S.M. Chavey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and CenturyLink have reached an agreement on the communications company's pricing practices, Swanson's office announced Monday, Oct. 30. In July, Swanson sued CenturyLink, claiming the company had billed customers higher amounts than its sales agents had quoted. On Friday, an Anoka County judge signed a court order requiring CenturyLink to disclose all terms of price at the time of the sale.
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — A data breach at an Arden Hills-based financial services company serving Catholic Church members in the upper Midwest has affected nearly 130,000 current and former members. The unidentified hacker accessed the first and last names, mailing addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, insurance policy information, and Social Security numbers of members. Beneficiary information, log-in credentials and other information were not accessed.
ST. PAUL—For four weeks, a man's body lay decomposing in a garage in a St. Paul neighborhood, covered by layers of plastic bedding and concealed by debris. Prior, the garage had typically been open, a gathering space for friends to drink in. For a month, however, friends of the victim reported that the owner had closed the garage and denied anyone entry. On Friday, friends of the victim broke into the garage and found the man, and on Monday police identified him as Allan Bishara Aguilar.
A senior executive at Durand & Associates, a property-management firm in South St. Paul, was recently fired after being accused of taking client money. Members of Woodbury's Eagle Valley Homeowners Association, Wedgewood Association and Woodbury Crossing received notices telling them an employee had allegedly embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars by funneling money into newly opened bank accounts.