ProTitle of Minnesota, LLC is a division of St Louis County Title, Co. in Duluth Minnesota, which was established in 1972 by Rodney J. Edwards, a partner in the law firm of Edwards, Edwards & Bodin.
At this time there was only one other title company located in Duluth and there was need for an attorney’s title opinion to transfer title and ensure lien position for the lender. There was no title insurance given to lenders or borrowers at this time as both parties would rely on an attorney’s title opinion. The title opinion was given after a thorough examination of the Abstract of Title.
In early 2002, St. Louis County Title Co was approached by one of its clients to open an office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to accommodate their closings. After careful thought, consideration and planning, ProTitle of Minnesota, LLC was formed as a division of St. Louis County Title Co. We had to come up with a new name since St. Louis County Title would not be a good fit in the ten county metro area surrounding the Minneapolis/St. Paul real estate market. Back in the day when there were only a few title companies located in each county, title companies were named after the county they operated in.