Minnesota News

Minnesota’s North Risk Partners Merges with Thune Insurance Network

St. Paul, Minn.-based independent insurance brokerage, North Risk Partners, announced it has merged with Thune Insurance Network, located in Northwest Minnesota with offices in Thief River Falls, Roseau and Baudette. The merger resulted in North Risk Partners’ growth to more than …

Judge: Honeywell May Penalize Minnesota Workers Who Refuse Health Tests

A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled that Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But U.S. District Judge …

Truckenbrod Joins Lockton Dunning in Minneapolis

Lockton Companies Justin Truckenbrod has joined the company in Minneapolis, Minn., as senior vice president and managing director of the Total Rewards Consulting Practice for Lockton Dunning, the Dallas-based series of Lockton Companies. Truckenbrod will lead Lockton Dunning’s Minneapolis office …

Minnesota Farmers Awarded $6.3M in Suit Against Utility

A judge in Minnesota’s Cass County has awarded $6.3 million to a couple whose milk cows were injured or killed by stray voltage on their dairy farm from a Brainerd utility company. KTTC-TV reports the judge awarded the damages to …

Minnesota Seeing More, Costlier Farm Equipment Accidents

Increasingly large farm machinery is causing more costly and potentially dangerous collisions with power lines and poles, rural Minnesota electric co-ops say. More than 2,000 customers of Federated Rural Electric, based in the southwest part of the state, lost power …

NHL Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in Minnesota

The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Minnesota Man Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $990K

A Minnesota man who alerted the U.S. Department of Defense to a Humvee manufacturing change that could potentially put soldiers at risk has won nearly $1 million after settling his whistleblower lawsuit. David McIntosh lost his job at M.K. Battery …