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Attorney General Ellison shuts down fraudulent student-loan debt-settlement company in Minnesota
California-based company offering fraudulent ‘forgiveness’ scheme will pay State over $11K to refund Minnesota customers
“Minnesotans take out student loans in good faith so they can get educations that will help them better afford their lives. My office is showing once again that when companies take advantage of that good faith to rip Minnesotans off, we will come after them,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison bans alleged sham veterans’ charity from soliciting in Minnesota
Settlement requires defendants Healing Heroes Network and Hero Giveaways to permanently cease all charitable solicitations; requires individual defendants to pay $95K to be donated to veterans’ charity
“It’s appalling that a supposed charity would use wounded veterans to exploit Minnesotans’ generosity. We all owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans. As Attorney General, I will continue to aggressively pursue any organization that deceptively uses veterans to persuade Minnesotans to donate their hard-earned dollars to illegitimate causes.”

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Monticello restaurant to give up profits, fully comply with executive orders in settlement with Attorney General’s office
Cornerstone Café will pay State $10,000, giving up the profits it earned while operating in violation of executive orders
“I thank this establishment for agreeing to meet its responsibility to help all Minnesotans stop the spread of COVID-19 and congratulate it on rejoining the vast majority of Minnesota bars and restaurants that are already doing so,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Court finds Albert Lea establishment in contempt, imposes $3K/day fine
Finds The Interchange violated the Court’s temporary restraining order by offering indoor, on-premises dining to the public; will issue written order later
“I’m glad to see serious consequences for defying the court and endangering Minnesotans,” Attorney General Ellison said. “The vast majority of Minnesota bars and restaurants are complying with the law and meeting their responsibility to keep their communities safe. The very small handful that are not should take note that their willful defiance has real-world consequences, as it should.”

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Court finds Alibi Drinkery in contempt, imposes $3K/day fine
Finds Alibi ‘intentionally and purposefully is violating’ temporary injunction, ‘willfully disobeyed’ and ‘is flagrantly in violation’ of court’s orders. Court: ‘Health and welfare of the public are at risk and are being irreparably harmed’ by Alibi’s behavior
“I am grateful that the court recognized the severity of the pandemic and the harm that Alibi’s flagrant violation of the law is causing Minnesotans,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Eviction Complaint Form
Tenant Eviction Complaint Form (English, Español, Hmong, & Somali)

A recent Executive Order forbids landlords from evicting tenants or asking them to leave during the pandemic. Tenants who are told they have to leave their home may report the landlord to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

Coronavirus Mortgage Relief Options
NEW! COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Options for Homeowners

On July 2, 2020 The Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a commitment by more than 30 financial institutions to provide mortgage relief options to customers facing financial hardship caused by COVID-19 for homeowners not covered by the CARES Act.

Coronavirus Stimulus Payment FAQ
Coronavirus Stimulus Payment FAQs

Coronavirus stimulus payments are part of a $2 trillion relief package the federal government passed to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Attorney General's Office has answered some frequently asked questions about these one-time payments.

Covid-19 Complaint Form
COVID-19 Complaint Form (English, Español, Hmong, & Somali)

The COVID-19 Complaint Form is used if you need help with a problem related to COVID-19 such as fraud, health-related scams (miracle cures, products, or treatments), government imposter and financial relief scams, cyber crime, financial crime, hate crime, or other civil or criminal law concerns. If you have concerns about price gouging or eviction-related concerns please use the dedicated forms.

Price Gouging Complaint Form
Price-Gouging Complaint Form (English, Español, Hmong, Karen & Somali)

Attorney General Ellison’s Office is concerned with reports that some retailers may be engaged in price-gouging practices by selling essential goods or services at unconscionable or excessively inflated prices as a result of COVID-19. The Attorney General strongly encourages consumers to report such practices immediately to Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

Temporary Changes in AGO Operations Due to COVID-19
  • Deadline Extension: Soliciting Charity Annual Reports (More Information)
  • Deadline Extension: Professional Fundraiser Annual Registration Statements (More Information)
  • Publications: The mailing of printed publications has been suspended. (More Information)
  • Service of Process: we will accept service of process for the State of Minnesota or any State Agency pursuant to state and federal rules of procedure 4 and 5 at the following email address (More Information)
  • Walk-Ins: We are discontinuing the practice of in-person meetings, please contact us by phone or internet. (More Information)

Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drugs Prices - February 2020 Report

After nearly one year of public study and deliberation, Minnesota Attorney General Ellison’s Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drugs Prices has released a report and 14 recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices.

Read the full report or the press release for more information.

CenturyLink Settlement Information
CenturyLink Settlement Information

MN consumers who received internet or television service from CenturyLink between July 12, 2011 and the present are eligible for refunds if they were charged more for service than they agreed to pay.

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Affording Your Life with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is your podcast about fairness, justice, and consumer information to help you afford your life.

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Dose of Reality MN

Overdose deaths from opioids are increasing at an alarming rate. We are losing too many Minnesotans to painkillers, heroin, and other opioids. Use to learn more about prescription painkiller abuse and how you can do your part to prevent it in Minnesota.