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Attorney General Ellison sues Avid Telecom over illegal robocalls
Alleges company initiated and facilitated billions of illegal robocalls, including calls spoofing government agencies — including at least 14K to Minnesotans
“This lawsuit is our first and it won’t be our last. Together, we’re taking the fight directly to anyone in the telecom industry who helps robocallers and scammers perpetrate their fraud on the public.” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison obtains relief for consumers targeted by unscrupulous door-to-door alarm salesman
Skyline Security Management, Inc. and Safe Home Security agree to cancel contracts while AGO enforcement action against Gary Harvey continues
“When that trust is betrayed, it’s emotionally and financially painful. I appreciate Skyline and Safe Home taking the right step in canceling these contracts while my Office does what we can under the law to hold Mr. Harvey accountable and make things right for consumers.” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison secures final judgments against solar-sales companies that defrauded consumers
Settlements with 10 defendants include court-ordered bans on future sales by companies and their owners, prompt completion of existing projects, and consumer restitution of $310K
“Companies that use aggressive, deceptive, door-to-door sales tactics not only hurt the homeowners they defraud, they hurt the entire solar-power industry and decades of efforts to create clean power in America,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Reports of violence, drug sales down after joint investigation into Winner Gas Station and Merwin Liquors
Investigation by AG Ellison, City of Minneapolis, and Hennepin County prompted changes to stem illegal activity on Minneapolis corner
“I’m using the powers of my office to take new approaches to stemming the epidemic of gun violence, like using civil law to hold companies accountable for illegal behavior in their businesses or on their properties that can spiral out of control and threaten a whole community,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison hails passage of key recommendations of his pharmaceutical drug price task force
Provisions of Commerce Omnibus Bill prohibit price-gouging on generic prescription drugs and establish Prescription Drug Affordability Board — ‘These new laws will save Minnesotans’ lives’
“Minnesotans should never be forced to choose between affording their lives and affording to live, but the high cost of prescription drugs forces too many Minnesotans to make that choice.” said Attorney General Ellison.

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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)

Tips for fundraisers and donors
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.

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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.