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Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A.

Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A., is the law firm that Minnesota workers,  police and fire personnel call when they have been seriously injured on the job and want the very best legal representation on their side.

With over 50 years combined experience practicing exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation, PERA/MSRS disability, and personal injury; the attorneys at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. have the knowledge and depth of experience to protect and defend your immediate and long-term interests. You can count on us to see to it that you receive every benefit and all the compensation that you are entitled to under the law — now and in the future.

If you are a Minnesota police officer injured in the line of duty, we understand that a serious work injury can derail your life. Maneuvering the complexities of the Minnesota workers’ compensation system can make life even more difficult. The process of making sure you receive all PERA or MSRS disability benefits that you are entitled to from both systems can become a significantly greater challenge. Make no mistake: the firm you choose to represent you will make a difference.

With Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. on your side, you can be assured that you have one of the most experienced legal teams in the state, and one of the only firms skilled in both the practice of Minnesota workers’ comp and PERA/MSRS disability, looking out for you.

For more information on Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A., visit http://www.meuserlaw.com


Marie Ridgeway, MSW, LICSW, CCTP, RYT

Marie Ridgeway MSW, LICSW, CCTP, RYT is a Master’s Level mental health clinician with a specialty in treating stress injuries (PTSD) and the secondary challenges that commonly occur (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, substance abuse, relationship challenges). Marie and her staff of occupationally competent clinicians focus on working with Public Safety personnel through training, individual therapy sessions, wellness consulting for agencies, mental health check-ups, critical incident check-ins, peer support team development and consultation, and Crisis Negotiation Team clinical consultation. Marie has worked in the field for over 14 years, she has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers across the state, and has worked with hundreds of LEOs and first responders in her practice. Marie brings knowledge and skills from her diverse work experience that includes child protection and a county psychiatric crisis response team. Marie utilizes a variety of methods for trauma treatment including eye movement therapy and she will soon be trained in Biofeedback. Marie is honored to be providing specialized care and consultation to those in public safety who serve our communities. She is passionate about striving to overcome barriers to mental health care for first responders and providing care that assists in building resiliency, increasing quality of life, and supporting the sustainability of the career. Outside of work, Marie is active and outdoors as much as possible running, hiking, and traveling with her two children (ages 11 and 13) and her significant other who is a law enforcement officer. Marie is assisted by her German Shepherd therapy-dog-in-training named Charlie.


Dan Athmann, Thrivent Financial

As a financial professional, Dan specializes in helping police officers, first responders, and their families by leveraging his combined law enforcement and financial services experience to help guide individuals and families with their protection, investment, and retirement income planning needs. Prior to his career at Thrivent, Dan’s law enforcement career spanned 25-years with the Burnsville Police Department where he worked in many capacities, finishing his career as an Investigative Sergeant in 2014.

Having lived the law enforcement “life,” Dan knows what it takes to survive your specific career challenges – the ebbs and flows, and at times the emotional strain. Dan also knows the importance of preparing for today and preparing for tomorrow. Your career will pass more quickly than you think, and you deserve a sense of confidence in your financial future. Dan can help you identify strategies to get you there.

Dan Athmann is a Financial Associate of Thrivent and has been in the financial services industry since 2016. Dan has FINRA certifications Series 7 and 66 and holds an Individual Life and Health Insurance Producer License in his home state of Minnesota, as well as non-resident licenses in Wisconsin and California. Dan has extensive training and widespread knowledge with insurance products, investment solutions and retirement income planning strategies. He graduated from St. Cloud State in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, and from the University of St. Thomas in 1996 with Master’s Degree in Public Safety Education and Administration.

Dan lives with his wife, Jackie, in Lakeville and have they three adult children – all UMD Bulldogs! Dan is involved in a variety of causes within the Minnesota public safety community, including the Minnesota Police Chief’s Association, Minnesota Corrections Association, Backing the Blue Line, the Frontline Foundation, National Latino Officers Association and the Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Police Chief’s Foundation.

Dan is available to do group trainings or individual meetings on a variety of financial topics. Contact him directly at Dan.Athmann@thrivent.com to learn more!

