June’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Lakewood Estates

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The 104-unit Lakewood Estates provides spacious modern units that take advantage of the site’s amenities. A sand beach surrounds the adjacent pond, and residents may enjoy the community deck, fitness room, and outdoor play areas. The facility includes underground parking and a separate aboveground, double-sided parking structure. Framed by brick and timber, the entrance areas reflect a traditional design that makes tenants feel right at home. Lakewood Estates is located in Mandan, ND.

Not all flood insurance requirements are cast in stone; know where you stand with a flood elevation survey

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If you are considering purchasing or refinancing property, you may want to check to see if the property is located in a floodplain area. Mortgage lenders use Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps and flood insurance studies to determine whether or not flood insurance is required and, if it is, what the premiums would be. Learn the facts about your property now and save yourself from a surprise later — and perhaps save some time and money, as well.  Continue reading “Not all flood insurance requirements are cast in stone; know where you stand with a flood elevation survey”

Essentia Health Clinic breaks ground on expansion

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Gold shovels scooped the first piles of dirt on May 11th for the new Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Baxter Clinic expansion project. WSN is providing architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2018.

BIR Luxury Garages virtual tour — check it out!

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I’ve been waiting for this….

That’s exactly what your cherry-red Corvette will think the first time it cruises through the new Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) Luxury Garages development. Located just north of the track, the private community is a racing enthusiast’s dream and consists of 10 luxury garages, six garage lofts, and 44 distinctive garages.  Continue reading “BIR Luxury Garages virtual tour — check it out!”

Chamber of Commerce recognizes Forest Lake office

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Earlier this month the Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce officially recognized the merger of Hult & Hebeisen with Widseth Smith Nolting. In addition to land surveying, WSN brings architecture, engineering, and environmental services to the Forest Lake area. We look forward to growing our office in this community. Click here to contact the Forest Lake office.

Spring is bustin’ out all over – and so are the WSN yellow safety vests

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What a gorgeous time of year! Tree buds emerging, birds waking us up with their morning song, visions of yellow safety vests along the side of the road . . .

Perhaps the last one doesn’t bespeak of spring’s arrival for most, but it should.

April is designated by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Widseth Smith Nolting wants to remind you to watch for those fluorescent vests on the side of the road.  Continue reading “Spring is bustin’ out all over – and so are the WSN yellow safety vests”

May’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Hydrographic Surveying on Goose Lake

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Nestled in the backwaters of the Mississippi River, Goose Lake was the subject of an enhancement and restoration project managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To restore the habitat and improve boat access, three to four feet of sediment was dredged from the lake. Widseth Smith Nolting conducted hydrographic surveys before dredging began and periodic quantity surveys to monitor the amount of accumulated sediment being removed.

WSN supports Blackduck High School at Lake Superior Regional robotics competition

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Widseth Smith Nolting proudly supported the Blackduck High School robotics team at this year’s Lake Superior Regional competition held in Duluth, MN. The event occurred earlier this spring and attracts teams from all over the country.  Continue reading “WSN supports Blackduck High School at Lake Superior Regional robotics competition”