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WSN'S Rude becomes LEED accredited professional

Mike Rude of Widseth Smith Nolting recently became a LEED accredited professional.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary national standard for developing sustainable buildings, which are energy- and water-efficient and typically cost less to operate and maintain than conventional buildings.

LEED accredited professionals understand green building practices and principles and are familiar with LEED requirements, resources and processes. Rude will lend his LEED AP expertise to the entire WSN service area from the Brainerd office.

Rude joined WSN in 2003 with more than 20 years of varied professional experience. His experience includes working with county highway departments, consulting firms and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. As project engineer for WSN, he advises city staffs/councils on infrastructure considerations to meet projected growth, the impact of development on existing city systems, and funding/assessment alternatives.

He also develops and manages project budget/schedules, prepares engineering studies and reports, develops project design criteria, manages and administers construction contracts during bidding/construction, and ensures that the client is kept informed.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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