Star Tribune names Pioneer Bank a 2024 Top 200 Workplace

This article was originally published by Pioneer Bank

Mankato, MN June, 2024—Pioneer Bank has been named one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at Minnesota’s Top Workplaces (

Produced by the same team that compiles the 33-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from 149,176 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. Pioneer Bank was ranked 48 on the small company list!

“We are honored to be recognized as a 2024 Top 200 Workplace,” said David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank. “This achievement reflects our commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment where our employees can thrive. At Pioneer Bank, we believe that when our team succeeds, our customers and community benefit as well.”

Star Tribune CEO and Publisher Steve Grove said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

About Pioneer Bank
Pioneer Bank is a community bank with seven locations throughout southern Minnesota including Mankato, North Mankato, St. James, St. Peter, Madelia, Mapleton, and Lake Crystal. Pioneer Bank offers expertise in personal, business and agribusiness banking with bankers and staff that provide experience that is unparalleled. Pioneer Bank is very active in the communities they serve and has been a five-time national finalist for the Extraordinary Banking Award, a national organization that marks the excellence for the best banks in America. In addition, Pioneer Bank has been named a Top Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune multiple times. For more information visit Member FDIC.


To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 5,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Media Contact:
Marie Krause
1450 Adams Street
Mankato, MN 56003
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