PRESS RELEASE: ISD 728 Continues Long-Term Partnership with Stahl to Expand Student Access to Advanced Facilities

Minneapolis, MN; October 8, 2020  – Elk River’s Independent School District (ISD) 728 is experiencing growing enrollment rates within aging facilities. To address the growth and create equitable access to 21st Century learning environments and resources for all students, ISD 728 hired Stahl to manage a program of projects to evolve their facilities over the next five years.

As part of the program, Stahl will build the new Prairie View Middle School, an addition at Zimmerman High School, and an addition at Rogers High School. Updates will address the indoor physical education and outdoor athletic facilities and building maintenance needs District-wide to ultimately create more flexible learning spaces.

Funding for the construction projects was part of the $113 million bond referendum approved on November 5, 2019, which also provides funds for maintaining class sizes, supporting student mental health, updating curriculum and other classroom materials, and improving career and technical programs.

“Stahl is eager to not only continue construction in Elk River, but to continue building upon the trusted relationship we have developed with the District,” says Lane Schoening, Vice President of Stahl. “Over the past several years, our partnership has strengthened due to strong execution, integrity, transparency, and responsiveness across projects of all size, which ultimately continues to drive significant value for the communities within the District by utilizing referendum dollars the best way possible. The new construction, additions, and maintenance updates are improvements that will serve future generations, and we are thrilled to be part of the District’s evolution.”

“We appreciate the continued support from and relationship with Stahl,” says Dr. Daniel Bittman, Superintendent of Schools at ISD 728. “Their commitment to quality, collaboration, and focus on what is best for our students within ISD 728 is appreciated and worthy of commendation.”

Stahl has worked with ISD 728 since 2014 on a number of projects, including the Prairie View Elementary and Middle School, the addition at Prairie View Elementary and Middle School, the addition at Elk River High School, the addition at Zimmerman Middle/High School, and the early child care facility in Elk River.

Construction started in late September 2020 with Prairie View Middle School. The new facility is scheduled for completion in time for the 2022 – 2023 school year, with all construction projects planned for completion by the end of 2025.


The new Prairie View Middle School in Otsego, MN will be located north of the existing Prairie View Elementary and Middle School. On October 5th, representatives from Stahl, the District, City, and State of Minnesota gathered for a socially distanced groundbreaking ceremony. Pictured (left to right): Otsego City Administrator, Adam Flaherty; Stahl Project Superintendent, Ken Baumann; Stahl Project Manager, Jon Hormann; Stahl Vice President, Lane Schoening; State Senator, Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake); Mayor of Otsego, Jessica Stockamp; Otsego City Council Member, Tina Goede; State Representative, Eric Lucero (R-Dayton).


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Stahl provides professional consulting; development; general contracting, construction management, design / build, and IPD construction services. We focus on the process of evolving the built environment to create lasting good and ensure our partners find comprehensive success.

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