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Officials: Tornado in Western Iowa Causes Damage in Oakland

Weather officials say a strong tornado touched down last week in western Iowa’s Pottawattamie County. The National Weather Service says investigators surveying debris concluded an EF-2 tornado landed June 3 about nine miles west of Oakland. Such a classification means …

Midwest Hit by Damaging Hail Storms, Tornadoes

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on June 2 as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes. The National Weather Service said reports of extensive …

Iowa Woman Files Suit After Husband Is Blown Out of Plane

A woman has filed a lawsuit against an Iowa skydiving company and pilot following the death of her husband, who was pulled out of an airplane door and fell to his death. Attorneys for Cindy Kidrowski, of Brooklyn, filed the …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Iowa Company to Pay $6.8M Fine for Selling Tainted Eggs

An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010. A plea agreement filed on June 2 by federal prosecutors calls for Quality …

Iowa Egg Company, 2 Execs Face Charges in 2010 Salmonella Outbreak

Iowa company and two executives are expected to plead guilty to selling tainted eggs that were responsible for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and led to an unprecedented recall of 550 million eggs, according to court documents filed …

$2.7B Highway Spending Plan Unveiled in Iowa

Iowa’s preliminary five-year highway spending plan includes more than $900 million for state-owned bridges and more than $1.2 billion for enhanced safety features and upgrades on state highways. The Des Moines Register reported the Iowa Transportation Department unveiled the estimated …

Arkansas, Oklahoma Hit Hard by Weekend Tornadoes

Arkansas, Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest were pounded over the weekend by deadly tornado-producing storms that touched down in seven states. As many as 30 tornadoes have been reported, half of which touched down in Arkansas. The Arkansas Department …

Iowa Insurance Regulators Investigating Agency Accused of Overbilling

Iowa regulators are investigating an insurance agency accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage. The Iowa Insurance Division is focused on Two Rivers Insurance Co. The agency had been acting as an independent agent selling insurance …

Gerhart: U.S. Has a Good Story to Tell at the Global Insurance Symposium

The state of Iowa on May 20-22, 2014, will host its first ever Global Insurance Symposium, a privately funded event that aims to bring insurance professionals and regulators from around the world together to discuss the challenges facing the global …