Senate Commerce Committee advances MnCUN-sponsored Prize-Linked Savings bill

Sen Vicki Jensen & APFCU SVP-CIO Keith Malbrue

press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/03/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On March 2, Minnesota’s Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill, S.F. 1043, which allows credit unions to offer prize-linked savings accounts. The bill, authored […]

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Affinity Plus FCU receives Community Impact Award

Affinity Plus

press release: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 03/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Making people’s lives better through simple, intentional acts of kindness is the goal of Plus It Forward, an initiative launched in the fall of 2013 by Affinity Plus. Last […]

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Fledgling Northern Eagle FCU Faces Challenges, Opportunities

Northern Eagle FCU

Credit Union Journal © 03/02/2015 – NETT LAKE, Minn. – Just before NCUA chartered the first new credit union of 2015, Northern Eagle FCU was celebrating its first full year of operation, highlighting some of the challenges de novo charters face. There were […]

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Northwoods CU helps Carlton County Sheriff’s Office welcome new police dog

Northwoods CU Carlton County Sheriff's Office police dog (Duluth News Tribune photo) 02-28-2015

Duluth News Tribune © 02/28/2015 – CARLTON, Minn. – (Duluth News Tribune photo) The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office has a new officer on staff — and he’s just 14 months old. Roman, a male German shepherd, joined the sheriff’s office in mid-January after Northwoods […]

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Nussle, Cummins share CU difference with Minneapolis-St. Paul biz journal

Cummins & Nussle (photo by Nancy Kuehn MSPBJ)

CUNA News Now 03/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. –  (photo by Nancy Kuehn, MSPBJ) The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal received an education in the credit union difference recently, as Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, and Mark Cummins, president/CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, […]

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Cook Area Credit Union announces “Name Your Credit Union” contest

Cook Area Credit Union logo

Mesabi Daily News © 02/28/2015 – COOK, Minn. – Due to the tremendous support of its loyal members, the Cook Area Credit Union (CACU) continues to grow and expand its member base from its home office in Cook. In an effort to better […]

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Accentra Credit Union offers members scholarships

Accentra CU

Austin Daily Herald © 02/28/2015 – AUSTIN, Minn. – Applications are being accepted for Accentra Credit Union’s post-secondary scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, which may be used toward the expense of any post-secondary school, the applicant must have an account in […]

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Hiway Federal CU financial consultants receive 2015 Twin Cities Five Star Wealth Manager Award

Hiway FCU InvestmentsGroup3 02-27-2015

Credit Union Insight © 02/27/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) is proud to announce that three of our Investment Services at Hiway Federal Credit Union employees received the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award. Scott Ekholm, Sr. Financial […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Q&A with credit unions’ Jim Nussle and Mark Cummins

Mark Cummins Jim Nussle

MSPBJ © 02/27/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jim Nussle, president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association trade group, was in the Twin Cities this week learning more about the trade group’s Minnesota members. Washington, D.C.-based CUNA represents almost 6,700 credit unions […]

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Minnesota Legislature Considering Two Bills For Prize-Linked Savings


Credit Union Journal © 02/26/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota legislature is considering a pair of bills sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network that would allow CUs to offer prize-linked savings accounts. The two bills — H.F. 1127 in the House […]

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