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AE2S Dickinson celebrates new office in in Historic Elks Building

Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., known as AE2S, officially marked the firm’s move to downtown Dickinson with an open house celebration and ribbon cutting on Wednesday at its new location in Suite 300 at the newly renovated, 101-year-old Elks Building at 103 First Ave. W.

AE2S moved from the Advanced Vision Center building at the beginning of the year.

“I’m so happy to be working in my hometown, at this new office in Dickinson’s historic downtown area,” AE2S Dickinson Operations Manager Deon Stockert said in a release.

AE2S’ Dickinson office provides civil engineering services to Killdeer, Watford City, Williston, Richardton and New Town. In addition, its engineers, surveyors and construction professionals from the Dickinson office are working on a variety of projects for several clients located in and around Dickinson, as well as Medora, New Town and Williston; for several oil-related companies, tribal governments and private firms. AE2S specializes in water, wastewater, water resources, rural water, civil engineering, surveying, mapping, GIS, structural engineering, electrical engineering, instrumentation and controls, and financial services.

“It’s an exciting time to be an engineer in western North Dakota,” Stockert said. “AE2S has been providing services here since before the resurgence of oil activity, so we’ve been able to grow along with Dickinson and the surrounding region. There’s so much going on right now due to the oil industry and the development associated with it. The firm has been steadily adding staff over the past few years, just to keep up with demand.”

Boe named business development director for AE2S

Andrea Boe has been named business development director of AE2S Water Solutions, AE2S Industrial and AE2S Construction.

Each of these companies is an affiliated company of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., where Boe served as marketing manager for more than 17 years. She will be responsible for directing sales, marketing and client relationship activities.

Boe, a native of Richardton, joined AE2S in March 1995 and has made significant contributions to marketing and business development services for external clients, as well as AE2S and its divisions.

“Andrea has been one of AE2S’ keys to success since the firm’s early days.” Gary Cline, chief development officer of AE2S, said in a release. “She knows what it takes to build successful companies, and has a keen sense of our clients’ needs.”

In her new role, Boe is focusing heavily on designing and building water projects for oil producers and industries in North Dakota’s Bakken region. She has also helped launch a web-based application called OpWorks, aimed at helping water facilities manage their operations.

Sanford Health Hearing Centers hold free hearing screenings

Sanford Health in Dickinson is offering a free adult hearing screening event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5-9 at the Sanford Health Hearing Center located at 1531 W. Villard St., Suite B.

Along with free hearing screenings, the event will include free cleaning and adjustments of hearing aids. Those interested in either service must make an appointment.

Sanford Hearing Center also has a free hearing quiz at to help evaluate if people should have their hearing tested.

For more information or to request an appointment, call 701-225-7188 or visit

Internal medicine physician Hinrichs joins Sanford

Dr. Mark Hinrichs, an internal medicine physician, recently moved his practice to Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, located at 2615 Fairway St.

Dr. Hinrichs has been practicing in Dickinson since 1981. He provides care for adult patients, including helping patients manage complex health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, through which he also completed an internship and internal medicine residency. He is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Patients can schedule appointments with Dr. Hinrichs at the new Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic by calling 701-456-6000.

Gartner named BancWest Investment financial advisor

Tasha Gartner, a certified financial planner, has accepted the position of financial advisor with BancWest Investment Services.

Gartner has nearly 19 years of experience in the investment industry.

She is located in the Bank of the West at 150 West Villard in Dickinson and can be reached at 701-264-3053. BancWest Investment Services offers a diversified product line designed to fulfill a wide range of investment needs and financial planning services.

Johansen, Kudrna recognized by Farmers Union Insurance

Farmers Union Insurance recently announced that Daryl Kudrna and Aaron Johansen of Dickinson were top-five producers of Farmers Union Mutual Insurance commercial insurance sales for the company during the month of February.