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NHL Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated in Minnesota

Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul. …

Flood Insurance Workshops Planned in Nebraska City

Flood insurance workshops will be held this week for residents of the small northeast Nebraska city of Pilger who want to rebuild after a June tornado destroyed much of the town. Flooding rules have complicated rebuilding plans for many Pilger …

South Dakota Arena Plan Could Include 2 Fire Stations

A consultant is recommending that Rapid City, S.D., include two new fire stations in a $180 million project to expand the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The possible addition, recommended by Dougherty & Company of Sioux Falls, would push the cost …

Missouri DOI Highlights Insurance Costs Related to Distracted Driving

The Missouri Department of Insurance stresses the financial consequences of an accident in the latest MO Eyes on the Road campaign PSA, featuring a teen whose insurance rates significantly increased. According to one of the state’s largest insurance companies, rates …

Missouri City Considers Texting While Driving Ban

The city of St. Charles could join others in eastern Missouri in banning texting while driving for motorists of all ages. Missouri already outlaws texting behind the wheel for people 21 and younger. But some communities, including Kirkwood and Manchester, …

Indianapolis Plant Explosion Caused by Malfunction

Officials say a malfunction in an aluminum heating machine caused an explosion and small fire at an Indianapolis factory. No injuries were reported from the explosion about 2 a.m. Tuesday at MidAmerica Extrusions on the city’s east side. Fire officials …

Mall of America Zip Line Reopens After Accident

A new zip line attraction has reopened at the Mall of America after an employee was injured while working on it. A mall statement says the employee was injured by a piece of equipment on the east platform of the …

Arson Conviction for Ohio Woman in Insurance Money Case

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …

Street Safety Campaign Prompts Warnings in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D., police targeted about two dozen people with warnings each day during the first week of a campaign aimed at enhancing safety on city streets. The push to change behavior was prompted by a summer of fatal accidents …

Wisconsin City Wants to Redraw Flood Maps

Stevens Point officials will soon found out if they can upgrade a Wisconsin River seawall so they can redraw flood maps. The Stevens Point Journal Media reports the upgrade could spare more than 200 families thousands of dollars in flood …

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