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Northway Insurance of Park Rapids under new ownership

Andria Snelling, Kari Wiese and Mike O'Hern work out of the Northway Insurance of Park Rapids office on Highway 71 south. Wiese and Snelling took over ownership and added O'Hern to the office as a financial representative. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Northway Insurance of Park Rapids is under new ownership and now offers clients financial support in addition to insurance. Northway

Insurance of Park Rapids, formerly known as Hewitt Zitzer Insurance, has been a trusted and respected agency in the area since 1940.

Kari Wiese and Andria Snelling took over ownership of the Park Rapids office in 2009 and now have joined forces with Mike O'Hern, a financial representative who conducts business with Foster Klima & Company, LLC.

Northway Insurance of Park Rapids is a locally owned independent insurance agency located on Highway 71 south. Wiese and Snelling contract with numerous insurance companies in order to find the best insurance product and price. Northway Insurance has markets for all types of business and personal insurance including home, seasonal home, auto, boat, umbrella, motorcycle, ATV, motorhome and snowmobile, in addition to life insurance and annuities.

The team also insures building contractors, stores, offices, restaurants, car dealers, body shops, resorts and more.

In order to add more services for customers, O'Hern, who brings over 12 years of banking experience to his practice, now has an office at Northway Insurance.

Wiese has been in the insurance industry since 1999. She has worked for Northway Insurance for the entire duration of her insurance career. She specializes in personal property insurance lines.

Before obtaining both her property/casualty and life/health insurance licenses, she worked as a brokerage assistant for Dean Witter and Dain Rauscher in the Twin Cities.

Snelling is a native of Sauk Centre. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict, she accepted a position as a workers' compensation adjuster with St. Paul (Travelers) Insurance in St. Paul. She has property/casualty and life/health insurance licenses and has worked on the agency side of insurance since 2006.

O'Hern has conducted business with Foster Klima & Company, LLC since July of 2008. He provides financial support for individuals and small businesses, offering education and assistance in the complex task of building a financially secure foundation.

Approaching financial planning from a holistic point of view, his clients are educated first, allowing each individual to better make, and understand, financial decisions made for their future.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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