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

Third-quarter malaise struck Twin Cities' community banks

Overall, the state’s 300-plus community banks are chugging away.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Federal regulators limit banks' payday loans

Banks must assess each borrower’s ability to repay the loans, and they can make only six a year per customer.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 09:07 PM

U.S. Bank to offer American Express card

Like Wells Fargo, the bank is adding consumer credit options.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Car insurance costs moderate in Minnesota

But a consumer group’s study suggests that rates rise faster in states like Minnesota that don’t require regulatory approval of...

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 10:20 PM

Faith groups urge stricter rules on payday loans

Repeat borrowing, regulatory weakness and loopholes are helping fuel an exploding number of payday loans in Minnesota, report says.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Fight against illegal payday loans turns to banks

A New Jersey woman is suing U.S. Bank, alleging that the bank let an illegal payday lender onto its electronic payments network.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Wells Fargo settles dispute over toxic mortgage bonds for $335M

The settlement is the latest to address the tsunami of toxic mortgages at the heart of the housing crisis that led to the 2008 economic crisis.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:09 PM

Obituary: Margaret Vaillancourt, community activist

A friend recalled Margaret Vaillancourt this way: Many activists burn with Old Testament outrage over injustice. Margaret Vaillancourt was one...

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 07:34 PM

U.S. Bank rolls out small biz credit card, minus the personal guarantee

Garage entrepreneurs need not apply : This credit card targets companies with annual sales of $1 million to $10 million.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 12:15 PM

Oct. 30, 2013: Minnesota AG sues Florida debt buyer

The company faked affidavits of bank overdrafts and fees to collect money from individuals and businesses, the attorney general said.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 10:23 PM

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