News Releases

North Risk Partners merges with Midwest United in Marshall, Minn.

St. Cloud, Minn. – Effective June 1, 2018, North Risk Partners merged with Midwest United Insurance Services, a seven-person independent insurance agency located in Marshall, Minn. Midwest United joins the company as its 22nd location across three states: Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. The merger also expands North Risk’s footprint into the southwest corner of Minnesota,…

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North Risk Partners merges with Bearence Management Group, creating one of the Midwest’s largest independent insurance agencies

May 1, 2018  – Effective May 1, 2018, North Risk Partners officially merged with Bearence Management Group, another independent insurance brokerage firm with over 80 employees spread across three Midwest locations – Mendota Heights, Minn., Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb – and a mix of product and service offerings similar to North Risk’s. This new partnership grows…

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Holland & Frank Employee Benefits joins North Risk Partners

Central Minnesota employee benefits leader Holland & Frank joins North Risk Partners – Apollo Insurance in St. Cloud; financial services side of business remains in Waite Park North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Minnesota, has acquired Holland & Frank Employee Benefits. The acquisition, effective March 1, gives Holland & Frank…

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

December 28, 2017 – The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a serious issue, and not…

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Are Your DOT Employment Applications Compliant?

November 21, 2017 – Are the employment applications you use for your drivers that operate vehicles over 10,000 pounds DOT compliant? Many organizations use their own application, which is permitted as long as the application includes all of the requirements stated in CFR 391.21. Check here to see if your application meets the DOT requirements.  …

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What Information to Store in your Fleet Maintenance Files

November 7, 2017 – Organizations are required to have a systematic maintenance program. These programs ensure required inspections are completed along with necessary repairs. Maintenance can include: Repairs Services Replacement of: light bulbs windshield wipers tires brakes springs brackets Documentation should be maintained whenever a mechanic touches a truck and does something to it. Many…

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October is Fire Prevention/Awareness Month

October 3rd, 2017 – Fire safety should always be a leading concern, no matter what type of operations occur at your workplace. Below are some questions organizations should be asking that will assist in preventing fires: Fire Prevention/Preparation Does your organization have fire extinguisher inspections and employee training monthly? Is your organization practicing good housekeeping…

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Deml Insurance Agency in Little Falls joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 11, 2017  – North Risk Partners has acquired Deml Insurance Agency located in Little Falls, Minn.  The acquisition, effective Sept. 1, gives Deml clients more options for insurance coverages and services, and continues North Risk’s growth in Central Minnesota. Tom Deml, who owned Deml Insurance for 18 years, and long-term associates Laurie Litke and…

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Why Initial Job Training Is A Must

September 8th, 2017 – Traditionally, a lot of effort has been used to convey the responsibility those at the supervisor level hold for the prevention of accidents in the workplace. A high priority included within supervisory responsibility is the training of new employee(s). Often times when new employees are hired, they are given their assignment…

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