On The Street
• Attorney Tom Jacobson has been selected to speak at the 2018 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute May 21-22 in St. Paul. With approximately 1,000 attorneys and human resource professionals in attendance, the institute is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Jacobson's presentation will be "20 Tips for Avoiding Employment Liability." Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a labor and employment law specialist, Jacobson is a shareholder with the Swenson Lervick Law Firm in Alexandria.
• Midwest Bank announced the addition of Nate Hillmer as president of its Parkers Prairie branch. Hillmer is a native of the Carlos area and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from North Dakota State University-Fargo. He has seven years of agricultural/commercial lending and branch management experience. He and his wife, Kate, have two children. Midwest Bank is a locally-owned, independent full-service bank with offices in the west-central Minnesota communities of Parkers Prairie, Detroit Lakes, Callaway, Waubun, Barnesville and Dalton.
• North Star Mutual Insurance Company awarded a Star Award for exceptional performance in 2017 to Larson Insurance in Alexandria. Larson Insurance was one of 20 Minnesota agencies who received a Star Award from North Star Mutual this year for leading in production. Larson Insurance has been representing North Star Mutual since 2010. North Star Mutual Insurance Company is a Midwest property-casualty insurance company serving Minnesota and seven other states. Larson Insurance is a locally-owned, independent insurance agency offering life, health, farm, home, auto and small business insurance. The agency serves Alexandria and Fergus Falls.