James Shiffer

Columnist and team leader | Watchdog and data team
Phone: 612-673-4116
James Eli Shiffer writes the Full Disclosure column and supervises the watchdog and data team. Shiffer joined the Star Tribune in 2005. A native of Scarsdale, N.Y., Shiffer previously worked at The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Recent content from James Shiffer

Family stuck in mortgage red tape

A Twin Cities family's earnest efforts to save their house through a federal program has brought only frustration.

Updated: January 27, 2010, - 10:58 PM

Car deal stalls over price dispute

"Error'' accelerates bad blood, brings lawsuit between Walser Chrysler of Hopkins and long-time customer Tammie Townsend.

Updated: January 18, 2010, - 09:26 AM

Sears gift card didn't show up

Some who joined Sears' gift card program for military families had to wait a long time for the cards to materialize.

Updated: January 08, 2010, - 12:48 AM

Lottery error gives 0 to Daily 3 'winners'

The state hot line and website at first mistakenly listed 000, and a Minneapolis player who picked those numbers feels cheated.

Updated: January 07, 2010, - 09:04 PM

Red tape fouls defibrillator request

Art Tilson had a fatal heart attack. His co-workers want to honor him with the life-saving device, but there's a lot of red tape.

Updated: January 06, 2010, - 08:44 AM

Money for her stolen home

An 87-year-old's compensation from the state's real estate recovery fund is the largest payout in 13 years.

Updated: December 21, 2009, - 10:44 AM

Nursing home loses funding

Officials have cut federal assistance to new patients at the Robbinsdale Rehab and Care Center because of the errors and failure in care that included those that led to two patient deaths.

Updated: December 11, 2009, - 11:01 PM

Isabelle Jessich: Happy return to 'my sweet home’

Isabelle Jessich's first foe was alcoholism. Her second was the court system. The more she fought to regain her rights, the harder the system fought to keep her a ward of the state.

Updated: December 02, 2009, - 08:54 AM

Whistleblower: Investors caught up in a 'shell game'

The collapse of DBSI, an Idaho company that specialized in supposedly worry-free real estate investments, has left hundreds of Minnesota investors struggling to recover massive losses.

Updated: November 02, 2009, - 10:05 PM

Seller beware: No background check on buyer

A Carver couple's moving plan took a rough detour when the buyer's down payment bounced.

Updated: October 24, 2009, - 12:17 AM

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