Category: Miscellaneous

BGS Supports Scholarship at Anoka Ramsey Community College

February 11, 2014  |  BGS

Barna, Guzy and Steffen, Ltd. is the largest law firm in the North Metro area. We recognize that as such, we have the opportunity to make a great impact on the communities that we serve and to give back in ways that are meaningful and important. Part of our firm’s mission statement conveys this message as we “recognize the value of a meaningful community, professional and civic life.” Many of our attorneys and staff are actively involved in our community. One of the ways in which our firm has given back over the years is the continued support of the Bernie and Natalie Steffen Scholarship at Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus. Real Estate Attorney /Shareholder Kristi Riley currently serves on ARCC’s Board of Directors Coon Rapids Foundation. Last spring, the Steffen scholarship was awarded to Ms. Kelly Olson. Kelly was recently asked about the impact of this scholarship and said, “This scholarship has been very beneficial because, first of all, it is helping me stay out of debt and it also helps me stay motivated to do well in my classes. I feel very honored to have received this scholarship.” There are many scholarships available at ARCC and the March 14th deadline for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 scholarships is quickly…

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Expanded Heating Assistance Now Available in Minnesota

February 5, 2014  |  BGS

As many in our community are all too aware, the price of heating our homes is skyrocketing this winter. Our Real Estate Attorneys would like to share this important link with information regarding heating assistance to those in need. Governor Dayton Expands heating Assistance Program to Help More Minnesotans

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Click It or Ticket Campaign

June 12, 2013  |  Jon P. Erickson

Minnesota was a part of a national “Click It or Ticket” campaign over Memorial Day weekend. You may have noticed electronic freeway billboards advertising this “Click It or Ticket” effort. The campaign has been sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA} for more than 20 years. They have seen seat belt use go up to where they now estimate that 86{a0c01d20c42349884e67ff80c137866b0a9fe47aaae8f8a86a605a369ae487c3} of drivers nation wide now buckle up. The state of Washington leads with an average 97.5{a0c01d20c42349884e67ff80c137866b0a9fe47aaae8f8a86a605a369ae487c3} seat belt usage,with Minnesota at about 95{a0c01d20c42349884e67ff80c137866b0a9fe47aaae8f8a86a605a369ae487c3}. Since 2005, the state of California has erected more than 600 traffic signs supporting seat belt usage. The California Office of Traffic Safety claims that this public service message approach has worked, and Californian seat belt usage is now up to 96.6{a0c01d20c42349884e67ff80c137866b0a9fe47aaae8f8a86a605a369ae487c3}. My hope is that Minnesotans will continue to get the message, and by next year will be at the top of seat belt usage nationwide. BUCKLE UP!

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