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Business Notebook: Mayo announces new hires

Two new providers have joined the team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

Urologist John Knoedler, M.D., joins Surgical Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. With Knoedler on staff, the medical center now offers urology services four days a week, Mayo announced.

Knoedler said his special interests include surgical and medical management of kidney stones, enlarged prostate and minimally invasive management of urologic cancers.

“I really enjoy getting to know my patients and developing a strong trust,” Knoedler said. “I use evidence-based approach to helping my patients and really encourage them to be part of the decision making.”

Luke Wood, D.O., recently became part of the Emergency Medicine team. He will see patients in Urgent Care and the Emergency Department.

“I really enjoy the pace and variety along with the ability to really engage with patients one-to-one and work closely with the rest of the care team,” Wood said. His special interests include sports medicine and extremity trauma, transfer medicine and resident education.

• RiverTown Multimedia recently hired Laura Haugen as a business development specialist.

She will work in the River Falls office, updating products such as Rivertowns’ Service Specialists, wellness and childcare directories and the St. Croix Valley Tourism Alliance publication. RiverTown includes the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

•Julie Schoenecker was selected as the new manager for the I-35 district of Wells Fargo & Company, the company announced this week.

Schoenecker will have responsibility for eight stores, including Red Wing.

“Julie has a proven track record in leading teams, is a very effective mentor, and has demonstrated strong leadership abilities as a store manager and sales coach consultant,” said Joe Ravens, Minnesota regional president.

•Hiawatha Broadband Communications Inc. added josh Harrison and Garret Wehner to its ranks.

Harrison will work as a general accountant in the HBC finance department, and Wehner will be a network analyst in the company’s network operations center.

— Compiled by

Danielle Killey, staff writer