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Editorial: State Attorney General earns cheers for work

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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.

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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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