James Shiffer

Team leader | Minneapolis and Whistleblower
Phone: 612-673-4271
James Eli Shiffer supervises coverage of the city of Minneapolis, overseeing a team of reporters assigned to City Hall, city schools, public safety and general news. He also oversees Whistleblower column and blog, which investigates reader complaints about injustices, rip-offs and red tape. 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

Minneapolis home looks dam site better

Insurance dispute resolved over a couple's dripping ice.

Updated: February 28, 2011, - 09:32 AM

Still slippery after 2 years

Denny's settled a slip-and-fall case, but the source of trouble at a Coon Rapids restaurant remains.

Updated: February 13, 2011, - 03:49 PM

Realtor steps down from leadership post

Pat Paulson said he resigned because of work, not an ethics complaint.

Updated: February 11, 2011, - 07:37 PM

Failure to pay water bill results in icy waterfall

Gusher demonstrates problems with enforcing little-known rule in Minneapolis.

Updated: January 30, 2011, - 06:42 AM

Bad e-romance kindles love of fighting fraud

Woman who lost $10,000 now helps other online-dating victims.

Updated: January 25, 2011, - 12:25 PM

Few limits on private towing

Some motorists are shocked by what it costs to get cars back when towed from private property.

Updated: January 09, 2011, - 12:17 AM

People-search website accused of deception

It took nearly a year before Isaac and Mika Turner of Northfield, Minn., noticed the $19.95 monthly charges on their credit card. Now the couple has sued Intelius, a popular people-search website, for signing them up for a service they never wanted.

Updated: January 03, 2011, - 01:04 PM

Catching up on the stories of 2010

Whistleblower heard this year from hundreds of people who wanted us to look into their situations. Here's an update on a few we wrote about in 2010.

Updated: December 26, 2010, - 08:33 AM

Lung patients are left in the lurch

The sudden departure of Healthworks exposes tension between Medicare and medical providers.

Updated: December 21, 2010, - 09:42 AM

FBI seeks victims of 'cramming'

Officials want to hear from people who think Alternate Billing Corp. put suspect charges on their phone bills.

Updated: December 16, 2010, - 11:21 PM

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