Courts impose few burdens of proof on firms seeking to collect old debts. Some people are threatened with jail for debts they don't owe.
Updated: March 17, 2011, - 04:39 PM
Criminals often lie to get into the debt collections industry. Despite a Minnesota law, rapists thieves and other offenders are cleared to work as collectors -- with access to financial data.
Updated: December 12, 2010, - 04:36 PM
An analysis shows it's more than just legend: Voting results from the heavily DFL county consistently come in late.
Updated: October 31, 2010, - 10:01 PM
A small squad of Department of Corrections officers takes to the streets to catch those who have fled from supervised release.
Updated: September 01, 2010, - 09:07 AM
It was an unusual way to win the DFL primary for governor: Lose big in the metro area and ride high Up North, especially with the votes of senior citizens and blue-collar workers.
Updated: August 12, 2010, - 01:38 PM
There are only 24 hours in a day, but not always when it comes to submitting home care bills to the state of Minnesota. Checks based on impossible work hours have been paid.
Updated: May 26, 2010, - 11:19 AM
In nearly 60 percent of cases calling for four years in prison, drivers serve a year or less in jail.
Updated: March 24, 2010, - 09:48 AM
Toyota's Prius brake problems put the automaker's reputation for quality further at risk.
Updated: February 09, 2010, - 08:56 PM
Chief regulator Darcy Miner acknowledged that the state was essentially "giving a bye" to nursing homes when it didn't cite deficiencies in cases of neglect.
Updated: January 22, 2010, - 06:11 AM