June 28 St. Joseph people

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune has named Stearns Bank one of the state’s Top 150 Places to work in 2019. The annual list is based on employee surveys.

For the past two years, American Banker magazine has named Stearns Bank the top performing bank in the nation among banks with between $2 and $10 billion in assets. Stearns Bank ranks in the Top 20 most active Small Business Association lenders in the United States, as well as the Top 50 largest equipment finance companies in the nation. The organization also ranked at the top of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in both 2018 and 2017.


Paige Danielson of St. Joseph has been named to Washington State University’s president’s honor roll for spring semester. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours and earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.


Aidan Schiltz of St. Joseph received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the spring 2019 semester. The award is presented to students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. 


Two St. Joseph students are recipients of scholarships to attend Concordia College. The students are Carolynn Becker and Johanna Haeg.


Ethan Schatz of St. Joseph recently earned a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science from North Dakota State University, Fargo.


Aaron Mertes of St. Joseph graduated from the University of Iowa with a doctorate in rehabilitation and counselor education.


Brenny Transportation Inc. has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.

The analysis included responses from more than 140,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. Brenny Transportation was ranked 18th on the small company list and has been listed in the Top Workplaces seven times in the last eight years.


Elizabeth Counter of St. Joseph received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Morris.

Author: Mike Knaak

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