More For Bridge Victims

More financial help is being made available to victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. Gov. Tim Pawlenty today said each victim can receive $20,000, double the previous amount allowed to be paid from a state fund. Thirteen people have collected from the fund created following the Aug. 1 collapse.

1 Suit Down, 1 Filed

Minnesota Attorney General Swanson today announced today that she has settled one law suit and filed another over annuity concerns. She said a suit against American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co. was settled. The suit claimed the company sold annuities to older Minnesotans not suitable for senior citizens. The settlement requires the company to sell…
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Ethanol Plant Impacts

        Rep. Ken Tschumper plans to announce legislation on Friday requiring environmental impact statements for new ethanol plants.         Air pollution and use of water are two concerns expressed by environmentalists.

Helping Babies

        The Healthy Legacy organization warns parents about dangerous plastic baby bottles, and some state legislators plan to propose action.         The problem is bisphenol A, which is used in food and beverage containers, the organization says.         "Leaching of bisphenol A from baby bottles, especially one purchased in Minnesota, is particularly…
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Sarvi Makes Campaign Official

Steve Sarvi, an Army and National Guard veteran, formally announced his campaign for Minnesota‘s 2nd Congressional District this morning at a St. Paul news conference. Sarvi, a Democrat and former Watertown mayor, wants to replace three-term GOP Rep. John Kline of Lakeville. The match-up would pit Sarvi, an Iraq war veteran, against Kline, a former…
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