Jennifer Bjorhus

Business reporter | Banking and consumer finance
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an enterprise reporter in the Star Tribune’s business section covering banking and consumer finance. Tips always welcome and appreciated at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Minnesota targets 'patent troll'

Attorney General Lori Swanson settled with MPHJ Technology Investments, a Delaware company accused of trying to wring money out of hundreds of Minnesota businesses.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 09:20 AM

Two community banks lure customers with gas instead of toasters

Two Minnesota banks joined a national campaign to promote community-based lending — and tricked-out accounts.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 11:17 AM

Minneapolis Fed: community banks see small gains in second quarter

“They’re not back to normal,” a Minneapolis Federal Reserve official said.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Sleep Number founder Bob Walker arrested for witness tampering

Walker, founder of the company that makes the Sleep Number bed, has been arrested and accused by the FBI of witness tampering in connection with an investment fraud case involving his most recent business, a clean coal venture called Bixby Energy Systems.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 10:35 AM

Wells Fargo cuts more mortgage jobs -- 161 in Minneapolis

The bank made similar notifications in other cities. All together, Wells Fargo is cutting another 2,323 mortgage jobs as higher interest rates eat into the big business the bank has done refinancing home loans.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 09:03 PM

SEC to bar Twin Cities-area money manager

David Welliver, a Buffalo money manager accused of misconduct, leaves the industry in settlement with SEC.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Obituary: Piano bar maestro Lorna Michaelson was 'epitome of grace'

Lorna Michaelson’s musical career spanned Bismarck and Beirut, the elegant Beau-Rivage Geneva in Switzerland and grittier haunts such as the...

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 05:51 PM

Aug. 8: Wells Fargo wins jury trial in securities lending case

The judge in St. Paul is still hearing claims from some of the plaintiffs in a separate proceeding.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Aug. 1: Judge gives Bixby Energy figure 10 years

Gary Collyard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud after the collapse of the energy venture.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Ameriprise CEO Cracchiolo pockets a quiet windfall

Driven by stock options, Ameriprise’s chief rose to the heights of pay rankings not just in Minnesota.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 07:01 PM

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