Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month

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press release: Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union 06/01/2015 – AURORA, Minn. – Each April Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union (EVFCU) offers local youth the opportunity in to participate in CUNA’s National Credit Union Youth Month at its three branch offices. Local youth […]

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St. Cloud Federal Credit Union matching grant funds Sartell High School freshman social studies project

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KVSC News © 05/28/2015 – ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Sartell High School was awarded two amounts of $2,500 after the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union promised to match a grant. President and CEO of the credit union, Jed A. Meyer, submitted the grant application […]

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Minnco Credit Union supports local food shelves

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Isanti County News © 05/24/2015 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – On March 4, Kirstin Bruss, Peggy Durkot and Christine Scheiller, Minnco Credit Union Branch vice presidents, presented a $1,100 check to Family Pathways. On hand to accept the donation from Family Pathways was Susanna Dewey, […]

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US Federal Credit Union rewards youth financial literacy

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press release: US Federal Credit Union – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) celebrated youth financial literacy throughout April by hosting financial education seminars and offering youth account opening bonuses, and prize drawings. USFCU offered $25 to those who opened […]

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Heartland Credit Union president teaches financial literacy sessions to high school students

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press release: Heartland Credit Union 05/27/2015 – INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – Heartland Credit Union (Heartland) President Kathy Harrington taught the importance of saving and investing at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, MN to three classes of juniors and seniors. […]

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SPIRE Credit Union celebrates Eagan branch open house

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/26/2015 – EAGAN, Minn. – SPIRE’s new Eagan location at 1251 Town Centre Drive hosted a celebration on Monday, May 18 from 3–6 pm.  Ryan from KS95’s Morning Show was on site with music and prizes.  Delicious […]

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Ideal Credit Union Brain Tumor 5K breaks previous record for attendance, fundraising

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5/27/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – In 2014, the MN Brain Tumor 5K, supported by the Ideal CU Community Foundation, set a new record, attracting close to 1,000 participants who helped to raise more than $54,000 for the cause. Just a year […]

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal releases credit union list, data

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MSPBJ © 05/22/2015 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has compiled its Top 25 list of metro-area credit unions. Related articles also include a comparison between Business Journal research and numbers compiled by the Minnesota Credit Union Network. Minnesota credit union […]

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union honors veterans

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press release: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 05/22/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Memorial Day reminds people in our country that freedom isn’t free; it is a day for us to memorialize, remember, and thank our veterans and their families who have […]

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City & County Credit Union receives two Diamond Awards for outstanding marketing

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press release: City & County Credit Union – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council awarded City & County Credit Union with two Diamond Awards  for their category winning projects. City & County Credit […]

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Star Choice Credit Union honored at Minnesota Business Ethics Award ceremony

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University of St. Thomas Center for Ethical Business Cultures © 05/14/2015 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Business leaders gathered at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on May 13, 2015, Business Ethics Awareness Day in Minnesota, to honor three companies with the 16th annual Minnesota Business Ethics […]

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Top Minn. officials visit award-winning student-run credit union branch

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CUNA News Now © 05/22/2015 – COOK, Minn. – Students from the “Bunch of Students Saving” (B.O.S.S.) program at a school in Cook, Minn., recently received a visit from Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, who wanted to commend […]

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SPIRE Credit Union awards scholarships to Eden Prairie & Milaca High School students

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/21/2015 – EDEN PRAIRIE & MILACA, Minn. – The SPIRE Scholarship Committee recently awarded a $500 Traditional Scholarship to Spencer Stoltz (no relation to SPIRE CEO, Dan Stoltz) of Eden Prairie High School.  Spencer will be attending […]

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union member awarded two academic scholarships from credit union organizations

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CU Insight © 05/20/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus is proud to announce that Annie S., a student-member of the credit union, is the recipient of a $1,000 Harvey Bakke academic scholarship from the Minnesota Family Involvement Council (FIC). In order to […]

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SPIRE Credit Union nominates The Refuge Network for “Hometown Hero” award

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/21/2015 – MORA, Minn. – During the Minnesota Timberwolves Season of Giving, The Refuge Network was presented with the “Hometown Heroes” award from the FastBreak Foundation and Roger & Nancy McCabe Foundations.  The Refuge Network was nominated […]

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Minnesota credit union loans grow by nearly $1 billion

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CU Insight © 05/20/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Preliminary data released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) show that Minnesota credit unions experienced robust year-over-year growth in assets, deposits and loans between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. Growth includes $927 […]

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union’s Lake Alice 100 a “force for good”

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Fergus Falls Journal © 05/20/2015 – FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Due to popular demand, the Lake Alice 100 bicycle ride will be back in 2015 with the tagline “A Rolling Force for Good in Fergus Falls.” The date is set for Saturday at Lake […]

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Gov. Dayton & Comm. Rothman laud students, credit union for financial education initiatives

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CU Insight © 05/20/2015 – COOK, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman commended students from the B.O.S.S. (Bunch of Students Saving) program sponsored by the Cook Area Credit Union – soon to be North Star Credit […]

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Wings Financial Credit Union launches ClickSWITCH to provide automated account switching

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PR Newswire © 05/19/2015 – EAGAN, Minn. – ClickSWITCH™ a patent pending, fully automated, turnkey solution that quickly, securely transfers recurring payments and deposits from one financial institution to another, today announced that Wings Financial Credit Union, Minnesota’s largest credit union, has selected their […]

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Lending and deposits up at Minnesota credit unions

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal © 05/15/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions boosted lending, membership and deposits during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Minnesota Credit Union Network. Here are more details […]

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Minnesota enacts Prize-Linked Savings bill

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CUNA News Now © 05/18/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043 last week, a bill authorizing credit unions in the state to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts. This marks the 13th state to enact such […]

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A home run for St. Paul Saints & SPIRE Credit Union at CHS Stadium on May 21

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/15/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The St. Paul Saints will celebrate their official home opener in their new home at CHS stadium on Thursday, 5-21-2015.  SPIRE Credit Union has agreed to an eight-year partnership with the […]

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Minnesota Latest To OK Prize-Linked Savings Accounts

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CUtoday.info © 05/17/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, which allows credit unions to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts. The bipartisan bill, which had the backing of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, was authored […]

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Gov. Dayton signs Prize-Linked Savings bill

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 05/15/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill that allows credit unions to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts. The bipartisan bill, […]

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Cook Area Credit Union student-run branch opens at South Ridge School

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Mesabi Daily News © 05/13/2015 – CULVER, Minn. – South Ridge students will now have real-life learning experiences to teach them about being financially smart. The Cook Area Credit Union (soon to be North Star Credit Union) has opened a second student-run branch at […]

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Members save more than $36,000 with HomeAdvantage Program through Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

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CU Insight 05/14/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Maybe it’s a sign that the housing market in Minnesota is turning around, or maybe it’s a sign that members want more of their financials managed with their credit union – most likely, it’s both. […]

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Royal Credit Union members re-elect two to board of directors

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press release: Royal Credit Union 05/13/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – At the 51st Annual Meeting of Royal Credit Union held Tuesday, April 28, at the RCU Corporate Center, two Board Members were re-elected to three-year terms— John Sackett and Bill Blackburn. […]

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US Federal Credit Union partnering with Better Business Bureau, Department of Commerce on free shred events

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HometownSource.com © 05/12/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and US Federal Credit Union (USFCU), along with the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Shred Right, will offer five community shred events in the Twin Cities on […]

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Leadership positions filled at United Educators CU annual meeting

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press release: United Educators Credit Union 05/13/2015 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Three volunteer leadership positions were filled at United Educators Credit Union’s (UECU) Annual Meeting of the Membership in late April. Elections were held and John Holm of Fridley was re-elected […]

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Incumbents re-elected to Ideal CU Board of Directors

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 05/13/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – At its recent Annual Meeting, members of Ideal Credit Union returned three incumbents to their seats on the Board of Directors. Daniel Blees, Judy Schadewald and Mary White will each serve another […]

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US Federal CU member receives FIC scholarship

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 05/12/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) member Nathaniel Anderson of Lakeville, MN has been awarded a $500 Traditional Scholarship from the Minnesota Family Involvement Council (FIC). This year the FIC offered $10,000 […]

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SPIRE CU cleanup efforts span 24 years

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/12/2015 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – On May 5, 2015, a group of SPIRE Credit Union employees and family members gathered to pick up litter alongside a 2-mile stretch of Highway 23 just west of […]

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Minnesota credit union loans grow by nearly $1 billion

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 05/11/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Preliminary data released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) show that Minnesota credit unions experienced robust year-over-year growth in assets, deposits and loans between the first quarters of […]

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Mid Minnesota FCU collecting donations for Little Falls Rotary Club, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans drive

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Morrison County Record © 05/09/2015 – LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – The Little Falls Rotary Club is launching its third-annual collection of backpacks and personal hygiene items for homeless veterans in collaboration with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). “It’s good for the […]

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New facility in store for Two Harbors FCU

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Duluth News Tribune © 05/10/2015 – DULUTH, Minn. – (Photo by Adelle Whitefoot/Lake County News-Chronicle) After spending 67 years downtown, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union will break ground this month on a new facility in a different part of the community. The new […]

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Minn. Prize-Linked Savings bill awaits Gov. Dayton’s signature

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CUNA News Now © 05/11/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On a unanimous vote, the Minnesota Senate Friday passed a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored (MnCUN) prize-linked savings bill. H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, authored by Sen. Vicki Jensen (Democrat Farm Labor Party-Owatonna), allows credit unions […]

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Prize-Linked Savings bill passes Minnesota Senate

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CUtoday © 05/08/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A bill that allows credit unions in this state to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts passed the Minnesota Senate on a unanimous vote. The bill, H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, is authored by Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) […]

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Prize-Linked Savings bill passes in Minn. Senate, awaits Gov. Dayton’s signature

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 05/08/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On a unanimous vote, the Minnesota Senate passed a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill – H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043 today. H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, authored by Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna), allows credit […]

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Sen. Jensen’s savings bill would help Minnesotans save for future

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Owatonna People’s Press © 05/07/2015 – OWATONNA, Minn. – America is in the midst of a savings crisis. A 2013 bankrate.com survey showed that nearly 76 percent of people do not have savings enough to cover six months’ worth of living expenses in […]

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City & County CU wins 5th consecutive Readers’ Choice Award

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press release: City & County Credit Union 05/08/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – City & County Credit Union was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award by the Stillwater Gazette for being voted the best credit union in the East Metro  by Washington […]

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Minnesota Power Employees CU’s Hutchinson featured at marketing leadership event

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Maine Credit Union League Weekly Update © 05/07/2015 – FREEPORT, Maine – Maine CU Marketers who gathered at the Marketing Leadership LIVE, hosted by the Maine CU Marketing Council, at the Harrasekeett Inn, located in Freeport last week, returned to their credit […]

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Mid Minnesota FCU sponsors “Afernoon Tea for Hope”

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Pine and Lakes Echo Journal © 05/07/2015 – NISSWA, Minn. – Bridges of Hope’s first Afternoon Tea for Hope on Sunday, May 3, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa raised just over $10,000, which was the goal. These funds will be […]

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Gov. Dayton to headline North Star CU’s awards event

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Mesabi Daily News © 05/05/2015 – COOK, Minn. –  Gov. Mark Dayton will do a lot more on the Iron Range the next three days than wet a line on Lake Vermilion during the Governor’s Fishing Opener. Saturday will be a celebration of Minnesota’s […]

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MN Catholic CU opens third branch

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press release: MN Catholic Credit Union 05/06/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – MN Catholic Credit Union (MCCU) today announced the opening of a new branch location which is situated in Coon Rapids, MN, inside the Church of the Epiphany.  This will […]

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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation awards $14,500 in financial education grants

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CUNA News Now © 05/08/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) – with a mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive – recently awarded $14,500 in grants to […]

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SPIRE CU’s Jim Ganger promoted to executive team

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 05/06/2015 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – SPIRE Credit Union has promoted Jim Ganger to VP Member and Partner Development.  “We are very excited for Jim to join our executive leadership team.” Dan Stoltz, President and CEO […]

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Joanne Johnson honored by US Federal CU through MnCUF’s “Credit Union Builder” award

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 05/06/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU), at a recent Board meeting, honored retiring employee, Joanne Johnson, as a Credit Union Builder through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF). Joanne Johnson can […]

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Affinity Plus Foundation celebrates 2014, releases Impact Report

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CU Insight © 05/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Over 30 members and volunteers of the Affinity Plus Foundation gathered on Wednesday, April 29 for the 14th Annual Meeting. Attendees celebrated giving over $80,000 to support the mission of enhancing the quality of life […]

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Minn. Commerce Commissioner highlights financial education partnership with credit unions

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Grand Rapids Herald Review © 05/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – By Mike Rothman, Commerce Commissioner of Minnesota. Audrey is a young working mom in Minnesota who found herself living from paycheck to paycheck, weighed down by housing and childcare expenses as well as […]

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Financial education leadership the focus of credit unions’ Financial Capability Month activities

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 05/04/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Throughout Financial Capability Month in April – as proclaimed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton – the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and credit unions throughout the state held events […]

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TopLine FCU receives Diamond Awards for outstanding marketing and business development achievements

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Digital Journal © 05/05/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – TopLine Federal Credit Union was recently honored with two Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing […]

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Merritt Linzie, Jerry Holland, honored by Hiway FCU through MnCUF’s “Credit Union Builder” award

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 05/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway), at its Annual Meeting on April 29, honored retiring board members, Merritt Linzie and Jerry Holland, as Credit Union Builders through the Minnesota Credit […]

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City & County CU modernizes traditional approach to banking

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CU Insight © 05/13/2015 – SHOREVIEW, Minn. – On January 24, 2015 City & County Credit Union officially opened the doors to a new branch in Shoreview which signified a drive for innovation and a goal to engage members with a modern way […]

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Royal CU gives savings rates a bump

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press release: Royal Credit Union 05/04/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – For the last several years, rates of return on savings accounts have held close to flat – but flat is no longer the case at Royal Credit Union. Today, […]

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Eden Prairie High School’s Streich, strong advocate for Royal CU student-run branch, named “Outstanding CTE Educator”

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Big Fish Lifestyle © 05/03/2015 – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Shelly Streich, business and marketing teacher at Eden Prairie High School, was awarded the Outstanding CTE Educator Award from the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA), according to a district news release. […]

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Prize-Linked Savings gets closer in Minnesota

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CUtoday.info © 05/03/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota CUs moved one step closer to being able to offer prize-linked savings programs. The Minnesota House of Representatives Thursday passed a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill (H.F. 1127) on a 125-2 vote. H.F. 1127, […]

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United Educators CU-supported Teacher of the Year Program names 2015 honoree

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Education Minnesota © 05/03/2015 – BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Amy Hewett-Olatunde, who teaches writing and English to the all-immigrant student population at LEAP High School in St. Paul, has been chosen the 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. She is the 51st winner of […]

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Prize-Linked Savings bill passes Minnesota House nearly unanimously

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Credit Union Journal © 05/01/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Prize-Linked Savings Bill made another crucial step toward passage Thursday. The PLS bill (H.F. 1127), sponsored by the Minnesota CU Network, passed 125-2 in the House yesterday. A Senate version of the […]

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SouthPoint FCU uses video conferencing to interact with members

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KEYC-TV © 04/30/2015 – ST. PETER, Minn. – A credit union in St. Peter is utilizing different technology that can provide a different banking atmosphere. SouthPoint Lending Manager Jenny Mude says, “This technology helps us serve all of our members, not just St. […]

