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Editorial - Swanson reins-in debt collectors

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Cheers to attorney General Lori Swanson for making Minnesota the first state in the nation to tackle the pernicious problem of debt collectors hounding people for old, forgotten debt.


She has obtained a consent agreement with Midland Funding, LLC, one of the country's largest debt buyers, which has offices in St. Cloud.

Midland has agreed to pay $500,000 to the state and to resolve outstanding and future consumer complaints made to the Attorney General's Office.

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