Minnesota Corrections Facility appointed Steven Hammer as the new warden of the state correctional facility in Rush City. Hammer began his career in corrections in 1991 as an information and technology specialist at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. He later became the facility information center supervisor. In 1997, Hammer transferred to the MCF-Red Wing as an information technology specialist III and worked his way up to become associate warden of administration. In 2010, Hammer transferred to Stillwater as associate warden of administration and was named associate warden of operations in 2011. Hammer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Metropolitan University.