WSN adds staff
BAXTER -- Curtis Janssen, Jesse Freihammer, Ethan Harvey and Sarah Gritzmacher recently joined Widseth Smith Nolting, engineering and design firm in Baxter.
Janssen has more than 18 years of experience in project management, contract management and administration, most recently with Layton Construction Co. of Sandy, Utah. He earned an associate's degree in architectural drafting and estimating technology from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., and received a bachelor's degree in construction management from Moorhead State University. Janssen serves as project manager for design and construction projects.
Freihammer joined WSN's engineering department. Freihammer received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., where he earned membership into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
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Originally from Brainerd, he worked for the Crow Wing County Highway Department as an engineering intern before joining WSN. As engineer in training, he assists in the design of water and sewer utilities, transportation, bridge and other municipal engineering projects.
Harvey joined WSN's environmental department. He received an associate's degree in environmental science and an associate's degree in environmental waste management from Vermilion Community College in 2000. He previously served as environmental technician for Little Falls Waste/Morrison County Landfill.
His primary responsibilities at WSN include soil and groundwater sampling and gathering field data for the environmental investigators.
Gritzmacher recently joined WSN's architectural department. She earned an associate of applied science degree in architectural construction technology from St. Cloud Technical College, where she was named the 2003-2004 House Project Winner.
She has experience in architectural drafting and design, estimating and construction technology. Her responsibilities as an architectural technician include creating working drawings for the architectural team.
Minor named general manager
BAXTER -- Julie Minor recently joined Lonesome Cottage Furniture Co., based in Pequot Lakes, as the general manager for the new Baxter showroom location.
Minor has 14 years in training and development and marketing in corporate and franchise communities, nine years in retail management experience with Bruegger's Bagel Bakery, Pier 1 Imports and Christmas Point Wild Rice Co.
She will be responsible for marketing and advertising for both the Pequot Lakes and Baxter locations.
Witucki named Little Falls employee of the month
LITTLE FALLS -- Julie Witucki, Little Falls, was named employee of the month by the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Witucki has been employed for nine years at Little Falls Eye Care Center as an optician and contact lens technician. In the nomination, her employers cited Witucki's attitude and professional and friendly manner.
Greatens passes certification in sleep medicine
Dr. Todd Greatens, director of the Brainerd Lakes Sleep Health Center at Brainerd Medical Center, is now a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep.
The board announced Greatens passed the certification examination in sleep medicine.
Operation Round-up funds distributed
The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated more than $22,000 to area community programs during the third quarter meeting in July.
Funds were distributed to: $1,000 to Nokassippi First Responders, Brainerd; $3,000 to Pine River First Responders; $3,000 to Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, Brainerd; $500 to Emily First Response Unit; $2,000 to Horizon Health, Faith in Action, Pierz; $3,000 to Youth Investment/Timber Bay; $1,000 to Legionville Camp, Brainerd; $500 to Brainerd Community Action; $3,000 to Fishing has no Boundaries, Brainerd; $1,000 to Pine River Community Education; $1,000 to city of Emily; $1,000 to Horizon Health, RSVP, Pierz; $1,500 to Pine River/Backus Family Center; $900 to Private Cooperative Member Crisis Support.
Operation Round-up is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar.
The additional change is pooled and distributed quarterly. Since the program's inception in late 1996, the operation has donated more than $742,000 to community projects and programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties. The next quarterly meeting is set Oct. 28.
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