CAREER Vercon names Helgren vice president BAXTER - Jay Helgren was recently named vice president of sales and marketing for Vercon, Inc. Helgren has more than 25 years of experience in the buildings and construction industries. His responsibilities include leading the sales and marketing efforts for both the residential and commercial businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota.
One project incorporated thousands of photos and works of art to create a home with French flair, while the other involved an office renovation utilizing a Crosslake artist's work with steel. Both were award winners for Nor-Son. Nor-Son Inc. of Baxter received two awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota (ABC).
Widseth Smith Nolting's Greenwood Street Corridor project, located in Thief River Falls, received two of Minnesota's top engineering awards. The project received the City Engineers Association of Minnesota's (CEAM) 2014 Project of the Year and a Grand Award winner in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota's (ACEC/MN) Engineering Excellence Awards program. The Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge, which crosses Greenwood Street and is part of the corridor project, has also been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Transportation / American General Contractors Association
AMERICAN RED CROSS - Terry Sluss, 218-825-7560, firstname.lastname@example.org . Free Smoke Detector Program Volunteers - The objective of the program is to identify areas in our community for door-to-door visits to check existing smoke detectors and change the batteries as needed or to replace old smoke detectors with new ones at no expense to the homeowner. Volunteers along with fire fighters will install, educate residents about fire safety, and document all our visits and installations for future reference.
WHITE BEAR LAKE - Jaxson Gosnell was perfect in net stopping all 26 shots he faced to give the Breezy Point North Stars a 4-0 victory over Twin City Steel in Friday's North American3 Hockey League game. Jordan Carey scored twice for the Stars, while Benny Smieja tallied on the power play and Ryan Herbert netted a short-handed goal. Collecting assists were Jack Anderholm, Ryan Mezera, Sean Viti, Tyler Larwood and Seyia Hayata who had two.
Minnesota State University Moorhead redshirt freshman Brian Huber won the long jump during Thursday's Day One of competition in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships in Mankato. The Staples-Motley High School graduate's outstanding indoor season continued as he captured long jump title with an effort of 23-6, which was less than three inches away from his season-best. He finished fourth in the high jump with a height of 6-4.
ANOKA — Three times was a charm for the Northern Division's No. 2 seeded Central Lakes Friday as the Raiders defeated the South's third seeded Minnesota West 95-82 in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference state and Region 13 tournament Friday. Radamus Jones led the Raiders with 27 points, but all five starters reached double figures. It's the Raiders' third win over the BlueJays this season. CLC won 85-51 Dec. 13 and 97-80 Jan. 2. CLC forced 17 BlueJays' turnovers and scored 20 point off of those.
Unlimited Learning in Crosby announced two upcoming programs that will be held at Heartwood Senior Living: A more sustainable world from Pine River Since 1999 on the 60-acre campus in Pine River, Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) has been conducting research for sustainable living, renewable energy and high efficiency sustainable housing. Combining traditional building methods with state of the art technologies furthers the goal of learning how to build houses that heat and cool themselves without or with reduced fossil fuels, help feed the occupants, and have zero sewage effluent.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Million Hearts initiative is recognizing 30 public and private health care practices and systems across the country as hypertension control champions for success in helping patients control high blood pressure, including Essentia Health. "Being a leader in hypertension control is truly being accountable for the health of our population," said Dr. Patrick Twomey, Essentia's chief medical quality officer and chief medical officer, in a news release.
March is Minnesota FoodShare month, the largest food drive in the state that helps to restock The Salvation Army's food shelves. Everything donated to the food shelves will be matched by Minnesota FoodShare's March campaign. There are two ways to help. One option is to make an online donation at donate.salvationarmyusa.org/northern/recipeshare. Donations can also be made in person at the nearest Salvation Army location. Thanks to the Army's access to discounted products and programs, one dollar goes more than twice as far than if items are purchased at the store.