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Mobile banking now available at Virginia Co-op CU

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Virginia Co-op Credit Union 05/01/2015 – VIRGINIA, Minn. – Virginia Coop Credit Union – with approximately 3,000 members – now has a safe and easy solution for member banking needs. The Mobile App for Android and iPhones makes accounts more accessible and appeals […]

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Prize-linked savings’ aim is to help more people save money

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Session Daily © 04/30/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In an effort to increase savings, credit unions and banks may be allowed to offer raffle participation to their customers, a practice known as prize-linked savings. Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) sponsors H.F. 1227, […]

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Minn. House passes credit union-supported Prize-Linked Savings bill

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 05/01/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill – H.F. 1127 – on a 125-2 vote on April 30. H.F. 1127, authored by Rep. Jennifer […]

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Affinity Plus FCU supports American Red Cross relief efforts

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CU Insight © 04/30/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In the past two weeks, Affinity Plus has been actively engaging its membership through its partnership with the American Red Cross – Minnesota Region by hosting blood drives and most recently, announcing that it’s collecting […]

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United Educators Foundation announces academic scholarship recipients

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press release: United Educators Foundation 04/30/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – United Educators Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its annual academic scholarship awards. Brett Kosidowski of Farmington has been awarded the $2,000 Educator Scholarship. Kosidowski is currently a K-12 […]

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New home in the works for Virginia Co-op CU

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Mesabi Daily News © 04/29/2015 – VIRGINIA, Minn. – The Virginia Co-op Credit Union has a long-standing history in the community, and its future looks bright, thanks in part to a new home that will increase its visibility in the city. A ground-breaking […]

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SharePoint CU donation supports Dakota County Technical College financial education workshops

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press release: SharePoint CU 04/30/2015 – HOPKINS, Minn. – SharePoint Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to the Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) to support the school’s monthly Lunch and Learn workshops for the TRIO/Student Support Services program. SharePoint Credit Union is […]

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Minn. credit unions share commitment to financial education at Fifth Annual Financial Capability Roundtable

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 04/30/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray joined the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) at the Fifth Annual Financial Capability Roundtable […]

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Wings Financial CU: Strong credit union lending bodes well for Minnesota economy

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MPR News © 04/29/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Financial institutions in Minnesota and other states are signaling economic strength ahead, even as the nation’s economy grew at an anemic rate of 0.2 percent in the first three months of the year, far […]

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City & County CU’s Pierce recognized for years of service on MnCUN board

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press release: City & County Credit Union 04/29/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network recognized Patrick Pierce, CEO of City & County Credit Union, for his years of service on the Network Board at the Minnesota Credit […]

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TopLine FCU launches charitable foundation

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 04/29/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Local member-owned financial cooperative TopLine Federal Credit Union announces the creation of the TopLine Credit Union Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support the credit union’s community outreach initiatives. […]

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SouthPoint FCU donates tree seedlings to area fourth graders

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St. Peter Herald © 04/28/2015 – ST. PETER, Minn. – Arbor Day was celebrated on April 24 this year. The goal of this project is to help revitalize the observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at about a dozen schools, including […]

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Accentra CU partners with schools to help students build a financial foundation

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Austin Daily Herald © 04/27/2015 – AUSTIN, Minn. – Area students are getting a taste of paying bills and loans a little earlier. To help students better understand financial budgeting, Accentra Credit Union partnered with area schools to provide students a series of […]

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Cook Area CU sponsoring Minn. Governor’s Fishing Opener events on May 8

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Mesabi Daily News © 04/25/2015 – TOWER, Minn. – A pre-“holiday” celebration in Tower May 8 is expected to quadruple the size of the town with picnickers and people preparing for the big day. A giant Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener community picnic will […]

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Central Minnesota CU’s Cariveau helps businesses grow by volunteering with Perham Area Chamber of Commerce

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Perham Focus © 04/27/2015 – PERHAM, Minn. –  Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer Shiloh Cariveau, from Central Minnesota Credit Union, recently visited Jean’s the Right Plant Place on Third Ave. SE. Julie Schroer and Jodie Ramsay own the garden center, which specializes in […]

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SPIRE CU rated top performing credit union in Minnesota and 15th in the country

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 04/27/2015 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – SNL Financial, a leading provider of financial information on more than 6,500 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sector ranked the best-performing credit unions in the United […]

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City & County CU launches new website

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Credit Union Journal © 04/27/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – City & County Credit Union recently launched a new, dynamic website to enhance its members’ online experience. The new website is built with responsive design and features intuitive navigation and a visually appealing […]

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Burnett family accepts “Credit Union Builder” award at Mid Minnesota FCU annual meeting

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 04/27/2015 – BRAINERD, Minn. – At its April 22 annual meeting, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union honored Ray Burnett as a Credit Union Builder by presenting his family with a commemorative plaque. The Credit Union Builder […]

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Deputy Commerce Commissioner Deal joins Mid Minnesota FCU at Your Money, Your Goals training session

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Brainerd Dispatch © 04/24/2015 – BRAINERD & COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Minnesota Department of Commerce Deputy Commissioner Shane Deal joined the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union at an April 21 “Your Money, Your Goals” training session at Bridges of Hope, […]

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MnCUN welcomes prominent speakers, elects board

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Brainerd Dispatch © 04/26/2015 – BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) hosted its annual meeting and convention on April 10-11 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. Nearly 400 credit union professionals and volunteers attended, representing 75 Minnesota […]

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‘Your Money, Your Goals’ financial literacy campaign growing in Minn.

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CUNA News Now  © 04/24/2015 – BRAINERD & COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. –  The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and Mid Minnesota FCU, Baxter, welcomed a special guest during a recent “Your Money, Your Goals” training session. Shane Deal, deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of […]

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Baseball fans get help from City & County CU to teach East Side kids

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TwinCities.com © 04/22/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – When coffee shop owner Ann Polachek and other members of the Payne-Phalen District 5 Planning Council tossed around a Wiffle ball with a bunch of neighborhood youngsters, she was appalled to see the tykes wildly […]

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From Bemidji to St. Paul, Affinity Plus FCU leaders pour into Minnesota college students

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 04/22/2015 – ST. PAUL & BEMIDJI, Minn. – Over the course of the last few weeks, leaders from Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union held guest speaking roles at Minnesota colleges both in St. Paul and Bemidji. […]

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Minn. Commerce & Higher Education Commissioner visits feature credit unions’ commitment to financial education

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 04/22/2015 – BRAINERD & COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Minnesota Department of Commerce Deputy Commissioner Shane Deal joined the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union at an April 21 “Your Money, Your Goals” training […]

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Collegeville Community CU’s Saint John’s University student-run branch provides hands on experience

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WJON © 04/22/2015 –COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – In school and education-it’s tough to beat a hands on learning experience. The Collegeville Community Credit Union is a perfect example by having the first student run branch on a university campus in Minnesota. The branch location […]

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US Federal CU grows to $1 billion in assets

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 04/22/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – 2015 brings a pair of very important milestones for the 70,000 members of US Federal Credit Union (USFCU).  On July 22, the credit union will celebrate 90 years serving the […]

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HomeTown CU helps students save over $3,000 with Wild About Savings program

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press release: HomeTown Federal Credit Union 04/21/2015 – OWATONNA, Minn. – From April 6-17, HomeTown CU’s student tellers promoted savings. An estimated 40-45 students participated during the two weeks, saving over $3,125!  Throughout the high school, the CUNA promotional posters were displayed with […]

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Ideal CU Community Foundation marks 10th anniversary of giving back

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 04/22/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – The Ideal CU Community Foundation marks an important milestone in this year – its 10th anniversary of giving back to local communities. Established in 2005 as the official philanthropic arm of Ideal Credit […]

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City & County CU’s Primeau named MnCU4Kids Volunteer of the Year

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press release: City & County Credit Union 04/21/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) awarded Megan Primeau, Vice President of Marketing at City & County Credit Union, Volunteer of the Year at the Minnesota Credit Union […]

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Affinity Plus FCU collects items to make May Day baskets for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 04/15/2015 – LAKEVILLE, Minn. – To entertain and spur creativity in little hands and minds, the Affinity Plus branch in Lakeville is collecting donations to make May Day Baskets for kids seeking treatment at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics […]

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HomeTown CU’s Halverson teaches financial literacy, importance of budgeting

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Fountain Center Lifeline Newsletter © Spring 2015 – OWATONNA, Minn. – When Fountain Centers in Owatonna offered to host a Business Before Hours networking event last year, little did staff know they were setting up a chance meeting that would create a positive difference […]

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Minnesota Power Employees CU’s Hutchinson serves on national marketing and business development council

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CUNA News Now © 04/17/2015 – MADISON, Wis. – The CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council elected new members and named board officers to its executive committee last month during its 22nd annual conference in Las Vegas. Andy Reed, president/CEO, Texas People FCU, Fort […]

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Minnco CU raises $20,000 for Credit Union for Kids

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Credit Union Insight © 04/16/2015 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – Thanks to the generosity of members, businesses and employees, Minnco’s Credit Union for Kids (CU4Kids) Chain of Hearts fundraiser raised a record $20,000 during its annual campaign!  When the final numbers were tallied, Minnco […]

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US Federal CU partnership with LSS helps members pay off over $2.1 million in debt

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 04/16/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) offers its members financial education and counseling services through a unique partnership with Lutheran Social Service (LSS). The Financial Choice partnership offers financial education seminars along […]

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Star Choice CU named Minnesota Business Ethics Award finalist

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press release: Minnesota Business Ethics Award Steering Committee 04/15/2015 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) Steering Committee announces the finalists for the 2015 awards. The MBEA recognizes businesses that exemplify, raise the bar and promote ethical conduct […]

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St. Cloud FCU’s Erdmann named MnCUN Volunteer of the Year

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St. Cloud Times © 04/15/2015 – ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud Federal Credit Union announced Paula Erdmann, former board chair and current board member, was the recipient of the 2015 Minnesota Credit Union Network Volunteer of the Year Award. Erdmann has served on […]

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Rochester CU leaders continue service on MnCUN board

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Rochester Post Bulletin © 04/15/2015 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network recently renewed two Rochester leaders’ involvement on its board of directors. Mary Hansen, of Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, was reelected to a three-year term in the seat for credit […]

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Patients of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota receive special treat from Affinity Plus FCU in Eagan

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 04/07/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. –  The lobby of Affinity Plus’ Eagan branch was made more colorful and cheerful each day as members and employees dropped off donations of Easter baskets that were delivered to patients at […]

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MnCUN honors two outstanding credit union champions

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 04/15/2015 – BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) presented its two most prestigious awards – Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year – […]

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NCUA’s Fazio among speakers at MnCUN annual meeting

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CUNA News Now © 04/15/2015 – BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A number of high-profile speakers addressed the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) annual meeting last week at the Mall of America, treating the 400 credit union representatives in attendance to a broad spectrum of topics. […]

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Affinity Plus Foundation announces 2015 academic scholarship winners

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 04/07/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In its continuing efforts to provide financial education and outreach to Minnesota youth, the Affinity Plus Foundation awards five, $5,000 academic scholarships to incoming freshmen, upperclassmen, nontraditional students, and masters/doctorate […]

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Minnco CU announces new branch managers

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press release: Minnco Credit Union 04/14/2015 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – Minnco Credit Union is pleased to announce Christine Scheiller as the new Vice President, North Branch Office, and Katie Mullen as the new Branch Manager, Cambridge/Cub Foods Office. Scheiller, who previously […]

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Three Minn. CUs in Top 50 of national credit union ranking

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SNL Financial Data Dispatch © April 2014  – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Vir. – SNL ranked the best-performing credit unions using the following five core financial performance metrics: member growth, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans, efficiency ratio, asset quality and market growth. To […]

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MnCUN welcomes prominent speakers, elects board at Annual Meeting

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 04/14/2015 – BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) held its Annual Meeting & Convention on April 10-11 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. Nearly 400 credit union professionals and volunteers attended, […]

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SouthPoint FCU awards scholarships from Minnesota Family Involvement Council

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press release: SouthPoint Federal Credit Union 04/02/2015 – NEW ULM, Minn. – SouthPoint Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that Jacob Gangelhoff and Amber Hillesheim, both of New Ulm, Minn. have each won a $500 Scholarship from the Minnesota Family […]

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Royal CU to hold shred days in Coon Rapids, Edina and Saint Paul

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press release: Royal Credit Union 04/10/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Minn. – Royal Credit Union will host Shred Days, an event for members and the general public to properly dispose of their personal documents and files. The first will take place on […]

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Affinity Plus Foundation will award five $1,000 Financial Literacy Cultivator Grants

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CU Insight © 04/10/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Teachers, schools, and community groups located in Minnesota who provide financial education to their students and participants are invited to apply for a $1,000 Financial Literacy Cultivator Grant. This year, the Affinity Plus Foundation […]

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Eden Prairie High School set to open an in-school Royal CU branch next fall

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Star Tribune © 04/09/2015 – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Students at Eden Prairie High School interested in business and marketing will have a chance to hone their skills next fall when a new in-school credit union is set to open. The west metro […]

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Central Minnesota CU helps Perham grow

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Perham Focus © 04/13/2015 – PERHAM, Minn. –  Chamber volunteer, Amanda Monahan from Perham Family Dentistry, and Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU) in Perham. The credit union has been around for […]

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Royal CU announces Young & Free Royal Spokester search

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press release: Royal Credit Union 04/07/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The search is on for one talented individual to be the Spokesperson (Spokester) of a unique program targeting 18-to-25 year olds in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Young & Free Royal powered […]

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Affinity Plus FCU raises more than $33,000 for Charities of Choice in 2014

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 04/07/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is proud to share it donated $33,037.41 to its five Charities of Choice in 2014. The donations were made by members and employees of the credit union […]

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Lending a helping hand – Accentra CU, Commerce Dept. kick off Financial Literacy Month

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Austin Daily Herald © 04/07/2015 – AUSTIN, Minn. – (Photo by Jason Schoonover, Austin Daily Herald)  The Minnesota Department of Commerce geared up for Financial Literacy Month with a stop in Austin Monday. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman toured Accentra Credit Union, where he visited […]

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Minnesota Hockey partners with Hiway Federal Credit Union

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CU Insight © 04/07/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Hockey today announced a premier partnership with Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) of St. Paul, which is ranked among the top credit unions in Minnesota. Hiway is committed to improving the financial lives […]

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Affinity Plus welcomes Minnesota Senate President to its St. Paul headquarters

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CU Insight © 04/07/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union hosted the honorable Senator Sandra Pappas, President of the Minnesota Senate, at its headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday, April 1. At the meeting, members of Affinity Plus’ senior […]

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Commerce commissioner visits Accentra CU during Financial Literacy Month

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KIMT-3 © 04/06/2015 – AUSTIN, Minn. – The tax deadline is fast approaching, so a state financial leader stopped in the area to highlight important work that is being done by local tax preparers. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is touring the […]

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Royal CU to open branch in Eden Prairie High School

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press release: Royal Credit Union 04/06/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union (RCU) will open an in-school credit union branch at Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) in September 2015. The branch will be open select hours during the school […]

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Minnesota Family Involvement Council names 2015 scholarship recipients

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 04/06/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – After poring over nearly 700 applications, the Family Involvement Council (FIC), a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF), has named its scholarship recipients for 2015. A total of […]

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Minnesota: The Land Of 10,000-Plus Card Replacements

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CUtoday © 04/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A statewide survey indicates that over one-third of Minnesotans have had a credit or debit card replaced because of fraudulent use or a data breach. The survey of 500 Minnesotans was conducted for the Minnesota […]

