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Twin City Group Adds Greve as Insurance Sales Associate

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Twin City Group announced that Ben Greve has joined the firm as insurance sales associate. Greve’s role will be developing new commercial and personal lines business for the agency. Prior to joining Twin City Group, Greve held similar …

Maguire Agency Adds Tretter as Commercial Lines Producer in Minnesota

Roseville, Minn.-based Maguire Agency, an independent insurance agency offering property/casualty, employee benefits and personal insurance lines, has added Aaron Tretter as a producer for its property/casualty commercial lines business. Tretter will serve businesses and nonprofit organizations operating in the aging …

New Insurance Program Meant to Boost North Dakota Ag Exports

North Dakota officials are touting a new export program designed to help farmers increase sales and minimize their risk. The program authorizes the Bank of North Dakota to provide insurance coverage of not less than 90 percent on bulk commodity …

Lack of Liability Insurance Leads to Shut Down of Michigan Police Department

Officials in a small Saginaw County village have shut down their police department until it gets liability insurance. The Saginaw News reports the Oakley Board of Trustees voted 5-1 on Sept. 9 to disband the force of about a dozen certified …

Bankrupt Detroit, Bond Insurer Reach Agreement

Detroit and Syncora Guarantee Inc. reached an agreement in their dispute over claims in the city’s $7 billion debt-reduction program that the two sides said may “profoundly alter” the city’s bankruptcy-exit plan. Detroit and Syncora today requested the postponement of …

Earthquakes Increase in Kansas Task Force Can’t Pinpoint Why

There’s not enough data to make any determinations about why there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes in Kansas, a three-member task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback has concluded. The state has experienced 49 earthquakes this …

4 New Workers’ Comp Arbitrators Appointed in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn appointed four new arbitrators to the Workers’ Compensation Commission: Maria Bocanegra is an attorney at Katz Friedman, specializing in workers’ compensation. She previously worked as a judicial assistant to the Honorable David Furman and as a …

Hylant Names Berenzweig President of Toledo Office

Hylant has named former National Hockey League player Andrew Berenzweig president of its Toledo, Ohio office. Berenzweig will be responsible for driving the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Toledo office. Berenzweig assumes the role from Richard …

U of M, Carmakers Fund Research Toward Communicating Cars

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said. The university’s Mobility …

AIG’s Expanded Operations Will Create 300 Jobs in Kansas

American International Group Inc. held a grand opening Tuesday to celebrate its expansion in Olathe, Kan., which will bring 300 new jobs to the state by the end of 2015. Gov. Sam Brownback and AIG President and CEI Peter Hancock …

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