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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Sept. 6

Johnson Joins Widseth Smith Nolting’s Civil Team

Baxter, Minn. — Noah Johnson, PE, has joined Widseth Smith Nolting as a civil engineer.

Johnson brings civil, water, and wastewater engineering experience to the team. He has worked with cities, counties, and water and sanitary districts on a range of projects, specializing in mechanical process equipment with a focus on water and wastewater treatment processes; pump, piping, and lift station design; and hydraulic modeling of pumps and pumping systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

WSN’s civil department designs water/wastewater facilities and ponds, drainage systems, water towers, roads, and highways. 


Altru adds one to Interventional Pain Management team

Grand Forks, N.D. –- Renae Heider, FNP-C joins the team at Altru Professional Center as an interventional pain management specialist. She specializes in chronic pain.

Renae earned her Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner program from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.


Reyman joins Altru executive team

Grand Forks, N.D. -– Altru has announced the position of executive vice president, regional development and the hire of Reed E. Reyman.

The executive vice president, regional development will provide leadership to all regional locations, oversee the delivery of quality patient care and continue to build relationships with regional partners while aligning all services available through the Mayo Clinic Care Network with patients in the region.

Reyman joins Altru from western North Dakota where he has spent the past ten years as president and CEO of a 25-bed community hospital and health system.

Reyman has a visionary leadership style with strong communication skills, Altru said. He understands and is passionate about the availability of appropriate healthcare in regional locations by using physician alignment strategies, clinical integrations and outreach services.

Reyman brings a depth of knowledge in rural healthcare, advocacy and operational leadership. He will begin at Altru in September 2019.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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