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TopLine FCU helps kids, parent learn money management skills

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TopLine Federal Credit Union 04/03/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – TopLine will be hosting several financial literacy sessions to celebrate youth this April during National Credit Union Youth Month. Did you know… Just 26% of 13 to 21-year-olds have learned about finances […]

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Card fraud affects one-third of Minnesotans

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Credit Union Times © 04/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A January 2015 survey of likely Minnesota voters revealed over a third of them had a credit or debit card replaced because of fraud or a data breach. The Minnesota Credit Union Network commissioned […]

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Thrivent FCU & Thrivent Financial introduce private student loans with a focus on responsible borrowing

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The Street © 04/02/2015 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Thrivent Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative, announces the launch of its suite of private student loan programs for families in search of competitive college financing solutions. Available products include fixed- and variable-rate education […]

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CU Survey: Data breaches and fraud affected 35 percent of Minnesotans’ cards

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal © 04/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – About 35 percent of Minnesotans had their credit or debit cards replaced over the past three years due to data breaches or fraud, according to a survey released Thursday. The survey found […]

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Apple Pay is now available for Hiway FCU Members

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press release: Hiway Federal Credit Union 4/01/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) announced today that their 62,000 members will now have access to Apple Pay using their credit and/or debit cards. This new service will transform mobile […]

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Central Minnesota CU supports Cinco De Mayo event

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Long Prairie Leader © 04/01/2015 – LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – Arlene Thompson, a member of the 2015 Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee, accepted a $200.00 donation from the Central Minnesota Credit Union on Friday, March 20. Dawn Jantzen and Viridiana Ledesma, of the […]

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Crew Crashers, governmental affairs and tie-dyed shirts go together

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Affinity Plus FCU blog post © 03/26/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus FCU Marketing Specialist Joanna Drennen attended this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference and shares her experiences as a “Crew Crasher” in the following blog post. I’m Minnesota,” or as […]

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CU Survey: Data Breaches, Card Fraud Affect More Than One-Third of Minnesotans

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Twin Cities Business © 04/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A survey conducted for the St. Paul-based Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) has found that more than one-third of Minnesotans have had to replace a credit or debit card due to fraudulent use […]

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Over one-third of Minnesotans’ credit/debit cards replaced due to data breach or fraud

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 04/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A statewide survey indicates that over one-third of Minnesotans have had a credit or debit card replaced because of fraudulent use or a data breach. The survey of 500 […]

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US Federal CU to host youth financial education seminars

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 04/01/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) will be hosting two youth financial education seminars during April in celebration of National Credit Union Youth Month. The seminars will be at their corporate location, […]

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Royal CU announces Financial Literacy Month events and activities

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press release: Royal Credit Union 04/01/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union (RCU) is encouraging its members to get “Wild About Saving” this April during National Credit Union Youth Month. Learning to save at a young age is critical to […]

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SPIRE CU’s 81st Annual Meeting attracts record-breaking attendance

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 04/01/2015 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – SPIRE Credit Union’s 81st Annual Meeting was again a smashing success. A record-breaking number of people, 3156 to be exact, were in attendance (an increase of 39% from 2014). SPIRE […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU Donates $5,000 to Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers

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CU Social Good © 03/30/2015 – BAXTER, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union’s Grant Committee approved a $5,000 donation to Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers.  Pictured is Chuck Albrecht, MMFCU President/CEO and Ann Silgen, Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers.

Ideal CU to highlight “Get Wiify” during National Youth Savings Challenge

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 03/31/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union will highlight its popular “Get Wiify” campaign with an emphasis on youth and financial literacy during the National Youth Savings Challenge in April. Members under age 18 are encouraged […]

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Affinity Plus FCU meets with Senators Klobuchar and Franken in Washington, D.C.

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press release: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus President and CEO, Dave Larson, and members of the credit union’s senior team and board of directors, visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 8-12, as part […]

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Cook Area CU nationally honored

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Mesabi Daily News © 03/30/2015 – COOK, Minn. –  The Cook Area Credit Union is a strong advocate for helping young people with financial education that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. And the Cook banking facility has been rewarded for […]

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Not-for-profit credit unions are community-focused partners

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St. Cloud Times © 03/27/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a March 28 letter to the editor in the St. Cloud Times, Minnesota Credit Union President & CEO Mark Cummins addressed statements made in a March 21 opinion piece by Joe Witt, President/CEO of […]

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Fulda Area CU participates in Worthington Women’s Expo Health & Home Show

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Daily Globe © 03/27/2015 – WORTHINGTON, Minn. –  Some people come for the seminars, to find out pertinent health information or to glean new recipes. Others like to learn about the newest products and services available in the local area. And there are […]

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Financial One CU sponsors Hops for Hunger III

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Twin Cities Daily Planet © 03/27/2015 – COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. – “We want to get into different types of fundraisers, not just pancake feeds and spaghetti dinners,” says Dave Rudolph, manager at the Southern Anoka County Assistance Food Shelf (SACA). With craft beer […]

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Affinity Plus FCU’s Minneapolis branch to be a Nice Ride Minnesota Site

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CU Insight © 03/26/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Many people living in the Minneapolis and surrounding communities get from point A to point B on bicycles – and now, with the addition of 20 new stations for shared bikes through the Nice […]

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SouthPoint FCU holds 79th annual member meeting

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The Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch © 03/27/2015 – SLEEPY EYE, Minn. – SouthPoint Federal Credit Union held its 79th Annual Meeting at the Orchid Inn in Sleepy Eye on Tuesday, March 17. CEO Richard Nesvold reviewed the financial data for year-end December 31, 2014, […]

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Ideal CU now offering convenience of mobile check deposit & Apple Pay

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 03/20/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union has added the convenience of Mobile Check Deposit for both personal and business accounts to its Mobile Banking app. Mobile Check Deposit enables members to deposit checks safely and securely with […]

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Young & Free Royal powered by Royal CU announces Cash Bash Contest winners

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press release: Royal Credit Union 03/20/2015 – RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Young & Free Royal powered by Royal Credit Union is giving away over $2,000 in its Cash Bash contest for college student organizations. The funds will be used for a […]

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HomeTown CU student employees headed to national DECA competition

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HomeTown Credit Union 03/19/2015 – OWATONNA, Minn. – HomeTown Credit Union announced that two of their student employees have qualified at the Minnesota State DECA Conference and have advanced to the National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Credit Union employee Amber Holte will be competing […]

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Minn. CUs report biz, auto lending growth

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CUNA News Now © 03/19/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Led by growth in auto lending and member business lending, 2014 was a measurable success for Minnesota credit unions, the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) reported. Member business lending grew 12.9% between year-end of […]

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Affinity Plus FCU donation helps Tri-Angels playground reach fundraising goal

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KARE 11 © 03/18/2015 – RIVER FALLS, Wis. – (Photo: KARE) A game-changing donation means it’s full speed ahead for a universally accessible playground dedicated to the memory of three sisters whose lives ended tragically. The Tri-Angels Playground committee reached its $555,000 fundraising […]

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Two Minn. credit union presidents inducted into national Hall of Leaders

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/19/2015 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two long-serving Minnesota credit union presidents – Steve Ahlness and Bill Raker – were inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington, D.C., last week in recognition of their […]

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MnCUN & BancVue announce partnership

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/19/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and BancVue® have partnered to expand services available for the state’s credit unions to offer members – including Kasasa®, BancVue’s national brand of free, […]

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Minn. credit unions receive the most national awards for community involvement, financial education efforts

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/17/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Five Minnesota credit unions received national awards in recognition of excellence in community service and financial literacy initiatives at a ceremony held on March 11 at the Credit Union National […]

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AmeriCU Mortgage appoints business development leader for Minnesota, Western Wisconsin

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/18/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – AmeriCU Mortgage has appointed Ted Wender as its Business Development Manager for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. A skilled relationship builder with over 24 years of mortgage industry knowledge, Wender brings […]

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SMW Federal CU’s De Long-Hersh named Outstanding Volunteer

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal © 03/17/2015 – LINO LAKES, Minn. – Aeton de Long-Hersh, chief financial officer at SMW Federal Credit Union in Lino Lakes, received the 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Credit Union National Association CFO Council.

More business lending, auto loan growth reported by Minn. credit unions

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/17/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to final data reported by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) earlier this month, Minnesota credit union member business lending grew 12.9 percent between year-end of 2013 and […]

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Central Minnesota CU receives approval for new building in St. Joseph

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SCTimes © 03/16/2015 – ST. JOSEPH, Minn. – The St. Joseph City Council approved Monday financing for a new Central Minnesota Credit Union building. The council unanimously approved $125,300 in tax-increment financing to help fund the $4.2 million office building planned for 1140 Elm […]

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Co-op collaboration quantified in cooperative alliances report

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CUNA News Now © 03/17/2015 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by CUNA, the National Credit Union Foundation, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA), and the Filene Research Institute spells out the mutual economic benefits credit unions and all types of […]

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Minn. credit unions share top priorities with Members of Congress

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/16/2015 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minnesota credit union representatives from across the state visited Capitol Hill on March 11 to deliver a unified message to members of the 114th Congress, joining nearly 5,000 credit union […]

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Two Harbors FCU named Small Business of the Year

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Lake County News Chronicle © 03/13/2015 – TWO HARBORS, Minn. – (Photo by LaReesa Sandretsky) More than 175 members of the Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce were at the chamber’s annual spring banquet Tuesday night at Clearwater Grille. After a social hour […]

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Francine Johnson joins Two Harbors FCU staff

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Duluth News Tribune © 03/15/2015 – TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Francine Johnson joined the staff of Two Harbors Federal Credit Union as a loan servicing supervisor. She is a native of the Two Harbors area with nearly 20 years of local office management experience, […]

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Steve Ahlness, former president and CEO of Greater Minnesota CU passes away

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Mille Lacs Messenger © 03/13/2015 – MORA, Minn. – Steve Ahlness, former president and CEO  of the Greater Minnesota Credit Union died March 10, 2015. Steve led Greater Minnesota Credit Union (GMCU) for nearly 37 years from 1977 through 2014. When Steve began […]

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CU Leagues aid state bar associations regarding IOLTAs

CUNA News Now @ 3/13/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn., and LIVONIA, Mich. – Two state credit union leagues have recently worked with state legal organizations to ensure that credit unions in their states are eligible to offer Interest on Lawyer Trust […]

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12 CU advocates added to CU House Hall of Leaders at Governmental Affairs Conference

CUNA News Now @ 3/12/2015 – WASHINGTON – Twelve credit union leaders have been added to the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in recognition of their commitment to the movement and their significant impact at the local, state or […]

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Survey shows Minnesotans love credit unions more than banks

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 03/09/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans are passionate credit union supporters. In fact, when asked which financial institution they love, Minnesotans say that they love their credit union nearly two-and-a-half times more often […]

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Prize-Linked Savings accounts offer incentive to save

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Affinity Plus FCU blog © 03/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On March 2, 2015, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed (Senate File) S.F. 1043, a bill that, if passed, would allow credit unions to offer prize-linked savings accounts. Prize-linked savings accounts reward […]

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Minnco CU donates $2,400 to local food shelves during Minnesota FoodShare Month

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press release: Minnco Credit Union 03/04/2015 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – On March 4, 2015, Kirstin Bruss, Peggy Durkot and Christine Scheiller, Minnco Credit Union Branch Vice Presidents, presented a “big check” for $1,100 to Family Pathways.  On hand to accept the […]

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Ray Burnett to be honored for 23 years of service through MnCUF’s “Credit Union Builder” award

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Brainerd Dispatch © 03/04/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union has announced it will honor Ray Burnett as a Credit Union Builder through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) at its Annual Meeting on April 22, 2015. The meeting will […]

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Affinity Plus FCU testifies in support of Minn. Prize-Linked Savings account bill

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CUNA News Now © 03/04/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A representative from Affinity Plus FCU, St. Paul, testified in support of a Minnesota bill allowing prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts–a bill that unanimously passed the state Senate Commerce Committee Monday. S.F. 1043, which is […]

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MnCUN advocates for credit unions in brief to Minnesota Supreme Court

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InsuraranceNewsNet.com © 03/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Interests representing the insurance and banking industries are preparing to make arguments to the Minnesota Supreme court in a case which could have an important effect on the security of property used to collateralize commercial […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pine to Prairie FCU members approve merger with Mid-Minnesota FCU

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press release: Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union 02/26/2015 – BAXTER, Minn. – The Board of Directors of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently approved a proposed merger with the Pine to Prairie Federal Credit Union in Twin Valley, MN.  A special membership meeting […]

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Two Prize-Linked Savings bills introduced in Minnesota

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CUNA News Now © 02/26/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. –  Prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts may soon spread into Minnesota, as two bills sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) allowing credit unions to offer such accounts were introduced in both the Minnesota House […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU to open branch in Detroit Lakes

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DL-Online © 02/26/2015 – DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –  Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union will open its ninth full service branch location early summer 2015 in Detroit Lakes. The addition of this location expands the credit union’s field of membership to now include Becker County. According […]

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Prize-Linked Savings legislation introduced in Minnesota

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CUtoday © 02/26/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Legislation has been introduced in the Minnesota legislature that would allow credit unions in the state to offer prize-linked savings accounts. The legislation has the backing of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. Prize-linked savings accounts […]

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MnCUN-sponsored Prize-Linked Savings bills introduced in Minn. House and Senate

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 02/25/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Feb. 23, Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored legislation that would allow credit unions in the state to offer Prize-Linked Savings accounts was introduced in both the Minnesota House of […]

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Ideal CU launches ‘Get Wiify’ campaign

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Virtual Strategy Magazine © 02/24/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union has launched “Get Wiify “ – an acronym for “What’s in it for You” – to further distinguish itself as the ideal choice for financial services. Get Wiify is targeted at […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU donates $5,000 to support early childhood programs

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Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union 02/24/2015 – BAXTER, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union’s (MMFCU) Board of Directors Grant Committee recently approved a $5,000 donation to the Initiative Foundation for support of their early childhood programs in membership areas the credit union serves. […]

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Wings Financial CU sponsoring 2015 Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

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Wings Financial Credit Union 02/24/2015 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Wings Financial Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Minneapolis Home and Garden Show! Visit Wings at booth 2410 or stop by the Lifestyle Stage to hear Ty Pennington speak on […]

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Camp St. Croix receives $550,000 grant from Royal CU

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Hudson Star-Observer © 02/23/2015 – HUDSON, Wis. – To recognize the RCU Foundation’s contribution, the new building will named in honor of RCU. The check was presented at a ceremony at Camp St. Croix Wednesday, Feb. 11. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated […]

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Former Mid-Minnesota FCU CEO Ray Burnett passes away

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Brainerd Dispatch © 02/17/2015 – BRAINERD, Minn. – Ray Burnett, 77, of Brainerd, died February 15, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born to the late Irene (Jacquiss) and Charles Burnett, June 1, 1937, in Ellendale, MN. He graduated from […]

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Royal CU hosting American Red Cross blood drive

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press release: Royal Credit Union 02/11/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The RCU Corporate Center in downtown Eau Claire will be the site of an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 20, 2015. The Blood Drive will take place […]

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Royal CU Foundation provides $550,000 grant to YMCA camp

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press release: Royal Credit Union 02/11/2015 – HUDSON, Wis. – YMCA Camp St. Croix has received a $550,000 grant from Royal Credit Union (RCU) Foundation to build a new program center that will serve day campers, community organizations and schools. To […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU supports Face to Face self-portrait exhibit

