North Risk Partners’ Freeport and Melrose Offices Merged March 1

St. Cloud, Minn. – North Risk Partners team members who worked across its offices located along I-94 in Albany, Freeport, and Melrose have now joined forces under two roofs rather than three. Effective March 1, team members in North Risk’s Freeport office moved to work permanently from the firm’s Melrose location.

The move creates two full-service offices with the ability to deliver services across the firm’s core areas of capability: commercial insurance, farm specialty, employee benefits, home, auto, life, and Medicare insurance.

“This move is all about being able to provide better service – to our clients, to our team internally, and to our communities,” says Fritz Hoeschen, Sr. Risk Advisor with North Risk Partners who headed the Freeport office alongside his wife Joyce Hoeschen for 35 years.

The same insurance professionals will continue to serve clients of North Risk’s Freeport office, now with additional support from the firm’s larger team in the area.

“We will also continue our support of the Freeport community through our larger teams in our Melrose and Albany offices,” says Hoeschen. “Together we can do more; it’s that simple.”


Pictured are North Risk Partners’ team members, including its Freeport office staff who began working from the firm’s Melrose location on March 1. Front row (L-R): Dana Kerfeld, Jennifer Johnson, and Christie Winkels; back row (L-R): JoAnn Boeckermann, Staci Mayers, Fritz Hoeschen, and Joyce Hoeschen; not pictured: Amy Eickhoff


About North Risk Partners

North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. We are committed to helping clients face risk head on with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention opportunities. For businesses, we offer programming and compliance support in the areas of HR, safety, wellness and more. North Risk Partners is headquartered in St. Cloud, Minn. and is the largest independent insurance agency in Central Minnesota. Connect with North Risk Partners on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


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