Personal jurisdiction may be conferred via nationwide advertising and allowing residents of Minnesota to apply for services on line.

In Rilley v. Money Mutual, LLC, 863 N.W. 2d 789 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015) the Court of Appeals seemed to expand personal jurisdiction in Minnesota to out-of-state defendants who solicit business from Minnesota residents via television advertising and enable Minnesota residents to apply for services (here, payday loans) on line.  The case was commenced as a class action by several individuals who claimed that advertising by a Nevada-based “payday loan” company contained false and misleading statements, and the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s conclusion that Minnesota has personal jurisdiction. The Minnesota Supreme Court has accepted review.