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Brainerd Dispatch © 02/12/2015 – BRAINERD, Minn. – The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) is asking for submissions for up to three works for Face to Face, a juried self-portrait exhibit. Face to Face seeks to highlight the relevance of thoughtful self-portraiture in an […]

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TopLine Helps Twin Cities Teens Learn Key Money Management Skills

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 02/11/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – TopLine recently teamed up with YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural Appreciation and Racial Equality) of Minneapolis and St. Paul to provide a financial literacy workshop for youth who participate in their Community Service Stars […]

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US Federal CU holds Staying Alive Blood Drive

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press release: US Federal Credit Union – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) held its bi-annual blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 to help save lives in the community. With a Saturday Night […]

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MnCUN Vendor Involvement Program welcomes 23 participants for 2015

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 02/09/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) welcomed 23 participants into its Vendor Involvement Program (V.I.P.) for 2015. Designed to optimize business relationships with Minnesota’s credit unions, V.I.P. combines advertising […]

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Northern Eagle FCU helps Bois Forte community celebrate strength of spirit

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Hometown Focus © 02/06/2015 – TOWER, Minn. – More than 475 Bois Forte Band members and other guests recently gathered at Fortune Bay Resort Casino to hear Tribal Chairman Kevin Leecy deliver his 10th consecutive State of the Band address. “The state of the […]

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First Alliance CU collecting donations for cancer patient

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Rochester Post Bulletin © 02/05/2015 – ROCHESTER, Minn. –  Lorne and Joni Grosso saw just how supportive the hockey community can be when Joni went through a battle with cancer several years ago — a battle she eventually won. But they’re still surprised at […]

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Minn. CUs reach new membership high

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CUNA News Now © 02/06/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions increased membership by nearly 8,000 in the fourth quarter of 2014, reaching a new high of 1.64 million, the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) reported. The new milestone continues an upward […]

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City & County CU awarded Employee Voice Award

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press release: City & County Credit Union 02/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Quantum Workplace, an employee engagement survey company, awarded City & County Credit Union the Employee Voice Award 2015 for outstanding work in employee engagement.  The Employee Voice Award […]

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Year-end results show continuing growth for Minnesota’s credit unions

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 02/05/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to preliminary data released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Minnesota credit unions experienced strong year-over-year asset, deposit and loan growth between year-end 2013 and 2014. Growth […]

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Two members of credit union young professionals group to attend 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 02/04/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nathan Dormody of Royal Credit Union and Joanna Drennen of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union – both members of the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) young professionals group “The Crew” […]

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United Educators CU sponsoring 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award

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WXOM-TV © 02/03/2015 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – The 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be chosen from a field of 123 candidates. These candidates have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor. This year’s […]

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Accentra CU working with Mower County Senior Advocacy Program on tax prep for seniors

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Austin Daily Herald © 01/31/2015 – AUSTIN, Minn. – Mower County Senior Advocacy Program is taking appointments to assist with the completion of the MN Property Tax Refunds Return. You will need to bring proof of income received in 2014 including: Social Security […]

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MnCUN supporting CFPB’s ‘Your Money, Your Goals’

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CUNA News Now © 02/02/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) is part of a team of organizations that have come together to help promote the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) “Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment […]

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Accentra CU helps 15th annual Gourmet Auction raise $10,000

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Albert Lea Tribune © 02/01/2015 – ALBERT LEA, Minn. – (Photo: Hannah Dillon/Albert Lea Tribune) Both food and fundraising were the scene at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club Friday night. The 15th annual Gourmet Auction took place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and two […]

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Central Minnesota CU helps Little Falls Kiwanis Club serve local children

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Morrison County Record © 01/30/2015 – LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Kiwanis International is a worldwide service organization of men and women focused on the challenges of world and community improvement. The primary focus of Kiwanis is to serve the children of the world, […]

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Affinity Plus FCU welcomes Kristina Wright as SVP of Member Experience

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CU Insight © 01/30/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces the recent hire of Kristina M. Wright as its senior vice president of member experience. Wright brings 14 years of industry experience to the Affinity Plus leadership team, […]

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City & County CU holds grand opening for new Shoreview location

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press release: City & County Credit Union 01/29/2015 – SHOREVIEW, Minn. – On January 24, 2015, City & County Credit Union held a Grand Opening Celebration for their new branch in Shoreview. Community members who attended were able to enjoy a […]

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MnCUN, Minn. Dept of Commerce team on “Your Money Your Goals” national rollout

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HometownSource.com © 01/29/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Financial Literacy Interagency Work Group led by the Minnesota Department of Commerce along with University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Credit Union Network have joined forces with the U.S. Consumer […]

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SPIRE CU, St. Paul Saints agree to Founding Partnership at CHS Field

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OurSports Central © 01/28/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The new home of the St. Paul Saints was officially named CHS Field in September, and the interest and support of the business community continues to pour in from all over the Twin Cities. […]

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State policy-makers, credit union leaders gather for Minnesota’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

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CUNA News Now © 01/30/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s top policy-makers headlined the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s 2015 Credit Union Day at the Capitol event in St. Paul on Jan. 27. More than 150 credit union leaders from communities throughout Minnesota […]

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Affinity Plus CEO Dave Larson accepts Polar Plunge Executive Challenge

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union © 01/28/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3…2…1…Cannonball! With the temperature near zero degrees and an imminent plunge into the icy waters of Lake Calhoun approaching, Dave Larson wonders…”What am I doing?” It occurred to Larson that the act of jumping from […]

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Ideal CU returns $516,000 in earnings to members through VIP Program

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CUtoday.info © 01/26/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union has returned 14 percent of its 2014 earnings to members through its exclusive VIP Program, the third consecutive year it has paid the bonus to members who are VIPs. The VIP Program rewarded […]

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Royal CU’s Finn receives Positive Impact Award

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press release: Royal Credit Union 01/26/2015 – MENOMONIE, Wis. – Andrea Finn, Royal Credit Union Digital Marketing Specialist, was awarded the RCU 2014 Positive Impact Award. Finn has demonstrated exceptional leadership beyond the scope of her position, both internally with her fellow […]

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SPIRE CU CEO Dan Stoltz named 2015 St. Paul Winter Carnival’s King Boreas

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TwinCities.com © 01/23/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – (Pioneer Press photo) SPIRE Credit Union CEO Dan Stoltz remembers how the pageantry of the St. Paul Winter Carnival stood out to him as a child — the battle between the Royal Family and the Vulcan […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU’s Sjoblad to serve on Pequot Lakes Chamber advisory board

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Pine and Lakes Echo Journal © 01/23/2015 – BAXTER, Minn. – The Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce welcomes its new advisory board members. Molly Nelson, Noble Escrow and Title, will be the 2015 advisory board chair. “I am excited for the new direction of […]

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Lieutenant governor, state legislative leaders, commerce commissioner to headline Minnesota Credit Union Day at the Capitol

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news advisory: Minnesota Credit Union Network 01/23/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) will welcome Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman […]

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Royal CU’s “The Power of an Hour” project benefits area non-profit organizations

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CUNA News Now © 01/26/2015 – MENOMONIE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union’s team members used their time at a recent corporate meeting held at UW-Stout to make a positive impact in the lives of others. In addition to celebrating a successful 2014 and planning […]

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Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union celebrates first anniversary

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CUNA News Now © 01/23/2014 & Hometown Focus © 01/23/2014 – NETT LAKE & TOWER, Minn. – This January, Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union is celebrating its first year of operation in the Bois Forte community. Since opening offices in the new Bois […]

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Two Minnesota credit unions named Community Impact Award finalists

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CU Today © 01/22/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Business Magazine has announced finalists for its 2015 Community Impact Awards, including two Minnesota credit unions – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union and Hiway Federal Credit Union. The Community Impact Awards honor Minnesota companies […]

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Wings Financial CU Island Experience featured at Minneapolis Boat Show

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KARE 11 © 01/21/2015 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – The 2015 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show drops anchor at the Minneapolis Convention Center January 22-25. The annual event gives boaters and anyone else who is dreaming of summertime fun the chance to see the […]

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TopLine FCU pledges to prepare low-income students for college

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CUNA News Now © 01/21/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – A credit union is playing a big role in an innovative seven-year program that creates a stable of local organizations that support low-income students in their journeys from middle school to their first years […]

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Central Minnesota CU fund helps to “Mend Natalia’s Broken Heart”

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Morrison County Record © 01/20/2015 – ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Natalia Remley, who is just 6 1/2 months old, was born with a rare chromosomal abnormality, Q22 deletion syndrome. It is also known as DiGeorge Syndrome. DiGeorge Syndrome is diagnosed when a patient is […]

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TopLine FCU’s youth financial literacy education efforts win national award

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Bloomberg Businessweek © 01/20/2015 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – After winning two statewide awards from Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) earlier this year, TopLine Federal Credit Union came out nationally with an award from Credit Union National Association (CUNA), for superior youth […]

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Royal CU assists VITA with tax return assistance to qualified taxpayers

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press release: Royal Credit Union 01/15/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union is once again assisting the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program by offering free office space. This unique service will be available from February 2 until April 8. […]

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United Educators CU’s MoneyIsland teaches kids financial life lessons

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press release: United Educators Credit Union 01/16/2015 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – United Educators Credit Union announces the availability of MoneyIsland, an educational and entertaining online world that helps tweens ages 8 to 14 in three key financial areas: Saving & Spending, […]

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SharePoint CU, Financial One CU and DAV of Minnesota donate 250 coats to veterans

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press release: SharePoint Credit Union 01/16/2015 – HOPKINS, Minn. – SharePoint Credit Union recently partnered with the DAV of Minnesota and Financial One Credit Union to collect and donate two-hundred and fifty (250) coats to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) on […]

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Minn. Credit Union Foundation establishes Financial & Audit Professionals Grant

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CUNA News Now © 01/20/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the support of a generous contribution from Rich Gabrielson, a certified public accountant (CPA) who worked with Minnesota credit union supervisory committees, boards of directors and management throughout his 36-year career, the Minnesota […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU grant helps fund “Publicity for Writers” series

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Brainerd Dispatch © 01/14/2014 – BRAINERD, Minn. – Feb. 24, Publicity for Writers: This class is specifically designed for published and soon to be published authors. The class covers the basics in book publicity, including author branding, websites, social media, book signings, book […]

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Royal CU volunteers awarded lifetime volunteer recognition

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WEAU.com © 01/15/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Nine RCU Members were recently awarded the Lifetime Volunteer Award at the RCU Volunteers’ Holiday Luncheon, held on January 14, 2015. Together, these nine volunteers have given over 5,200 hours of their time to […]

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MnCUN’s Cummins notes federal political action committee’s banner election cycle

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 01/15/2015 – WASHINGTON, D.C., – A record setting 2013-2014 election cycle has wrapped for the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) with $4.43 million in receipts. CULAC ended 2013-2014 13 percent ahead of the 2011-2012 total of […]

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Ideal CU selects winners in annual $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway

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CU Insight © 01/15/2015 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union made the holidays brighter for four lucky members in December, who were selected at random to win $1,000 in the annual Debit Card Giveaway. “Our popular $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is […]

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Central Minnesota CU offering 2015 scholarships

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Central Minnesota Credit Union 01/14/2015 – MELROSE, Minn. – Central Minnesota Credit Union is offering 14 – $1000 Scholarships and 6 – $500 Scholarships to eligible members. To Be Eligible, You Must: Be a member of CMCU. Be planning to attend an […]

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SouthPoint FCU opens newest location in St. Peter

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St. Peter Herald © 01/13/2015 – ST. PETER, Minn. –  (photo by Suzanne Rook/St. Peter Herald)  When SouthPoint Federal Credit Union began looking for is next location, leaders landed on St. Peter. Not only is it a county seat, it’s city where a […]

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US Federal CU to hold community blood drive

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 01/13/2015 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) will host a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and invites the community to participate. The MBC blood mobile will […]

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Royal CU honored with 2014 financial literacy award

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CUNA News Now © 01/13/2015 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced that 17 individuals, businesses and organizations have been named recipients of the 2014 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award, as selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy. “These worthy individuals […]

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Minn. State Senate praises HomeTown CU’s student-run branch at Owatonna High School

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Owatonna People’s Press © 01/09/2015 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Jack Livingston testified before the Minnesota Senate Commerce Committee last month, he told the senators about the benefits he has derived from working with HomeTown Credit Union here in Owatonna. “Today is […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU collecting funds for shooting victim’s family

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Brainerd Dispatch © 01/09/2015 – BRAINERD, Minn. –  When she thinks about her older brother, Shauna Kroll said she will remember his positivity and his love for his family. “He always had a good heart,” she said. “If anyone was down, even just […]

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TopLine FCU’s 16th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Benefits Local Communities

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 01/07/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – The Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services benefited by receiving donations from TopLine Federal Credit Union’s 16th annual Gratitude Tree Holiday Toy Drive held during the months of […]

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Northwoods CU to hold 78th Annual Meeting

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Northwoods Credit Union 01/07/2014 – CLOQUET, Minn. – Northwoods Credit Union will be holding its 78th Annual Meeting on Feb. 17.  Stop by to hear how the credit union fared last year and what plans are for 2015 & beyond. Refreshments will be […]

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Minn. Senate, new Minn. House of Representatives convene with credit unions well-represented

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 01/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the 2015 Minnesota state legislative session gets underway today, credit unions will be well-represented with at least one-fifth of both the current crop of state representatives and senators being members at […]

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Central Minnesota CU to open St. Joseph service center

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St. Cloud Times © 01/05/2015 – ST. JOSEPH, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Credit Union is planning a new service center at its St. Joseph location. On Monday the council approved releasing a utility and drainage easement between two lots, a first step […]

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Ideal CU to hold free home selling seminars in 2015

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CU Insight © 12/23/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union will host two free Home Selling Education Seminars in early 2015. Set for Thursday, January 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.at the credit […]

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Royal CU Holiday Toy Drive…giving never melts away

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The Dunn County News © 12/31/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – This holiday season will be a little brighter for some children in need thanks to the generosity of others. During the month of November, Royal Credit Union Members and non-Members donated over 500 […]

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SPIRE CU, Wolves recognize Dayton’s Bluff Seniors

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NBA.com © 12/23/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The month of December—and especially the time around the holidays—is often considered “the season of giving.” So as an organization, and presented by SPIRE Credit Union, the Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation decided to be a part […]

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TopLine Helps Students and Families Plan for College

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 12/30/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, MN – Freshmen at Fridley High School are in their third year of a seven-year college preparatory program that will follow them into their first year of college. GEAR UP, […]

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Royal CU announces Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

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press release: Royal Credit Union 12/22/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – RCU has named Tara Graff Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  She will own and manage the organization’s branding through all channels, ensuring consistent and effective brand expression through […]

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Affinity Plus FCU in Winona moving — around the corner

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Winona Daily News © 12/20/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – (photo: Jacob Hilsabeck, Daily News) Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union will be moving locations next year — but don’t worry, it won’t be hard to find. The credit union will be moving into […]

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SPIRE CU, Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation helps Thad-A-Clause land in Twin Cities

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NBA.com © 12/22/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – On Saturday, Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young and his Young for Youth Foundation took part in the annual Thad-A-Clause event. This time, the event was in the Twin Cities. The Foundation paired with the Timberwolves FastBreak […]

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MnCUN’s Cummins to serve as chair of national credit union PAC

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal © 12/19/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mark Cummins, president and CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, has been named chairman of a national political action committee that lobbies on behalf of credit unions. The Minnesota Credit Union Network […]

