Building Project Updates - A Message From Paul Skorheim, President

Building Project Updates - A Message From Paul Skorheim, President

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  It certainly goes fast! I would like to take this opportunity to update you on our banking facility projects in Long Prairie and Sauk Centre. 

Our building and equipment in Long Prairie were in need of an update so we have basically remodeled both the inside and outside of the building and installed a new roof. We are also going to resurface and expand our parking lot. A new 24 hour drive-up ATM was installed in our outside drive-up lane on the south side of the building. The work started in January of this year and it is almost all finished as I write this article. We are waiting for some inside furniture which should arrive in September and then we will schedule an open house event for our customers and the public later this year or early next year. We are excited to be working in an updated facility so please stop in for coffee and a tour if you would like one before our open house.

Our other project is constructing a new banking facility in Sauk Centre. With the growth of our Bank and Staff we have outgrown our current facility which also needs a thorough updating. Our Board looked at adding onto the current facility and determined it was not feasible to remodel and add on due to the cost and space needed.   We looked at several locations with additional space available and decided to purchase a commercial lot at 131 12th Street South. After several months of  planning the construction process started in early July. When completed it will give us a modern banking office with all of our staff on one level. We will have some additional space to lease out on our second floor. We anticipate the completion to be around March of 2017. Our plan is to move out of the 235 Main Street location and then sell that building. We also plan to eventually close our Coborn’s location but we will maintain the same convenient banking hours (open until 7:00 pm evenings & 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays) at our new location.                 

A few months ago we installed a new 24 hour drive-up ATM at our Pelican Rapids office along the east side of the buildling.  It is much more convenient than our previous machine that was located in our entrance.  Please drive up and try it.                

Thank you to our customers and staff at our Long Prairie office for your patience and for dealing with the dust during our remodeling project. A Big Thank You to our customers in our market areas for all your support! 

Thank you! – Paul