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Height of Iowa Bridge a Challenge for Drivers

A low bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is proving challenging to motorists. Drivers of tall vehicles have hit the Canadian National Railroad bridge twice this week and at least five times this year. The bridge is on the north side …

Missouri Makes Insurer Filing Records Available to Public Online

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced the implementation of a new online tool that allows consumers to view insurance company filing records. Missouri becomes the fifth state to use SERFF Filing Access (SFA) to make such records accessible to the …

Survey: Michigan Business Owners Optimistic About Future

Owners of Michigan’s small and medium-size businesses have voiced their confidence in Michigan’s economic future in the latest Future Business Index, published in partnership with the Michigan Business Network and Lansing, Mich.-based Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, the insurer announced. The optimism of …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Settles Overcharges Lawsuit

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has reached an agreement in principle to settle the San Allen case, a class action lawsuit filed in 2007 against the BWC over the pricing of workers’ comp policies that were in place between …

Cause of Blaze at North Dakota Oil Supply Company Unknown

More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, N.D., authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and …

Bond Insurers: Fight Against Detroit Bankruptcy Plan to Continue

Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge to aggressively challenge the city’s bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty …

2,000 Structures in Fargo, N.D., to Need Flood Insurance with Map Changes

More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in January. …

Wisconsin High Court Partially Sides with Railroad in Parade Case

A Memorial Day parade that led to a traffic jam blocking railroad tracks in a Milwaukee suburb did not amount to a specific hazard that could make the railroad company liable for striking a minivan, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has …

Iowa Town Gets $1M Federal Grant for Flood Protection

The city of Eddyville, Iowa, is getting more than $1 million to improve its stormwater handling system to protect the city from Des Moines River flooding. The funding, announced by U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, comes from the Federal Emergency Management …

Trucking Company Seeks Limit on Suits over Indiana Highway Repair Costs

A trucking company wants the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation’s authority to sue over damage done to state highways. The challenge is in court as the highway agency is trying to collect more from those …

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