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MnCUN’s Cummins shares credit union loan growth insights on Minnesota Public Radio

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Minnesota Public Radio © 12/18/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Highlighting Minnesota credit unions’ continuing growth in business and auto lending, Minnesota Credit Union President & CEO Mark Cummins, spoke with Minnesota Public Radio business reporter Martin Moylan earlier this week. To listen […]

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Altra’s Drive Away Hunger Campaign generates over $21,000

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The Leaf Chronicle © 12/18/2014 – Altra Federal Credit Union raised over $21,000 nationally with its Drive Away Hunger Campaign. “Hunger is a very real concern in the communities we serve,” stated Cheryl Dutton, Vice President of Marketing for Altra Federal Credit Union. “Besides […]

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Minnesota credit union campaign aims to eradicate ‘Bankziety’

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Credit Union Magazine © 12/18/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) “Bankziety” program recently gained national attention after being mentioned in an article by The New York Times. The program, which spreads the word to consumers about the benefits […]

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Strong biz lending leads 3Q loan growth at Minn. CUs

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CUNA News Now © 12/18/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s credit unions posted healthy gains in loan growth in the third quarter, with outstanding loan balances jumping 10.1% year-over-year, according to data from the National Credit Union Administration. Driven by business lending, which […]

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Mid-Minnesota CU grant funds Brainerd poetry exhibition

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Brainerd Dispatch © 12/17/2014 – BRAINERD, Minn. – A juried exhibition will opens Feb. 21 and run through March 13 of 2015 at the Q Gallery located at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd. Selected poets are invited to read their poetry at the […]

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SPIRE CU’s relocated Eagan branch opens Dec. 22

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 12/17/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – After 15 years in its existing location, SPIRE Credit Union’s Eagan branch is moving.  The new location has the same excellent employees providing superlative service, but now boasts new conveniences such as […]

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Northwoods CU gift pays for new police dog

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Duluth News Tribune © 12/16/2014 – CLOQUET, Minn. – Somewhere in Slovakia, there’s a young German shepherd whose life is about to change. The dog will soon be headed to Carlton County to be sworn in as the newest K-9 officer in the Carlton […]

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Central Minnesota CU collects toys for Wadena High School drive

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Wadena Pioneer Journal © 12/14/2014 – WADENA, Minn. – Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) members were like Santa’s elves last week, collecting and counting toys for their annual Toys for Tots project. A total of 333 toys were collected from […]

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Lake State CU expansion plan generates best practices

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CreditUnions.com  © 12/15/2014 – MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – Situated between the bustling city of Minneapolis and the lakeside town of Duluth, MN, sits the headquarters of Lake State Credit Union ($187.2M, Moose Lake, MN), a growing cooperative with six branches and 80 employees. Chartered […]

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Royal CU announces new Program Director of Organization Alignment

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press release: Royal Credit Union 12/15/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – RCU has named Tracy White Program Director of Organizational Alignment.  She will lead the Service Level Agreement (SLA) program.  RCU’s SLA’s are incorporated to provide excellent Member experiences, Member satisfaction, team […]

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HomeTown CU testifies at Minn. senate committee hearing

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CUNA News Now © 12/15/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Senate Commerce Committee hosted leaders of a student-run, in-school credit union branch last week to learn about the success of the financial education program. Mike Rothman, commissioner of the state department of commerce, […]

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US Federal CU pilots new lending product

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 12/11/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) is working with the Filene Research Institute to pilot an auto loan product for those of modest means and those who are rebuilding their credit. The new […]

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SPIRE CU, Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation recognize CAER Food Shelf

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NBA.com © 12/11/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The goal of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation this month has been to recognize those who give so much back to the community. That trend continued on Wednesday night before the team hosted the Portland Trail […]

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TopLine FCU gets kids talking about money, earns national award for youth financial education

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/12/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – It’s never too early to talk with your kids about money. That’s why Topline Federal Credit Union is committed to Get Smart With Your Monev™ – an ongoing financial education initiative that encourages […]

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Mid-Minnesota CU’s “Mittens and More Drive” warms hands and hearts

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press release: Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union © 12/11/2014 – BAXTER, Minn. – The cold winter months will be just a little warmer thanks to the generosity of many who contributed to the “Mittens and More Drive” at the Staples Branch of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit […]

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Royal CU receives CU Journal 2014 Best Practices Award

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Chippewa Valley Business Report © 12/15/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union recently received a 2014 Best Practices Award from Credit Union Journal. RCU was recognized for its integrated, strategically aligned performance management and compensation structure. The Best Practices Awards are aimed at […]

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SPIRE CU, Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation honor Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels program

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NBA.com © 12/11/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the SPIRE Credit Union recognized a group that has been serving the metro for the last 45 years. Before Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, the Thanksgiving Meals On […]

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Mayo Employees FCU CEO and Decorah native Mary Hansen honored as Top Woman in Finance

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The Decorah Newspapers © 12/11/2014 – DECORAH, Iowa – Decorah native Mary (Christianson) Hansen has been recognized by the daily newspaper Finance and Commerce as a Top Women in Finance honoree for the state of Minnesota. Hansen, chief executive officer of Mayo Employees Federal […]

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Minn. credit unions see business lending, auto loan growth in third quarter

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/11/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to final data reported by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Minnesota credit unions experienced significant growth in lending in the third quarter of 2014. Nationally, credit unions recorded […]

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HomeTown Credit Union’s thriving student-run Owatonna High School branch focus of Senate Commerce Committee hearing

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/11/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Senate Commerce Committee learned about the successes of HomeTown Credit Union’s student-run branch at Owatonna High School during a hearing on Wednesday. Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman […]

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Central Minnesota CU collecting donations for family of missing Moorhead snowmobiler

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WDAY.com © 12/09/2014 – MOORHEAD, Minn. – Rescue crews are taking a break searching for a Moorhead man they believe drove his snowmobile into open water on the Sheyenne River. 34-year-old Cole Schwindt has been missing for more than a week. Now, friends and family […]

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Cook Area CU’s North Woods Money Cave shows who’s The B.O.S.S., earns national first place award for youth financial education

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/11/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Credit Union National Association recently awarded Cook Area Credit Union with a national Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, recognizing a commitment to youth financial literacy.* Cook Area Credit Union’s (CACU) award-winning […]

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SPIRE CU, Timberwolves surprise kids with shopping spree

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KARE © 12/09/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Minnesota Timberwolves surprised 22 children Tuesday with a shopping spree at Target. “It’s important to see these kids smile,” said guard Ricky Rubio. “A lot of them will remember this for the rest of their […]

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United Educators CU’s Math Market for first graders wins national youth financial education award

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/10/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Taking second place* in the national Desjardins Youth Financial Education award competition, which recognizes a commitment to youth financial literacy, United Educators Credit Union created a Math Market for first graders at an […]

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Affinity Plus FCU’s “Plus It Forward” creates ripple effect of goodwill

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Credit Union Magazine © December 2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Even with its long track record of philanthropic work—which includes establishing a foundation that invests heavily in financial education, and partnering with organizations such as the American Red Cross and Children’s Hospital […]

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SPIRE CU continues “Season of Giving” with Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation

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NBA.com © 12/09/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. –  To continue the Season of Giving, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, along with the Spire Credit Union, gave a $5,000 grant to the Hope Coalition. The grant presentation occurred pre-game against the Houston Rockets  and […]

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Wakota FCU partners with City of South St. Paul on “Skates with Santa”

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LillieNews.com © 12/09/2014 – SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. –  Join the City of South St. Paul at Wakota Arena for the Annual Skate with Santa 4:50 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Strap on some skates and Skate with Santa and […]

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Hiway FCU’s Learn@Work seminar series receives national financial education award

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/09/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hiway Federal Credit Union recently earned an honorable mention in the national Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award competition* for its Learn@Work seminar series. The Credit Union National Association presents the Desjardins Award […]

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SouthPoint FCU recognized as one of the nation’s healthiest credit unions

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Sleepy Eye e-News © 12/06/2014 – SLEEPY EYE, Minn. – SouthPoint Federal Credit Union has been recognized as one of the most financially healthy credit unions in the United States by DepositAccounts.com. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the top 200 […]

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Thrivent FCU CEO shares history, mission

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CUNA News Now © 12/09/2014 – APPLETON, Wis. –  The head of Appleton, Wis.-based Thrivent FCU, which converted to a credit union from a bank in 2012, sat down with the Post-Crescent this week as part of a regular series of interviews with local business […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU raises over $7,000 through Miracle Mondays campaign

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press release: Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union 12/05/2014 – BRAINERD, Minn. – Over $7,000 was raised and collected during the month of November for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare on behalf of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union members and staff. The Miracle Mondays campaign kicked […]

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Lake State CU’s “Drive Now, Text Later” campaign takes first place in national community service award competition

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/08/2014 – MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – Texting while driving is a significant cause of injury and even death for teens, and Lake State Credit Union decided to take action and do something about it. Lake State launched a […]

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Hiway FCU presents Minnesota Wild Youth Starting Lineups

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Minnesota Wild © 12/08/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Register your child to be on the ice with the Minnesota Wild for Youth Starting Lineups presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union! Winners will receive two (2) lower level tickets and the opportunity for your […]

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Cook Area Credit Union among five Minnesota credit unions to win national awards

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HometownFOCUS.us 12/05/2014 – COOK, Minn. – The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) recently announced that five Minnesotacredit unions received national recognition in 2014 through the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards and Desjardins Financial Education Awards programs. These awards recognize credit union excellence […]

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Hiway FCU wins honorable mention for national award

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press release: Hiway Federal Credit Union 12/04/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. –Hiway Federal Credit Union has been honored with a 2014 National Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union […]

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Credit unions to partner with cyber security experts on “Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life” event

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press release: National Cyber Security Alliance © 12/02/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Dec. 9, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is hosting a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers […]

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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation puts donations into action in 2014

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CUNA News Now © 12/05/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Keenly focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. Each year the […]

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Thompson, Cummins op-ed: Reg burden creating ‘too small to succeed’

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CUNA News Now  © 12/02/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn., and BISMARCK. N.D. – An increasing regulatory burden is creating a “too small to succeed” environment for community financial institutions rather than eliminating “too big to fail” financial institutions as new regulations were intended, two credit […]

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Five Minn. credit unions win national awards for community involvement, financial education efforts

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 12/02/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) recently announced that five Minnesota credit unions received national recognition in 2014 through the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards and Desjardins Financial Education Awards […]

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US Federal CU & Royal CU teach financial literacy skills in schools

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NerdWallet © 12/01/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Helping you teach your kids how to handle their money is a shared goal of credit unions amid a national conversation about requiring financial literacy classes in schools. Teaching personal finance skills in high school is […]

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MnCUN’s Cummins, CUAD’s Thompson share how growing regulatory burden threatens small financial institutions

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Prairie Business © 11/28/2014 – Over the last few years, credit unions and community banks have faced a common and growing concern: the crisis of creeping complexity with respect to the regulatory burden. Our communities, our customers, and our members need the smaller, […]

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Four Minnesota credit unions win national financial education awards

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CUNA News Now © 12/01/2014 – MADISON, Wis. – Credit unions’ commitment to the practice of financial education is honored each year by the Credit Union National Association through Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards, which were recently announced. The Desjardins Award is […]

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Hiway FCU presents Minnesota Wild “Tweets of the Week”

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Minnesota Wild © 11/27/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Each week, the Minnesota Wild will choose a selection of the “best” tweets of the week to be featured on Wild.com. Of the featured tweets, one winner will receive a Wild Prize Pack each week! […]

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United Educators Credit Union Foundation awards $1,500 for financial literacy initiatives

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press release: United Educators Credit Union 11/26/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – United Educators Foundation has awarded three grants to schools for their 2014/2015 financial literacy initiatives related to saving, math, money management and creating a financial foundation for youth. Each school received a […]

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US Federal CU rewards youth financial literacy

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 11/25/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) celebrated youth financial literacy throughout October by offering youth account opening bonuses, prize drawings, a movie trivia contest, and movie displays in participating branch locations. USFCU […]

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Ideal CU’s Director of Mortgage Sales named 2014 “Super Mortgage Professional”

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 11/25/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Faith Tholkes, Director of Mortgage Sales at Ideal Credit Union, was recently named a Super Mortgage Professional for 2014 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. Tholkes was nominated for the award […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU shares business lending best practices

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CUNA News Now © 11/26/2014 – MADISON, Wis. – A new white paper from the CUNA Lending Council explores how credit unions can differentiate themselves in the business lending space. “Advanced Member Business Lending: Finding Success in the Commercial Lending Space” examines: A brief […]

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Lake State CU honored with national Maxwell award for social responsibility

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CUNA News Now © 11/25/2014 – MADISON, Wis. – The Credit Union National Association’s National Awards Committee recently selected the recipients of the 2014 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The awards, which are given in several credit union asset sizes, were selected […]

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Ideal CU, Tartan High School team to make student branch an “Ideal Combo”

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Life to the Max © 11/20/2014 – OAKDALE, Minn. – Educators at Tartan Senior High School, in Oakdale, Minn., had a unique idea on how to teach students about credit and banking. Through a partnership between the school and Ideal Credit Union, a […]

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Royal CU aligns team to improve performance

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Credit Union Journal © 11/24/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The ability to generate team-wide agreement is one of the fundamental elements of strong credit union leadership. But generating agreement goes beyond simply creating consensus. So earlier this year, Royal Credit Union took steps […]

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US Federal Credit Union’s Anthony Bumgarner receives promotion

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 11/21/2014 – FRIDLEY, Minn. – Anthony Bumgarner, Financial Advisor, located at US Federal Credit Union, has been appointed Vice President, Wealth Management by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.  The appointment has been earned through Bumgarner’s many years […]

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Mayo Employees FCU CEO Mary Hansen named “Top Woman in Finance” by Finance & Commerce

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Finance & Commerce © 11/21/2014 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – From a young age, Mary A. Hansen found math, economics and accounting concepts to be simple and easy, so it was a natural fit for her to move into the financial field. She began her […]

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Royal CU helps foil financial fraud scheme

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Credit Union Times © 11/19/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – With the help of the $1.4 billion Royal Credit Union, Wisconsin police investigators busted a financial fraud scheme that used Facebook to carry out the conspiracy. Robert Teuteberg, a financial crimes investigator at the […]

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Ideal Credit Union collects 224 coats for Coats for Kids, donates $2,500 for 156 more

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PRWeb © 11/20/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union members, staff and the community once again helped to fill collection barrels to ensure kids in the Twin Cities metro area receive new or gently used coats this winter. A total of 224 coats […]

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Washington Post, MONEY among media to cover CU satisfaction excellence

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CUNA News Now © 11/19/2014 – MADISON, Wis. – News of credit unions’ high placement in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)–released Tuesday–garnered national and international press attention. Credit unions remain at the top of overall consumer satisfaction rankings and, in particular, scored […]

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Credit unions top in customer satisfaction among financial institutions

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press release: Credit Union National Association 11/18/2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Credit unions are ranked first in customer satisfaction, significantly outpacing all other financial services, according to findings released today by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).  The 85 customer satisfaction score is first […]

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SouthPoint FCU supports New Ulm community’s Parade of Lights

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SouthernMinnScene.com © 11/18/2014 – NEW ULM, Minn. – The Holiday Season will soon be upon us, and with that comes the 26th Annual New Ulm Parade of Lights! The parade, which is organized by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is always held […]

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Central Minnesota CU starts fund for “Ashtyn’s Journey”

