NRHEG School District

New Richland, MN | Education

Overview

Bouncing back from a failed referendum is never easy, but a close partnership with ISG and a focus on community engagement allowed the NRHEG School District to focus on much-needed facility improvements.


Opportunity

Serving 900 students in two dated facilities, NRHEG School District’s schools required investment in security, learning space, and operational upgrades. However, with a failed $14.5 million bond referendum in the rearview, the District needed to take another approach.

Solution

After the failed $14.5 million bond referendum vote, the District went back to the drawing board and brought ISG on to perform a facilities assessment and pre-referendum planning services. Based on a reassessment of facility needs and further consideration of the tax burden the community would support, ISG helped the District pass a $9.1 million referendum with strong support. Among the improvements are improved security and screening measures at the elementary school, HVAC and other operational upgrades in both schools, enhancements to science labs, and added space and opportunities for career and technical training.


"ISG’s approach is more thorough and detailed. We need the kind of information we can use for a long-term plan, not just for the structures, but for the education programs."

- NRHEG Building + Grounds Committee

Referendum Snapshot

Market News

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December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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