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The Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has promoted industry veteran Patrick Weerts to senior project manager. Weerts, who joined KA in 2012 as project manager, is experienced in multiple markets including healthcare, government, K-12 schools and commercial work. Some of his notable Minnesota projects include: • Sanford Health - multiple projects including renovations to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and the Joe Lueken Cancer Center; • Iron Trail Motors Event Center, Virginia - new 120,000-square-foot convention center and ice arena; • Lakeland Public Television, Bemidji - new 17,624-square-foot television facility with broadcast studio and offices; • Paul Bunyan Communications, Grand Rapids – new customer service and technology center. Weerts received his BS degree in Technology Management and Construction Management from Bemidji State University. He also earned his associates degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Minnesota State & Community Technical College. He also is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).
RiverWood Bank is pleased to announce that Jeff Peltier has been promoted to a Business Banker in our Bemidji Market. Jeff has been with RiverWood Bank since 2017 as Mortgage Lending Officer. Peltier volunteers at a local Bemidji Rotary Club, United Way of Bemidji, Bemidji Town and Country Club, and the Bemidji Downtown Alliance. Jeff is excited to help businesses with their financial goals and strengthen his involvement and connection within the community. “I am excited to partner with local businesses to help Bemidji flourish for years to come,” added Peltier. RiverWood Bank has 11 locations in northern and central Minnesota. RiverWood’s Mission is to empower employees to exceed customer expectations, so that we are the most trusted and respected bank in the communities we serve. Learn more at RiverWoodBank.com. Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
The Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has promoted industry veteran Patrick Weerts to senior project manager. Weerts, who joined KA in 2012 as project manager, is experienced in multiple markets including healthcare, government, K-12 schools and commercial work. Some of his notable Minnesota projects include: • Sanford Health - multiple projects including renovations to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and the Joe Lueken Cancer Center; • Iron Trail Motors Event Center, Virginia - new 120,000-square-foot convention center and ice arena; • Lakeland Public Television, Bemidji - new 17,624-square-foot television facility with broadcast studio and offices; • Paul Bunyan Communications, Grand Rapids – new customer service and technology center. Weerts received his BS degree in Technology Management and Construction Management from Bemidji State University. He also earned his associates degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Minnesota State & Community Technical College. He also is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).
Widseth announced several staff promotions, effective December 1, 2021, including

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Widseth announced several staff promotions, effective December 1, 2021, including the following:
Widseth named Tim Ramerth president, effective December 1, 2021. He
Widseth named Tim Ramerth president, effective December 1, 2021. He succeeds Kevin Donnay, who held the position since 2013.
Beltrami Electric Cooperative welcomes Mike Birkeland as its new vice president of electrification and member experience. He comes to the co-op with more than 30 years of management experience, formerly as executive vice president of Minnesota Forest Industries and the Minnesota Timber Producers Association. Prior to his work with the forest industry associations, Mike served as the director of member service, community relations and strategy at Grand Rapids-based electric cooperative Lake Country Power. Prior to that Mike was the regional communications manager for Potlatch Corporation in Cloquet.

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Bank Forward is pleased to announce that Mark Sylstad has
Bank Forward is pleased to announce that Mark Sylstad has been promoted to Bemidji / Walker Reginal President.
Park Rapids, December 1, 2021— Rhonda and Brandon Gartner of
Sanford Health in Bemidji welcomes Jake Tarnowski, MD, to the
Sanford Health in Bemidji welcomes Jake Tarnowski, MD, to the emergency medicine team at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Sanford Health in Bemidji welcomes Daniel Janiczak, MD, to child
Barb Smith has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, with
For the fifth consecutive year, D-S Beverages has attained the

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