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The Enterprise © 11/17/2014 – ALBANY, Minn. – Ashtyn Fiedler is a fighter. At just over seven months old, she has undergone immense medical complications stemming from a respiratory virus in September, which unveiled a congenital heart defect. “Everything was normal when she was […]

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CU foundations (Amazon)Smile as holiday shopping season nears

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CUNA News Now © 11/17/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – A number of credit union foundations have signed up for Amazon’s new fundraising service AmazonSmile, which allows Amazon customers to pick charitable organizations that Amazon will donate to each time a purchase is made […]

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Former SharePoint CEO John Braff passes away at age 87

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SharePoint Credit Union 11/17/2014 – HOPKINS, Minn. – John E. Braff, of Minnetonka, died on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Braff was raised in Duluth, Minnesota, graduated from Duluth Central High School and joined the Navy in World War II. After completing his military […]

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Collegeville CU’s student-run branch adds access, experience

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St. Cloud Times © 11/16/2014 – COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The “office” where Nico Marusco works isn’t really an office at all. It’s more like a wooden counter that separates a 120-square-foot space from the surroundings outside the St. John’s University Bookstore in Sexton Commons. […]

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TopLine FCU brings financial food for thought to Maple Grove Farmers’ Market

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Marketwired © 11/13/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – The largest outdoor market in the northwest Metro, the Maple Grove Farmers Market offered customers the best in Minnesota produce and other vendor-made specialty items — and a chance to learn about financial fitness at the same time. […]

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Mill City Credit Union to award $10,000 in post-secondary scholarships

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press release: Mill City Credit Union 11/11/2014 – MINNETONKA, Minn. – Mill City Credit Union will award $10,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 school year to encourage and inspire post-secondary education opportunities. Now through February 15, 2015, individuals can apply by submitting […]

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Bankziety gains national attention

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New York Times © 11/10/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Americans of a certain age may have fond recollections of banks, like getting lollipops from kindly tellers and being issued their first passbooks to deposit earnings from babysitting and paper routes, but affection for […]

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Royal CU names Vice President of Community Engagement

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press release: Royal Credit Union 11/11/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union has named Vicki Hoehn Vice President of Community Engagement.  Hoehn will organize, direct, manage, develop and lead the Community Engagement team to create and implement programs, products, campaigns and […]

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Minnesota credit unions back winners

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Credit Union Times © 11/12/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Every congressional candidate endorsed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s Political Involvement Committee won their races in the midterm elections. Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen and Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan each […]

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TopLine FCU leads financial education sessions for Minnesota student summit

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CUNA News Now © 11/12/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Financial experts on staff at TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., were once again called in to lead personal money management educational sessions at the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit in October. For the sixth straight […]

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Affinity Plus FCU members and employees scatter kindness in Minnesota on Plus It Forward Day

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press release: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 11/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sarnia Street in Winona proved to be an interesting place to drive on Monday, Oct. 13, as people wearing purple shirts with “Plus It Forward” on them held up a […]

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Consumer lending soars at Lake State CU in 2014

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CreditUnions.com © 11/06/2014 – MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – This northern Minnesota financial co-op boosted its consumer lending almost four times higher in the first nine months of 2014. Lake State Credit Union ($187.2M, Moose Lake, MN) is having a great 2014 when it comes to […]

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SharePoint CU announces Debt Reduction Contest winner

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SharePoint CU LinkedIn © 11/06/2014 – HOPKINS, Minn. –  SharePoint Credit Union congratulates Crystal, the Debt Reduction Contest winner! Crystal used our SharePoint’s Loan Saver calculator and was able to save almost $24,000 by refinancing her mortgage with SharePoint. She also refinanced a credit card, […]

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All Minn. credit union-endorsed candidates win 2014 congressional races

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 11/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions and their endorsed candidates had a successful election day. All four candidates – both Republican and Democrat – endorsed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political […]

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Minn. CU trainers 1st to roll out CFPB’s ‘Your Money, Your Goals’

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CUNA News Now © 11/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The first training session for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) “Your Money, Your Goals” was held Monday in Minnesota–the first state in the nation to help launch the financial education initiative–and credit union trainers […]

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Land of 10,000 lakes adds 10,000 members

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CUtoday © 11/05/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions are seeing the same growth across most categories as are CUs in other states. The Minnesota CU Network said credit union membership grew by nearly 10,000 during the second quarter of 2014 to […]

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TopLine FCU led personal money management sessions at the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit

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Market Wired © 11/05/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – For the sixth consecutive year TopLine Federal Credit Union financial experts were invited to lead personal money management educational sessions at the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit, held in Bloomington, Minnesota. Every October over 300 student […]

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SharePoint CU raises dollars, collects food for 360 Communities organization

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SharePoint CU LinkedIn © 11/05/2014 – HOPKINS, Minn. – The SharePoint employees and members at our Burnsville branch raised $150 and 40 pounds of food for 360 Communities. Photo: Laurie (Director of Development at 360 Communities) and Ruth (Business Development Rep at SharePoint.)

CFPB chooses Minnesota credit unions, state agencies to launch national program

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 11/04/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Trainers from credit unions throughout Minnesota participated in the inaugural “Your Money, Your Goals” training session on Nov. 3. “Your Money, Your Goals” is a toolkit developed by the Consumer […]

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SPIRE CU gearing up for Apple Pay

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Pioneer Press © 11/03/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Financial institutions are gearing up to make their credit cards compatible with Apple Pay, the two-week-old payment system that allows iPhone users to tap their devices against wireless terminals at about 220,000 retail locales in […]

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Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union to award $10,000 in scholarships

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Unigo © 11/04/2014 – DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union will award two $1,000 scholarships and sixteen $500 scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are non-renewable. Requirements Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled undergraduate student at […]

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Loan growth continues in third quarter for Minn. credit unions

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 11/03/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Preliminary data recently released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) shows that Minnesota credit unions experienced strong year-over-year asset, deposit and loan growth between the third quarters of 2013 […]

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Cook Area CU receives Minnesota Credit Union Foundation grant

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Duluth News Tribune © 10/29/2014 – COOK, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation announced a $7,500 grant to help Cook Area Credit Union and Independent School District 2142 establish a second student-run credit union at a school in the district. Building on past […]

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Ideal CU’s popular $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is back for 2014

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PRWeb © 10/31/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union’s popular $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is back for another holiday season.  To qualify, members simply register for the promotion online at www.idealcu.com. Then, each time they use their Ideal CU Cash & Check Debit MasterCard® […]

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Home Depot data breach cost CUs nearly $60 million

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Credit Union National Association 10/30/2014  CONTACT: Zan McKelway, CUNA Communications (202) 508-6701, zmckelway@cuna.coop The data security breach at Home Depot stores in September cost credit unions nearly $60 million to reissue cards, deal with fraud and cover other costs, according […]

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Collegeville Community CU opens branch at St. John’s University

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College of Saint Benedict + St. John’s University © 10/29/2014 – COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – There used to be a TV commercial that popularized one of the more memorable advertising slogans of the 1980s, “I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company.” Justin […]

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Mary Hansen of Mayo Employees FCU to be recognized as a 2014 top woman in finance

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Finance & Commerce © 10/29/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mary Hansen, CEO of Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union has been selected as one of the 2014 Top Women in Finance by Finance & Commerce magazine. Finance & Commerce recognizes accomplished women from across the state of Minnesota […]

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Wings spans beyond aviation roots

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Twin Cities Business Magazine  © 10/24/2014 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Wings Financial Credit Union was founded to serve Northwest Airlines employees, but it has catapulted beyond its aviation roots and is adding four new branches in Twin Cities suburbs. “Business has been growing, […]

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600 stories detail why Minnesota CU members love their CU

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CUtoday © 10/28/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network said it has now collected nearly 600 stories from credit union members across the state as part of its “Why I Love My Credit Union” video campaign. In the campaign […]

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Fulda Area CU to host Halloween Trunk or Treat event for kids

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KWOA © 10/29/2014 – WORTHINGTON, Minn. – The spookiest night of the year is just a few days away, so here are a few options for all of the little ghosts and goblins out there when it comes to Halloween fun. The Worthington branch […]

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US Federal CU’s Bill Goldaris receives promotion

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 10/28/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bill Goldaris, CU Advisor, located at US Federal Credit Union, has been appointed Vice President – Wealth Management by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. The appointment has been earned through Goldaris’ many […]

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US Federal CU donation goes beyond state borders

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 10/27/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) recently donated a large collection of previously-used community event photo backdrops to St. Joseph’s School in Rosemount, MN with hopes they could be put to good […]

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VIDEO: Minn. credit unions & co-ops are “Community Connected”

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/27/2014 – INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – To recognize National Co-op Month, the Minnesota Credit Union Network teamed with area credit unions and co-ops on Oct. 21 at a press event to highlight the impact cooperative organizations make in […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU’s “On-The-Spot” auto financing saves members time and money

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Brainerd Lakes Chamber © 10/24/2014 – BAXTER, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union’s On-The-Spot financing lets you apply and receive approval for your MMFCU loan…right at your favorite central Minnesota dealership. Save yourself a trip to the credit union, and save your wallet with […]

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United Educators CU Foundation announces 2015 Scholarship Program

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press release: United Educators Foundation 10/24/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – United Educators Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual High School student, Education Major student, and Educator Scholarship Awards. Applications are available on United Educators Credit Union’s website at www.uecu.coop/scholarship, and […]

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SharePoint CU saves members $10,000 on 1st Mortgage closing costs

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SharePoint Credit Union 10/27/2014 – HOPKINS, Minn. – SharePoint CU has saved members $10,000 on 1st Mortgage closing costs with its current $500 off closing cost promotion! This promotion runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Learn more about the home buying process and your […]

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Anoka Hennepin CU named “Service Business of the Year” by Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce

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ABC Newspapers © 10/23/2014 – COON RAPIDS, Minn. – The Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 62nd year with a breakfast meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Courtyards of Andover. One of the biggest changes is a new logo, which was redesigned […]

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CUs emphasize co-op principles during National Co-op Month

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CUNA News Now © 10/23/2014 – INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – The nation is taking time to appreciate cooperatives this October for National Co-op Month, and financial cooperatives, commonly known as credit unions, have joined in on the celebration. The festivities are in full […]

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South Metro FCU plans Shakopee branch

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal © 10/17/2014 – SHAKOPEE, Minn. – South Metro Federal Credit Union will start construction of its new Shakopee branch next week. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8001 Old Carriage Ct. N., […]

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SPIRE CU’s “creatively creative” Graff achieves CU Rock Star award

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Credit Union Magazine © 09/30/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Tara Graff is portrayed by her colleague Casey Carlson as “creatively creative” and “über-talented.” And, “Emily Dickinson-esque.” “I hope that doesn’t mean I’ll be famous only after I’m dead!” Graff quips. “Ever […]

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Minnco CU fund benefits local Senior Enrichment Center

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Isanti County News © 10/22/2014 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – Mary Sarault, with the Isanti County Commission on Aging, appeared before the council to request a pause in the rent for the Senior Enrichment Center for one to two years. The SEC pays $500 per […]

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Royal CU’s “culture champion” Forcier-Pabst gains CU Rock Star recognition

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Credit Union Magazine © 09/30/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Starting stuffed snowball fights. Singing and dancing. Handing out popcorn. That’s a typical Friday at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wis., thanks in part to Amy Forcier-Pabst, who was recently promoted to […]

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Minn. credit unions, co-ops emphasize community connections

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/21/2014 – INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – October is National Co-op Month, and the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) held a “Community Connected” press event in Inver Grove Heights on Tuesday to recognize the impact cooperative […]

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Community Connected infographic highlights the credit union mission

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/22/2014  – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Oct. 21, the Minnesota Credit Union Network released an infographic illustrating that credit unions are “Community Connected.” As locally-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions are dedicated to the communities that […]

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Royal CU’s Finn drives social network that never sleeps, wins CU Rock Star award

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Credit Union Magazine © 09/30/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – In today’s digital age, social media moves at the speed of thought, and those who are experts have learned to sprint along with it. It’s a good thing that Andrea Finn has […]

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Mill City CU makes top credit union employer list

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Credit Union Journal © 10/17/2014 – MINNETONKA Minn. – Five years ago, a 50% increase in premiums threatened to end company-paid health coverage for employees of Atomic Credit Union in Piketon, Ohio. Plenty of companies have shifted the cost of rising premiums to […]

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Royal CU’s Young Professionals group cash mobs celebrate International CU Day

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Credit Union Times © 10/16/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Credit unions are spreading awareness about the benefits of membership on International Credit Union Day on Thursday by promoting the theme of “Local Service. Global Good.” The Young Professionals group at the $1.4 […]

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First Alliance CU’s Evans inspires staff, earns Credit Union Rock Star recognition

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Credit Union Magazine © 09/30/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – Pam Evans ’ career spans from teller to executive. And at every stop, she has demonstrated her knack for coaching, motivating, and leading. Currently the assistant vice president of member service at First Alliance Credit […]

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Gov. Dayton declares Oct. 16 Credit Union Day in Minnesota

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/16/2014  – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as Credit Union Day in Minnesota. The proclamation coincides with International Credit Union Day and this year’s theme […]

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VIDEO: Sen. Senjem highlights consumers’ trust of credit unions at Minnesota Minded event

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/15/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s Minnesota Minded events showcased information illustrating that credit unions are Minnesotans’ trusted, local financial partner, and that credit unions are closely connected to the communities they serve. At the most […]

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VIDEO: Affinity Plus FCU’s Plus It Forward campaign prompts acts of kindness

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Valley News Live © 10/14/2014 – BEMIDIJI, Minn. – We’re taking a look at an effort to start a kindness revolution in Bemidji. It’s a campaign started by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Unions in Minnesota. The idea behind the campaign is that even […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU funds Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp.’s Business Chat with EXECs

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Brainerd Dispatch © 10/12/2014 – PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. – Retired business executives have a wealth of information to share with the Brainerd lakes community and will be available to anyone having business questions, the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp. (BLAEDC) reported. Questions […]

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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation awards $7,500 in financial education grants

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CUNA News Now © 10/21/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation – with a mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive – recently awarded $7,500 in grants to assist with implementing financial education […]

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VIDEO: MnCUN’s Minnesota Minded press event in Rochester showcases credit unions’ community involvement in southeastern Minnesota

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/15/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) wrapped up its statewide series of “Minnesota Minded” events in Rochester on Sept. 30, featuring news about Minnesota credit union community involvement and financial education initiatives. Featured speakers were Mayo […]

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Credit Union Magazine honors four “Rock Stars” representing three Minn. credit unions

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Credit Union Magazine © 10/14/2014 – SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In honor of International Credit Union Day, which falls on Thursday, Credit Union Magazine has released its second annual “Rock Stars” issue, which highlights the extraordinary work carried out by those credit union employees […]

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Rep. Rick Nolan lends a hand to Minnesota’s credit unions

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Excerpt from Rep. Nolan’s Monday Report 10/13/2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wonderful news for our Minnesota credit unions! The Board of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has heeded my call to protect healthy credit unions from burdensome regulations that discourage savings […]

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US Federal CU Fall Shred Event has big impact on community and environment

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 10/13/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) partnered with Shred Right, the Better Business Bureau, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce to host a shred event on September 20, 2014. Secure Your ID […]

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Royal CU to celebrate International Credit Union Day

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press release: Royal Credit Union 10/13/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – On October 16, 2014, credit unions all around the world will celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day® by joining together and celebrating their cooperative spirit.  In honor of this special day, […]

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First Alliance CU welcomes Nelson as new board member

