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Attorney General Ellison secures Assurance strengthening governance of first-responder charity
Charity engaged in conflicted transactions and other governance violations
“The Minnesota 100 Club serves a tremendously important mission—helping the families of injured or killed first responders,” Attorney General Ellison said. “Organizations that serve the families of those who have sacrificed so much for our state should be held to the highest standards.”

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Attorney General Ellison joins 21 attorneys general arguing to block Idaho transgender bathroom law
Law would bar transgender youth from bathrooms, changing rooms at school
“This law is a discriminatory attack on young, transgender Idahoans trying to build lives full of dignity, safety, and respect – three things everyone deserves,” said Attorney General Ellison. “We can’t stand by and watch these fundamental civil rights be eroded.”

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Attorney General Ellison secures relief for students victimized by predatory for-profit educational provider
Prehired will void all outstanding income-share agreements, refund harmed borrowers, and permanently cease operations; Settlement secures $31 million in relief nationwide, including debt relief and $80K in refunds for Minnesota consumers
“Scamming folks who are just trying to get an education, get a job, and afford their lives is as low as it gets, and that’s exactly what Prehired did,” said Attorney General Ellison.

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Attorney General Ellison reaches agreement with landlord to stop evicting tenants for unpaid utility charges
IPG also agrees to stop charging many tenants for gas and steam heat
“It’s hard for tenants to afford their lives when landlords start charging undisclosed fees during the middle of a lease,” said Attorney General Ellison. “I am glad IPG agreed to stop charging improper gas fees and using unpaid utility bills to evict Minnesotans who would not or could not pay.”

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Attorney General Ellison shuts down another fraudulent student-loan debt-relief company in Minnesota
California-based company offering fraudulent ‘forgiveness’ scheme will pay State over $59K to refund Minnesota customers
“Taking advantage of people struggling with their student loans is as low as it gets. It’s a relief to know that Network 46 will no longer be able to cheat borrowers,” Attorney General Ellison said. “I am glad that the terms of this settlement include paying back every cent this company scammed out of folks who were just trying to afford their lives”

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Return to Repayment of Federal Student Loans

More than three years after student loan payments were paused, interest on student loans began accruing again on September 1, 2023, and first payments are due in October. It is important for borrowers to be well-informed about the details of their loans and take precautions to avoid bad actors who may take advantage of borrowers.
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The Attorney General’s Office is remodeling its current office space and for everyone’s safety during this time, we are temporarily discontinuing the practice of in-person meetings with consumers and attempting to limit incoming mail. We are still committed to serving you in the best and most timely way possible. If you would like to speak with an analyst, we ask that you please call us. If you need help with a consumer problem and would like this Office to contact an organization on your behalf, we ask you to file a complaint using the Online Consumer Assistance Request Form. Thank you for your understanding.

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 DoseOfReality.MN.gov to learn more about prescription painkiller abuse and how you can do your part to prevent it in Minnesota.