On the Street business news, Feb. 4

Awards, promotions, grants and other business related items.

Sanford welcomes new nurse-midwife

Annie Liljegren, CNM, has joined the Sanford Health Alexandria team. Her addition will further improve access to care, according to Sanford leaders.

Liljegren, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, is board certified in American midwifery.

She focuses on helping each woman achieve her best health and provides care related to pregnancy, birth, family planning and gynecology.

Liljegren practices at Sanford Health Broadway Clinic, 1527 Broadway St. To contact the clinic, call (320) 762-0399.

Widseth announces promotions

Widseth recently announced staff promotions.


Mike Pederson, CMWP, who works out of the Alexandria office, was named director of environmental services.

With more than 15 years of experience, Pederson assumed leadership of the environmental services team with the retirement of Brian Ross. Pederson graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and is a Certified Minnesota Wetland Professional.

Widseth’s organizational structure is founded on identifying and supporting its future leaders from within – an approach that has been successful since the firm was launched in 1975.

Widseth is a multi-discipline firm of more than 200 employees providing architectural, engineering, land surveying, and environmental services. Its offices are located in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Forest Lake, Mankato, and Rochester, Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. For more information on the firm, visit

Elizabeth Jenson joins Alomere Health

Elizabeth Jenson recently joined Alomere Health’s team as the new director of rehab aervices.

Jenson said she's thankful for the diverse path she has taken to become a therapist with training as a professional theater/dance major, then leaping her way to working with Wounded Warriors at the Navy Medical Center (Balboa, CA), rounding out with her neuro pediatric experiences at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), and flying all the way to Vietnam on a Medical Mission trip to provide free care and education to those less fortunate.

Elizabeth Jenson

Jenson began her career at Allina Health working in its outpatient/inpatient neuro-ortho department. She was fortunate to be a part of their program developments for Parkinson’s, falls prevention, stroke fitness, cardiac, oncology and concussion program.

Most recently, Jenson was the concussion program director at Casa Colina Hospital in California. She helped train high school, college, first responders, professional and paralympic athletes. Her passion is developing programs to best serve the community, and has lectured on both regional and national levels for post-concussion syndrome.

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