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press release: First Alliance Credit Union 10/09/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – First Alliance Credit Union is pleased to welcome its newest Board member, Christopher Nelson. Nelson joined the First Alliance Board of Directors in September of this year. He also sits on […]

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Filene welcomes City & County CU’s Schewe to prestigious i3 Innovation Program

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press release: City & County Credit Union 10/09/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Filene Research Institute welcomes Matt Schewe, Vice President of Member Experience at City & County Credit Union, to i3 innovation program, which fosters the development of new ideas and […]

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TopLine FCU to hold identity theft prevention workshop

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TopLine Federal Credit Union 10/08/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Defend Yourself Against Identity Theft. Know how it happens and how to prevent it. Join LSS Financial Counseling and TopLine for a workshop to learn about: Ways identity theft can happen and effective steps […]

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HomeTown CU collecting donations for “A Night for Nicky”

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Southernminn.com © 10/08/2014 – OWATONNA, Minn. –  The Owatonna Elks Lodge is sponsoring “A Night for Nicky (Hollister) Schwab,” daughter of Jeff and Colleen Hollister. Nichole is a 34 year old wife and mother of three. In July, 2013, doctors discovered a large […]

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KTTC-TV VIDEO: MnCUN says consumers demand local financial partners, attributing to recent credit union growth

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KTTC © 09/30/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – Presidents and CEOs of regional credit unions met to discuss recent trends in the industry on Sept. 30. A recent report by Minnesota Credit Union Network revealed that the state’s credit unions have gained more […]

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Hermantown FCU receives Community Development Financial Institution certification

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press release: Hermantown Federal Credit Union 10/03/2014 – HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has certified Hermantown Federal Credit Union as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). CDFI certification means that an […]

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KIMT-TV VIDEO: MnCUN stresses the importance of credit unions in Minnesota

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KIMT © 09/30/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – Leaders in the financial world were in Rochester Sept. 30 to talk about the importance of credit unions. One of those people happened to be the President and CEO of Minnesota Credit Union Network, Mark Cummins. […]

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Minnesota Credit Union Network urges congressional action on data breaches

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Duluth News Tribune © 10/05/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Faster than a Jimmy John’s delivery, we have another data breach. Earlier this year, the Credit Union National Association, the national trade association that represents more than 400 credit union locations in Minnesota, […]

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SouthPoint FCU wins Crystal Performance Award

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Sleepy Eye e-News © 10/05/2014 – SLEEPY EYE, Minn. – SouthPoint Federal Credit Union is honored to accept the 2013 Crystal Performance Award from Raddon Financial Group (RFG). RFG recognized the top credit unions in two assets classes (above $500 million and […]

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United Educators CU provided financial education to more than 700 Minnesota students during 2013-14 school year

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press release: United Educators Credit Union 10/03/2014 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Fall is officially upon us, and students are over a month into another school year. That means United Educators Credit Union is also back in the classroom, continuing a commitment […]

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Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that Minnesota credit unions are growing

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Rochester Post-Bulletin © 10/01/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions have gained more than 100,000 members since 2011, and now more than 1.6 million Minnesotans are members, said officials at the Minnesota Credit Union Network on Sept. 30. Minnesota credit unions […]

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SPIRE CU sponsors Central Minnesota Art Co-op’s first drive-in movie night

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Princeton Union-Eagle © 10/03/2014 – PRINCETON, Minn. – Gene Reierson and his 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 retractable hardtop were there, as were Ken Swing with his 1963 Mercury Comet convertible and six Spire Credit Union employees with the credit union’s corporate mascot vehicle, […]

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United Educators CU supporting 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, nominations now open

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Owatonna People’s Press © 10/02/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nominations for Minnesota Teach of the Year opened Wednesday, Oct. 1. Everyone is welcome to nominate a teacher who motivates and inspires students. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations remain open through Saturday, Nov. […]

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Lake State CU sponsoring Box City fundraiser to raise awareness about homelessness

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Isanti County news  © 10/02/2014 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – During the month of September, New Pathways’ “Path to Home” program had to turn away 26 homeless families due to being at capacity. New Pathways, based in Cambridge, serves homeless families with […]

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HomeTown CU supports annual Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum “Lighting the Path” event

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Owatonna People’s Press © 09/30/2014 – OWATONNA, Minn. – The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Board would like to thank everyone involved in their second Annual Lighting the Path Event. Although the weather didn’t cooperate, attendees were still able to listen […]

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Southeastern Minn. credit unions, state legislator tout growth and financial education

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 10/01/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) continued its statewide series of “Minnesota Minded” events in Rochester on Tuesday, featuring news about the growth Minnesota credit unions have experienced since the financial crisis. […]

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First Alliance CU voted “Best Bank”

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press release: First Alliance Credit Union 09/30/2014 – ROCHESTER, Minn. – First Alliance Credit Union is pleased to announce it was voted as the winner of the 2014 Post Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Bank.” This award is presented to those […]

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Royal CU sponsors Super Science Teacher competition

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Fox 9 © 09/30/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union is proud to present:

US Federal CU celebrates Youth Month with Spotlight Savings

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 09/29/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) will be celebrating youth during October to encourage early financial literacy. Financial education is an important skill at any stage in life; USFCU looks to help […]

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Ideal CU Community Foundation Fifth Annual Golf Tournament sets new record for funds raised

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CU Insight © 09/26/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – A new venue, sunny skies and a strong showing of support enabled the Ideal CU Community Foundation to raise a record $16,800 at its fifth annual golf tournament on September 8, 2014, which was $3,000 more […]

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General Mills FCU becomes Mill City CU on Oct. 1, expanding reach to Minnesota communities

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press release: General Mills Federal Credit Union 09/24/2014 – MINNETONKA, Minn. – On October 1, General Mills Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative that has exclusively served General Mills, Inc. for over 80 years, will become Mill City Credit Union. Moving forward, along […]

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United Employees CU President seeks to bring view from the outside to council

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Albert Lea Tribune © 09/24/2014 – ALBERT LEA, Minn. – The president of an Albert Lea credit union offers a new take on a position that has been in the same hands for more than one and a half decades. United Employees Credit Union […]

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Credit unions provide personal finance education to thousands of Minnesota students

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Fall is officially upon us, and students are nearly a month into another school year. That means Minnesota credit unions are also back in the classroom, continuing a commitment to educating […]

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Royal Credit Union names Vice President of Finance

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press release: Royal Credit Union 09/23/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union has named Ryan Balts Vice President of Finance. He will be responsible for the overall operation and supervision of the Accounting Department. Balts comes to RCU with over […]

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Minn. credit unions endorse bipartisan slate of candidates in 2014 congressional races

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CU Insight © 10/01/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political Involvement Committee voted to endorse a bipartisan mix of two Republicans and two Democrats for Congress in this year’s elections. MnCUN’s endorsed candidates are: Sen. Al Franken […]

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Royal CU’s Brianne Meszaros a finalist in the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge

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CUES © 09/19/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec–sponsored by DDJ Myers and administered by Currency–searches for emerging leaders age 35 and under from within the credit union industry. Royal Credit Union’s Brianne Meszaros, a branch manager in Edina, is one of five […]

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VIDEO: Mid-Minnesota FCU teaches Brainerd High School students about personal finance

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Lakeland Public Television © 09/19/2014 – BRAINERD, Minn. – Learning how to plan their financial future. A local credit union helps Brainerd High School students learn every week about their personal finances. The students are learning what a credit score is and does, the […]

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Minnco CU sets up benefit account for cancer patient

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Isanti County News © 09/17/2014 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – A cancer benefit for DeeAnna Schmakel will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at American Jane’s in Cambridge. Schmakel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, is originally from the Ogilvie area, and is […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU donates $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity

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CU Social Good © 09/11/2014 – BRAINERD, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota FCU is proud to donate $2,500 to Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity. Baxter staff Mike Francis, Member Services Specialist, Sara Holmgren, First Impression Specialist, and Tiffany Hirschey, Branch Manager,  presented the check to Kevin […]

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SouthPoint Federal Credit Union contributes to St. Peter’s economic vitality

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St. Peter Herald  © 09/17/2014 – ST. PETER, Minn. – Several businesses are opening soon, or have recently, in St. Peter. See this as an invitation. You will find flooring and furniture at Berger Interiors along North Old Minnesota Avenue, chocolate and items from […]

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Foundation grant helps Catholic United Financial educate seniors about identity theft, financial fraud

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 09/17/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In April, Catholic United Financial Credit Union received a grant from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation to provide financial education opportunities in the community. Working through local churches in the […]

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Caught on video: Minn. members love their CUs

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CUNA News Now © 09/17/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network has produced a video in which members tell why credit unions are their financial institution of choice. Why I Love My Credit Union Video from Minnesota CU Network on […]

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Wings Financial CU sets up “Elinor’s Memorial Fund” for children of St. Louis Park woman who lost her battle with cancer

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KARE 11 © 09/15/2014 – ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Elinor Scott, the Minnesota woman who finished the Boston Marathon this year while battling stage four pancreatic cancer, died on Friday. Scott, was diagnosed in January and fought a courageous battle. The 51-year-old ran […]

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Associated Healthcare CU announces new President

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CUNA News Now System Brief © 09/19/2014– ST. PAUL, Minn. – Theresa Malone, formerly President & CEO of St. Paul Federal Credit Union, recently became the President of Associated Healthcare Credit Union. Malone fills the opening created by the retirement of the credit union’s former […]

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Penny K. Jarnot honored for 25 years of service through the Minnesota CU Foundation’s Credit Union Builder award

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St. Cloud Times © 10/16/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Earlier this week, Energy Services Federal Credit Union honored Penny K. Jarnot as a Credit Union Builder through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. Jarnot, who dedicated more than 25 years to the credit union, […]

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VIDEO: Brainerd credit unions are local, trusted, and invested in their community (press event coverage)

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Minnesota Credit Union Network 09/12/2014 – BAXTER, Minn. – On Sept. 3, the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) hosted a press event in Baxter to highlight growth and community involvement initiatives by area credit unions. Led by MnCUN President & CEO Mark […]

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Royal CU announces new Chippewa Valley Regional Director of Branch Operations

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press release: Royal Credit Union 09/15/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union has named Sherri Jablonicky Chippewa Valley Regional Director of Branch Operations.  Jablonicky brings years of experience and knowledge to this critical role.  Her strong partnership with marketing and […]

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Central Minnesota CU to hold wellness Fun Run

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Central Minnesota Credit Union 09/12/2014 – MELROSE, Minn. – Central Minnesota Credit Union is holding a 5K/1K Fun Run/Walk to promote wellness on Sunday, Sept. 28. Both the 5K and 1K start at Sauk River Park in Melrose. Sunday, September 28 Race […]

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Royal CU names Executive Vice President of Member Experience

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press release: Royal Credit Union 09/10/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union has named Amy Forcier-Pabst Executive Vice President of Member Experience. Forcier-Pabst will provide leadership to achieve RCU’s objective strategic goals, initiatives, growth, and research. She brings meaningful frontline […]

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Hitting a Grand Slam for Awareness – Charity Give-Back Night underscores TopLine’s commitment to community

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Credit Union Magazine @ 09/08/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – TopLine Federal Credit Union recently went to bat for a variety of nonprofit agencies in Minnesota’s Twin Cities by adding a “give back” twist to the “throwback” sports phenomenon. For the second straight year, […]

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Minnesota credit union business loans outpace national trend in Q2 2014

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CUNA News Now © 09/12/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Final data reported by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in the second quarter of 2014 shows that Minnesota’s credit union business loans grew 14.4 percent over the last year, surpassing the national figure […]

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Affinity Plus Launches “Plus It Forward” Website

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CU Social Good 09/18/2014 – ST. PAUL, MINN. – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces the launch of its Plus It Forward website where people are encouraged to read and share stories about spreading kindness. The credit union hopes that as kindness is […]

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Minnesota CUs drench NCUA Supervisory Examiner with ice water

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Minnesota CUs drench NCUA Supervisory Examiner with ice water WATCH VIDEO HERE press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 09/09/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to a challenge made by MnCUN President & CEO Mark D. Cummins, the National Credit Union […]

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US Federal Credit Union to host Community Shred Event: Secure Your ID Day

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press release: US Federal Credit Union @ 09/08/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) will host a free community shred day on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9a.m. to 12p.m. USFCU has partnered with Shred Right, the Better Business Bureau, and […]

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Hiway FCU wins Adult Financial Education Award

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CU Insight @ 09/08/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hiway Federal Credit Union has been honored with a 2014 Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes leadership within […]

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United Educators CU to host Shred-It Party

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United Educators Credit Union @ 09/04/2014 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – The United Educators Credit Union and EFS Advisors have partnered to provide a service to members and clients to shred any secure documents, using the services of Shred-N-Go Inc. on Saturday, Sept. […]

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Tim Fischer joins Two Harbors FCU

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Duluth News Tribune Biz Buzz @ 09/07/2014 – TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Tim Fischer joined Two Harbors Federal Credit Union in Two Harbors as a loan officer. Fischer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and has worked more than 12 […]

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Young & Free Royal Powered by RCU rolls out Dorm Make Over contest

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press release: Royal Credit Union 09/05/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Young & Free Royal powered by Royal Credit Union has created the Dorm Make Over contest to kick off the school year.  Any college student between the ages of 18 and […]

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Free Kidney Screening Event Coming to Minnesota Power

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Free Kidney Screening Event Coming to Minnesota Power (WITH VIDEO)   WDIO.COM @ 09/05/2014 – DULUTH, Minn. –  (Click here to view segment video) Kidney disease kills more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, yet the […]

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MnCUN’s Baxter press event highlights credit unions’ Minnesota Minded investment into local communities (WITH VIDEO)

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Lakeland Public Television © 09/03/2014 – BAXTER, Minn. – (Click here to view segment video) Helping the community do more than just store their money, local credit unions have made themselves an intregal part of the local community. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. They have […]

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Lakes area credit unions tout growth and financial education with legislators

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Brainerd Dispatch @ 09/05/2014 – BAXTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) released “Minnesota Minded,” a report about the growth Minnesota credit unions have experienced since the financial crisis. Growth for Minnesota credit unions includes adding over 100,000 new members in two years […]

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SPIRE’s charitable partnership with Timberwolves’ FastBreak Foundation wins social responsibility honor for second consecutive year

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press release: SPIRE Credit Union 09/03/2014 – FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – SPIRE Credit Union is proud to announce that the 2013 Season of Giving, a charitable endeavor aimed at helping disadvantaged children and teens, has been honored with a state-level Dora Maxwell Award […]

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US Federal CU ranks high in the MN FoodShare

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 09/02/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union’s (USFCU) outstanding food and money donations raised during the 2014 campaign has ranked on the Minnesota FoodShare’s Top 10 corporate campaign givers’ list. The Top 10 corporate campaign […]

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Minnesota credit unions endorse Rep. Erik Paulsen in 3rd Congressional District race

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 09/02/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political Involvement Committee recently voted to endorse three-term incumbent Erik Paulsen for re-election in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. “As a member of the powerful House […]

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US Federal Credit Union holds superhero blood drive

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 08/29/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) held its bi-annual blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to help save lives in the community. In honor of Batman Day, […]

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TopLine FCU helps young women mentors learn key money management skills

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Market Wired © 08/28/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – In June and July TopLine teamed up with YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural Appreciation and Racial Equality) of Minneapolis and St. Paul to provide financial literacy workshops for students who participate in their Community Service Stars Employment […]

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Central Minnesota CU helps Long Prairie Predators baseball team get on the road

