IN BRIEF April 2021


Bartell honored
Dawn Bartell, a local American Family Insurance agency owner (4020 Minnehaha Ave. Suite 1010) has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the company’s American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey which measures customers’ overall experience with their current American Family Insurance agency owner. Bartell has been an agency owner for American Family since November 1997.

Hunger relief for elders
Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors is one of six recipients nation-wide to receive an Invest in Others Charitable Foundation grant for hunger relief efforts in communities that its financial advisors are actively involved with. Patricia Lovelette, Financial Advisor at Riverlink Financial Advisors in Minneapolis, applied for the grant on Healthy Seniors’ behalf. The $12,000 award will be used to purchase and distribute food to lower income seniors in the greater Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods. A portion of the funding will be used to purchase culturally specific food for Somali elders. Healthy Seniors’ mission is to enable community seniors to live healthy, independent and socially connected lives. Contact Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors to learn more about its services for area seniors: or 612-729-5799.


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