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US Says Ohio Landlord Still Harassing Female Tenants, Violating Consent Decree

A landlord in Ohio is violating a federal lawsuit consent decree by continuing to rent properties and harass female tenants, the U.S. Justice Department says. The United States Attorney’s Office filed a motion requesting a federal judge to find local …

Tornadoes Confirmed Near Flint, Detroit, Michigan

The National Weather Service says tornadoes struck near Detroit and near Flint on the evening of July 24. The two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Genesee County’s Clayton Township around 6:30 p.m. and in Oakland County around 7:45 p.m., the …

People Moves: J.M. Wilson Promotes Ricks, Councell, Tokarz, Farr, Hans, Mahaffey

J.M. Wilson promoted Mary Ricks and Jennifer Councell to executive fleet underwriters in its Portage, Michigan, office, where they are responsible for underwriting new and renewal transportation fleet submissions (11 plus units), as well as building relationships with independent insurance …

Homeownership Study of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Shows Increase in Rentals

A new study found that between 2005 and 2020, the percentage of single family rentals increased by over 10% in North Minneapolis, Southeast Como and parts of St. Paul, with Southeast Como’s rentals changing due, in part, to an aging …

Detroit Area Hit with Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding

Thousands of utility customers in the Detroit area had no power on July 25 following a night of severe storms. DTE Energy reported nearly 135,000 customers in Oakland and Macomb counties had no service at 10:20 a.m. due to wind …

Carfagna, Hall Introduce Data Privacy Legislation in Ohio

Two Ohio state representatives have introduced legislation aimed at protecting data privacy by creating standards for the handling of data by businesses. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Thomas Hall (R-Madison Township) introduced House Bill 376, known as the Ohio Personal …

Iowa Agent Placed on Probation Owes $30K, Has License Revoked

Des Moines, Iowa, Chad Mackland, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, recently submitted an Alford plea to the charge of Ongoing Criminal Conduct (Class B Felony) in Pottawattamie County District Court following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. As …

72% of Minnesota in Severe Drought

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows 72% of Minnesota is currently experiencing severe drought — a big jump from a week earlier, when 52% of the state was considered to be in severe drought. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the …

Worker Shortage Hampers North Dakota Oil Production

Oil production is flat in North Dakota due to a workforce shortage as the industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Companies say they are in need of workers to inject water, sand and chemicals down wells to crack open rock …

North Dakota Pipeline Break Spews 41K Gallons of Oilfield Wastewater

Nearly 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater spilled from a broken pipeline in western North Dakota, impacting an unknown amount of land, state regulators said. The North Dakota Department of Environmental quality said Kansas-based Tallgrass Energy reported the produced water spill …

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