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

FTC hits major debt collector with $3.2 million penalty

Minnesota regulators fined a subsidiary of the company, Expert Global Solutions, for illegal practices, including harassing customers.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 11:25 AM

Crown Bank asked to give back $2 million in proceeds from Tom Petters' former homes

Edina’s Crown Bank and the government have been fighting for years over two Petters houses.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Star Tribune publisher reported to be Time CEO finalist

Star Tribune’s Michael Klingensmith, former CFO of Time Inc., is said to be in the running for top job there.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:40 PM

July 2: Xcel to keep running coal-fired generators in Becker

A new Xcel study finds replacing the units or installing high-end pollution control equipment isn’t cost effective given regulatory uncertainties.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 11:06 AM

Wells Fargo securities lending case goes to trial

The bank says its practices were reasonable and conservative, but investors who lost big in a securities lending program disagree.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Former West Publishing CEO Dwight Opperman dies at 89

Dwight Opperman led local legal publishing giant.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Dwight Opperman, former CEO of West Publishing Co., has died

Opperman died peacefully at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a short illness, colleagues confirmed Thursday. He was 89.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 10:13 PM

U.S. Bank overdraft settlement drags on

The bank hasn’t yet paid the $55 million it agreed to return to customers hit with excessive fees as final...

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 06:00 AM

Bitcoin has more staying power than other digital currencies

Said one Minnesota fan of the digital money:  “Right now I wouldn’t call it investing, I would call it gambling.”

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Thrivent opens to all Christians, not just for Lutherans any more

It’s a big moment for a major Minnesota institution, which has 2.5 million members nationally.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 09:14 AM

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