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Minnesota Jury Awards $13.5M to Family in Day Care Assault

A jury in Hennepin County, Minn., has awarded more than $13 million to the family of a young boy who was beaten and sexually assaulted at a child care center at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2008. A lawyer …

Builders Association Sues over Minnesota’s Residential Sprinkler Law

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is suing the state over a new sprinkler mandate. The law which took effect requires a sprinkler system for all new homes that are 4,500 square feet or larger. The Builders Association says …

Minnesota Woman Charged in $2M Fake Death Insurance Scam

Prosecutors in Minnesota have accused a woman of defrauding an insurance company of $2 million in her ex-husband’s staged death and her son is accused of helping cover up the scheme. Irina Vorotinov, 47, is charged with one count of …

Western National Insurance, Michigan Millers Mutual Join Forces

Minnesota-based Western National Insurance Group announced an affiliation between Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co. and Western National Mutual Insurance Co. This affiliation will be final after the necessary regulatory approvals are completed, which are expected to be done by the …

Cancerous Transplant Malpractice Case Revived by Minnesota Court

A malpractice case for a Minnesota woman who died after receiving a transplant of a cancerous pancreas may be headed for a trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled the case against Dr. Ty Dunn should head to court …

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 …