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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
October 27, 2009
United Prairie Bank alerts customers to e-mail hoax
MANKATO -- At least one United Praise Bank customer has received a fraudulent e-mail designed to con the customer out of personal bank account information, UPB's network administrator says. United Prairie Bank is asking all customers be on guard for e-mails that seem to come from...
October 27, 2009 - 3:28pm
September 8, 2009
President of Milan and Appleton bank is finding his small wind energy initiative comes with a large cost
MILAN -- Small wind can come with a big price tag. Just ask Erik Thompson, president of the Prairie Sun Bank of Milan and Appleton. He's been...
September 8, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
Confessed robber's getaway not quite speedy enough
Christopher Anson evaded capture once Tuesday, but not twice. Minutes after allegedly using a knife to hold up White Rock Bank in Cannon Falls, the 23-year-old was pulled over for speeding by a Cannon Falls officer. During the stop, the bank's holdup alarm dispatched to officers. The...
July 9, 2009 - 10:51am
May 20, 2009
Minneapolis Fed boss says lessons need to be learned on economy
WILLMAR -- The recession is likely to persist for several more months, but there are signs that recovery is "not too far off," a Federal Reserve...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 19, 2009
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president in Willmar today
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce staff contacted Gary Stern to find out if he'd be willing to come to town as a guest speaker, they weren't sure he'd be available. Stern, after all, is president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. "There's only...
May 19, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank official to speak in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Gary Stern, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will speak in Willmar this month at an event hosted by the Young Professionals group of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Stern's talk, on "Financial Conditions and...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Business Briefs, May 5
Lake Region promotes Goltz WILLMAR -- Lake Region Bank in Willmar has promoted Michelle Goltz to mortgage loan officer.
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Editorial: Bank is bringing a turbine to Milan
Kudos go out to the Prairie Sun Bank of Milan for its efforts to develop a wind turbine presence in its community. The Prairie Sun Bank wind tower is being built for two purposes: - To produce electricity and generate income. - To serve as a community bank promotion. The 20-kilowatt...
April 25, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
After some delays, Milan bank's wind tower arrives
MILAN -- Minnesota's first wind turbine intended to both produce electricity and promote a community bank is a step closer to reality. After lengthy delays, the tower that will hold a 20-kilowatt, made-in-Minnesota Jacob's wind turbine arrived last week at the site where it will...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
Milan bank's wind tower arrives
MILAN -- Minnesota's first wind turbine intended to both produce electricity and promote a community bank is a step closer to reality. After lengthy delays, the tower that will hold a 20 kilowatt, made-in-Minnesota Jacob's wind turbine arrived this week at the site where it will...
April 17, 2009 - 2:56pm
March 24, 2009
Business Briefs, March 24
United Prairie Banks promotes Erickson SPICER -- United Prairie Banks of Mankato has announced Todd Erickson was recently named market president of the Spicer United Prairie Bank. "Todd has been an important player on our UPB Spicer team for many years, and we're confident that...
March 24, 2009 - 12:00am
March 17, 2009
Business Briefs, March 17
Brad Kugler joins Bollig Inc. WILLMAR -- Brad Kugler has joined Bollig Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm, in Willmar as a staff engineer. Kugler has experience in land development, transportation and storm water design. He has a bachelor of science degree in...
March 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 21, 2009
Local couple's hotel sold at sheriff's auction
MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead AmericInn Lodge and Suites owned by a Willmar couple was sold at a sheriff's auction Friday for $3.2 million to North American State Bank of Willmar. Six people appeared at the auction that lasted only five minutes. North American Bank was the only entity...
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Public Forum: 'Naming rights' at a bargain
Finally, some courage in Washington concerning our now $4.5 billion bailout of Citi Group bank. They have a $400 million dollar deal to name the new Mets baseball stadium. Some congressmen are asking the President to apply pressure for them to back out of this ridiculous agreement. Perhaps...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am