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Commerce Department returns $19 million to Minnesota consumers in 2012


Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Sometimes money goes missing due to a change of address or a death in the family. That’s when the Minnesota Department of Commerce steps in to help Minnesotans find and claim what is rightfully theirs. This year alone the Commerce Department reunited 7,200 Minnesotans with $19 million in missing bank accounts, life insurance policies, safe deposit boxes, unclaimed paychecks, and other real property and financial assets – a 13 percent improvement over 2011.



“Since 2005, the Department has helped more than 84,000 Minnesotans find $163 million that may otherwise have gone missing indefinitely,” said Commissioner Mike Rothman, whose Department oversees the state’s Unclaimed Property Program. “We estimate that one out of every twenty Minnesotans has at least $100 currently being held by the State of Minnesota. Our message to Minnesota consumers is simple: this could be your money, come and claim it.”



Lakeville resident Rick Masloski is one of thousands of Minnesota consumers who benefitted from the state’s unclaimed property program this year. Masloski’s father passed away 19 years ago, and left him with more than $1,300 in unclaimed stock shares that Rick was searching for but could not find. With the assistance of Commerce staff, Masloski was able to find, claim, and cash out the shares, which were rightfully his.



“If it had not been for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, I don’t think I would have ever found these stock shares,” said Masloski, who was one consumer among many whose stock shares were mislabeled and difficult to find. “I would encourage anyone to take a few moments, check the website, and ask for assistance. I found the people at the Commerce Department to be extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with.”



Looking for unclaimed property just got easier. The Commerce Department has dramatically improved its website so that Minnesota consumers can more easily understand the program and quickly search for the names of themselves and their loved ones to determine if they have any unclaimed property being held by the State of Minnesota.



Additionally, the Department announced this week the rollout of a “FastTrack” system that will expedite the process for consumers with smaller claims. Minnesota’s online look-up functions on MissingMoney.com have been enhan .....
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MNGOP Files Complaint with Campaign Finance Board Regarding Steve Smith's Failure to File

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

St. Paul – Today, the Republican Party of Minnesota filed a complaint against Representative Steve Smith running in House District 33B against Republican endorsed candidate, Cindy Pugh. To date, Smith has failed to file his 15th day pre-primary-ele ..... 
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WEST's Ten-Month Leadership Development Program: Leading for Impact: A Journey of Self-Discovery, Career Success and Community Contribution

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of its commitment to help women, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is launching a ten-month leadership program to develop women in their STEM careers as leaders so that they co ..... 
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New Michael Perry Book Features Cannon-Building Neighbor (Author of the bestselling memoirs Population: 485, Truck: A Love Story, and Coop)

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace Format: Hardcover; Pages: 320; $24.99; PUBLISHER RELEASE: August 21, 2012 “Boom!” If you live in the country, it is not unusual to hear the sound of roosters or cattle. O ..... 
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Former Coleman Staffers Pen Wickedly Funny 'Capitol Hell' Novel About Life on the Hill

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota native Jayne Jones and University of Minnesota graduate Alicia Long cut their political teeth as idealistic young staffers on Capitol Hill working for Senator Norm Coleman. That eye- ..... 
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JENNIFER FORD REEDY NAMED PRESIDENT OF BUSH FOUNDATION

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(SAINT PAUL, MINN., JULY 30, 2012) --The Board of Directors of the Bush Foundation announced today that Jennifer Ford Reedy will join the organization as its next president. Reedy is the current chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minn ..... 
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12,639 unbelted motorists ticketed during Click it or Ticket campaign

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 21–June 3, resulted in 12,639 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office ..... 
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Greg Davids wraps up legislative session, looks ahead to election

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Greg Davids recently finished up his two-year term as the Republican Representative from District 31B in Minnesota, and is running for re-election this fall. While many politicians were working on the Vikings Stadium issue, Davids, who is the Chairp ..... 
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OPEN SEASON ON IMPAIRED ROAD TURKEYS DECLARED DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Heightened Enforcement Focus in Twin Cities on Holiday Eve and Weekend



ST. PAUL - Added servings of DWI enforcement will be dished out in the Twin Cities during Thanksgiving - historically one of the year's deadliest holiday t ..... 
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