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

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

Kim Brouillet Employer Support Specialist 8180 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Laura Mehlhorn Employment 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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December 01, 2014Minnesota ESGR Public Affairs Director honored for work with State Committee

Wabasha, Minn. – Headquarters, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently announced Chris Christopherson, Public Affairs Director for the Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, as the ESGR Central Region Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Christopherson of Wabash received the award Nov. 15 at Camp Ripley in recognition of his outstanding support to ESGR in helping the Minnesota Committee publicize its many activities throughout the state over the past year. 

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November 26, 2014Wells Fargo team member recognized with special award for support for military and veterans

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – One Minnesota team member who combines a passion for community and her “day job” is Muffie Gabler, Community Relations manager for a 22-state region. Also serving as the manager for Wells Fargo Military Affairs, Gabler oversees various Wells Fargo efforts to support military service members and veterans throughout the country.

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November 20, 2014D&D Distributing recognized as Patriotic Employer

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Gregg Dick of D&D Distributing was honored Nov. 15 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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