Tink Larson Field: A Baseball Icon Reborn

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We are excited about the groundbreaking of the new Tink Larson Field and for the community of Waseca!

Posted by Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 11, 2017

Tink Larson and Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter share their thoughts at last Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. This video was produced by the Minnesota Twins and appears on their Facebook page.

The sky was cloudy with rain on the horizon last Wednesday in Waseca, Minnesota, as officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony, but the future of Tink Larson Field has never been brighter.

After a fire destroyed the historic grandstand in the spring of 2016, the City of Waseca chose Widseth Smith Nolting to lead the redesign efforts, spearheaded by architect Dana Hlebichuk.  Continue reading “Tink Larson Field: A Baseball Icon Reborn”

WSN to provide design services as part of Destination Downtown Brainerd Business Challenge

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There was a lot of excitement and positive energy in downtown Brainerd yesterday as the Destination Downtown Business Challenge was officially launched.

Destination Downtown is a unique business competition to advance the economic revolution of Downtown Brainerd. With a community prize package worth more than $50,000, the Business Challenge will provide an awesome advantage to entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand a business.  Continue reading “WSN to provide design services as part of Destination Downtown Brainerd Business Challenge”

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.

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”

April’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Morris Apostolic Christian Church

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The first phase of this new church facility includes the fellowship hall, dining room and kitchen, nursery, sitting areas, and Sunday school wing. A future expansion will add the assembly room, which is currently accommodated in the Sunday school wing. Comfortable chairs, home-like finishes, and a stone fireplace offer a welcoming lounge area for relaxing or engaging in conversation between services. The dining room and kitchen serve as the social heart of the facility, where members share food and fellowship each week.

WSN holds class in the field: students get schooled in the construction industry

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Even though today’s educational environment has graduated from chalk-covered hands to smartboards, students from Staples-Motley Connections High School recently had the opportunity to step past the virtual and enter the actual as they learned about the commercial design and construction process.  Continue reading “WSN holds class in the field: students get schooled in the construction industry”

WSN lends hand for playhouse designs at Rochester Area Builders (RAB) Home Show

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Widseth Smith Nolting’s Bruce Meadows helped kids design playhouses at the 38th annual Rochester Area Builders (RAB) Home Show earlier this month. WSN provided design materials for the kids and a special area to display their playhouse sketches. Bruce will review the sketches and choose one design to get built. With about 40 sketches submitted, Bruce will have his work cut out for him.  Continue reading “WSN lends hand for playhouse designs at Rochester Area Builders (RAB) Home Show”

WSN helps transform historic building into Cuyuna Brewing Company’s new home

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The Brainerd Lakes Area has become a destination for craft beer connoisseurs, and Cuyuna Brewing Company is the latest brewery to hop onto the scene. Located in the historic Young Building on Main Street, Crosby, MN, the brewery and tap room offers a lineup of five unique beers, with more on the horizon.  Continue reading “WSN helps transform historic building into Cuyuna Brewing Company’s new home”