The 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants application period is right around the corner. Start planning your application now.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application period is quickly approaching. Start preparing for your application now to ensure it’s accurate, complete, and will be submitted on time. This year more than $300 million in grants is available nationwide. Here is what you need to know about the AFG program.  Continue reading “The 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants application period is right around the corner. Start planning your application now.”

October’s featured project on your WSN calendar: North Koochiching Area Sanitary District

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The North Koochiching Area Sanitary District serves 7,000 residents along Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota. The 60-year-old facility required multiple improvements, including new screening/grit removal building, primary/secondary clarifier and trickling filter replacement, tertiary sand filtration for mercury removal, and bio-solids dewatering with storage.  Continue reading “October’s featured project on your WSN calendar: North Koochiching Area Sanitary District”

Three options for energy audits. How much money will you save?

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An energy audit identifies ways to reduce energy costs.

Some solutions can be simple, relatively quick, and require a minimal investment (like occupancy sensors for lighting); others can be long-range and require an outlay of capital (like upgrading the heating and cooling systems to geothermal).

But what goes into an energy audit to get to those recommendations and solutions?  Continue reading “Three options for energy audits. How much money will you save?”

Milford Mine Memorial Park opens, honors 41 disaster victims

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Milford Mine Memorial Park, about two miles north of Crosby, MN, has officially opened. The park honors the 41 miners who lost their lives in Minnesota’s worst mining disaster. Widseth Smith Nolting worked closely with Crow Wing County Natural Resource Manager Bryan Pike to make the park a reality.  Continue reading “Milford Mine Memorial Park opens, honors 41 disaster victims”

Watch a master plan in action: Douglas Machine case study

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Widseth Smith Nolting produced this video to illustrate how our architects and engineers have devised solutions that would increase safety, flexibility, and efficiency, promote corporate identity, and capitalize on site opportunities for long-time client Douglas Machine. Douglas’ site and buildings have seen significant change over the years. Now the time has come to take a broader look—to view the campus as a whole and to ensure it reflects and supports the company’s position as an international leader.  Continue reading “Watch a master plan in action: Douglas Machine case study”

We know every inch counts, every second, every drop of sweat… We Know Sports.

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There’s nothing like playing at home in front of your own fans. Home field advantage is something all teams thrive on. Our architects and engineers will work with you to develop a facility that is catered specifically to your team, your school, and your community. Continue reading “We know every inch counts, every second, every drop of sweat… We Know Sports.”

Crosslake Community School Breaks Ground!

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There was a lot of excitement at the location of the future Crosslake Community School last Saturday! School staff, students, and project partners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the much-anticipated new school. Todd Lyscio, the Executive Director of the school, and his band provided some rockin’ tunes, a delicious BBQ was prepared, and the neighboring farmers market provided unique shopping.  Continue reading “Crosslake Community School Breaks Ground!”