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Judge: Michigan City not Liable for Post-Flood Decline in Property Values

A judge has ruled that Traverse City isn’t responsible for declines in property values that could be linked to officials’ decision to remove a northern Michigan dam. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Circuit Court Judge Philip Rodgers effectively dismissed parts …

Update: Syncora, Detroit Settle; Judge Pauses Bankruptcy Trial Again

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial on Sept. 16, giving the last major objector to the city’s restructuring plan time to rework its case. The hearing will be adjourned from Friday and reconvene …

Workplace Deaths Increase in Indiana in 2013

State officials say the number of workplace deaths in Indiana was up in 2013, but it was still the third-lowest number of fatalities recorded in the past 22 years. The Indiana Department of Labor reports the state had 123 worker …

South Dakota’s Brown County Gets $150K Grant for New Floodgate

Brown County is receiving more than $150,000 in grant funding to help install a new floodgate where Crow Creek meets the James River. The American News in Aberdeen reports that Brown County has been planning for several years to replace …

Insurance Secured, Michigan Village Police Department Operating Again

Police in a small village in Michigan’s Saginaw County have resumed patrols after securing liability insurance. Oakley Police Chief Robert Reznick obtained the insurance and reinstated patrols over the weekend. The Oakley Board of Trustees voted 5-1 last week to …

Beckman Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Ohio

Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters hired Chris Beckman as operations and risk management director. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beckman will be responsible for underwriter support in systems, risk management and risk control efforts for the company. …

Indiana City Replacing Flooded Homes with Trees

By the end of next year, a forest planted in Franklin, Ind., to replace dozens of flood-damaged homes will have about twice the number of trees it has now. But residents will have to wait several years before the trees …

Minot to Hire Flood Consultant with $1M in State Funds

Minot, N.D., is getting $1 million in state money to help the city deal with properties left neglected or abandoned after a devastating flood in 2011. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that the money from the state Division of Emergency Services …

Wisconsin’s R&R Insurance Services, Snyder Insurance Agency Merge

R&R Insurance Services Inc. announced it the merger of  Snyder Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency based in Oconomowoc, Wis. Both are well-established agencies in Waukesha County. R&R Insurance will be celebrating 40 years of service in southeastern Wisconsin next year …

North Dakota Farmers Filing Insurance Claims for Wheat Crop

Crop insurance agents in North Dakota say they have begun receiving claims and expect more than the usual number to come in because a lot of wheat still unharvested. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a snowy April and wet May …

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