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Minnesota Sees Spike in Motorcycle Deaths, Injuries

The number of motorcycle fatalities and injuries have spiked in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety says five people on motorcycles were killed last week and 28 others have been injured. The Star Tribune says four of the five riders …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Minnesota: Transamerica, MetLife Must Pay Insurance Policy Proceeds

Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has signed regulatory settlement agreements with Transamerica and MetLife that require both insurance companies to pay Minnesota beneficiaries their rightful proceeds from life insurance policies, annuity contracts and retained asset accounts; and $4 …

Minnesota Construction Industry Booms, Workers Needed

With the recession over, Minnesota construction companies are scrambling to fill open jobs. The state’s construction industry shed tens of thousands of jobs during the housing crash, but it’s booming again. According to state employment data, construction is by far …

Another Sex Charge Suit for Minnesota Prep School

A southern Minnesota boarding school faces a third lawsuit alleging that the school knew a former teacher was sexually abusing male students but took no action. Attorneys for a former student filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Shattuck-St. Mary’s school in …

Minnesota Agencies Maguire and Kelly Merge

Roseville, Minn.-based Maguire Agency and the Kelly Agency, a St. Paul-based commercial insurance agency, have joined forces. Employees of the Kelly Agency, which is known as a specialist in construction insurance, joined Maguire Agency April 1, 2014. Named One of the Best …

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 …

Minnesota’s PreferredOne Grabs Big Share of State Health Insurance Exchange

A Minnesota health insurance company didn’t expect to offer some of the nation’s lowest premiums – it just turned out that way for PreferredOne. PreferredOne had been just a small player in Minnesota’s market for individuals who buy health insurance …

550 Cited in Minnesota for Texting While Driving

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says law enforcement officers across Minnesota cited 550 people for texting while driving during a recent 10-day crackdown on distracted driving. The enhanced enforcement campaign by more than 400 departments this month also netted …

ProHost, XL Group Partner on Restaurant Insurance Package

ProHost USA, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based national program administrator specializing in restaurant insurance for 25 years, announced it is partnering with XL Group to provide packaged insurance coverages for fine dining and family restaurants. The exposures faced by high-end restaurants include …