Will the Cubs win? Maybe…. Can WSN improve your baseball field? For sure!

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Tink Larson Field concept.

As we all wait to see if the Cubs will finally break their 108-year curse and win the World Series, now is the perfect time to think about upgrades to your baseball facility, or possibly even a new complex. WSN’s architects and engineers don’t just understand these projects from a design perspective — we know the needs of the athletes and the spectators in addition to the technical and aesthetic requirements. Continue reading “Will the Cubs win? Maybe…. Can WSN improve your baseball field? For sure!”

WSN’s hydrographic surveys measure dredging operation on Goose Lake

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Ever seen a backhoe on a lake? If you were near Kellogg, MN, and tried to access Goose Lake recently, you would have witnessed some interesting activity.

The Minnesota DNR chose to dredge three to four feet of sediment from eight acres of Goose Lake this past summer. The removal of this material will improve fish habitat and boat access. WSN was hired to provide a pre-dredge survey and periodic quantity surveys to measure the progress of the dredging operation. Continue reading “WSN’s hydrographic surveys measure dredging operation on Goose Lake”

October’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Mills Fleet Farm, Mankato

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Mills Fleet Farm Mankato

The 183,600 square foot retail facility includes eight auto service bays. It is accompanied by a 4,460 square  foot mini convenience store, Ryko automatic car wash, and fuel station. Architectural precast concrete, the iconic silo, and vibrant interior displays define the classic Mills Fleet Farm look. Continue reading “October’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Mills Fleet Farm, Mankato”

What do you have on TAP? Funding for non-motorized forms of transportation.

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Rattlesnake Bluff Trail

MnDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is designed to help local communities and regional agencies obtain money for non-motorized forms of transportation. Here’s what you need to know about the program.  Continue reading “What do you have on TAP? Funding for non-motorized forms of transportation.”

THE DIRT PILE SERIES FINALE: Time to Celebrate. Episode 6 — Opening Day

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The new Mills Fleet Farm store in Hermantown, MN, officially opened on August 17, 2016. The first customers passed through the doors at 7 a.m., and there was a steady flow of shoppers in and out of the store throughout the day. Continue reading “THE DIRT PILE SERIES FINALE: Time to Celebrate. Episode 6 — Opening Day”

September’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Goodhue County Road 11 Roundabout

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Goodhue County Rd 11 Roundabout

The Pine Island Roundabout is a continuation of MnDOT’s Highway 52 east frontage road project. Discussion of the convergence of the frontage road, Highway 52 ramps, and Goodhue County Road 11 led to the conclusion that a roundabout was the safest design alternative. The roundabout maintains the existing street connections, which was important to the City of Pine Island, Goodhue County, and MnDOT.

The 2016 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) 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application period is quickly approaching. Before you know it the kids will be back in school and you’ll have a pile of leaves in your yard. 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 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants application period is right around the corner. Start planning your application now.”

THE DIRT PILE SERIES: Tying into the grid. Episode 5 — Public Infrastructure

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The 40-acre site of the new Mills Fleet Farm store in Hermantown, MN, has changed dramatically over the past 12 months. The large hill has been reshaped, multiple buildings erected, roads constructed and modified, utilities installed, and a new traffic signal added.

The new store is situated between Westberg Road and Loberg Avenue in the heart of the Hermantown Marketplace. The development of this site presented an ideal opportunity for the City of Hermantown to connect Westberg to Loberg by constructing Market Street, which borders the north end of the project. Continue reading “THE DIRT PILE SERIES: Tying into the grid. Episode 5 — Public Infrastructure”