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News Release
July 3, 2012



MnDOT District 4
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Jody Martinson selected as district engineer for MnDOT District 4

Jody Martinson

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —Jody Martinson has been selected to serve as district engineer for the Minnesota Department of

Transportation District 4, which encompasses 12 counties in west central Minnesota.


“I am excited about the opportunity to serve MnDOT and the citizens of Minnesota in the role as district engineer for District 4,” Martinson said. “I will continue to work to provide a high quality, dependable transportation system for the citizens of Minnesota. We will continue to hold safety as a high priority for our employees and the people who travel our roadways.” 


Martinson began her career with MnDOT as an engineering intern in 1992. Since then, she has served in a number of key positions, including project engineer, right of way engineer, planning director and program development manager. Martinson recently served as acting transportation district engineer for MnDOT District 3, covering a 13 county area in central Minnesota.  


"Jody knows, and has experience working in, west central Minnesota that will help her excel as the new District 4 district engineer,” said MnDOT Operations Division Director, Mike Barnes. "She has built great working relationships with our west central Minnesota transportation partners, local communities and district employees and will continue to expand and build on those relationships in her new position.”    


Jody Martinson has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. She graduated from Barnesville High School in 1989 and lives in Perham with her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Jordan and Emily.   


District 4 has two full service offices, located in Detroit Lakes and Morris, 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. 

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