Contact Information

A. Paul Monteen State Chairman 1894 132ne Lane NW
Minneapolis MN 55448

Jim Mitchell Program Support Technician 8180 Belden Boulevard
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Eric Rolstad Administrative Support Technician 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345

Jonathan Groeneweg Employer Support Specialist 8180 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Laura Mehlhorn Employment Transition Coordinator MNNG - Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy 115 Room 1156
Little Falls MN 56345


ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.


ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.



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August 21, 2014Squeegee Squad owner honored Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

TOWER, Minn. — Nick Levens, business owner of the Squeegee Squad, a window washing company in Tower was recently honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) “Patriot Award.”

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August 15, 2014Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosts Boss Lift

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) hosted a Boss Lift Aug. 7 - 8 in and around Fort McCoy Wisconsin for Minnesota employers.

Hannah Dillon from Albert Lea Tribune covered the event. Her two part series can be found at the following links. and

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August 13, 2014Northern Tier signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

WOODBURY, Minn. - Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced CEO Dave Lamp, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on August 8, 2014, at the Northern Tier office located in Woodbury.

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