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Minneapolis Businesses Heavily Damaged by Fire

A fire has caused severe damage to several businesses in north Minneapolis, Minn., and officials say at least three buildings are a total loss. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews were called to a report of a fire in a …

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 …

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 …

Ott Joins StoneHill Reinsurance as Executive Vice President

Independent Minneapolis-based broker StoneHill Reinsurance Partners LLC announced that Charles R. (Chip) Ott, Jr. has joined the firm as its executive vice president. Ott will work with current and prospective clients on strategic issues such as mergers and acquisitions, geographic …

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 …