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NTSB: Parts of Plane that Crashed in Illinois Scattered Nearly a Mile

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says a plane that crashed southwest of Chicago killing the pilot and setting a house on fire, left nearly a mile-long trail of debris before crashing. The Piper PA30 piloted by 58-year-old Garry …

Sued Over Injuries from Infected Corneas, South Dakota Eye Bank Denies Fault

A South Dakota-based eye and tissue bank says it isn’t responsible for injuries caused by infected corneas that were shipped to the Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians are suing the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank, alleging the corneas provided …

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Professional Liability ‘Business Enterprise Exclusion’

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has put to a rest a case in which an insured alleged breach of faith when the insurance company that wrote his professional liability errors and omissions insurance policy denied coverage due to a policy exclusion. Siding …

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 …

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