Hy-Vee’s First Wahlburgers Restaurant Opens In Minnesota


Hy-Vee amps up its partnership with the Wahlberg brothers by opening its first Wahlburgers restaurant at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The opening comes as Hy-Vee plans to open another 25 restaurants over the next few years, The Star Tribune reported. Hy-Vee Chief Executive Randy Edeker was not initially interested in the partnership. But I promised him I’d consider it,” Edeker told the newspaper.

Minority stake sets stage for potential acquisition in Minnesota


Community banking M&A Growth strategies MinnesotaPark Financial has agreed to buy shares from one of the founders of Mesaba Bancshares.

KleinBank to sell three branches to Minnesota credit union


Community banking Credit unions M&A Branch deals MinnesotaWings Financial Credit Union will also gain about $40 million in deposits and $10 million in loans.

Wings Financial CU Buys Three Branches and Depositors from Minnesota Bank

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As part of the deal, the credit union will buy branches in the Minnesota communities of Coon Rapids, Otsego and Plymouth. Wings Financial Credit Union (Apple Valley, MN) has agreed to purchase three branches from KleinBank (Chaska, MN). In addition, 4,500 customer of KleinBank will become members of the credit union. Roughly $40 million in deposits and $10 million in loans will be transferred to Wings Financial.

After EMV migration, card fraud plunges at Minnesota FI

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In the past four months, the FCU says its fraud rate has dropped 64 percent — despite the fact that only a fraction of card-accepting merchants are set up for EMV transactions

Minnesota League backs winners

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Every congressional candidate endorsed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s Political Involvement Committee won their races in the midterm elections. We will continue to advocate for Minnesota’s local, not-for-profit credit unions when Congress reconvenes,” MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins said. Uncategorized Congress Credit Union Times Minnesota Credit Union Network by: Nicholas Ballasy.

Associated in Wis. to buy risk management consultant


Regional banks M&A Risk management Insurance Wisconsin MinnesotaAnderson Insurance & Investment Agency in Minneapolis also specializes in workers' compensation services.

Former Minnesota credit union CEO denies embezzling millions

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The post Former Minnesota credit union CEO denies embezzling millions appeared first on CUInsight. Margurite M. Cofell denied most of the allegations by the NCUA that she stole millions while she was the CEO of a the $51 million St, Francis Campus Credit Union in Little Falls, Minn.,

Small bank's redlining settlement a cautionary tale in fighting the government


Community banking Fair Housing Act Redlining DoJ MinnesotaAfter a long battle with the Justice Department over redlining charges, KleinBank caved as legal costs soared.

Choice Financial in N.D. to enter Minneapolis with Venture Bank deal


Community banking M&A Integrations North Dakota MinnesotaChoice, which has a history of acquisitions, is buying a financial institution that largely focuses on business banking.

Minnesota Fed Chief plans to end too-big-to-fail banks

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The post Minnesota Fed Chief plans to end too-big-to-fail banks appeared first on CUInsight. Compliance/Regulation Minnesota Federal Reserve Neel Kashkari Too Big To Fail

Northern Star Bank in Minnesota Is Closed by State Regulators

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Blog Northern Star Bank in Minnesota Is Closed by State Regulators. Northern Star Bank in Minnesota Is Closed by State Regulators. A small Minnesota bank failed on Friday which brings the number of failures in the fourth quarter to four. The small Minnesota bank that failed was Northern Star Bank in the town of Mankato. The Minnesota Department of Commerce closed the bank on Friday and appointed the FDIC as the receiver.

TCF profits drop on fewer loan sales, higher interest expense


The Minnesota bank held on to auto loans, sold fewer consumer mortgages and paid more interest on deposits and long-term borrowings in the third quarter. Earnings Auto lending Commercial lending Minnesota

Ex-JPM regional exec to join Wis. community bank


has hired the head of JPMorgan Chase’s Wisconsin-Minnesota market as its president. Community banking Recruiting JPMorgan Chase Minnesota WisconsinJohnson Bank in Racine, Wis.,

Bridgewater Bancshares in Minn. sets stage for IPO


Community banking IPOs Private equity Branch banking Capital MinnesotaThe company could use proceeds from the planned offering to add branches and make bigger loans.

Two North Dakota community banks to merge


A deal between Pembina County Bankshares and Drayton Bancor would combine two small banks that operate on both sides of the North Dakota-Minnesota border. M&A Community banking North Dakota Minnesota

Heartland in Iowa to buy Minneapolis-area bank


Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Iowa MinnesotaThe company will pay $53 million in cash and stock for Signature Bank.

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NCUA’s Metsger hammers federal judge’s field-of-membership ruling


Field of membership Lawsuits Rick Metsger NCUA American Bankers Association MinnesotaNational Credit Union Administration board member Rick Metsger says a federal judge overstepped the court's bounds when striking down portions of the agency's field-of-membership rule, but stopped short of saying the regulator planned to appeal the decision.

UMB Financial sells asset manager it obtained in 2015


Community banking M&A Asset management Missouri MinnesotaThe Kansas City, Mo., company sold Marquette Asset Management, a business it gained as part of its purchase of Marquette Financial Cos., to the firm's principals.

Fed approves change-in-control application against wishes of Minn. bank


Community banking M&A Capital Federal Reserve Minnesota WisconsinThe Fed approved an application giving Natcom Bancshares indirect control over Republic Bank, declining to take into account claims the transaction imperils the target's S corporation status.

