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Attorney General Ellison sues Fleet Farm for negligently selling firearms to straw purchasers
Alleges Fleet Farm stores aided and abetted straw purchasers, should not have sold guns given warning signs of gun trafficking. Gun Fleet Farm sold to straw purchaser traced to October 2021 Truck Park shooting in Saint Paul where Marquisha Wiley was killed, 14 bystanders injured.
“Gun dealers and retailers have a duty to be the first line of defense against people who try to illegally obtain guns and provide them directly to criminals or blindly resell them for profit on the black market,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison secures guilty plea for son’s 2nd-degree murder of father
Hardy Wills-Traxler pleads guilty in Le Sueur County for 2021 stabbing death of his father — prison sentence of 25 ½ years expected. Attorney General’s Office prosecuted case on referral from Le Sueur County Attorney’s office.
“As always, my thoughts today are with the survivors of this crime. I hope that holding Wills-Traxler accountable provides them with some measure of healing,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison secures conviction for 2nd-degree murder of mother
Eric Reinbold convicted in Pennington County for stabbing wife to death after being released from federal prison on weapons charge; Reinhold evaded capture for 3 weeks
Attorney General’s Office prosecuted case on referral from Pennington County Attorney’s office

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Attorney General Ellison sues pesticides manufacturers for increasing costs for farmers
Files federal lawsuit with FTC and bipartisan coalition of 10 AGs against Syngenta and Corteva for anticompetitive ‘loyalty programs’ that reduce competition, increase prices
“One of the main reasons Minnesotans’ cost of living is so high is corporate profiteering, and one way corporations keep profits high at consumers’ expense is by creating unfair markets where there’s no meaningful competition,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison applauds new federal funds to increase antitrust enforcement in agriculture
Announcement of $15M available for state AGs to partner with USDA on agriculture competition issues follows bipartisan letter to Sec. Vilsack AG Ellison led recommending funding and increased partnership with AGs
“One of the main reasons the cost of living is so high is corporate profiteering, and one of the ways corporations keep profits high at consumers’ expense is by creating unfair markets where there’s no meaningful competition,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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State, cities, counties reach historic agreement on allocating opioid settlement funds

AG Ellison, Gov. Walz, Local Governments, and partners announce a historic agreement to allocate settlement dollars from opioid companies. Cities and counties must sign on by January 2, 2022 in order to participate in the settlements.
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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.


CenturyLink Settlement Information
CenturyLink Settlement Information

MN consumers who received internet or television service from CenturyLink between July 12, 2011 and the present are eligible for refunds if they were charged more for service than they agreed to pay.

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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.