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<br /> JIM SODOMKA<br /> Celebr ating 100 years of business<br /> Weizenegger-Engel (W&E) Insurance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Federated Insurance and a sister company to Primary Source<br /> Insurance (PSI). Federated purchased W&E in 2004 as a way to diversify its book of business. W&E agents are licensed in all states<br /> except for Hawaii, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Vermont. However, the company mainly services the Brainerd Lakes area.<br /> And now a century later — W&E celebrated 100 years of business in 2021 — lets take a look at the history of this great organization.<br /> 1899<br /> After emigrating to the United States from Norway, Anton M.<br /> (A.M.) Opsahl worked as a photographer in Brainerd, Minnesota,<br /> prior to forming Opsahl Insurance, the predecessor to what<br /> would become Weizenegger-Engel InsuranceSM.<br /> Robert (Bob)<br /> Weizenegger<br /> 1925 partnered w<a title="W-E 100 year Timeline page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/261eb32d?page=1"> JIM SODOMKA Celebr ating 100 years of business</a>