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Attorney General Ellison announces public input on proposed merger of Fairview Health Services and Sanford Health
Dedicated web form and phone numbers now available for public input, with public meetings to be held in early 2023; data gathered will form part of AG’s investigation under state and federal law into impact of merger
“I take my responsibility to regulate charities and nonprofits and enforce antitrust laws very seriously. In just one week since the proposed merger between Fairview and Sanford was announced, it’s sparked a lot of concern,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison shuts down fraudulent student-loan debt-settlement company in Minnesota
California-based company pocketed exorbitant fees for fraudulent ‘forgiveness’ scheme; will also pay State $50K to refund Minnesota customers
“Minnesotans take out student loans in good faith so they can get educations that will help them afford their lives. We’re showing once again that when companies take advantage of that good faith to rip off Minnesotans, we will come after them,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison reaches historic settlement with Google over location-tracking practices
Joins 40 AGs in bipartisan national settlement worth almost $400M; Minnesota’s share $8.25M. Largest privacy settlement ever reached by AGs also requires more Google be more transparent with consumers.
“Big Tech companies need to be clear with us about when they’re collecting our location data and what they’re using for. They shouldn’t be able to collect it when we’ve told them not to. But this is what Google did,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Minnesota joins $16M settlement over 2012 and 2015 Experian data breaches
Minnesota to receive $280K civil penalty; Experian to provide 5 years of free credit monitoring; Experian and T-Mobile to improve data-protection services
“When we as consumers do business with many companies and service providers, we have little choice but to trust them when we share some of our most sensitive identifying information. When they break that trust, it can be devastating,” said Attorney General Ellison.

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Attorney General Ellison applauds $15M grant to increase competition for meat and poultry processors, pledges vigilant antitrust enforcement
Part of first round of USDA grants and investments designed to increase competition, increase small and mid-size producer income, create economic opportunity, and lower consumers’ costs

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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.