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Minneapolis to Require Residential Sprinklers Beginning in January

A new state requirement for the home building industry was published this week in Minnesota. It means a sprinkler system is required for new houses larger than 4,500 square feet beginning in January. Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen says …

Minneapolis Considering Regulations for Rideshare Companies

Minneapolis, Minn., is among cities across the country deciding how best to regulate app-based rideshare companies that connect drivers with passengers. Milwaukee is facing a similar challenge in neighboring Wisconsin. The Star Tribune says a hearing at Minneapolis City Hall …

Barnes to Lead Personal Insurance Unit at Wells Fargo Insurance in Minneapolis

Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co., named Stefani Tygar Barnes as head of its personal insurance segment in Minneapolis, Minn. Barnes will lead a team dedicated to providing auto, home, renters, life, health, and umbrella insurance products …

MMIC Expands Roles for Lacke, Stafford and Woodward

Minneapolis, Minn.-based medical liability insurer, MMIC, has announced expanded roles for John Woodward, Steve Lacke and Julie Stafford. In October, Lacke was promoted to senior vice president, insurance operations. Now, Lacke’s role expands as he becomes chief financial officer, overseeing …

MMIC Enters Indiana Medical Professional Liability Market

Minneapolis, Minn.-based medical malpractice insurer, MMIC, announced it has begun conducting business in Indiana. This brings the total number of states in MMIC’s core territory to nine. MMIC President and CEO Bill McDonough said the company’s goals for the new …

Family Sues Company Over Minnesota Office Attack

The family of a man who was among six people gunned down at his Minneapolis, Minn., office last year is suing the company, claiming it botched the firing of the employee who carried out the attack and should have known …

Aon Risk Solution Adds Longo as Sales Director in Minneapolis

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has added Raymond C. Longo as resident sales director in the Minneapolis, Minn.,  office. In his new role, Longo will leverage his more than 17 years of carrier and …

Minneapolis Officials: New Pedal Pub Rules to Include Insurance

Minneapolis, Minn., officials plan to hold hearings this month on so-called “pedal pubs.” Those are the bars on wheels that are driven down the street powered by pedaling beer drinkers. The state prohibits having open alcohol contained in vehicles. But …

Costs Rising in Minneapolis Water Main Break

Minneapolis, Minn., officials said they haven’t begun to tally the costs of a massive water main break that sent 14 million gallons of water gushing into downtown streets last week, submerging dozens of vehicles and forcing local businesses to shut …

Minnesota Makes Progress on Deficient Bridges

A Minnesota transportation official says half of the bridges rated deficient following the August 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis will be repaired or replaced by the end of this construction season. The head of the Department …