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Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend in Indiana

The downward trend of Indiana’s farm-related fatalities continued in 2013 as the state saw 18 deaths, according to a Purdue University report. The total is eight fewer than were reported in 2012, giving Indiana fewer than 30 documented deaths from …

Keystone Insurers Group Plans Expansion into Missouri in 2015

Privately held property and casualty franchisor, Keystone Insurers Group, announced its intent to expand into Missouri in 2015. Missouri would become Keystone’s 10th state and the first west of the Mississippi River. Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone vice president of sales and …

Wisconsin’s M3 Insurance Named an IIABA Best Practices Agency

M3 Insurance, based in Madison, Wis., announced it has been named a 2014 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). M3 is one of only 206 insurance agencies from across the country to be …

Welch to Retire as President/CEO at Grange Insurance; Ammendola to Assume the Posts

Tom Welch, president and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, has announced that he will retire as of January 2015. The company’s board of directors has elected John Ammendola, executive vice president and chief property and casualty officer, to assume …

Lawmakers Question the Adequacy of Traffic Control After Fire Halts Flights

The havoc created by a suicidal technician at a Chicago-area flight-control center has some lawmakers asking how a single person armed with gasoline and knives could bring down part of the U.S. air-traffic system. Damage caused last week by a …

Settlement Reached in Missouri Traffic Camera Lawsuits

Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back, under a proposed legal settlement announced on Sept. 26. Attorneys for ticketed drivers …

Agents Group to Hold Forum for Kansas Insurance Post Candidates

The candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner are having a forum in October in Wichita. The event is Oct. 17 at the Wichita Marriott hotel and is sponsored by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents. The forum is part of an …

Ohio BWC Board Approves Additional $1B Rebate to Employers

Ohio employers will receive another $1 billion rebate and workers will benefit from a major new investment in worker safety research and training, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC’s board has approved “Another Billion Back,” …

More Minnesota Counties Qualify for Disaster Aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible …

Missouri Contractor Going to Prison for Tornado Repair Fraud

A southwest Missouri contractor is going to prison for stealing more than $73,000 from an elderly Joplin couple who hired him to repair their home after the May 2011 tornado. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 59-year-old Terry Alton Parker, of …

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