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August 1, 2016

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MnDOT’s John Adam retires after 35 years of public service

BEMIDJI, Minn. – John Adam retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Aug. 3 after 35 years of state service.

Adam began working for the state in 1981 and finished his career as a highway maintenance worker in the Park Rapids truck station. He also served roles as an auto service attendant, heavy equipment mechanic and welder.

Along with his coworkers, Adam says he will miss the large variety of jobs he got to work on throughout the season’s.

Adam will enjoy his retirement by spending more time with his grandkids, working around the house and getting outdoors more.

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.