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January 19, 2019

Dakota County Technical College

MACS and NCEES were involved in the judging of one of the special awards at the competition. The Best Land Surveying Practices Award is sponsored by the National Council Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors NCEES

The judges for this award were:

Peter Jenkins MNDOT and MACS

Steve Jobe MACS

Robin T. Mathews NCEES and MACS

The winning team received a plaque for their school,  a $50 Visa debit card from NCEES and each student on the team (including alternates) received a gift bag with small prizes.

Best Land Surveying Practices Award - This award recognizes the design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public's safety and welfare.

The winning school of the award is:

Minnesota Center

Name of their Future City:

Isla Cielo



NCEES and MACS judges preparing prior to judging.


The Minnesota Center team standing behind their Future City “Isla Cielo”



Future City “Isla Cielo”


NCEES presenting the award to the Minnesota Center team

FOX21 DULUTH Coverage of "Meet Me At The Corner"

Land Surveyors and GIS Professionals braved rain showers to take part in what FOX21 coined "Surveyors Scavenger Hunt". The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center recently hosted the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortim 28th Annual Conference. The "Meet Me At The Corner" series was conceived by the Wisconsin State Cartopgrapher's Office. These events are intended to advocate the importance of the Public Land Survey System, which is the foundation of land ownership in the Midwest.

Get your "Get Kids into Survey" Poster
Elaine Ball Ltd promotional materials are designed to inspire children and promote the Land Suveying profession. Posters are available for minimal cost and free for educators.

Juley 18, 2018
The Legislative-Citizen Commission of Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) informed Pat Veraguth, MACS Past President & Douglas County Surveyor, of their intention to recommend funding for proposed project 046-AH. The project involves the remonumentation of Public Land Survey corners in Lawrence Township in Grant County MN with funds from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The project still needs legislative approval before LCCMR may award funding. MACS would like to congratulate Pat Veraguth for his accomplishment. His vision and dedication have been the driving force in this project being recommeded for approval. 

July 18, 2018
MACS recently funded a reprint of material displayed at the roadside kiosk adjacent to Lee's Monument in New Albin, Iowa. Tammy Mauss (Houston County Deputy Surveyor), Eric Schmitt (Houston County Surveyor), Dick Walter (Retired Houston County Surveyor), Sam Stemper (Houston County Seasonal Worker), and Steve Jobe (Wright County Surveyor) installed the new signage on Wednesday, July 18th. In 1849, Captain Thomas Lee was instructed to set the monument on the west bank of the Mississippi River along the boundary between Minnesota and Iowa at latitude 43 Degrees 30 Minutes North. According to MnDot's most recent Geodetic data sheet, Lee's Monument currently stands at latitude 43 degrees 30 minutes 02.85026 seconds North. 

 Eric Schmitt, Dick Walter, Sam Stemper, and Tammy Mauss

Eric Schmitt, Dick Walter, Sam Stemper, and Steve Jobe

Image of Lee's Monument

March 31, 2018
The following article entitled "Surveyos uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County", was written by John Myers and published by the Duluth News Tribune

March 28, 2018
The following article appeared in the Hibbing Daily Tribune & was written by Nick Stewart, St. Louis County Surveyor


January 20, 2018
The Minnesota Regional Future City Competition was held at Dakota County Technical College.  The award for Best Land Surveying Practices was received by the Harmony team from Rosemount Middle School.  MACS received the following letter of appreication. 


August 25th, 2017
Lisa Hani, Goodhue County Surveyor, was honored by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) with a 2017 Distinguished Service Award.  Awards were presented in Miami Beach, Florida during the (NCEES) annual meeting. (See link below)

March 23, 2017
The Stearns County Surveyor's Office gave a tour of their office to 2nd year students in the Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology program at St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC)

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