Criminals often lie to get into the debt collections industry. Despite a Minnesota law, rapists thieves and other offenders are cleared to work as collectors -- with access to financial data. Updated Dec. 12, 2010
This series examines the aftermath of a credit boom that left many people in financial trouble, facing a collections industry that uses aggressive methods to obtain payments.
Bonnie Hanson, right, and her daughter, Sherry Peterson.
You committed no crime, but an officer is knocking on your door. More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts.
An occasional series examining special education in Minnesota’s public schools, where the sharp increase in students who have serious disabilities has brought soaring costs, profound challenges and often controversial new methods for educating them.