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Basgaard receives environmental award

Knife River Materials recently donated $1,500 to the United Way of Bemidji Area. Pictured from left is Steff Basgaard, Environment Manager for Knife River Materials presenting a check to Executive Director of the United Way Bemidji Area Tanya Hasbargen. — Submitted Photo

BEMIDJI — Steff Basgaard received the Environmental Stewardship award from MDU Resources Co. for his work as the Environmental Manager at Knife River Materials.

The award provided a $1,500 donation to Basgaard’s charity of choice, which was the United Way of Bemidji Area.

“It’s a good feeling to make a difference through the work we do, and in turn make a difference in the lives of people here in Bemidji through this award,” Basgaard said in a press release.