Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) was one of 34 state lawmakers recognized as a Legislator of Distinction by the League of Minnesota Cities, as 2019 Legislators of Distinction. Chosen legislators are honored for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session.
Howe was the chief author of many League-initiated bills, including a bill that would have fully funded reimbursements to employers for providing continued health-insurance benefits for public safety officers injured in the line of duty and dependents of those killed in the line of duty, and a bill that would have created an account to fund local components of state transportation projects.
Corrie Grosse, a faculty member at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, was selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education to join its fourth class of Environmental Education 30 Under 30. She will join a growing network of 120 leaders, including teachers, conservationists, researchers and social entrepreneurs. Grosse contributes to this network of leaders by teaching climate justice to students at CSB/SJU. EE 30 Under 30 was created in 2016 to recognize young professionals who are harnessing the power of education to create a more sustainable future. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of more than 175 nominees from more than three dozen countries.
Stearns Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019 by American Banker magazine. The Best Banks to Work For program was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group. It recognizes U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction.