Minn. Attorney General Goes After Car Donation FoundationThe nation's largest nonprofit for car donations is accused of misleading the public about millions of dollars worth of donations. The Car Donation Foundation is accused of paying $36 million to two corporations owned by the executives who managed the charity between 2011 and 2014.
Minnesota Leaders Meet Privately About Sex Offender ProgramAn array of Minnesota officials gathered at a federal courthouse to privately discuss the future of the state's program for confining sex offenders.
Minnesota AG Sues Epilepsy Foundation Over Charitable FundraisingThe Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, claiming the charity has allowed the thrift store chain Savers to use signs that are misleading to donors.
Minnesota Won't Dump Pension-Fund Holdings In Israeli BondsTop Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and passionate appeals from a group that argues the state is improperly taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
Minnesota AG Criticizes Savers Thrift Store ChainMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities.
Democrat Swanson Wins 3rd Term As Attorney GeneralMinnesota voters have re-elected Lori Swanson to a third term as attorney general, extending the DFL Party's 43-year lock on the office. Swanson defeated GOP state Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson. Swanson campaigned on her record of consumer protection as the state's chief legal officer.
Minn. Attorney General Sues Credit Card Fee Processor Valley Lettering in North St. Paul is always looking for more business. So as convenience to customers, owner Don Buckentin takes credit or debit cards. But for each transaction, he pays a fee. "This was far more than pennies," Buckentin said. "This was hundreds of dollars."
Minnesota AG Sues Texas Credit Card Firm Minnesota's attorney general is suing a Texas credit card processor, accusing it of misleading small businesses with promises of cost savings and then charging higher hidden fees.
State Warns Consumers About Aftermarket Auto WarrantiesThey are sold to vehicle owners to give added peace of mind in the event of serious repairs, but Minnesota's Attorney General Lori Swanson is warning consumers about extended warranty coverage that fails to live up to the promise.
Minn. AG Files Suit Against MN School Of Business, Globe UniversityThe Minnesota General Attorney has filed a lawsuit against two for-profit colleges, claiming they misrepresented the job opportunities that would be available to their criminal justice graduates. On Tuesday, Lori Swanson announced that a suit had been filed against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University.
Ex-Lawmaker Runs For AG As Green Party Candidate A former Democratic state representative filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday as a Green Party candidate, saying voters aren't content with the two established parties and are looking for a viable alternative to be the state's lead lawyer.
Former Legislator Getting In AG RaceThere's another player in the race for attorney general in Minnesota. Former DFL state legislator Andy Dawkins says he will file for the office Tuesday and has the endorsement of the Green Party of Minnesota.