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St. Paul Employee Who Hit Own Car Seeks Damages from City

A St. Paul, Minn., Parks and Recreation employee has filed a claim against the city for damages she caused to her personal car while driving a rented city van. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Megan Campbell filed the claim …

Report: Kansas Job Growth Lagging but There’s Hope for Next Year

A new report shows Kansas job growth is lagging well behind the nation but predicts the employment outlook will be better next year. Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research on Oct. 9 released its employment forecast …

Judge Rules for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, Whistleblower Lawsuit

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kan., who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge …

South Dakota Proposal on Doctor Choice Opposed by Health Insurers

South Dakota patients could have more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks if voters approve a ballot measure that is drawing strong opposition from the health insurance industry. The proposal on the ballot, Initiated Measure 17, seems simple …

Rau Joins HNI in Minneapolis

Insurance broker HNI has added Anna Rau as a service team support specialist in its Minneapolis, Minn., office. In this role, Rau provides a positive customer service experience through general processing and coordination of functions to ensure service teams and …

Hart Named Midwest Region Executive at Zurich North America

Zurich North America announced that Sabrina Hart has been named as regional executive for the Midwest region in marketing, distribution and regional management (MD&RM), effective Oct. 16. Hart’s office will be in Chicago. Hart will lead the Zurich regional leadership …

Contractor to Pay Traverse City, Michigan $300K for River Damage

The contractor hired to remove a northern Michigan dam will pay $300,000 to resolve a lawsuit and restore a river that was damaged when the dam failed. Traverse City commissioners approved the settlement agreement on Oct. 6, the Traverse City …

High Net Worth Insurer, Crestbrook, Expands into Indiana

Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines offering from Nationwide, announced its expansion into Indiana. Crestbrook offers insurance products through appointed agents and brokers that address the unique coverage needs for home, auto, collections, personal excess liability, secondary residences …

Iowa Gov. Says He Didn’t Know Work Comp Commissioner’s Sexual Orientation

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides have denied discriminating against a gay former state official, saying they weren’t aware of his sexual orientation when the governor asked him to resign and cut his pay. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds …

Zurich NA Names Cooper Regional Leader for Commercial Markets

Commercial property and casualty insurer Zurich North America, named Marcus Cooper is now the commercial markets regional leader for the South. He is based at Zurich’s North America headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Cooper is responsible for driving the Zurich growth …

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