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.
Continuing education classes for insurance agents were "abbreviated" from 15 hours to 59 minutes.
Updated: October 06, 2010, - 08:55 PM
Caller ID can become an unwitting accomplice to fraud. It's illegal here and crackdowns are starting, but hundreds continue to be targeted.
Updated: September 27, 2010, - 09:14 AM
Forty insurance agents have agreed to pay $3,000 fines and go back to school after admitting they attended bogus classes to satisfy Minnesota licensing requirements.
Updated: September 15, 2010, - 08:54 AM
For businesses on the stretch of Chicago Avenue between downtown Minneapolis and Lake Street, a reconstruction project means hard times and little city help.
Updated: August 30, 2010, - 12:11 PM
To family members and advocates, three Aitkin Co. cases show how the state needs new tools to crack down on poorly performing guardians and conservators, who are virtually ungregulated.
Updated: August 18, 2010, - 07:46 AM
The cemetery apologized and said the stone should have been placed within two months of burial.
Updated: July 19, 2010, - 09:42 AM
An instructor who had insurance agents log 15 hours of required class work in 59 minutes had his license suspended by the state last month.
Updated: July 12, 2010, - 09:29 AM
Maplewood officials wanted an entrepreneur to make changes before issuing a new permit. When she refused, they took action that some think went too far.
Updated: July 06, 2010, - 09:20 AM
33rd Avenue SE. is not for the fainthearted. After our visit, the city dumped 17 tons of asphalt to fill the largest holes.
Updated: July 06, 2010, - 09:19 AM