Auditor Otto honored

Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is one of about 100 women honored this month for their environmental work.

Otto will be honored along with women such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, biologist Jane Goodall, Lynne Cheney and astronaut Sally Ride, each receiving a National Women’s History Project honor as a “woman taking the lead to save our planet."

Otto is a former state legislator who is serving her first term as auditor.

The auditor’s Washington County home is heated by passive solar energy and powered by wind. As a state lawmaker, she worked on environment-related legislation.

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