officials with a Colorado company buying cable TV and Internet provider Knology Inc. says Knology’s South Dakota customers will see no near-term changes. Continue Reading

Cut cable knocks off phone and Internet service in Alexandria

September 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

ALEXANDRIA TrioTel Communications Inc.’s telephone and Internet services were out in a portion of Alexandria Thursday. Continue Reading

Minnesota town is “Little Scandinavia”

June 14, 2011 in DL-Online

Curtiss Wikstrom works to complete late wife’s mission, one business at a time
The Nordhem restaurant that opened Monday in Karlstad, Minn., has a fitting name. Nordhem is Swedish for “northern home.” Small town residents’ home-away-from-home often is the local eatery that serves up coffee, chow and conversation. Continue Reading

Al Imdieke caps 39-year career with phone company

January 18, 2011 in The Osakis Review

While the working world buzzed by, Al Imdieke, of Osakis, sat with a cup of coffee in hand and said he’s already getting used to retirement. Continue Reading

Some wonder if federal stimulus was worth cost

December 10, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The Obama administration’s bid to jump-start the economy the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the “stimulus” has been praised and vilified.
In South Dakota, as elsewhere, ARRA supporters or opponents largely stack up along party lines, but those lines blurred over the past two years as the funds helped to weatherize homes, get roads built, improve water systems, install dams, extend broadband access, pay teachers and accomplish other goals. Continue Reading

Klobuchar urges FCC to crack down on phone bill ‘cramming’

November 13, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take more aggressive action to crack down on “cramming,” the practice where a third party adds unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges to a person’s phone bill. Continue Reading