About Us

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In 2013, C.O. Brown Insurance, Johnson McCann, and Apollo Insurance merged to create the second largest independent brokerage in Minnesota with 12 locations and over 130 employees.

We offer innovative and cost-effective solutions in Employee Benefits, Business Insurance, Personal Insurance and Risk Management. In addition, we offer Human Resource, Safety, and Wellness consultation.

Our advisors experience combined with the many options of top-rated insurance companies, allow us to deliver the information you need to select the best value for you, combining coverage, service, and price. Our business philosophy, education and experience lead to a unique service experience for all of our clients.

Our goal is to provide consistently superior service to you and your employees, a critical component for the success of your business insurance package, employee benefit program, and your human resource department.

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Getting Bigger Together

Learn more about North Risk Partners™ becoming the second largest private insurance brokerage in the Land of 10,000 lakes.

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Apollo Insurance

Apollo Insurance Agency was founded in 1969 and has become one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Central Minnesota. We have offices in St. Cloud, Albany, Melrose, Alexandria and Monticello and collectively serve over 5,000 businesses and individuals in Minnesota and surrounding states. Our team of over 40 employees has more than 400 years of combined experience in various aspects of the insurance industry.

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C.O. Brown Insurance

C.O. Brown Agency was founded in 1917 and has become the largest independent insurance agency in southeastern Minnesota. Our team has grown to include over 85 insurance professionals, with more than 1,000 years of combined insurance experience. We have offices in Rochester, Austin, Kasson, Lake City, Mankato, & Red Wing.

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Johnson McCann

Johnson McCann was a privately held family owned business founded in 1984 in the Twin Cities metro area. The two founding principals, Gayle McCann and Pat McCann have a staff of 23 risk advisors, consultants and support staff. Aside from risk consulting for employee benefits, property and liability, and executive insurance we specialized in group purchasing for associations and companies/organizations that have commonality. The purchasing is financed through insurance carriers and captives.