Thrivent is the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Insurance products issued by Thrivent. Not available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., a registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC, and a subsidiary of Thrivent. Licensed agent/producer of Thrivent. Registered representative of Thrivent Investment Management, Inc.  Advisory services available through investment adviser representatives only. Thrivent.com/disclosures.   3384593-122920

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Judy Flug, Wings Financial

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Tracy Mortenson, Kensington Bank

Tracy Mortenson is a Mortgage Loan Officer with Kensington Bank.  Kensington Bank has several branch locations throughout Minnesota. She grew up on a dairy farm in Watertown, MN with her parents and four sisters. She has over 34 years of banking, lending, operations, and management experience.  She specializes in residential and new construction financing.

Her passion is to help and educate her clients about the loan process and finding the best possible options and solutions for each borrower’s individual needs. She offers a variety of loan programs, such as Conventional, FHA, VA, Rural Development, FHA 203B, Construction Loan, Home Equity Line of Credit, etc. 

Tracy is certified to write loans in all 50 states.  Whether you are moving to a different state, buying an investment property, or buying a retirement home, she can help you with all your needs and you can work with someone locally.

No matter what type of loan you are looking for, she will dedicate her time to provide the best loan options and mortgage rates for each and every borrower. She will become your friend and mentor throughout the process, to develop a trustworthy working relationship. Each client of hers will be provided with exceptional customer service to facilitate a successful outcome.   

Throughout her career, Tracy has built many relationships with people who are employed in the public safety profession (police, fire, corrections, dispatch, and public safety support staff). This elite group of individuals makes up over 85% of her clientele. Her husband is a retired police officer with 32 years of law enforcement service, so she knows that trust is very important when working with these clients. 

In her off time, Tracy loves to spend time with her husband, two boys, family, and friends. She also enjoys entertaining, cooking, and being outdoors, whether it be playing at the lake, kayaking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking or hiking.

For more information: https://www.kensington.bank/people/tracy-mortenson/


Nancy Mathiason, Kensington Insurance

Nancy is the Vice President and Agency Manager at Kensington Insurance Agency. She started her employment in 2002 and has over 34 years of experience in the insurance industry.

As an insurance agent, Nancy handles the risk management needs of a wide variety of clients on a daily basis. By being involved in both sales and service, Nancy acts as a contact between our agency clients and the companies we represent.

Nancy specializes in a wide variety of insurance products including, Home, Auto, Motorcycle, ATV, Watercraft, Umbrella, Farm, Health and Life, Business, and Crop Insurance.

Nancy’s commitment is to maintain a high standard of excellence in all that she does and to establish a solid relationship of mutual trust and service with each of her clients.

For more information: https://www.kensington.bank/peoople/nancy-mathiason/


Osseo Gun Club and ProShop

Attention Law Enforcement Labor Services Members:

Osseo Gun Club is pleased to provide LELS members with the following discounts and services – just show LELS membership card when checking into the range or purchasing items:

  • 15% discount off all accessories (holsters, bags, magazines, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • 10% off all ammo purchases
  • 20% off pre-paid memberships
  • Holster draw practice allowed in Tac bay at no additional charge with membership
  • $10 lane fees for LELS members, additional guests sharing same lane $10 plus tax (price excludes promotional times)
  • HR218 classes for union members with card $45.00

For more information: http://osseogunclub.com/


WizardPins

WizardPins is a promotional products vendor that offers a full range of customizable merchandise perfect for both corporate events/giveaways and personal use.

We specialize in custom metal items like pins, coins, and keychains.  With both domestic and overseas production capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to offer the highest quality products at the best price.  In addition to our custom metal items, we also offer customizable products ranging from apparel/bags to drinkware to tech accessories and beyond.

We specialize in custom metal items like pins, coins, and keychains.  With both domestic and overseas production capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to offer the highest quality products at the best price.  In addition to our custom metal items, we also offer customizable products ranging from apparel/bags to drinkware to tech accessories and beyond.

As a LELS member, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • 15% discount off all items
  • $25 credit toward future order for each referral
  • Free virtual layouts
  • Free sample kit

For more information: www.wizardpins.com


Heroes Helping Heroes

Heroes Helping Heroes is a non-medical support group that is committed to helping active and retired first responders coping with mental health issues, specifically PTSD.

While we are in the infancy stages now, it is our hope to provide numerous social events throughout the year, both large and small, from golfing to fishing to book clubs and everything in between. We want to recreate the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood that are lost when someone loses his or her profession. Furthermore, we want to provide a space in which all first responders feel supported.

All events are open to first responders only, unless specified otherwise.

The first social event will be April 21, 2021 in Prior Lake for first responders only. To receive more specific details, please join our mailing list through heroeshelpingheroesmn.com. Proof of current or prior employment is necessary.