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Minnesota Worker Sues Iowa City after Electrocution

A construction worker from Minnesota who was electrocuted and fell from a building is suing the city of Sibley, Iowa, for negligence. Victor Maldonado, of Worthington, Minnesota, alleges in a lawsuit that the city knew the high-voltage power line was …

Mayor Takes Heat for Response as Minneapolis Burns

First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right. He worked with the city’s booming business community and the City Council. He reached out to minority neighborhoods and advocated for affordable housing. He implemented stricter disciplinary measures against …

After Being Exonerated in 2003 Murder, Men Sue Chicago Police

Two men who were arrested as teenagers and spent nearly half their lives behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of murder have sued Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors for malicious prosecution, lawyers for the men says. John Fulton and …

2 Companies Fined $1M Each Over Kansas Chemical Leak

Two companies that caused a chlorine gas leak over Atchison, Kansas, in 2106 have each been fined $1 million for violating federal clean air laws. Harcros Chemicals Inc., and MGP Ingredients Inc., had pleaded guilty to negligently violating the Clean …

South Dakota Property Owners Sue Over Recently Exposed Mine, Sinkhole

Residents of a Black Hawk, South Dakota, neighborhood where a sinkhole has exposed an abandoned mine endangering their properties have filed a $75.5 million lawsuit claiming government entities and private developers were negligent. Attorney John Fitzgerald is representing more than …

Governor Orders Probe of Failed Michigan Dams

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of …

Tyson Foods to Close Iowa Meat Plant as More Workers Catch COVID-19

Tyson Foods Inc. said on Thursday it will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic, a month after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered slaughterhouses to stay open to protect the country’s food supply. Meat processors like …

Tornadoes Rake Parts of Iowa in 2 Days of Severe Weather

At least four tornadoes raked parts of Iowa on May 26, the National Weather Service confirmed, to give the state a second day of severe weather. All of the tornadoes appeared to be weak and in mostly uninhabited areas that …

Missouri’s Skyline Risk Management Joins Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance

Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. (MIAA), a network of independent insurance agencies across seven states, has added Skyline Risk Management of Independence, Missouri, as a member of the agency group. Skyline Risk Management was founded by President Daniel Cooper and …

Business Owner at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks Defends Weekend Actions

The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. …

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