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

Those under guardians get rights

The Legislature responded to cases of misconduct involving vulnerable people.

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 03:32 PM

Power of attorney, yet powerless

A man suffering from dementia in a St. Louis Park nursing home gave power of attorney to a stranger - and no one told his wife.

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 03:31 PM

'I feel like I'm in jail'

A court is keeping Isabelle Jessich in a nursing home even though a doctor says she's sane, sober and fit to leave. Is this how guardianship laws should work?

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 11:38 AM

Going where the buffalo roam

On a trip to South Dakota to view bison, one family finds the creatures can be both noble and annoying.

Updated: April 16, 2011, - 06:08 PM

Quaint cabins offer history, views

INTERIOR, S.D. - Cedar Pass Lodge offers the only accommodations with a roof inside Badlands National Park, and that's the...

Updated: April 16, 2011, - 02:43 PM

Edina woman gets control of life, may lose home

Isabelle Jessich got rid of her court-appointed guardian, but her house could be sold to pay legal fees.

Updated: April 15, 2011, - 03:33 PM

Homewrecker? Troubled landlord faces eviction

Whistleblower: Despite new management taking over, Minneapolis holds landlord responsible after years of maintenance complaints

Updated: April 10, 2011, - 07:29 AM

Bittersweet victory for victim of swindle

A court ruled that Telsche Paulson had indeed been cheated out of her south Minneapolis home, but it's too late to recover it.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 01:08 PM

Unfit to be lawyer, yet a guardian for 200

The case of Terri Ann Hauge, charged with bilking 10 vulnerable adults, shows the flaws in selecting and monitoring conservators.

Updated: March 16, 2011, - 07:01 AM

Loan scams are thriving, Commerce says

Loan modification scams are finding victims in desperate homeowners.

Updated: March 10, 2011, - 09:49 PM

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