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Medical Pot Sales Begins in Minnesota

There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients today when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation’s latest medical marijuana program is a world of …

Travelers to Pay More Than 1,300 Claims Filed in Akron Asbestos Suit

More than 1,300 damage claims were filed in a northeast Ohio court on behalf of the heirs of Akron-area rubber and auto workers who died or developed serious illnesses from exposure to asbestos. The claims in Summit County Probate Court …

Water Problems Lead to Big Repair Costs for Minnesota Science Museum

The Science Museum of Minnesota, a major tourist attraction that opened its new, $100 million home just 15 years ago, has serious water infiltration problems that could leave state taxpayers with a hefty repair bill. Museum leaders have approached state …

Indiana Homeowner Disputes Weather Service Account of Storm

An eastern Indiana man who suffered storm damage earlier this month is challenging the National Weather Service’s ruling that straight-line winds caused the damage to his property. Randy Hubbard tells The Star Press the June 8 storm blew out windows, …

Bill’s Remnants Could Bring Some Good Along With Bad for Midwest

Tropical Storm Bill wrung out almost 12 inches of rain over parts of eastern Texas, was downgraded to a depression and then handed off from the National Hurricane Center to the Weather Prediction Center. That doesn’t mean the U.S. is …

Wichita Area’s Stake in Drone Safety, Research Increasing

RSA Marketing Services has added a new service to its business that it calls Tropic Thunder. Tropic Thunder is an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. RSA chief executive Bruce Rowley said the types of photos and videos that a drone …

As Vehicle Thefts Decline, Incidence of Stolen Car Parts Rise

While car thefts are declining across the country, the thefts of some parts and accessories are proving to be a lucrative business for professional thieves. In the Detroit area, it’s become a huge problem that‘s costing consumers, insurance companies, car …

New Law in Minnesota Adds More Anti-Fraud Measures

Minnesota has added new powers to lodge civil actions against insurance fraudsters and kick swindlers out of the insurance system, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced. The strong anti-fraud measures became law when Gov. Mark Dayton signed a larger omnibus …

Illinois Businesses Pick Up Pieces After Large Fire

When a Utica, Ill., neighborhood was recently hit by a large fire, a local restoration company responded quickly to restore multiple businesses. Dana Jennings, owner of Rainbow International of The Illinois Valley, said his team was called in as soon …

Indiana Prosecutor Says House Blast was a Selfish Plan Gone Awry

A man accused of plotting a deadly explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood should have known the scheme could kill people, even if that wasn’t his intent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as …

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