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Andrea Hoehn, a customer service representative at Heritage Bank in Willmar, displays a deposit slip used for a customer's savings account. Since Heritage Bank began offering direct savings accounts that can be electronically managed, customers from 48 states have signed up. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Despite other options, savings account remains an essential for consumers

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WILLMAR -- Heritage Bank does most of its business at the community banks it owns in rural Minnesota towns such as Willmar and Pennock. But when it began offering direct savings accounts that can be electronically managed, customers from 48 states signed up.

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Behold the enduring power of the savings account.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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