BEMIDJI -- Widseth Smith Nolting, which has an office in Bemidji, recently added two new shareholders to the company's ownership group: land surveyor Chad Conner and civil engineer Tim Ramerth, each now a WSN vice president. Conner joined WSN in 1996 and currently is the director of survey operations in the Baxter-Brainerd office. He has 19 years of experience and has been a licensed land surveyor since 2002, a certified federal surveyor since 2009, and is past president of MSPS Chapter 2. Ramerth joined WSN in 2012.
BEMIDJI -- Jordan Lee with Widseth Smith Nolting, which has a Bemidji office, recently earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of North Dakota. Lee is a funding specialist with WSN. Lee is a member of the International City/County Management Association, Minnesota City County Management Association, Economic Development Association of Minnesota, and the Association of Public Management Professionals.
BEMIDJI -- Arvig recently announced that Kathy Jorgenson has joined the company as a business solutions consultant serving Bemidji and its surrounding areas. She provides area businesses and homes with design, analysis and estimating for security systems, home automation and video surveillance. She has worked in the security industry for more than 20 years in the Twin Cities area.
BEMIDJI --- Eric Bujarski recently joined Turtle River Chophouse as general manager. Bujarski, a 2009 graduate of BSU in engineering, has worked in fine and casual dining restaurants throughout the Midwest. Bujarski currently resides in Duluth and plans to move to Bemidji by the end of the month. In addition to his studies at BSU, Bujarski has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Located eight miles north of Bemidji, the Turtle River Chophouse offers a vast menu featuring hand-cut steaks and chops, house-made pasta and a made-from-scratch kitchen.
Northwestern Surveying & Engineering recently made a donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota in support of its current Cancer Center project. This campaign will help build a new cancer center for coordinated care which will be home to top treatments along with a continuum of support along the entire healing spectrum from prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Local student named to dean's list at SCSU ST. CLOUD -- St.Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,447 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2014 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
BEMIDJI -- Author and outdoors journalist Joe Albert, of Bloomington, Minn., recently hit Amazon's Political Thriller Best Seller list with his debut novel, "Two Shots," a Bemidji-based novel. Albert is the editor of Outdoor News and is also the author of "Two Shots" and "The River," novels that feature Tony Leach, a fictional Minnesota conservation officer who once worked for the Minneapolis Police Department but is more comfortable among Minnesota's lakes and forests. In the Bemidji-based "Two Shots," Leach responds to an emergency call about a hunter who has been shot and killed at a dee
"Buying some raffle tickets every year is our way of supporting Faith in Action," stated Lois Geiger of Bemidji, winner of the 2014 Grand Prize Polaris Ranger 570 plus a Trailer. "We have friends and relatives who have needed help now and then, and Faith in Action has been there to help them." Pictured are Jeffrey and Lois Geiger, winners of the Grand Prize Polaris Ranger and Trailer in the 2014 Faith in Action Fundraiser Raffle.
The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. Bemidji High School First Robotics received $400 for helping set up and with kiddie events. Pictured (from left to right in the front row) are Carrie Johnson, Gabe Anderson, Ryan Speck, Hunter Bolte, Star Bolte, Tyler Rieger, Gunner Aas and Luc Berard; and (in the back row) are RandiSu Tanem, Stacey Bahr, Coach David Gooch, Eva Fisher, Ryan Thomas, Char Blashill, Levi Haar and Twila Bolte.
The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. Bemidji High School JROTC received $300 for helping set up and with kiddie events. Pictured (from left to right in the front row) are Carrie Johnson, Eva Fisher, Cadets Hunter Bolte, Tanner Garrigan, Star Bolte and Twila Bolte; and (in the second row) RandiSu Tanem, Stacey Bahr, Sergeant Major Olson, Ryan Thomas, Char Blashill and Levi Haar.