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Anderson selected as district engineer for MnDOT District 3

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Anderson selected as district engineer for MnDOT District 3
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Dan Anderson, Brainerd High School graduate, was selected to serve as district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) District 3, which encompasses 13 counties in central Minnesota.


“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve MnDOT and the citizens of Minnesota in the role as district engineer for District 3,” Anderson said. “I will continue to work to support MnDOT employees in providing a high quality, dependable transportation system for the citizens of Minnesota. We will continue to hold safety as a high priority for our employees and the people who travel our roadways.”

Anderson began his career with MnDOT as a graduate engineer in 1983. Since then he has served in a number of key positions, including hydraulic design and traffic engineering. Anderson also served as project engineer and resident engineer in construction for the former District 9/Metro district. He was promoted to area maintenance engineer with District 3 in St. Cloud and has served in that position since 1997.

“Dan has experience with central Minnesota that will help him excel as the new District 3 district engineer,” said MnDOT Operations Division Director, Mike Barnes, in a news release. “He has built great working relationships with our central Minnesota transportation partners, local communities and district employees and will continue to build and expand on those relationships in his new position.”

District 3 has two full service offices, located in Baxter and St. Cloud, and maintains more than 1,600 miles of highway and more than 400 bridges. District 3 employs about 360 people to handle snow and ice control, roadway construction, traffic, land acquisition, business operations, planning, design, and other transportation-related duties.

Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1975 and lives in St. Cloud with his wife Lisa, and has three daughters, Natalie, Erin and Justine.

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