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

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

Botched van service drives mom to do the job herself

A transportation service that lost the trust of a St. Louis Park mom in getting her 4-year-old autistic boy to day care vows to do better.

Updated: October 09, 2009, - 09:54 PM

Does sewer rule stink?

Most Golden Valley homeowners are facing an expensive city mandate: Repair their aging sewer pipes.

Updated: October 03, 2009, - 08:56 PM

Abercrombie's appeal in MOA autism case thrown out on mail glitch

Abercrombie & Fitch's appeal of a $115,264 fine for discriminating against a disabled teenage customer was thrown out last week because the company failed to send a document by certified mail.

Updated: September 22, 2009, - 12:07 AM

Girl: I was treated like a 'misfit' at Abercrombie & Fitch

Four years after Abercrombie & Fitch refused to let a teenager help her autistic sister try on clothes at its Mall of America store, state officials have fined the company $115,264 for discriminating against a disabled person.

Updated: September 09, 2009, - 04:45 PM

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