Serving Minnesota since 1886

Whether your financial goals revolve around your family or your business – or both – the complexity of choices seems to be ever growing. The representatives of Northwestern Mutual with locations in Minneapolis, Edina, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, St. Cloud and Duluth understand. These Representatives, under the leadership of Managing Partner Mark Heurung, are helping to clarify a complicated world for clients throughout Minnesota.

Northwestern Mutual Sponsors Sales Lab at St. Cloud State University 

OCTOBER, 2014 - On October 8, 2014, St. Cloud State unveiled the newest addition to Herberger Business School: the Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab. The purpose of the Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab is to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for students to experience sales presentations in an interactive, real-world business setting. The lab offers a viewing/ control room with digital recording capabilities, presentation critiques, and real-time instructor/student feedback. Click here to read more about the Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab!

Northwestern Mutual Raises $45,000 to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

AUGUST, 2014 - August 31st marked the end of our summer-long Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation fundraising campaign, raising $45,000. This will help fund cancer research grants and cover travel expenses for patients and their families. Visit our community involvement page to see highlights and photos!








AUGUST, 2014 - It was another successful year at the 11th Annual Chip for Charity Event benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of MN, United Cerebral Palsy of Central MN & Birdies 4 Brains. In one day, we raised $76,388, which allows the above listed organizations to support individuals and families dealing with different forms of cancer, cerebral palsy, brain injuries and/or other diseases.  The generosity of our supporters never ceases to amaze us! Mark your calendars for next year's 12th Annual Chip for Charity Event on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at Bearpath Golf & Country Club! Please contact Jenna Johnson at to reserve your spot today!

A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors:

Kaplan Financial Education
Blattner Energy
First Class Mortgage
Hallett Financial
Russell Investments
Schmidt & Schmidt, Ltd
State Farm - Walter Agency

All Over Media
The Capital Grille
Finish Line Wellness
JJ Soper Photography
Lexus of Wayzata
Trobec's Bus Service, Inc
Twin Cities Business

Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group in St. Cloud donates $3,500 to local hospital

JUNE, 2014 - The St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual generously donated $3,500 in Starlight Wish List items to the St. Cloud Hospital Pediatrics.  As people trickled in to check out the new toys and gadgets donated, they declared, “It’s like Christmas in here!” From writing easels and guitars, to video games and building blocks, this contribution of gifts will provide a more comfortable home-like environment to kids who are coping with serious medical conditions.  Starlight Children’s Foundation™ is a leading global health and education charity working to embrace, empower and enrich the lives of children from illness to wellness.

Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group receives Childhood Cancer Impact Award for local fundraising efforts

JANUARY, 2014 - Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group was recently awarded the Childhood Cancer Impact Award and a $50,000 donation that will be given to Childhood Cancer on their behalf.  This award recognized Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group's outstanding dedication to the company’s Childhood Cancer Program and highlighted the volunteers and fundraising activities they completed last September.  For more information on this award, visit our Community Involvement page, here.

Josh Longnecker featured in Business Central

Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group, Josh Longnecker, was featured in the September & October, 2013 edition of Business Central. Josh highlights the importance of succession planning and the value of protecting the business that you have built.  If you would like to read this article, please click here.  Check out another edition he was featured in titled, “Is Your Business Keeping You Up At Night?

Northwestern Mutual Donates $30,000 During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Starlight Fun Centers and Tablets Bring Entertainment to Children Battling Cancer

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Northwestern Mutual donated nearly $30,000 to hospitals across Minneapolis in the form of four Starlight Children’s Foundation Fun Centers and three Starlight Tablets.  For more information on this exciting event, visit our Community Involvement page, here.

Northwestern Mutual's Top Intern 2013

Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group is proud to have the #1 intern in the nation on their team!  Click here to learn more about Jared Krog and his accomplishments!

Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group recognized for their fundraising efforts

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Minnesota has awarded Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group with their LLS Lifeblood Award for outstanding fundraising efforts in 2012.  Click here for more information about this exciting award!

Katherine Forrester on FOX9

Watch Katherine Forrester, Wealth Management Advisor, on FOX 9 (KMSP-TV) share her expertise about personal finances for today's families and individuals. In this month's segment, Katherine discusses budgeting and saving tips going into the summer months and “exercising” your wallet:

  • Check your budget weekly
  • Start small
  • Get a "personal trainer"
  • Educate yourself

Click "Play" on the image below to watch the video.

To view FOX 9 videos from previous months, please click here.

Bill Watson featured on FOX 21 (KQDS-TV)

Watch Bill Watson, Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in Duluth, share his expertise about personal finances for today's families and individuals on KQDS-TV.

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To view segments from other Northwestern Mutual representatives, please visit the News & Events page.

Mark Heurung, CLU®

Managing Partner


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