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South Dakota’s Top Attorney Says Found Body Day After Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the …

Michigan Widow Lost $30,000 to Scammers After Burying Husband

DETROIT — They beat her when she was down. At 57, Christina Ihlenfeldt is reeling with heartache, anger and regret _ gut-wrenching regret. In just one week, she buried her husband, became unemployed and then got taken for $30,000 by …

Feds Want Deal With North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter …

Drones Help Insurance Companies Check Damage in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Insurance adjusters who descended on Cedar Rapids after the Aug. 10 derecho storm are using drones to check roofs and asking homeowners with less severe damage to take their own photos. Some of this is due …

FirstEnergy Had Big Stake in Tainted Nuclear Plant Bailout

CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy Corp. was once blamed for its part in triggering North America’s largest blackout nearly 20 years ago. Now, the multistate power company is again facing intense scrutiny — this time for its role in an alleged $60 …

FBI Investigating Covid-19 Data Breach in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The FBI is investigating a data breach that may have compromised the identity of people with the COVID-19 virus in South Dakota. Paul Niedringhaus, who directs the South Dakota Fusion Center that handles emergency calls, sent …

Vehicles Hit Illinois Covered Bridge Twice After Reopening

LONG GROVE, Ill. — A covered bridge in northern Illinois has been damaged twice by vehicles within days of its reopening after a $1 million rebuild repaired severe damage a delivery truck inflicted in 2018. Less than 24 hours after …

Trump Approves Emergency Aid For Iowa After Storm

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he approved federal disaster aid for Iowa after a hurricane-force storm hit last week, causing widespread damage in towns and farms and leaving thousands without power. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Sunday …

Iowa Farmers Assess Losses After Storm Flattened Cornfields

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known …

Business Owners Can Sue Insurer Over Coronavirus Losses, Missouri Judge Rules

A federal judge in Missouri said on Wednesday a group of hair salons and restaurants can sue their insurance carrier for business interruption losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which they say caused a “direct physical loss” to their premises. …

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