Moore Engineering recently made a donation to the Friends of the Carnegie on behalf of the restoration of Bemidji's historic Carnegie Library. Moore Engineering is a civil and environmental engineering company, with projects throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.

Rich Slagle, community and client development manager of Moore Engineering, presented Suzanne Liapis, president of the Friends of the Carnegie, with a check for the library.

"Moore Engineering is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We are very pleased to contribute toward the restoration of the Carnegie, and are glad to be part of the efforts to save and preserve this historic part of Bemidji," Slagle said.

"We are so grateful to Rich and to Moore Engineering for their contribution and support," said Liapis. "We know their belief in the value of our history is shared by so many other members of our community."

The mission of the Friends of the Carnegie is to restore and preserve the historic Carnegie Library building in the heart of Bemidji's downtown. As of May 1, the group has raised $2.080 million. The construction is currently underway, and the project is expected to be complete in July.

For more information on the history of the building, or to make a donation, visit www.savethecarnegie.org. Donations to the Bemidji Carnegie fund are managed through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, and are fully tax-deductible. For questions or further information contact, Michelle Miller at (218) 759-3570 or by email at carnegie@ci.bemidji.mn.us.