MINNEAPOLIS - Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP, a Minneapolis law firm, has announced the election of Brian W. Varland as a partner. Varland is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude) and St. Olaf College (B.A. magna cum laude). His law practice includes real property, business law and construction litigation. He is a 1996 graduate of New Ulm High School and son of Ken and Carolyn Varland of New Ulm.