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Business Briefs for 06/07/2014

Summer interns at Karvakko Engineering

BEMIDJI — Mike Smith, Paige Tompkins and Meghan Metcalf will be interning at Karvakko Engineering in Bemidji this summer.

Smith, a Bemidji native, joins the team as an accounting intern. He is pursuing degrees in accounting and management information systems with a computer science minor at North Dakota State.

Tompkins is a marketing intern who attends BSU, where she is double majoring in business administration and Spanish, with international business and marketing emphasis. While at BSU, Paige is a member of the women’s golf team.

Metcalf is a field intern and is studying at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton in the land surveying/civil engineering technology program. She also holds a degree in environmental conservation from Northern Michigan University.

Hangsleben and Petersen earn licensure

BEMIDJI — Widseth Smith Nolting’s Matt Hangsleben and Kris Petersen recently completed the requirements to become registered professional engineers by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design.

Hangsleben, a civil engineer, joined Widseth Smith Nolting in 2013 after having spent five years working for the Dakota Gasification Co. performing project management, design, construction inspection and civil engineering tasks. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2008 and is currently completing a master’s degree in engineering with a structural engineering emphasis.

Petersen, a water resources engineer, joined Widseth Smith Nolting with the merger of JOR Engineering, a water resources engineering firm, in 2010. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State University in 2009.

NHCFS hires Eric Nance to clinic

BEMIDJI — North Homes Children and Family Services recently welcomed Eric Nance to the outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Bemidji. Nance received his master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University and is a licensed clinical social worker. Nance serves adults, teens and families and has a special interest in adults with severe and persistent mental illness and treatments that will benefit these adults and their families.