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

Government sues U.S. Bank over Peregrine fraud scheme

The bank mishandled customer funds, the CFTC alleged; U.S. Bancorp denied wrongdoing.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 08:18 PM

$7.25 billion credit card swipe fee settlement fraying

Angry retailers reject $7.25 B class-action deal with Visa and MasterCard.

Updated: June 02, 2013, - 10:21 PM

Minnesota judge orders online payday lender to pay nearly $8 million

The court order is part of the state’s crackdown on Internet payday lenders making illegal loans to Minnesotans.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:48 PM

U.S. Bank names new Twin Cities president

The bank’s new market president sees “fairly robust” growth in commercial lending in the Twin Cities.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:24 PM

Minnesota to get stricter law on home foreclosures

The Homeowners’ Bill of Rights, as it’s called, will give struggling Minnesota homeowners facing foreclosure more protections.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 08:55 PM

Fed sees fierce competition among banks

Loan growth slowed at Minnesota’s community banks in the first quarter.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Big banks provide cash for payday loans

Commercial banks say that they’re just doing their job.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 11:42 PM

St. Paul microlender NDC boosts small entrepreneurs

St. Paul-based nonprofit wins an award, plus $75,000, for fostering homegrown entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Parking ramps key to Ryan Cos. $400M project

Proposals are due Monday for Vikings stadium parking, and Ryan envisions structures that would also serve its office towers.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 10:20 AM

Prudential to pay $14 million in Minnesota over unclaimed benefits

A state settlement aims to recover unpaid death benefits.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 09:01 PM

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