Weather Forecast


FCCU holding free shred event

First Community Credit Union will be hosting a free shred event alongside MinnKota Recycling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the FCCU main branch in Jamestown, at 111 9th St. SW.

MinnKota will have a truck on site for shredding any unwanted personal, medical or business-related documents at no cost to help people secure their identity. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders; staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs can be shred. People are limited to one bin per person.

With the ever-growing risk of identity theft, FCCU said it’s important to give the community an opportunity to discard confidential documents safely and securely. One way identity thieves can get personal information is by picking through a person’s trash and looking for things that contain identifying information.

“We know how items such as bank statements, old tax filings, duplicate checks, physician statements, credit card receipts and many other private documents can build up in homes,” said Susan Long Swen, FCCU community engagement specialist. “We want to provide the community with a safe outlet to have them securely destroyed.”

For more information on the event, call FCCU at 252-0360 or stop at the credit union.