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.
Planet Ink of St. Paul is about to go in front of the City Council, facing a $700 fine for the illegal underage piercing. A former employee was jailed for two weeks.
Updated: January 06, 2009, - 10:57 PM
The search party looking for 133 missing ballots in the Minneapolis elections warehouse found some ballots all right, but not the ones they wanted.
Updated: December 05, 2008, - 04:13 PM
With the flip of a switch, some motorboats get really, really loud. A special feature diverts the boat's exhaust from underwater to an outlet in the hull. It's supposed to give the engine more oomph, but there's another attraction -- your boat will bellow.
Updated: November 22, 2008, - 09:02 PM
Election Day at Hopkins precinct 4. An elderly Somalia-born woman who speaks little English advances to the table where a judge sits with lists of preregistered voters.
Updated: November 08, 2008, - 09:42 PM
This Election Day, Whistleblower doesn't want your vote. I want to know if something goes wrong while you're voting.
Updated: November 01, 2008, - 09:17 PM
The specter of voter fraud always emerges close to Halloween in big election years. Records of voting complaints in Minnesota from 2004 and 2006 offer reassurances that illegal voting, voter intimidation and the like have been rare in Minnesota. They also show what weird things happen on Election Day.
Updated: October 25, 2008, - 09:22 PM
He exposed the giant retail chain for Medicaid fraud.
Updated: October 19, 2008, - 10:10 AM
The clock is always ticking for rotisserie chickens on display at the Sam's Club in St. Louis Park. If they don't sell themselves to hungry shoppers within four hours, the chickens are sent to the trash bin.
Updated: October 11, 2008, - 09:17 PM
Because the owners of a new senior housing complex in Edina defaulted on loans, each resident is being sued and may be ousted.
Updated: October 05, 2008, - 07:49 AM