25, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce collected $1 million in penalties this week from a national mortgage settlement announced in February. Forty-nine states including Minnesota joined the $25 billion settlement which involves the nation’s five largest national mortgage lenders: Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and GMAC/Ally Financial.
15, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – In a coordinated effort with federal law enforcement agencies that executed search warrants at three locations associated with C.C. Brown Law Office in Utah Tuesday, Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a statement of charges against Charles Craig Brown, Chad Gettel, and C.C. Brown Law, LLC for allegedly engaging in unlicensed mortgage modification activities in Minnesota.
15, 2012 - Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Janet Golden from the Tubman Senior Rights Alliance joined in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities through their training, “Preventing Elderly Investment Fraud.” The presentation was tailored to health care professionals, focusing on how to spot and report fraud and financial abuse within the elderly and vulnerable adult populations.
11, 2012 - The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband will hold a public meeting in Falcon Heights, Minnesota at the TIES Building on Tuesday, June 12 from 10:00am – 3:20pm. The Task Force will hold two panel discussions focused on policy incentives and right-of-way, permitting, and dig-once strategies and an update from Senator Klobuchar’s Office on S1939, The Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2011. Members of the public and press are invited to attend the meeting.
07, 2012 - As summer heats up, the Minnesota Department of Commerce offered some simple energy-saving tips today to help Minnesotans keep cool, conserve energy, and reduce their utility bills in the months ahead.
04, 2012 - Commissioner Mike Rothman today welcomed several new leadership staff to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and promoted several internal candidates to leadership posts within the Department. Commissioner Rothman, who last year implemented a strategic reorganization of the Commerce Department, said the leadership team he has assembled represents some of the best and brightest in state government.
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.
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.
15, 2011 - Commissioner Mike Rothman today welcomed several new leadership staff to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Continuing his commitment to strengthening the Department’s service to consumers and regulated industries, Rothman is assembling the best and brightest to serve on his leadership team.