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Peter Bortnem

245 Broadway Avenue S
PO Box 310
Cokato, MN 55321-0310

Located in the Cokato Mall next to City Hall.

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Office Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm

After Hours by Appointment


245 Broadway Avenue S
PO Box 310
Cokato, MN 55321-0310



State Farm agent since 2005. Son of a South Dakota Lutheran pastor and Northern Minnesota RN. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Spent the first eight years of my life in either Foremost, Provost, or Edmonton, Alberta. Of course, I learned to skate at an early age, but hockey didn’t come until we moved to the States. Lived for a couple years in Minneapolis, MN and then Middle School and High School in Thief River Falls, MN – Go Prowlers! Graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN – Go Cobbers! Spent 14 years in the resort and golf business in Detroit Lakes, MN.

My wife and I have two boys who are actively involved in music, basketball, track, and cross-country. We love spending time supporting their activities and cheering for the Dassel Cokato Chargers. I also work with the Cokato-Dassel Rotary club, as a board member for the Cokato Charitable Trust (CCT), and volunteer time assisting middle school students with their reading skills.

Our office is located at 245 Broadway Ave in downtown Cokato, MN, next to city hall. Two minutes from Cokato’s Bait & Hook restaurant and three minutes from Cokato’s Lucky Kitchen restaurant. We are happy to meet with you in-person, virtually, and via text or phone. We assist customers in the State of Minnesota with Auto Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, ATV Insurance, Boat Insurance, Home Insurance, Renters Insurance, Farm & Ranch Insurance, Business Insurance, and Life Insurance.

My amazing team and I are committed to providing our customers a Remarkable experience. We’re caring, compassionate and reliable, and we have a passion for helping people manage everyday risks – protecting the people and the things they cherish most. We’re licensed in Minnesota and welcome customers from all over including Cokato, MN; Dassel, MN; Howard Lake, MN; Waverly, MN; and Winsted, MN to name a few.

I hope you’ll stop by the office. We’d love to meet you!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

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Banking, Mutual Funds

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Dori Kimball State Farm Agent Team Member

Dori Kimball

Office Manager

Dori has been a part of our team since 2015. She is, in many ways, the glue that keeps everything going. Her attitude and wonderful sense of humor help us all perform at a higher level. Ask Dori what she loves about Peter Bortnem State Farm and she'll, without hesitation, say our customers. "I really do appreciate and enjoy our customers and will give my all to make sure they have a positive experience. Just because you are talking to your insurance company doesn't mean it can't be fun."

A life-long resident of Cokato, Dori graduated from DC High School - Go Chargers and received her BA from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN - Go Cobbers! Prior to joining our team Dori worked with the Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch.

Dori's passion - her family and community. You'll often see Dori and her husband Hal spending time with her extended family. She's also very active with the Cokato Chamber of Commerce, the Cokato Royalty Committee, the Cokato Corn Carnival, the Cokato Historical Society and has been an active Rotarian, including past president, for many years.

Sporty sports sport like activities - no thank you. While husband Hal enjoys St. Cloud State University hockey - Go Huskies, Dori prefers theme parks, traveling, award shows, walking, or a good Nintendo game - not sports.

Sandra Dahl State Farm Agent Team Member

Sandra Dahl

Personal Account Representative

Sandy joined the Peter Bortnem State Farm team in February of 2015. When asked what she loves about working with State Farm, it's "the relationships. I believe I offer our customers life experience and a good listening ear. I want to be able to make a positive impact, whether that is in product, education or simply listening to where they are in life. And hopefully when a conversation/meeting is over they feel as though they have someone who is genuinely looking out for their interest."

Sandy grew up in Golden Valley, MN, one of seven siblings. Spending vacations in the boundary waters hunting and fishing, making an occasional trip to Alabama to visit her mother's family and playing hockey and downhill skiing during the winter, her love of the outdoors is part of who she is.

With eight children and twenty-one grandchildren, family is, no doubt, a passion. She also loves horses, which is evidenced by forty-five years of showing, competing, training and trail riding, and spends time volunteering with a youth group and teaching young people the love of connecting with a horse.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.