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”

Deadline for Fire Prevention & Safety Grant applications is May 19. WSN can help you apply.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an opportunity for grant funding this spring — the FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program. The program is designed to help fire departments and other organizations reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by fire through prevention and research activities. Here’s what you need to know about the program.  Continue reading “Deadline for Fire Prevention & Safety Grant applications is May 19. WSN can help you apply.”

Rochester office team to build dress out of construction materials for Habitat fundraiser

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Kate Van Hout (left) and Sarah Mattson (right) test some design concepts.

We have a crew of six people from WSN’s Rochester office that will be submitting a dress inspired by, and partially created from, construction materials into the Studs, Struts, and Stilettos Fashion Exposé! The fundraising event will benefit the Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity. Our team includes Dana Hlebichuk, Alex Schrader, Ryan Hermes, Vanessa Hines, Sarah Mattson, and Kate Van Hout.  Continue reading “Rochester office team to build dress out of construction materials for Habitat fundraiser”

Check out this cool animation for the Crosslake Community School project

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Long before the first hour bell rings through the halls of the Crosslake Community School’s new building, students, staff, and community members have been given the opportunity to catch a firsthand glimpse of what the school will have to offer.  Continue reading “Check out this cool animation for the Crosslake Community School project”

Like father, like son: WSN announces new office manager

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Widseth Smith Nolting is pleased to announce Craig Britton, PE, as the new Office Manager of its Rochester location. Britton steps into the role following in the footsteps of his father, Neil Britton, PE, who held the role since WSN acquired QED Engineering, Inc. in 2008.  Continue reading “Like father, like son: WSN announces new office manager”

WSN project receives MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Award

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The City of Alexandria’s “The Missing Link: A Complete Streets Demonstration Project” received the Award for Innovations in Public & Stakeholder Engagement in the 2017 MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Awards. Following the 2014 reconstruction of downtown’s Broadway Avenue, a connection between the Central Lakes Trail and the revitalized historic downtown was needed. Continue reading “WSN project receives MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Award”