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Report Finds Many Cities Decriminalizing Marijuana in Wisconsin

Marijuana is still illegal in Wisconsin, but cities across the state slowly have been relaxing penalties against people caught with small amounts of the drug. A Gannett Central Wisconsin Media review¬† found that nine of the state’s 10 largest cities …

Subcontractor in Minnesota Vikings Stadium Death had 9 Safety Violations

The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. A Berwald Roofing Co. employee was killed Wednesday when …

Michigan’s Connected Highway Part of ‘Smart’ Roads Initiative

Highway officials are beginning to install sensors and cameras that will be able to provide construction, traffic and weather updates to motorists on roads near Detroit. The Michigan Department of Transportation recently installed 17 of the devices along 20 miles …

North Dakota Drone Test Site Only One to Allow Flying at All Hours

Of the six sites in the U.S. where researchers are trying to figure out how to integrate unmanned aircraft into civilian airspace, only North Dakota’s can fly high both day and night. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan last …

Audit Finds Millions of Dollars Mismanaged After Joplin Tornado

An audit of Joplin found enough mismanagement over its hiring of a master developer following a May 2011 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city that the findings have been turned over to authorities, the state auditor said Tuesday. The …

Judge Rules Immunity Applies to State, Engineer in Minnesota Crash Suit

A judge has ruled the Minnesota Department of Transportation and its engineer have immunity from a lawsuit stemming from the death of a former Minnesota State University football player. Fred Statz, 25, collided with a semi-truck at a Waseca intersection …

Claims Management Holdings Acquires Eagle Adjusting Services

Corporate Finance Associates, an international investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and financial advisory services, announced that it was the exclusive advisor to Eagle Adjusting Services, Inc., a full service property and casualty claims adjusting company, in its sale to …

Nebraska Medical Tort Cap Could Face Test with $17M Jury Award

A federal jury has awarded a 2-year-old girl a staggering $17 million, finding that subpar care at a Bellevue hospital led to her severe disability. The verdict issued this week could test Nebraska’s strict cap on medical malpractice awards. Nebraska …

Victim Advocates Unhappy With Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement Plan

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a “rebirth.” …

Minnesota’s First Month of Medical Marijuana Yields Mixed Results

Patrick McClellan’s first batch of medical marijuana, via vaporizer, worked like a charm, curbing the pain and muscle spasms that come with his muscular dystrophy and supplanting a combination of prescription medications that doctors say could kill him. But the …

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