Andersen Corp., Bayport, named Karen Richard (above) as senior vice president and chief human resources manager. She is succeeding SVP and chief administrative officer Mary Carter, who retires Feb. 14. Richard was most recently chief human resources officer and SVP of Human Capital with Select Comfort Corp.
In the wake of recent oil train disasters, a U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on railroad safety Thursday. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., requested the hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. It will focus on current challenges for passenger and freight rail as well as
strategies for boosting rail safety in Minnesota and across the country, according to statement from Klobuchar. The hearing will be webcast. For details follow this link: http://strib.mn/1h4tFn7