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.
If a contractor disappears with your money and leaves you with a half-finished renovation, the guy you want to call is Charlie Durenberger at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Updated: June 07, 2010, - 09:21 AM
Guillermo Gonzalez's prison term ended in March and he's willing to trade his citizenship and welfare checks, but the U.S. says no.
Updated: May 26, 2010, - 10:07 AM
The city of Minneapolis told Michelle Goulart to stop asking about her car at the impound lot. By the time it was found, she had already bought a new one.
Updated: May 24, 2010, - 03:40 PM
The April 2 fire that killed six people in an apartment was the city’s deadliest in 24 years. It also...
Updated: May 19, 2010, - 04:29 PM
The odometer broke as the Golden Valley woman headed home from the White Bear Lake dealership. Or did it? Buyer Carol Canniff just wants it gone.
Updated: May 10, 2010, - 12:03 PM
Last month's deadly Lake Street fire was an accident, but investigators couldn't find the cause. Private investigators will take over now.
Updated: May 06, 2010, - 12:28 PM
Pampers defends "Dry Max'' as parents vent online over leaks, blow-outs and, more ominously, red bottoms.
Updated: April 30, 2010, - 06:20 AM
The state fire marshal is recommending changes to Minneapolis' inspection practices that could have revealed rampant fire hazards in the Lake Street building where six people died if the city had adopted those rules when it overhauled the system in 2004.
Updated: April 20, 2010, - 10:29 PM
He moved to California in 1981, but a DWI fine is badgering him now. The case is so old Minnesota doesn't have complete records of it but wants the fine: $680.
Updated: April 06, 2010, - 04:08 PM