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22 Nov
In the first six months of 2016, police in Europe cataloged 492 explosive attacks on ATMs (automatic teller machines), up from 273 attacks for the same period in 2015. The European ATM Security Team reports that 110 involved solid explosives, while...
21 Nov
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones for a satisfying meal and kick off the holiday season. If you pay current prices for your menu items, though, you could blow a chunk of your holiday budget before you even get to the pumpkin pie. Use...
18 Nov
Minnesota Lakes Bank went through a customer information system conversion in 2016. During the six-month project, to help build some team spirit in the midst of what was hard work for everyone, employees were granted Casual Jeans Day every Friday....
02 Sep
“To me, our Customer Appreciation Day is a way to connect one-on-one with customers, neighbors and friends.”  With those words, John Poling, Minnesota Lakes Bank president, outlined the value proposition for what has become an annual event. This...
01 Sep
MnDOT says all three groups should practice safety ST. PAUL, Minn. - There is an increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic around schools starting this week as students across the state head back to school. The Minnesota Department of...
19 Aug
Awareness and Basic Cyber-hygiene are Critical. Eddie Bauer, an outdoor apparel retailer based in Bellevue, Washington, has warned customers that point-of-sale malware infected its retail store systems for "various dates" over a six-month period...
18 Aug
It is clear that every home Lake Country Builders has built or remodeled is tailored to each homeowner’s individual style. What these homes have in common, though, is a sense of responsibility to the environment, which is what distinguishes this...
09 May
After months of planning and week after week of long days of intense focus on learning new ways of doing things, the Minnesota Lakes Bank team is on the cusp of rolling out its new core information system.  The new system will be operational Monday...
09 May
For anyone concerned with maintaining information technology network security, a recent report from Verizon on data breaches is not good news. In a story published by the Information Security Media Group, the new Verizon 2016 Data Breach...
09 May
Ellie Jerde is the head teller at Minnesota Lakes Bank’s Delano office. The biggest part of this job is helping customers, and that work comes in many shapes and sizes.  “As head teller, I’m required to do a lot of account balancing,” explained...
25 Mar
Dakota Junction is a unique building that demands attention as soon as you see it. When you walk in, you can’t help but notice the space is bright and welcoming.  The people working there, too, make you feel good about what you’re eating. The...
25 Mar
Rose Espiritu is Head Teller in Mound and has recently celebrated her 19th year at Minnesota Lakes Bank. Rose has numerous, varying responsibilities she must juggle throughout the workday. She orders and sells money to the Federal Reserve, places...
08 Mar
Minnesota Lakes Bank announced that Curt Nelson has been hired at Minnesota Lakes Bank as Vice President-Lending and will reside in the Mound office. Curt will bring over 20 years of lending and community banking experience to Minnesota Lakes Bank...
03 Feb
“It’s what I know,” says Fritz Budig when asked why he chose to work in the construction industry. Fritz does know what he’s doing: the quality of Grindstone Construction Services, Inc. is evident as soon as you walk in the door. Their new space is...
03 Feb
Diane Schroeder is Bookkeeping Supervisor and Operations Assistant at Minnesota Lakes Bank. “I work behind the scenes,” explains Diane. She rarely interacts with customers unless they need wire transfers; however, she does speak with customers on...
28 Jan
Minnesota Lakes Bank announced yesterday that Amy Kringler and Aaron Schnitzler have been promoted as officers. Amy Kringler has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Compliance, while Aaron Schnitzler was promoted to the position of...
14 Jan
As breaches continue to cause significant damage to organizations, security consciousness is shifting from traditional defenses to a holistic understanding of what is causing the damage and where organizations are exposed. Although many attacks are...
04 Jan
When talking to Mike Jensen, it’s almost impossible to overlook his positive attitude and amiable character. It’s clear Mike is passionate about what he does, and his employees are happy to work for him due to the environment he has created within...
14 Dec
Despite headline-grabbing data breaches that have proven costly to organizations in many sectors, the purchase of cyber-insurance to cover potential costs remains relatively rare.  Cyber-insurance policies vary widely, but they often cover...
10 Dec
For the past 15 months, everything in Angie Heying’s world at Minnesota Lakes Bank has been new. She joined Crow River State Bank in 2013 as Vice President/Compliance Officer and was appointed to her current positon as Senior Vice President/Chief...

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