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Worker Buried in Minnesota Trench Collapse Dies

Officials say one of two construction workers injured in a trench collapse in Minnetonka, Minn., has died. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office says 48-year-old Jimmy Scott Klous of Onamia died late Monday morning in the emergency room of Hennepin …

Federal Judge Orders St. Louis to Pay $1.5M in False Arrest Case

The city of St. Louis has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages to a man falsely arrested 14 years ago. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the July 26 ruling by a federal judge could end a …

QBE North America Names Lange Senior VP, Regional Executive for Midwest

QBE North America has appointed Jeff Lange as senior vice president, regional executive – Midwest region. He is based in Chicago. Lange will lead QBE’s go-to-market activities in the 13-state region consisting of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, …

Former Bismarck, North Dakota Leader Files Complaint Against Over flooding

A former city commissioner in Bismarck has filed a complaint with the North Dakota Department of Health accusing the city of neglecting to address sewer wastewater and storm water problems on the city’s south side for decades. A June 28 …

200 Have Died on Minnesota Roads So Far This Year

Preliminary figures from the Department of Public Safety show that 200 people have died on Minnesota roads in 2016. The Office of Traffic Safety says the 200 mark was reached July 23, putting the number of road deaths on pace …

After 4 More Illnesses, General Mills Expands Flour Recall

General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced July 25 covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on …

POWERS Insurance Promotes Simkins to Commercial Account Manager

POWERS Insurance and Benefits, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., has promoted Amy Simkins to commercial account manager. Simkins will assist the company’s producers when pursuing new business avenues, as well as serving existing clientele. She previously served as POWERS Insurance and …

4 Months of Hand-Held Speed Cameras Generate $630K for Ohio City

Toledo, Ohio, collected almost $630,000 during its first four months of using hand-held cameras to catch speeding drivers, providing a financial boost to a city facing budget troubles. The program was expected to generate $800,000 in a year but is …

Farley Joins Ohio Insurance Institute as VP Legal, Government Affairs

Michael D. Farley has joined the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) as vice president of legal and government affairs. Farley will assume leadership of the association’s legislative and regulatory affairs initiatives, a position previously held by OII newly appointed president Dean …

Wisconsin Agency Changes Name to Thomas Bradley Insurance

Verona, Wis.-based insurance agency B.Goll & Dunn announced it has changed its name to Thomas Bradley Insurance. The name change is part of a larger rebranding corporate identity effort, including a new logo, color schemes, and recently launched website. The …

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