HIRES AND PROMOTIONS
• Center for Muscle and Joint Therapy in Superior hired Chad Peterson as a physical therapist. Peterson has 16 years of physical therapy experience. He holds a master's degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and a master's degree in exercise and sports science from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
• Patti Nadeau joined Age Well Arrowhead as volunteer coordinator. Nadeau previously worked as Damiano Center's clothing programs coordinator for 16 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in family life from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an associate degree in business administration from Lake Superior College in Duluth.
• Superior Police Department swore in four new police officers this month: Russ Milroy and Ronald Robinson, both of Superior; Charles Mahlen of Danbury; and Patrick Deignan of Duluth.
Milroy has Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer certification while Mahlen, Robinson and Deignan are currently pursuing theirs through the Wisconsin Basic Recruit Academy at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wis. Before taking active duty, Milroy will complete the department's field training program.
• Sean Clark was sworn in as a deputy for St. Louis County.
• The University of Minnesota Duluth promoted the following faculty members to full professor in the following fields: Jefferson Campbell and Eugene Koshinski, music; Runa Das, political science; Qiang Fang, history; John Greene, math and statistics ; Jennifer Mencl, management studies; Bedassa Tadesse, economics; Robert Weidner, sociology and anthropology. Mechanical and industrial engineering professor Brian Hinderliter received indefinite tenure.
The following UMD faculty members were promoted to associate professor with indefinite tenure: Laura Charleux, geography, urban, environment and sustainability; Kimberly Dauner, Neil Wilmot and Luiggi Donayre, economics; Lake Dziengel, social work; Alison Hoxie, mechanical and industrial engineering; Christopher Johnson and Brian McInnes, education; David Saftner and Rebecca Teasley, civil engineering; Jeanine Schroer, philosophy; Vitaly Vanchurin, physics; and Shannon Walsh, political science.
• Justin Dittmar of Duluth was promoted to asset manager at United Piping. Dittmar previously served as a project manager for six years. He holds a bachelor's degree in transportation and logistics management from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Level 1 certification from NACE International Coating Inspector Program.
• AMI Consulting Engineers in Superior hired Karl Everett as assistant manager of environmental engineering. Everett, a licensed professional engineer and geologist, previously worked in environmental compliance for the construction of the state of Minnesota's 100 MW Aurora photovoltaic project. He is an approved health and safety instructor through the Mine Safety and Health Administration and has more than 30 years of experience providing environmental engineering, health and safety services for mining, industrial, commercial and government clients. He earned his bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and his master's degree in mining engineering from University of Idaho in Moscow.
• In addition to serving St. Luke's Urology Associates, urologist Dr. Rebekah Beach is now seeing patients at St. Luke's Miller Creek Medical Clinic in Hermantown the fourth Tuesday of every month. Beach received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. She completed her residency in urology at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she also served as chief resident. She is a member of American Urological Association and Society of Women in Urology.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
• Adolphson Real Estate announced Nathaneal DeLoach and Melissa Wiita of the Duluth office, and Cheryl Beck and Jody Mattinen of the Cloquet office are the top selling agents of their respective offices.
• Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. received the Governor's Safety Award from the Minnesota Safety Council. Kraus-Anderson was recognized for their excellence in injury prevention performance.
• Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association named Duluth's Young and Associates Agency the 2017 Agency of the Year. Young was chosen from a pool of more than 700 agencies statewide. They were chosen for their dedication to the industry and professionalism in service to their customers.
• Swim Creative, a Duluth marketing agency, won a silver award in the television advertising category from Healthcare Advertising Awards. Swim was selected for their commercial "Meet Maya" for the Birthing Center at St. Luke's hospital. The agency also received a merit recognition for its St. Luke's music package.
• Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Minnesota Section honored several area minerals industry workers for their technical and professional expertise.
Melissa Martinie of Krech Ojard and Assoc. in Duluth and Corie Ekholm of Cliffs Natural Resources in Hibbing were nationally recognized with the Mining and Exploration Outstanding Young Professional Award and the Minerals Education Coalition Leadership Award, respectively. Martinie was honored for her meritorious accomplishments in the mining and exploration industry. Ekholm was applauded for her leadership in advancing the mission of Minerals Education Coalition. Her award included a $750 cash prize, which she donated to sponsor a student to attend mining summer camp at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.
Julie Marinucci of Short Elliott Hendrickson in Virginia was regionally recognized with the Mining Professional of the Year for her contributions to Minnesota mining industry and SMME.
• Miller Hill Mall's general manager Katie Kaz was given the Outstanding Ambassador Award by the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Kaz was honored for her dedication to Hermantown businesses through her work as an ambassador for the chamber and as a member of the chamber's Board of Directors.
Kaz has more than 14 years of experience in property management also holds a real estate license. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of Charleston (S.C.) and a master's degree in management from Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
• AmericInn Duluth South received the AmericInn Property of the Year award — the highest honor awarded by AmericInn — during the company's annual Las Vegas convention in April.
• Comfort Inn-West of Duluth won the 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, franchisor of the Comfort Inn brand. The hotel was selected for their commitment to excellent guest service.
• Crooked Pint Ale House, a Twin Cities-based franchise, opened its doors in Suite 100 of Kenwood Village at 1402 W. Arrowhead Road in Duluth. The pub-style restaurant owned by Russell Smith offers a lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday and Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to lunch and dinner, brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Crooked Pint's phone number is (218) 464-4129 and website is crookedpint.com/duluth.
• Taconite Harbor Viewfinder's ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taconite Harbor Public Access site on Highway 61 just south of Schroeder. The ceremony — hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, North Shore Scenic Drive Council and Schroeder Township — will allow the public to test out the harbor's new viewfinders and locate boats, birds and other wildlife within sight. For more information, contact Justin Otsea at (218) 834-8833 or email@example.com.
• Sheraton Duluth Hotel will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 301 E. Superior St.