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.
Utility blames gophers for damaging underground wires. Homeowner says it was the utility, which says homeowner must pay.
Updated: March 28, 2010, - 11:11 AM
Officials suspended LeMaster Restoration, saying it had a pattern of shoddy work and inflated invoices.
Updated: March 22, 2010, - 12:21 PM
A century of scandals, riots and politics in Minneapolis.
Updated: March 20, 2010, - 02:41 PM
Con artists tricked one Minnesota grandmother out of $17,000, making her think her grandson was in jail.
Updated: March 11, 2010, - 11:16 PM
Cell phone customers got stung with big bills months after making international calls.
Updated: March 08, 2010, - 05:05 PM
Newspaperman Arthur Kasherman, who bashed crooked public officials and gangsters, was gunned down on Jan. 22, 1945. No one was ever brought to justice, but the murder started a movement against mob rule in Minneapolis.
Updated: March 05, 2010, - 06:34 PM
Last year, Terry got into a fender bender. The police took down his name and address for their report. In three weeks, the mail started coming.
Updated: March 01, 2010, - 09:33 AM
Each year, about 60 Minnesotans who show a pattern of aggressive driving must take a psychological exam to keep their licenses.
Updated: February 23, 2010, - 06:37 AM
She found out the hard way: It's tough earning money as a "mystery shopper," unless you're the one running an Internet scam.
Updated: February 15, 2010, - 10:42 AM