Minnesota News

All Risks Ltd. Acquires Minnesota-Based Stonebridge Underwriters

Independent insurance wholesaler, All Risks Ltd. announced it has acquired Stonebridge Underwriters, a national general agency and program administrator, based in St. Paul, Minn. Stonebridge Underwriters offers a variety of competitively priced, multi-line programs that were developed to support underserved …

Safety Improvements On Tap In Minnesota Highway Plan

One of the priorities of Minnesota’s highway plan for the next two decades calls for investing in safety-related road improvements. The Department of Transportation recently wrapped up a 20-year state highway investment plan, according to the West Central Tribune. The …

Amid Criticism, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Chief Resigns

The chief of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace resigned Dec. 17 after facing criticism over the troubled rollout and a questionably timed international vacation. April Todd-Malmlov submitted her resignation during an emergency closed session of the government board of MNsure, Minnesota’s …

Family of Minnesota Man Who Died in Workplace Fall Sues

The family of a worker who died in a fall at a grain facility in Buffalo Lake, Minn., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Andrew Burnett, 28, of New Ulm, died Oct. 27, 2012, when he fell about 60 feet …

Safenet Commercial Insurance Agency Welcomes Geisler as Senior VP

Kristin Taylor Geisler has joined St. Paul, Minn.-based Safenet Commercial Insurance Agency as a senior vice president. Geisler has many years of experience in different fields including financial services, insurance and risk management. Her expertise in diverse industries will provide …

AssuredPartners Acquires Lee F. Murphy in Minnesota

AssuredPartners Inc. through its subsidiary AssuredPartners of Minnesota has acquired the Lee F. Murphy Inc. insurance firm based in St. Paul, Minn. As part of the acquisition, 50 Lee F. Murphy employees will join AssuredPartners of Minnesota. Local operations are …

Minnesota History Village now Center of Flood Fight

A Minnesota philanthropist has been fighting to preserve a historical village after county officials learned the buildings sit in a flood plain and could jeopardize residents’ ability to get federally subsidized insurance. The village owned by 75-year-old Jack McGowan includes …

Ag States Group Changes Name to CHS Insurance Services

CHS Insurance Services LLC is the new name for agribusiness insurance broker Ag States Group, which provides a full line of property/casualty insurance, surety bond products, group benefits, loss control and on-site safety programs, and employer services. CHS Insurance remains …

Minnesota Roads Breaking Down Faster than Expected

Minnesota road surfaces that were supposed to last for 30 years are beginning to crumble in half that time, raising concerns that cities could have to spend millions of dollars to fix deteriorating streets. The state made changes in blacktop …

Minnesota’s Allina Health Notifies 3K Patients of Privacy Breach

Allina Health in Minnesota is notifying thousands of patients that a medical assistant at its Inver Grove Heights clinic viewed their medical records without authorization. The Minneapolis-based hospital and clinic system is notifying 3,800 patients of the privacy breach by …