The Minnesota Department of Commerce says the violations include hiring felons, harassing costumers who owe money and stealing personal information. The companies face more than $900,000 in fines collectively.
Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves
The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
Debt collectors working for education officials paid millions in fines for threats, abuse
Two debt collection firms, including one based in Minneapolis, paid a total of over $4 million in fines after a federal agency accused them of breaking the law and harassing consumers. Now those same collectors are working for the federal Education Department.
Burnsville cracks down on apartment complex after 120 code violations
The city says an apartment complex with more than 120 code violations can't lease any more units until it fixes the problems. Those include squirrels, mice, roaches, mold, bad wiring, faulty plumbing, sagging ceilings, the list goes on and on ...
Debt collector sees shares drop 40 percent after Minnesota A.G.'s report
Shares in Accretive Health plummeted after the company was accused of routinely pressuring patients to pre-pay for services. The debt collection agency is defending its work with hospitals in the wake of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's investigation.
Minnesota GOP owes $2 million in debt, could face more fines
The state's Republican Party on Friday disclosed new financial information, including $415,211 in debt that had never been reported. Party officials say they've found no evidence that anything illegal occurred, though, as the Star Tribune reports, the undisclosed debt could result in new fines. The party's outstanding obligations now total $2 million, including $700,000 owed to lawyers involved in the recount.
Debt collectors pay Minnesota $100K for student loan harassment
Two companies made "abusive and harassing phone calls" to debtors.
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