Eric Wieffering

Assistant Managing Editor | News
Phone: 612-673-1736
Eric Wieffering supervises coverage of local and regional news, including politics, education, the environment and other topics.

Recent content from Eric Wieffering

Muni bond threat more manufactured than real

Not all municipal bonds are created equal.

Updated: February 19, 2011, - 10:11 PM

A needed wake-up call for Navarre

Long-suffering shareholders of Navarre Corp., the New Hope-based distributor and publisher of electronic media, found themselves in the rare situation of having to respond to good news this week.

Updated: February 15, 2011, - 10:49 PM

As much as it makes sense, Sunday liquor is a tough sell

For newly legal drinkers in Massachusetts, a Sunday drive to Pelham, N.H., to buy beer from a state-owned "packie" was, in the regional vernacular of my youth, a wicked pain.

Updated: February 12, 2011, - 09:52 PM

The judge who told Hecker: Game over

Long after Friday's sentencing of Denny Hecker to 10 years in prison, U.S. Chief Judge Michael J. Davis will be the one remembered for first throwing the former auto magnate in jail, where he has sat since October.

Updated: February 12, 2011, - 07:48 AM

Ethanol lobby got its way. Guess who'll pay?

The story of ethanol in the United States proves that policies undertaken to nurture or protect an industry can just as easily undermine it.

Updated: February 09, 2011, - 09:39 PM

Has justice been served in Guidant recall case?

Six years after his 21-year-old patient died because of a defective heart implant, Dr. Robert Hauser still wonders why no Guidant Corp. executive has faced criminal charges for selling a device they knew could fail.

Updated: February 05, 2011, - 04:04 PM

Rochester bank pays price for bad bets

Just about anything that could go wrong did go wrong for Home Federal Savings Bank -- and seemingly all at once.

Updated: February 02, 2011, - 01:07 PM

Infighting should not doom crisis report

The final report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hit bookstores Thursday, and by Friday it was No. 14 with a bullet on's bestseller list.

Updated: January 29, 2011, - 10:22 PM

Shareholders deserve a say on executive pay

A vote this week by the Securities and Exchange Commission finally acknowledged that shareholders are entitled, at least once every three years, to cast an advisory vote on a company’s pay policies.

Updated: January 26, 2011, - 11:44 PM

In hockey, some fights happen off the ice

Hockey games are decided by a varying combination of speed, grace, brute force and luck. But the future of the state's youth hockey system, which serves 45,000 kids every winter, may be determined by lawyers and judges.

Updated: January 24, 2011, - 12:28 PM

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