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Sept. 7, 2017

Mike Ginnaty selected to serve as interim district engineer for MnDOT District Two

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Mike Ginnaty has been named interim district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 2 in Northwestern Minnesota.

Ginnaty most recently served as the assistant district engineer in District 4 for program delivery, managing areas of construction, design, materials and traffic. His appointment will last approximately nine months, while Craig Collison leads a new statewide safety initiative.

Ginnaty has spent the past 23 years at the District 4 headquarters in Detroit Lakes. He earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and started his career at MnDOT in 1989. He has worked in design, design automation, geographical informational systems, bridge maintenance, construction, pre-design, hydraulics, surveys, right of way and planning.

District 2 comprises over 1,800 miles of state highways across 14 counties and employs approximately 220 people to handle snow and ice control, roadway construction, traffic, land acquisition, business operations, planning, design and other transportation-related duties.

You can learn more about MnDOT District 2, at to www.mndot.gov/d2.