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Sheriff's Office investigates advertising scam

WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a possible advertisement scam involving local contractors.

Sheriff Dan Hartog said investigators have identified the business titled Builders Connection from Nisswa, Minn., as having been in the west central area over the last several months, selling advertisement space to local builders.

Hartog said this business is being investigated in several southern Minnesota jurisdictions for fraudulent business practices involving these advertisements.

Local businesses that have been contacted by Builders Connection from Nisswa are asked to call the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit at 214-6700, extension 3366.