Articles by Bob Mickelson
This fall, the Maple River School District will open its doors of the newly constructed PreK-12 school in Mapleton, Minnesota. Until now, the District’s three schools have been serving the four communities of Amboy, Mapleton, Good Thunder, and Minnesota Lake. The aging schools lacked modern student learning spaces and needed safety, security, and accessibility improvements. From operating costs to inadequate resources, it was clear that the long-term sustainability of the facilities was in jeopardy. The District needed a solution to the growing problems it was facing for their students, faculty, and the community that it serves, as well as an outlined process to ensure smooth transition into construction and move-in.
Overlooking Lake Sisseton in Fairmont, Minnesota, the Martin County Courthouse and a 108-foot tower with a copper dome serves as a historic landmark and image for Martin County and the surrounding community. Due to water infiltration and concerns with structural integrity, the County sought ISG to conduct a feasibility study to assess the existing conditions of the remarkable building. What started as a feasibility study, has become an extensive restoration project by teams at ISG and the County, and numerous restoration experts.