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”

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!”

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”

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 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”

Four things to consider when planning road projects in your community

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Widseth Smith Nolting helped the City of Alexandria transform Geneva Road to make the corridor safer, more accessible, and provide a better connection between Lake Geneva and Lake Le Homme Dieu.
1. Is there a road that is a constant maintenance nightmare?

Do you spend extra money on the same road year after year? Could that money be used somewhere else? Does the road require re-grading regularly, new base material, or drainage improvements? It might be time to think about a reconstruction project.  Continue reading “Four things to consider when planning road projects in your community”

Keep the water clean and your budget green — get your questionnaire in to be considered for the CWSRF program

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Wastewater treatment plant projects are eligible.

North Dakota is accepting completed questionnaires for projects to be included or to remain on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Project Priority List (PPL)—a required step toward possible funding by CWSRF in 2017. The CWSRF Program provides low interest, up-to-thirty-year loans to help pay for wastewater infrastructure projects that protect public health and bring into or maintain compliance with the Clean Water Act.  Continue reading “Keep the water clean and your budget green — get your questionnaire in to be considered for the CWSRF program”