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Our mission is to enhance our clients’ lives by providing advice that can help improve their financial well-being. We built our business with a goal of being the primary source of financial advice for many generations of clients—our planning, investment and service strategies are all designed to better our clients’ long-term interests. We believe in honesty, transparency and a firm commitment to placing client needs first. Our team is multi-generational, with more than 60 years of combined financial experience.

Proud to work with nationally recognized team members 

At The Great Northern Team, we are incredibly honored to have team members that have received the following prestigious awards:

Alex Rykken
  • Forbes Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors - 2022, 2023
  • Financial Planning's Top 40 Regional Brokers Under 40 - 2022, 2023
  • AdvisorHub "Advisors to Watch" - 2022, 2023
John Conlin
  • Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor - 2022 and 2023


We are also honored to be recognized as a Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Team in 2024.

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Rewriting retirement Cover imageAccess Rewriting Retirement to explore strategies and tactics for growing a nest egg, planning for longevity, and maximizing Social Security benefits. Rewriting Retirement also contains a checklist of actions for various stages in your destination as you transition to retirement and beyond. Contact us to help you prepare for your next chapter.

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The Great Northern Team


Pleased to serve you in multiple locations

We are proud to serve clients in multiple locations. We invite you to contact us to set up a meeting in one of our convenient locations:

Edina, MN office

7650 Edinborough Way, Suite 800
Edina, MN 55435

North Oaks, MN office

520 West Highway 96, Suite 100
Shoreview, MN 55126

Important Information for Clients

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