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"North Risk Partners"

611 Walnut St., Ste. 1
Monticello MN 55362
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Title: Insurance Specialists Team in Big Lake Joins North Risk Partners

Effective July 1, Insurance Specialists Team in Big Lake, Minnesota joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance brokers and risk advisory firms in the Midwest.

Insurance Specialists Team was founded in 2003 by Julie Evans. Julie has been an active member of the Big Lake and surrounding communities, taking part in the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce, Metro North Chamber of Commerce, and Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce.

With this new partnership, five Insurance Specialist Team members have joined the North Risk Team including Julie. “This partnership is exciting for so many reasons,” Julie Evans says. “I’m looking forward to the extensive network North Risk provides in terms of carriers and support within the organization.”

North Risk Partners – Insurance Specialists Team clients now have access to North Risk’s wide array of capabilities and insurance companies in the areas of commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance. Additionally, clients who are employers will now have access to the firm’s value-added services in the areas of human resources, health and safety and more.

“I’m happy to welcome the Insurance Specialists Team to North Risk Partners. They have decades worth of valuable experience in the insurance industry,” says Steve Thelen, president of North Risk’s central Minnesota division. “I’m looking forward to working with this team and learning from each other.”

On July 5, the Insurance Specialists Team joined North Risk’s current Monticello office at 611 Walnut St Ste. 1, Monticello, MN 55362.


North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. Our team helps clients Face Risk Head On with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention resources. For businesses, we offer commercial insurance, surety bonds, employee benefits, as well as programming and compliance support in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more. Our firm has over 400 employees and 30+ locations across our five-state footprint.

Media Contact:
Kiley Westby, Communications Specialist, North Risk Partners | (763) 746-0950


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