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Duluth insurance agency gets new identity

One of Duluth’s oldest insurance agencies has joined forces with New York-based Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Otis-Magie Insurance, with origins dating back to 1886, is now part of Marsh & McLennan, according to a news release the Duluth agency issued on Tuesday. Marsh & McLennan also has Duluth roots — Donald R. McLennan of Duluth joined Henry W. Marsh, then of Chicago, in 1904 to merge their firms and form what was then the largest insurance agency in the world.

Otis-Magie, which has 46 employees, will continue operating out of its existing locations in Duluth, Hibbing, Grand Rapids and Virginia under the name Otis-Magie, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, according to the news release. Tom Stender, who has served as chairman and CEO of Otis-Magie since 2011, will continue to lead the operation