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Attorney General Ellison obtains default judgment against pool contractor who defrauded Minnesota consumers
After AG sues in August 2022, court permanently bans Charles Workman and company from residential construction industry in Minnesota; orders $1.1M in refunds to victims and $1.1M civil penalty to State
“Mr. Workman turned people’s dreams of having a swimming pool for their family to enjoy into a nightmare.” Attorney General Ellison said. “He lied to them at every step to get them to pay him in advance, and then disappeared with their money without providing the pools he promised.”

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Attorney General’s Office prevails in Otto Bremer Trust appeal
Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds district court’s decision to remove former trustee, affirms that he “continually breached his duties” and is “unfit to administer the Trust”
“The Court of Appeals made the right decision by upholding the decision to remove Brian Lipschultz from the Otto Bremer Trust,” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said.

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Conviction Review Unit Vacates First and Second-Degree Murder Sentence; Thomas Rhodes Released from Prison after nearly 25 years
Rhodes’ release marks the first person who will be freed from incarceration because of an investigation and case review by Minnesota’s Conviction Review Unit; Rhodes stands convicted of second-degree manslaughter

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Attorney General Ellison sues nonprofit and its leaders for misusing funds and extensive governance violations; seeks to shut down nonprofit
State files lawsuit against ThinkTechAct Foundation and three of its leaders for running a sham nonprofit, misusing nonprofit funds obtained from the federal child nutrition program, and other charities violations
“It is wrong that ThinkTechAct’s leaders took advantage of funds meant to help children.” Attorney General Ellison said.

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‘I will keep working to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect’
Attorney General Ellison sworn in for 2nd term with ‘renewed vigor and commitment’
Pledges ‘every decision we make will be based in helping you and your family thrive in this economy — because everybody counts and everybody matters, no exceptions’

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Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services Proposed Merger

On Tuesday, November 16, 2022, Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services announced that they intend to merge in 2023. The new entity would be called Sanford Health and run by Sanford’s current CEO. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is seeking community input on the proposed merger.
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COVID-19 Related Complaints

Although the COVID-19 peacetime emergency has ended, you can still report concerns to our Office.  If you believe you were the victim of price gouging (before July 1, 2021), a COVID-19-related scam, or other fraudulent practices, please submit a report to our Office by using the Consumer Assistance Request Form.  If you have concerns about an unlawful eviction before July 1, 2021, or another landlord/tenant matter, please submit a report to our Office by using the Minnesota Tenant Report Form.

Temporary Changes in AGO Operations Due to COVID-19
  • Service of Process: Service of process can be initiated by visiting the security desk on the second level of Town Square Tower (near the Department of Public Safety). Security personnel will notify the AGO service team to send someone down to accept service. (More Information)
  • Walk-Ins: We are discontinuing the practice of in-person meetings, please contact us by phone or internet. (More Information)

Know your rights and responsibilities as a fundraiser or donor to charitable causes

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office serves as the chief regulator of charities in Minnesota. The Charities Division of the Office is dedicated to educating fundraisers and charities about their responsibilities under the law and ensure they comply with the law, and to educating donors about their rights and how to know they are donating to reliable charities with a track record of delivering results. As such, the Office offers resources for the public including tips on researching charities, avoiding scams, and reporting questionable practices.

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.

Affording Your Life Podcast
Listen to the AG's New Podcast!

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

Available on all major platforms

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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.