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

MnDOT resolves a splitting concern

As part of its reconstruction of the Crosstown/35W, MnDOT removed an old chain-link fence that once divided state right of way from the back yard of Henry and Jeannie Adams in south Minneapolis.

Updated: March 25, 2009, - 07:11 AM

A lost bid to control health costs

A Hopkins couple without health insurance tried in vain to rein in expenses on a quick trip to the hospital.

Updated: March 21, 2009, - 10:35 PM

Teacher complained to the state, then lost her job

Lauren Strom complained about an understaffing violation at a Minneapolis day-care center where she worked. The center fired her.

Updated: March 14, 2009, - 10:30 PM

Whistleblower: Lovely trees are cleared for cutdown

Planes using Crystal Airport don't fly over the eight white pines, but the Airports Commission insists that seven of them must go to meet rules.

Updated: March 01, 2009, - 09:39 AM

Minn. House bill urges tighter rules for guardians

A Minnesota House bill would provide protected persons a 15-point bill of rights. A Senate bill is also planned.

Updated: February 17, 2009, - 09:59 PM

Feb. 15: 2 years and $672,808 gone

An Excelsior woman joined the growing ranks of Minnesotans who lose control of their finances to lightly regulated guardians.

Updated: February 16, 2009, - 01:46 PM

Slam! goes your phone service

Last month, Andre Guirard of Plymouth got a letter thanking him for choosing ACN as his new telephone service provider. The problem was, he hadn't changed his phone service.

Updated: February 07, 2009, - 09:52 PM

Whistleblower: Wedding photos were taken, never given

Every time someone asks to see her wedding album, Isis Buchanan has to explain what went wrong. Yes, a photographer was there. But they have never seen the pictures.

Updated: January 24, 2009, - 10:42 PM

Neighbor vs. neighbor: Feud envelops Lowry Hill

What began as a minor dispute between two households has mushroomed into a string of violence gripping a whole Minneapolis community in fear.

Updated: January 23, 2009, - 11:22 PM

A home project in splinters

A St. Louis Park family and its original contractor are butting heads over a renovation gone awry, and government agencies can offer only limited help.

Updated: January 10, 2009, - 09:57 PM

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