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Long Prairie Leader © 08/27/2014 – LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – It was a season of firsts for the Long Prairie Predators. The first league championship, first region appearance, first region championship, and first state appearance. When the Predators took on New Market in Belle […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU presents $500 prize to Railroad Days Medallion hunt winner

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Staples World © 08/27/2014 – STAPLES, Minn. – Terri Kobliska, the Staples Branch Manager at Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union presents Jeremy Rach of Verndale with a $500 check for finding the medallion on Aug. 20 during Railroad Days. The medallion was hidden at […]

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TopLine FCU’s 11th annual back-to-school supply drive benefits local communities

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 08/27/2014  – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – During the months of July and August, the Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services benefited by receiving donations from TopLine Federal Credit Union’s 11th Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. […]

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“Daily Agenda” podcast discusses credit union community involvement, business lending, growth (WITH AUDIO)

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/27/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Earlier this week, Minnesota credit union leaders were interviewed by Fluence Media’s Blois Olson on the “Daily Agenda” podcast. MnCUN President & CEO Mark D. Cummins, Affinity Plus Federal Credit […]

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MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins participates, calls out regulators in ALS “ice bucket” Challenge

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/26/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last week, Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge that has become a social media phenomenon to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

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11 Minn. credit unions win social responsibility awards, advance to national competitions

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CUNA News Now © 08/28/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) recently announced the state-level winners of the 2014 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins award competitions. These awards – sponsored each year by MnCUN and the Credit Union National […]

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Minnesota credit unions experience loan growth in second quarter 2014

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/07/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to preliminary data released this week by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Minnesota credit unions’ year-over-year asset, deposit and loan growth between the second quarters of 2013 to 2014 […]

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Minnesota credit unions report membership uptick following recession

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Twincities.com Pioneer Press © 08/25/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. banking industry’s reputation among consumers has taken a beating in the wake of the Great Recession, and Minnesota’s credit unions say that’s been good for business. The Minnesota Credit Union Network announced Monday […]

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Trades and Labor FCU offers payday loan alternatives

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KIMT.com © 08/25/2014 – ALBERT LEA, Minn. – The payday loan industry has made millions off of interest rates on loaned money. Now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on the payday loan business. They began supervising payday loans a few years ago. […]

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Northern Communities CU holding grand opening celebration

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Duluth News Tribune  © 08/25/2014 – DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Communities Credit Union announced a grand opening celebration to take place through Friday during normal business hours, at the E-Branch at The Shops at Bluestone, 1004 Woodland Ave., Duluth. This branch specializes in e-services with […]

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Minnesota Minded: Minn. Credit Unions Experience Growth Boom (WITH VIDEO)

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/25/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) today introduced “Minnesota Minded,” a report about the growth Minnesota credit unions have experienced since the financial crisis. Growth areas include adding over 100,000 new […]

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Minnesota Minded — Minn. CU Network commences press tour to talk about the state of Minnesota credit unions

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CUNA News Now © 08/27/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – (Infographic focuses on financial education, community connections.) Today the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) began a series of press events highlighting “the state of Minnesota credit unions” and focusing on membership growth, lending […]

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Wings Financial CU to add four Twin Cities branches

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CU Insight © 08/21/2014 – APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Wings Financial Credit Union, Minnesota’s largest credit union, announced today that it is adding four full-service branch offices to its network of Twin Cities locations. The new offices, to open in the fourth quarter of 2014 […]

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US Federal CU supports Northfield’s Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe Hunt

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Northfield News © 08/21/2014 – NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Last year, Joe Miller and his daughter Sarah found the Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe in the tall grass behind the thin fence on the back pond in Spring Creek Park. The winner said the […]

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Heartland CU President takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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press release: Heartland Credit Union 08/21/2014 – INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – Heartland President Kathy Harrington was challenged by a Heartland staff member to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged other Minnesota Credit Union Presidents to take the challenge too. “We’re […]

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Ideal CU week-long community appreciation event draws large crowd

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press release: Ideal Credit Union 08/20/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, […]

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Central Minnesota CU donates prizes to community carnival

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Newsleaders © 08/21/2014 – OSAKIS, Minn. – On July 7, tenants from four Country Manor housing communities gathered to enjoy a Fourth of July themed carnival.  Tenants, family members and friends enjoyed an afternoon full of entertainment as the neighborhoods came together to celebrate summer “block-party” style.  […]

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HomeTown CU sponsors concerts in Faribault’s Central Park

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Faribault Daily News © 08/18/2014 – FARIBAULT, Minn. – At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, the Faribault based ensemble the Bandshell Brass will give the final performance of Faribault Parks and Recreation’s summer “Concerts in Central Park” series this Thursday. The 7 p.m. concert […]

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$7,500 in financial education grants available from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, applications being accepted through Oct. 1

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CUNA News Now © 08/20/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation — with the mission of providing resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive — has a strong commitment to financial education. The Foundation is offering $7,500 in […]

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CUs, other financial institutions likely to feel impact of Supervalu data breach

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MSPBJ © 08/15/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Supervalu’s recently disclosed data breach won’t hit financial institutions as hard as last year’s cyber-attack on Target Corp. stores, but costs will add up if shoppers need new credit cards. Eden Prairie-based Supervalu reported Friday that […]

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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation elects new leadership

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CUNA News Now © 08/18/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation recently announced its board members and table officers. At a meeting on Aug. 14, the Foundation Board elected Dave Larson as Chair, Brian Sherrick as Vice Chair, and Kathy Harrington […]

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HomeTown CU sponsors 4H award at Steele County Free Fair

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Owatonna People’s Press © 08/17/2014 – OWATONNA, Minn. – Cloverbuds have completed kindergarten through third grade. Children this age, who want the experience of exhibiting an animal may do so when a responsible adult is in control of the animal. They are not involved […]

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Sen. Franken visits City & County CU

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CUNA News Now © 08/19/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Aug. 12, Sen. Al Franken met with top Minnesota credit union leaders at City & County Credit Union to discuss the current challenges facing credit unions. As an advocate of credit unions, Franken asked […]

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Catholic United Financial CU’s elder financial abuse prevention efforts featured in national publication

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Network Compliance Teacher © Aug. 2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – On April 29, 2014, an 81-year-old member came into Catholic United Financial Credit Union to withdraw $1,400. The teller asked if she could give him a check, telling him that it would be safer […]

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Collegeville Community CU targeting mid-October for St. John’s University branch opening

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press release: Collegeville Community Credit Union 08/13/2014 – COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Collegeville Community Credit Union (CCCU) President Mark Douvier announced that the Credit Union has received a grant from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation to assist in establishing  a student-run branch of the credit […]

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Minnco CU sponsors East Central MN Young Life event at Isanti County Fair

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Isanti County News © 08/13/2014 – CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – As fair-goers passed by the Orange Thing and Dunk Tank Young Life stands at the Isanti County Fair this year, they may have been summoned by the smell of delectable Donut Chips and the voice of […]

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Minnesota credit unions endorse Sen. Al Franken for re-election to U.S. Senate

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/13/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political Involvement Committee recently voted to endorse Sen. Al Franken in his 2014 re-election bid. “Since being elected in 2008, Sen. Franken has proven himself […]

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West Financial CU charter expansion to include all of Wright and Hennepin Counties

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press release: West Financial Credit Union 08/08/2014 – MEDINA, Minn. – West Financial Credit Union today announced that the Minnesota Department of Commerce granted authority for the Medina based Credit Union to expand its financial services into all of Wright and Hennepin Counties. […]

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Foundation touts student-run credit unions at conference for economics teachers

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CUNA News Now © 08/11/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – To emphasize the partnerships between credit unions and schools throughout the state and the opportunities for credit unions to help teachers comply with financial education standards, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation spoke about school-based, student-run […]

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Catholic United Financial CU efforts to fight elder financial abuse recognized

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Credit Union Times © 08/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The SEC has charged a broker based in Roanoke, Va., with defrauding elderly customers by stealing their funds for her personal use and falsifying their account statements to cover up her fraud. According to the […]

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TopLine employee donations help restock local agency’s clothing closet and personal care shelves

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Digital Journal © 08/06/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – For six weeks employees of TopLine Federal Credit Union exchanged donations of clothing and personal care items to the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) Clothing Closet and Keystone Community Services for the opportunity to wear jeans […]

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Minnesota credit unions endorse Rep. Rick Nolan in 8th Congressional District contest

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/06/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political Involvement Committee recently voted to endorse Congressman Rick Nolan in his reelection bid for the 8th Congressional District. “As a strong supporter of middle […]

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Ideal CU shares tips with parents on paying for college

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Ideal Credit Union blog © 07/23/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – If you have a child heading off to college, it is very likely they won’t be able to pay for their education entirely on their own: the average yearly cost of an in-state public college […]

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National credit union membership grows to 100 million-or one in three Americans, Minnesota credit union membership tops 1.6 million

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press release: Minnesota Credit Union Network 08/05/2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Credit unions have surpassed 100 million memberships nationwide – equating to one in every three Americans – Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark D. Cummins announced today. Nationally, 2.85 million […]

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City & County CU launches Cash Perks, a new rewards program

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press release: City & County Credit Union 08/04/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – City & County Credit Union recently announced its launch of an enhancement to their debit card cash back rewards program: Cash Perks. Cash Perks is a free program that automatically […]

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Affinity Plus FCU sets up fund for Mendota Heights police officer’s family

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Minnesota Public Radio © 08/01/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announce the criminal charges against Brian Fitch in connection with the shooting death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick on Wednesday. Wounded after […]

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Royal CU’s Finn & Meszaros make “Top 15″ in CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec Challenge

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CUES © 08/01/2014 – MADISON, Wis. – Public voting has ended and the 2014 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge has narrowed to the Top 15. They are: Chris Boler, AVP/sales and service, $1.5 billion ORNL Federal Credit Union, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Alex Castley, […]

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Unity One CU builds on BACON campaign

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The Financial Brand  © 07/31/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last fall, One Nevada Credit Union made a stink with BACON, a checking acquisition campaign built around a racy acronym: “Bad Ass Checking (from) One Nevada.” Some people loved BACON, while others called it a marketing […]

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TopLine FCU celebrating 11th Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

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press release: TopLine Federal Credit Union 07/31/2014 – MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – During the month of August, TopLine will be collecting school supplies at all TopLine branches to benefit Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services. Last year, TopLine employees and […]

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Collegeville Community CU to open student-run credit union branch at St. John’s University

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St. Cloud Times © 07/30/2014 – COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Collegeville Community Credit Union has received a grant from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation to help establish a student-run branch on the campus at St. John’s University. The grant was part of $7,500 in funding the MCUF […]

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RBCU holding Member Appreciation Day on Aug. 2, expects more than 1,000 to attend

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press release: RBCU 07/29/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – All RBCU members are invited to this year’s Member Appreciation Day! On Saturday, Aug. 2. RBCU is hosting a day of food, music, and fun in Roosevelt Park (across the street from our 77th […]

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MnCUN strategic alliance partner grows, moves

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St. Cloud Times © 07/30/2014 – ST. CLOUD, Minn. – DAYTA Marketing earlier this month moved from the former Regency Building in downtown St. Cloud to the second floor of the Ardolf Technology Center at 415 Third St. N., in Waite Park. DAYTA Marketing, which was launched […]

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Minnesota credit unions endorse Tom Emmer in 6th Congressional District race

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CUNA News Now © 08/12/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) Political Involvement Committee recently voted to endorse former State Representative Tom Emmer in the open 6th Congressional District race. “During his tenure in the State Legislature, Rep. Emmer consistently […]

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Central Minnesota CU account aids frostbite victim

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Long Prairie Leader © 07/29/2014 – LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – The early morning hours of February 8 changed the life of 21 year-old single mom Brianna Wilson forever. According to the Weather Underground website, it was a cold day in Central Minnesota registering as […]

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Ideal CU to hold community appreciation events at five branch locations

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PR Web © 07/29/2014 –  WOODBURY, Minn. – In celebration of its 88th anniversary and the successful completion of its name change, Ideal Credit Union is inviting members and the community to stop by its branches the week of August 11-15 to enjoy a […]

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RCU Foundation presents check to Boys & Girls Clubs

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Unite for Good © 07/29/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – On June 28, 2014, over 900 men, women, and children participated in the 20th Annual RCU Charity Classic. Medals, collector plates, and gift certificates were awarded to the top finishers in each of the races. […]

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Minnesota credit unions, agencies and senior advocates share tips for fighting elder financial abuse

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CUNA News Now © 07/28/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Over 50 representatives from credit unions throughout Minnesota participated in the Elder Financial Abuse Forum hosted by the Minnesota Credit Union Network on July 24. The forum was held to provide front-line credit union staff […]

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St. Cloud FCU holds “More Than Pink” savings education program for girls in Sartell-St. Stephen Public Schools

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LinkedIn: St. Could Federal Credit Union 07/22/2014  – SARTELL, Minn. – Tammy Butler, Supervisor of St. Cloud FCU’S Sartell office, spoke to a group of girls in grades three through six who are attending the “More Than Pink” summer program at Sartell-St. Stephen Public Schools. […]

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Mid-Minnesota FCU supports Brainerd Lakes Area Junior Achievement

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press release: Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union 07/23/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mid-Minnesota FCU is proud to donate $2,700 to the Brainerd Lakes Area Junior Achievement (JA) of the Upper Midwest. Doug Wolf, MMFCU Chief Financial Officer, along with Tiffany Hirschey, Baxter Branch […]

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Dan Anderson of Royal CU Investment & Insurance team honored as an Invest Top Leader

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press release: Royal Credit Union 07/23/2014  – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Dan Anderson, Senior Financial Advisor, RCU Investment & Insurance Team has earned the INVEST Leaders level of recognition – an honor given to a select set of top producers supported by INVEST […]

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Former Minn. Attorney General Skip Humphrey moderating MnCUN’s July 24 Elder Abuse Financial Forum – audio preview available here

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news advisory: Minnesota Credit Union Network 07/23/2014 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Seniors and vulnerable adults can be taken advantage of financially by con artists and family members alike. To help provide education about this issue, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is hosting […]

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US Federal CU to host event for local businesses

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press release: US Federal Credit Union 07/22/2014 – BURNSVILLE, Minn. – US Federal Credit Union (USFCU) will be hosting a business open house and social media seminar at their Burnsville location (1400 Riverwood Drive) on Tuesday, August 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 […]

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Royal CU named Platinum Million Dollar Lender by USDA

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press release: Royal Credit Union 07/22/2014 – STEVENS POINT, Wis. – USDA Rural Development State Director, Stan Gruszynski, named Royal Credit Union as a recipient of the 2013 Platinum Million Dollar Lender Award. The award is presented each year to lenders who have […]

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South Metro FCU first in state with full-service ATM Shared Branch banking

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press release: South Metro Federal Credit Union 07/21/2014 – PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – South Metro Federal Credit Union (FCU) announces it has installed the latest generation of ATMs that are providing its members with full-service banking. “We are the first credit union in […]

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SouthPoint FCU announces plans for new branch location in St. Peter

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St. Peter Herald © 07/21/2014 –  SLEEPY EYE, Minn. – SouthPoint Federal Credit Union is pleased to be coming to the community of St. Peter, MN in the near future.  Located at 105 South 3rd Street, Suite 100, the branch will be the […]

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Royal CU team members in the running to be the Next Top Credit Union Exec

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press release: Royal Credit Union 07/21/2014 – EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union (RCU) has two applicants in the running to be the Next Top Credit Union Exec (NTCUE).  Andrea Finn, Digital Marketing Specialist, and Brianne Meszaros, MN Branch Manager, are two […]

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