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Attorney General Ellison once again defends transgender youth in court
Joins 20 AGs in opposing Indiana law barring lifesaving gender-affirming care for youth; follows prior support for transgender youth in Kentucky and Tennessee
“I will not sit by and watch anyone’s access to lifesaving healthcare come under political attack—much less young people who want only to be their authentic selves, and their families and communities who support them.” said Attorney General Ellison.

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Attorney General Ellison joins FTC and bipartisan coalition of state AGs to sue Amazon for illegally maintaining monopolies in online retail
Lawsuit alleges that Amazon blocks competition in violation of the antitrust laws, allowing it to inflate prices, degrade quality, and stifle innovation for consumers and businesses

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Attorney General Ellison to accept award from International Association of Prosecutors for prosecution of murder of George Floyd
IAP bestowing Special Achievement Award on entire prosecution team; award given to prosecutors who show special dedication to their work in the face of significant adversity

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Attorney General Ellison further clarifies law on use of force in schools
In supplemented opinion to MDE Commissioner, AG Ellison clarifies that new amendments do not affect definition of ‘reasonable force’ that may be used when carrying out arrests and other lawful duties
“My top concern continues to be that students and school staff be safe in schools and that law-enforcement officers can effectively play their part in keeping them safe,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Jacob Johnson sentenced to 40 years for murder of Ricky Balsimo
Johnson convicted in August of 2nd-degree murder; received statutory maximum sentence based on aggravating factors
“I am pleased to see the Court hold Jacob Johnson fully accountable for the severity and cruelty of the crime he committed. My thoughts continue to be with Mr. Balsimo’s family and loved ones. Not even the maximum penalty under law can bring Ricky Balsimo back to them, but I hope this sentence brings them some measure of accountability,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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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.