Widseth Smith Nolting recognition, new hire

Erin Johnson, a finance and accounting specialist in the Widseth Smith Nolting office in East Grand Forks, has been chosen as one of Prairie Business Magazine's Top 25 Women in Business for 2019. WSN aso elevated Johnson to shareholder status in 2018 and recognizes her as one of the firm's top professionals and next generation of leaders.

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Cliff Knettel has joined the WSN team as a funding specialist and works with cities to obtain and administer loan and grant funding for a variety of projects including water, sewer, water resource management, fire and police equipment, community facilities, housing, and economic development. These projects are funded with programs such as DEED Small Cities Development Program, DEED Business Development Public Infrastructure, Rural Development, and other programs.

Bremer Bank new hire

Bremer Bank has announced Brad Foley has joined its Grand Forks branch as a mortgage loan officer. He will serve clients throughout the region in North Dakota and Minnesota, assisting clients with conventional mortgages as well as FHA, VA and rural development loans.

Altru new hires, promotions

Altru Health, Grand Forks, has announced recent new hires and promotions. Dr. Mark Krisburg has joined the occupational medicine team with Altru's Employer Health Solutions, specializing in work-related injuries, pre-employment physicals, OSHA silica surveillance exams, DOT driver examinations and more. Heather Snell, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, has joined Altru's Behavioral Health team, specializing in psychiatry with special practices including mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, addiction and personality disorders.

Nick Swenson, an employee with Altru for the last seven years, has been named the practice manager of Truyu. He will oversee business operations at all Truyu locations, including Truyu Aesthetic Center, Truyu at Choice and outreach in their regional locations.

Otter Tail donates to RiverView Health

Otter Tail Power Company recently donated $35,000 to RiverView Foundation, Crookston, to go toward RiverView Health's building project titled "RiverView 2020: Our Vision is Clear."

"Part of our company's mission is to improve the quality of life in the areas in which we do business," said Otter Tail Power Company Area Manager Jake Ellefson in a news release. "We're proud to provide financial support for RiverView Health's expansion, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the Crookston community."

The groundbreaking of the building project will take place this spring with a projected completion date in the fall of 2020.