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

May 22, 2011: On North Side, a quiet Sunday turns into chaos

In a part of Minneapolis where neighbors often feel buffeted from all directions, Sunday's tornado was one thing they didn't think they had to worry about.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 10:41 AM

Interactive map: Tornado's path and lingering toll

Updated: May 21, 2012, - 08:44 AM

Minneapolis wins in fight against landlord

Spiros Zorbalas lost appeal for 3 properties, could lose 35 more.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 08:16 PM

Officials make arrests at Occupy Mpls

Early Thursday morning Minneapolis police made arrests at the new Occupy Mpls encampment in front of Mpls City Hall.

Updated: February 15, 2012, - 01:56 AM

Use of 'prone restraint' questioned

A video camera worn by a police officer captures a struggle between a 28-year-old man and Minneapolis police subsequently raising...

Updated: February 14, 2012, - 04:59 PM

Whistleblower: Grain Belt sign a big graffiti target

The iconic sign's owner thinks he deserves a break from city's graffiti crackdown policy. | Hard Data

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 12:09 PM

Whistleblower: The mystery of Hangar 6

Two Minnesotans say they were permanently injured at an Army base in Alaska, but the government stopped their workers' comp benefits in 2007.

Updated: June 26, 2011, - 10:35 AM

Whistleblower: Dental woes left a bad taste

After his teeth were pulled, Byrl Johnson's transition to dentures got hung up in an insurance changeover.

Updated: June 12, 2011, - 07:19 AM

'Queen of disasters’ keeps head up

Tiffany Churchill escaped a deadly fire and a car accident. Now she plans to stay in her tornado-damaged Minneapolis home. | Plus, Tornado relief shifts to new gear.

Updated: June 07, 2011, - 08:14 AM

Their risk, his reward

Longtime landlord finds a way to make money at bottom of city's real estate market.

Updated: June 01, 2011, - 09:09 AM

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