Tag Archives: Jasnoch Construction

Monster Games buys the Jasnoch Construction building

Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield
Rich Garcia, Monster Games; photo courtesy of Carleton College student Sung Hyo KimOne of downtown Northfield’s largest employers, Monster Games, has purchased Jasnoch Construction‘s gorgeous headquarters at 2015 Jefferson Road, just behind Heritage Dental Care

Monster Games currently occupies the upper floor of the Medical Arts Building on Division St. above KYMN‘s studios.


Jasnoch Construction has moved their offices to their adjacent shop.  The Jasnoch website is currently down but you can view a May 2009 snapshot of it on the Internet Wayback Machine.

Jasnoch Construction shop at 1401 Heritage Drive Jasnoch Construction moving Jasnoch Construction

NHS gets a proper table for its board of directors

Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table
Just in time for tonight’s open house, the Northfield Historical Society has installed a large table for its board of directors in its new 2nd floor office/meeting room.

Hayes Scriven told me that Gene Jasnoch of Jasnoch Construction donated the wood (red elm and walnut) and that he and his father-in-law, Steve Wille of Nerstrand Custom Cabinets, built it in their spare time.

The inlaid squares on the four corners are stone, taken from the walls of the Scriver Building.

Dog and puppy training classes return to PEHS, thanks to E & J Management

1500 Clinton LaneBeginning January 3rd, our Dog and Puppy Training Classes will be returning to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS)!  After a few months of not being able to hold these classes, due to not having a facility in which to hold them since July, we will be starting them up again and they will be held in Northfield at 1500 Clinton Lane, Suite J, thanks to the fine folks at E & J Management.

This is an important program for PEHS not only because it is a program which helps owners and their dogs but it is also an important revenue source for the PEHS shelter, which is badly needed.

Thanks to Jon Jasnoch of E & J Management for helping us to find a facility which is conducive to dogs and the special needs of providing this class.  Once again a local business person has stepped forward to help when needed in our community!

The classes will run every Monday evening and each are one hour long, with Puppy Kindergarten at 6 PM, Basic Manners class at 7 PM and Advanced Manners class at 8 PM.  Our classes promote positive and effective training that is fun for you and your pet!  Our flexible classes allow you to attend when you are able and progress at your own pace.  The cost is $65 for 6 weeks, with a rolling enrollment so you can enroll and begin classes on any given week.

Our classes are taught by an accredited trainer, who has worked with dogs of all sizes, shapes and with various behavior issues.  She has worked with Great Danes to Chihuahua’s!  She is up to date on the latest training techniques and believes that "any behavior issue, as long as it is not medical related, can be fixed with dedicated and positive training".

Through these classes you can expect to improve communication with your dog as well as create a stronger bond and have fun with your dog!  We encourage you to bring your whole family – kids too!  Classes include a chance for supervised dog play time!

Please call the PEHS shelter at 507-334-7117 for more information or to register for classes.  Private lessons are also available for dogs that need some help at home or cannot attend class, please contact the shelter to discuss costs for private lessons.

Thank you to the Jasnoch family of E & J Management for helping PEHS!

Video: The landscaping around the new Heritage Apartments development

[I’m going to be doing more experimentation with video here on LoGroNo so brace yourselves—it’s not likely to be pretty. You’ll notice a major audio goof in the first 10 seconds of this one: I say “Heritage Construction” instead of “Jasnoch Construction.”]

In an April blog post, I wrote about the new luxury apartment building that Jasnoch Construction was putting up on the southern edge of Northfield. They’re doing some significant landscaping for the project. Here’s a 2.5 minute tour.

Yes, development is still happening in Northfield; and this one is different

Heritage Apartments

Heritage Apartments I blogged last fall that Jasnoch Construction had started grading for an apartment building in the big empty lot across Jefferson Road between Heritage Drive and Honey Locust Drive, adjacent to their Hidden Valley Apartments. The walls started going up this week. I took the photo looking southwest, with Northfield Target, First National Bank Northfield South, and Community Resource Bank in the background.

Update 4/6: I’ve added the photo on the right, as a new sign was put up that says “Heritage Aparments” with an opening scheduled for fall, 2009. It also says that these are luxury apartments, and that the building will include underground parking and an elevator.

Then-planning commissioner, now-Councilor Betsey Buckheit wrote in a comment on that blog post:

This development could be called the first one developed under the still not quite adopted Comp Plan (Public hearing at the Planning Commission Tuesday – almost there!). The Jasnochs should get a round of applause for agreeing to work with the new plan even though it isn’t yet the law of the city.

Under the new form-based, mixed use principles of the new plan, parking is distributed in smaller lots, apartment entrances face the street rather than parking, and the entire site is envisioned as mixed use with commercial as well as residential development. I’d like to see this succeed. The Planning Commission struggled mightily trying to arrive at a definition of “mixed use” under the old comp plan back in 2002 or 2003 and failed. The new Comp Plan and supporting regulations are much clearer about how to do this.

As Sean points out, apartment living is more efficient. Thinking slightly larger but still compactly, by providing housing and a small commercial center around the Heritage/Jefferson Road intersection, Northfield could create another walkable area for the folks in the surrounding apartments and the single family homes up behind Target.