Jennifer Bjorhus

Reporter | Watchdog and data team
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an investigative reporter on the Star Tribune’s watchdog and data team. Got a tip? Contact me at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Courage Kenny is latest charity to drop Savers

The thrift store chain expressed “great regret” at the decision of the Courage Kenny Foundation.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 11:00 PM

School-funded tech group mulling layoffs to stem crisis

“Everything’s up for review,” TIES interim director says.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Employment at troubled school tech nonprofit TIES was a family affair

Son and daughter of former executive director were on the payroll.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 12:27 PM

After troubling audit, state will investigate school tech group TIES

The state was responding to what he called the “serious concerns” raised by a forensic accountant’s report of TIES. The audit, ordered by the school technology group’s board because it was losing money, revealed widespread spending irregularities and lack of documentation.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 08:11 AM

Audit finds St. Paul-based nonprofit funded by state schools misspent millions

Executive director of St. Paul-based TIES, a school-funded group, left shortly before audit completed.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 09:31 PM

True Friends nonprofit severs ties with Savers thrift store after allegations

Attorney General Swanson questions how thrift store uses its proceeds.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Savers thrift store accused of misleading public about donations

The Savers thrift store chain is misleading the public about how much of the donations it solicits in the name of local charities, such as the Vietnam Veterans of America, actually goes to the charities. In some cases, Savers is pocketing all of a donation and not giving the charity anything, the Minnesota attorney general says.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 04:30 PM

Foreign gangs top list of Target data breach suspects

Investigators stymied so far by cybermystery follow an elusive trail of digital crumbs.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 06:14 AM

New 'Ban the Box' law tripping up Minnesota employers

Companies can no longer ask about a job seeker’s criminal history on initial employment applications. But some of the state’s marquee employers fumbled the new law, which took effect Jan. 1.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 11:15 AM

Taxpayers challenge Minnesota residency rules at their own peril

Court challenges to Minnesota’s residency rules rarely end in victory.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:22 AM

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