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 jennifer.bjorhus@startribune.com.

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

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

One block in Minneapolis, 8,100 parking tickets

Seven of Minneapolis’ top 10 spots for parking violations are on the 3100 block of Girard Avenue S, with 1,086 handed out in front of the apartments at 3105 Girard Av. S.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Payment card processor accused of ripping off Minn. small businesses

Suit says card processor altered some contracts.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 07:23 PM

High school tennis coach arrested on sexual misconduct charges

Tennis coach linked to affair with student, 15.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Complaints about utility scams soar

Small businesses are favorite marks, so state’s utilities try to fight back by launching the “Slam the Scam” campaign.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 11:10 PM

July 1: U.S. Bank to pay feds $200 million for FHA claims

The U.S. Department of Justice blamed the lender for contributing to the nation’s costly housing collapse and epidemic of foreclosures. The bank did not admit any liability.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 02:09 PM

Minnesota attorney general sues Texas firm selling extended auto warranties

Eagan woman said it took nearly a year to get her refund after she canceled her contract.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 10:53 PM

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