Pipestone Area Schools

Pipestone, MN | Education

Overview

The focus for Pipestone Area Schools was enhancing academic performance, and the District focused on facilities as an avenue for improvement. ISG worked with the District for facilities assessments, referendum planning, and the design of these upgrades.


Opportunity

Pipestone Area Schools looked at its facilities as a means to improve math and reading performance, ACT scores, and graduation rates, as the existing facilities left much to be desired when it came to technology integration and current learning spaces.

Solution

In its comprehensive facilities assessment, ISG provided more than just an evaluation of physical conditions. The team also focused on technology, security, and space needs to review overall educational adequacy. Working closely with school stakeholders and the community, the District’s two bond referendum questions passed easily, providing the District $26.8 million for a new elementary school and $930,000 for safety and security upgrades at the middle and high schools. Currently in-progress, the project is expected to open its doors in the fall of 2021, with the safety and security updates completed by the summer of 2020.

Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

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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