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Bemidji Pioneer Business Briefs for January 13

PRI announces certification

 BEMIDJI – The Postural Restoration Institute announces the certification of Megan Bollinger, MPT, PRC at Sanford Bemidji Peak Performance.

 To be postural restoration certified, Bollinger completed multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application and successfully participated in both clinical and analytical testing.

 To date, 80 therapists have become certified under the the direction of Ron Hruska, MPA, PT. Of the 80 therapists, Bollinger and Kris Naig practice at Sanford Bemidji Peak Performance.

Brandt joins USDA in Bemidji office

 BEMIDJI – Nate Brandt was recently hired as a Soil Conservation Technician at the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Bemidji.

 He will be working closely with Larry Voltz and Travis Doeden to implement conservation practices throughout Beltrami County.

 Brandt grew up near Ottertail, Minn., and graduated from Perham High School in 2005. He received an environmental studies degree from Bemidji State University in 2009. He has worked for the NRCS in the St. James field office in southern Minnesota and for the Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota.

McMahon receives engineer license

 BEMIDJI – John McMahon, a civil engineer at Karvakko Engineering, recently received his professional engineer’s license with the State of Minnesota.

 McMahon holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, and has been employed by Karvakko Engineering for nearly five years gaining the required experience as an Engineer in Training.

 Karvakko Engineering is based in Bemidji with a branch office in Michigan.