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Business Briefs for 04/19/2014

L&M Supply employees recognized

BEMIDJI — L&M Supply recently recognized employees for their years of service with the company. Carol Streiber has 40 years of service. She started on July 25, 1974 and serves as the department head of paint at the Bemidji store location.

Scott Brooks has 20 years of service. He started on March 23, 1994 and is a senior automotive tech at the Bemidji store location.

Brooks and Streiber join other regional L&M employees recognized for their service:

Larry Kirkeby, 35 years,Grand Rapids; Karen Linn, 25 years, Grand Rapids; Myrna Magnuson, 25 years, Grand Rapids; Beverly Seppala, 25 years, Hibbing; Keith Crook, 25 years, Park Rapids; John Skrbec, 20 years, Grand Rapids; Ron Hoffman, 20 years, Grand Rapids; Kris Hoshal, 20 years, Grand Rapids; Lauren Stish, 20 years, Grand Rapids; Mike Isham, 20 years, Grand Rapids and Harvey Roberts, 20 years, Virginia.

Carlson joins Widseth Smith Nolting

BEMIDJI — Brian Carlson has joined the engineering and architectural firm of Widseth Smith Nolting as a business development specialist. He has more than 30 years of business development, new market development and project management experience.

He received a bachelor’s degree in soil science from the University of Minnesota. He will be based in the company’s Rochester office.

Widseth Smith Nolting is a multi-disciplined firm of more than 180 employees that provides engineering, architecture, land surveying and environmental services. It has offices in Bemidji, Rochester, Alexandria, Brainerd, Crookston and East Grand Forks in Minnesota and in Grand Forks, N.D.

MPCA recognizes plant operator

BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently recognized Michael Forbes from the city of Bemidji for maintaining a perfect compliance record with their wastewater treatment permit for 2013.

This year, the city of Bemidji wastewater treatment facility was among 128 wastewater facilities statewide to receive the award.

To be eligible, facility operators were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or surveys and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.

The city of Bemidji first received this award in 1979 and has earned it 24 times since.

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