Park Financial in Minnesota to buy Mesaba Bancshares


Mesaba, which is also based in Minnesota, is the parent of American Bank of the North and Lake Bank.


Bremer Bank says it's not for sale. Its biggest investor begs to differ.


The Minnesota bank is locked a bitter legal battle to preserve its independence. Its foe? The charitable organization set up by its founder.


Credit union to buy Minnesota community bank


Wings Financial Credit Union expects to complete the purchase of Neighborhood National Bank in the third quarter.


Bremer Financial in Minnesota files lawsuit to thwart takeover attempt


The company claims that its biggest investors is taking steps to seize control, oust the board and find a buyer.


Small-dollar loan formula eludes banks, credit unions


Their challenge is creating a viable, profitable product that doesn't get flagged for being predatory.


Stearns Bank's message to employees: 'Prioritize yourself'


Employees of the Minnesota bank get a $500 "self-improvement allowance" each year.


Chemical deal done, TCF leaders mull more M&A, tech investment


The year's second-biggest bank merger created a Midwestern regional with nearly $50 billion in assets, and its CEO and executive vice chairman don't intend to stop there.


Piper Jaffray to buy Sandler O'Neill for nearly $500 million


The merger will create a firm with heft in financial services M&A, fixed income and equity research.


Natcom to add heft in Minn. market with Republic acquisition


Natcom will become the second-biggest bank in Duluth, trailing only Wells Fargo.


The Chemical-TCF merger that almost wasn’t


The companies had planned to make Chemical CEO David Provost the new leader before October's market gyrations led them to break off talks. When they revisited the deal, several things changed — including Provost's role.