May 1 – 15, 2021

Stearns Electric director earns national credential
Jerome “Jerry” Fries, Stearns Electric Association Board of Director, received the Director Gold Credential certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). 

PleasureLand RV receives “Flying W” designation
The St. Cloud and Brainerd based PleasureLand RV Centers recently earned the company’s Flying W Dealer Excellence award from Winnebago.

Falcon National Bank acquires Eagle Community Bank
Falcon National Bank acquired the Maple Grove based Eagle Community Bank. This location will open its doors in May under Falcon’s name, making this their sixth Minnesota location.

U.S. Bank expands leadership team
U.S. Bank has appointed two St. Cloud natives to top roles to lead the bank’s community banking footprint in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Mike Markman expanded his Region President role to include all of Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin, excluding the Twin Cities metro area. Scott Lahr was promoted to St. Cloud Market President and Commercial Team Lead. 

Stearns Electric elects board members
At Stearns Electric Association’s annual meeting, they elected a new director and board members. Michael Cramer was elected to the board in District 3 to serve a one-year term following a recent vacancy. Re-elected to serve a three-year term was Randy Rothstein, District 4; Tony Ampe, District 5; and Jerry Fries, District 9.