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Bemidji man wins free gas from Cenex

ST. PAUL -- Moe Webb of Bemidji has received a special "thank you" for his contributions to the community.

Webb was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a new program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better, from Cenex, the CHS energy brand.

The Tanks of Thanks program encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say "thank you" for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program.

Webb was nominated for his dedication to the Bemidji Youth Baseball Club for more than 25 years and his involvement in other community youth activities. He was awarded a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card redeemable at any Cenex location.

"Mr. Webb is a retired school teacher who does so much work for the Bemidji, Minnesota Youth Baseball League and he has for the past 28 years," the nomination stated. "He accepts no pay; however he is the face of Bemidji youth baseball. He and his wife, Marleen, also volunteer for numerous church and youth activities. No one deserves a tank of gas more than Moe."

To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.

WoodsEdge's Jensen selected for academy

BEMIDJI - Chuck Jensen, general services manager at Sanford Health WoodsEdge, has been selected to participate in the 2012-13 Aging Services of Minnesota Leadership Academy.

Jensen is one of 25 leaders across the state selected to participate in the competitive leadership development program.

"It has never been more important to develop strong leaders who will shape the future of aging in Minnesota," said Gayle Kvenvold, president and CEO of Aging Services of Minnesota.

Now in its third year, the Aging Services of Minnesota Leadership Academy is designed to cultivate high potential leaders in Minnesota's field of aging services. Leadership Academy fellows go on a rigorous journey of leadership theory, self reflection, critical skill development and action learning.

Fellows also travel the state to see innovative leadership in action, visiting organizations and people who are leading change and changing lives, both within and outside of the aging services field.


Karvakko Engineering adds two to staff

BEMIDJI -- Karvakko Engineering has added Leon Wander and Mary Schoenfelder to its staff.

Wander has been hired as a survey crew chief. A graduate of Bemidj State University, he received his bachelor's degree in geography and has since added 10 years of experience with geographic information systems, surveying and staking.

Schoenfelder has been hired as administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She holds more than 25 years of experience in office administration and bookkeeping.

Karvakko Engineering is based in Bemidji. The firm provides civil engineering services throughout the upper Midwest, specializing in aviation, municipal, energy and transportation engineering.

Bi-CAP employee receives award

Elizabeth Misco, supportive housing counselor with Bi-County Community Action Programs, has received an Excellence in Service Award from the Minnesota Homeownership Center.

The award recognized her hard work, devotion and commitment to excellence.