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Minnesota Task Force Seeks to Identify Uninsured Drivers

State legislators are working on ways to better identify Minnesota residents who drive without auto insurance. Motorists don’t have to show proof of insurance when renewing a vehicle’s registration. People who drive without insurance can lose their licenses and be …

Police in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Warn of Increase in Burglaries

Minnetonka, Minn., police are warning homeowners that eight burglaries have occurred in the Minneapolis suburb in less than a month. WCCO-TV reports the Minnetonka Police Department says it issued a crime alert after four residential burglaries occurred from Nov. 17-19. …

Minnesota Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies for Coverage

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota said it is suing some 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for clergy sex abuse claims. The complaint, filed in federal court, says the carriers …

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 …