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A list of news releases related to consumer protection and education.

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  • Commissioner Rothman urges Minnesotans to prepare for severe weather season
    March 30, 2012 - Commissioner Rothman urges Minnesotans to prepare for severe weather season. Minnesota Department of Commerce launches new Disaster Center website for Minnesota consumers.
  • Commerce Department teams up with local law enforcement to prevent auto theft
    March 13, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced the continuation of Minnesota’s successful Auto Theft Prevention Grant Program today, awarding 21 local county attorneys, and community organizations with more than $3.8 million to be used exclusively for local programs that aid in prevention of auto theft.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce Teaming Up with Local Law Enforcement to Stop Auto Theft
    March 12, 2012 - An average of 23 cars are stolen every day in Minnesota – that’s almost one car every hour. Nearly 8,400 vehicles were stolen in Minnesota in 2010 alone, totaling more than $21.3 million in losses. But the state is teaming up with local law enforcement, county prosecutors, and community organizations to stop auto theft before it happens with a statewide auto theft prevention effort.
  • Commerce Commissioner encourages military families to defend their financial futures
    February 24, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce continued its commitment to financial literacy this week, encouraging military families to defend their financial futures. During national Military Saves Week, the Commerce Department launched a new section of its website dedicated exclusively to providing financial tips and tools for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
  • Commerce Department requesting proposals for homeowner education program
    February 22, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce today announced a first-of-its-kind competitive grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations working to advance the dream of successful homeownership for Minnesota families.
  • As drought continues, Commissioners Rothman and Frederickson urge farmers to review crop insurance needs
    February 16, 2012 - In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season.
  • Minnesota joins national mortgage settlement
    February 09, 2012 - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and Commissioner of Commerce Mike Rothman today jointly announced Minnesota’s participation in a national mortgage settlement through which Minnesota borrowers will be eligible for up to $280 million. This includes up to $113 million in monetary and refinancing relief to borrowers, and up to $167 million in principal reductions and other homeowner relief, according to national estimates.
  • Commissioner Rothman enlists CPAs to stop financial abuse of seniors this tax season
    February 07, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a letter to more than 9,000 licensed CPAs in Minnesota today, enlisting tax professionals in the fight against elder fraud and financial abuse.
  • Commerce Commissioner warns of investments that sound too good to be true
    February 02, 2012 - Following the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that interest rates are expected to remain low until at least late 2014, the Minnesota Department of Commerce today cautioned investors to beware of risky or outright fraudulent investments promising higher yield or returns.
  • Dayton Administration tackles financial literacy
    January 30, 2012 - Following through on the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Financial Literacy Action Plan released last October, Commissioner Mike Rothman invited the heads of nine state agencies to the Department for a first of its kind Interagency Work Group on Financial Literacy at 3:00pm this afternoon. Agencies invited to participate in the work group have existing programs, outreach efforts, or other interests in financial literacy.
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