04, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN. – Established in 1885, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Weights and Measures Division serves as Minnesota’s first consumer protection agency. For its 130th Anniversary, the Department of Commerce will celebrate Minnesota’s foundation of consumer protection throughout the year, including the 2015 State Fair.
26, 2013 - The largest shopping days of the year are now here – the few days where a significant portion of the annual $20 billion are spent on toys in the United States. To help keep dangerous toys out of the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, the Department of Commerce is reminding parents to stay vigilant about product and toy safety including hazardous chemicals, and to check product recall alerts.
27, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce received notice Tuesday that #2 diesel gasoline at First Fuel Banks in Saint Cloud had been tampered with and contaminated sometime between August 16 and August 20. As a precautionary measure, Commissioner Mike Rothman urged gas stations across the state to step up security by securing their tanks with locks and keep tanks under video surveillance.