In Super Bowl limelight, U.S. Bank aims to become household name


Bank MinnesotaThe bank will step onto the national stage this weekend when the Patriots and Eagles face off at the Minneapolis stadium where it holds the naming rights. It has taken steps to capitalize on the exposure ahead of its expansion into new markets. Marketing Branding Consumer banking Commercial banking U.S.

Minnesota campaign aims to eradicate ‘bankziety’

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The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) “Bankziety” program recently gained national attention after being mentioned in an article by The New York Times. Program educates consumers age 21 to 35 about the benefits of CU membership. by: Claire Dragich. The program, which spreads the word to consumers about the benefits of credit union membership, has been a creative and successful effort for MnCUN.

TCF faces uncertain future after exiting auto lending


Auto lending Regional banks M&A De-risking Growth Strategies Credit quality MinnesotaThe bank has taken a decisive step to protect its asset quality, but the move also raises questions about what will drive loan growth in the future — and whether the company is on the block.

Citizens Community in Wis. to buy Wells Financial in Minn.


M&A Integrations Capital Wisconsin MinnesotaCitizens will pay about $40 million in cash and stock for the $269 million-asset Wells in a deal set to close in the third quarter.

KleinBank in Minn. girds for fight over redlining claims


Community banking Financial regulations MinnesotaThe Justice Department claims the bank, which has received “satisfactory” ratings in its last four CRA exams, is failing to serve minority neighborhoods around Minneapolis.

Minnesota Deal: 1.50% On 28-Month CDs


The 28-month CD special paying 1.50% APY at SMW Federal Credit Union will take the sting out of the winter for some lucky Minnesota savers. CD Rates 28-month cd cd rates leaderboard certificate of deposit smw federal credit union

Target Brings Local Crate Meal Kits To More Stores


Following a test of Local Crate in select stores, Target is bringing the company’s meal kits to over 200 stores in California and Minnesota. Target Spokeswoman Kate Decker told the Star Tribune in an e-mail, “Based on the results, we have decided to continue testing with a smaller assortment in various Minnesota, Texas, and California locations.”. With the Local Crate meal kits, Target is bringing them to 54 stores in Minnesota and 142 stores in California.

TCF raises bet on inventory finance, but is it overplaying its hand?


The move toward more asset-based finance shows how CEO Craig Dahl, in his second year at the helm, is reshaping the Minnesota company after its surprise exit from auto lending last year. Commercial lending Auto lending Regional banks

FNB, Cummins Allison collaboration boosts branch efficiency

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James, Minnesota, to improve its customer service, Cummins Allison says A trio of new cash-management devices will allow First National Bank of St.

Pawlenty to leave Roundtable as he mulls gubernatorial run


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he is resigning as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable as speculation grows that he plans to run for governor again. Policymaking Regional banks Lobbying C-suite Tim Pawlenty Brian Moynihan

Tax reform proves timely for TCF


The Minnesota bank was able to realize a large net tax benefit in the same quarter it took a big charge to exit auto lending, so in the end its profits doubled. Earnings Commercial lending Auto lending

Caution for big guys, hope for little ones

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TODAY’S OBJECT LESSON begins in the mid 19th century, when a Minnesota jewelry store declined a shipment of watches. Railroad agent Richard Sears purchased the shipment, peddled the watches, and ordered more.

Tesla ‘Supercharges’ Charging Stations With Retail


The business, which is called TREVLS, opened at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. When football fans arrived in Minnesota, they had the opportunity to take advantage of cheaper rentals by driving a Tesla for as short a time period as an hour. “We’re

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Granite Bank in N.H. Hires Minn. Banker as CEO

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has named a Minnesota community banker as its new chief executive. Granite Bank in Colebrook, N.H., breaking_news people nh mn succession-planning recruitment community-banking

Sweetening the savings pot

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There are plenty of good reasons to save , especially now that the Minnesota Credit Union Network has sweetened the pot with its WINcentive prize-linked savings program. The repeal of that restriction in 2014 cleared the way for Minnesota’s law.

Credit unions, let’s not be cab drivers, let’s be Uber!

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Asked Jim Nussle , CEO of CUNA to the credit unions in attendance at the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s annual meeting held last week in Minneapolis.

Independent Community Bankers of Minn. Names CEO

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The Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota said Jim Amundson will be its next president and chief executive. people breaking_news mn community-banking

Target Rolls Out New ‘Connected Living’ Store Design


Currently getting a test run in Minnetonka, Minnesota, the project reportedly stems from the Open House design of using an “physical “house” space and LED screens to illustrate how connected products work in a real-life setting. The Minnesota translation of that involves directing customers to discover tables and LED screens dedicated to different product categories.

Wells Fargo Sacked in Signage Dispute with NFL's Vikings

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A federal judge ruled that Wells Fargo violated a contract with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings over the placement of signs near the team's new stadium, according to a published report. breaking_news law-regulation mn sailthru-no-lead national-regional

Target Expands Curbside Pickup


Following a beta test in Minnesota, Target is expanding its Drive Up curbside pickup service. By the end of 2018, the retailer plans to introduce the service to nearly 1,000 of its brick-and-mortar stores, TechCrunch reported. Through the service, customers order products through Target’s app and drive to the store. When they arrive, employees deliver the goods to customers’ cars. Orders are usually ready within an hour after customers place them.