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Good Retirement Savings Habits Before Age 40

Nov. 1, 2017

  Structure your budget with the future in mind. Live within your means and assign a portion of what you earn to retirement savings. How much? Well, any percentage is better than nothing – but, ideall… Read More >

Shred Week 2017

Oct. 9, 2017

Our annual Shred Week is a great opportunity to review your security habits and use this time to your advantage. During October 16-20, we encourage you to bring in your confidential documents to any … Read More >

Buying Your First Home

Sep. 14, 2017

Mortgage Loan Officer, Angie Scoville, tells us about the challenges first time homebuyers can face and what Western can do to help. What is the number one obstacle for first time homebuyers? The down… Read More >

Equifax Data Breach

Sep. 11, 2017

Last week, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S., Equifax, announced a data breach that could affect 143 million people, which is nearly half of the country’s population. We want to provid… Read More >

Western State Bank Named to 50 Best Places to Work List

Sep. 7, 2017

Western State Bank was recently named one of the 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine.   Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee survey outlining work environment, benefi… Read More >

Career Gear Clothing Drive

Sep. 1, 2017

We are exciting to kick off our Career Gear Clothing Drive for the month of September! During the entire month, people can bring in their gently used business attire and accessories to their local W… Read More >

Understanding Cybercrime

Sep. 1, 2017

What is cybercrime and how does it work? Cybercrime is a lucrative trade and it's growing. Criminals have identified where the money is and, as a result, cybercrime is quickly becoming a major threat… Read More >

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Sep. 1, 2017

Are you considering buying your first home? Buying your first home is an exciting time - but it doesn’t have to be scary! You can attend our First Time Home Buyers Seminar for information and tools to… Read More >

Announcing 2nd Semester Pays For A’s Scholarship Winners!

Aug. 5, 2017

Each semester students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to bring their report cards into Western State Bank following each quarter. Students will receive $1 for each “A” they receive on their report card… Read More >

Congratulations To Our Graduates

Aug. 1, 2017

Matthew Oachs, Assistant VP/Retail Banking Manager, and Lisa Uhlenkamp, Personal Banking Officer, recently graduated from the Dakota School of Banking sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association… Read More >

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