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Community Service Extends to Guatemala

American Federal Ag and Business Banker Paige Craigmile joined a team of professionals from the Midwest on a Rotary International-led service project to build a new school in Zacualpa, Quiche, Guatemala. Wahpeton-Breckenridge Rotary also donated a large … Read more

Make your Mobile Device Secure

Nearly everyone in the United States has some type of mobile device that is essentially a part of them. In fact, Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer for Spherion Staffing Services, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, reports … Read more

Need Room to Grow? Should you Buy? Refinance?

If the recent drop in mortgage rates has you thinking about buying a new home or refinancing your current home, there’s more to consider than the numbers. If you are not sure it’s the right move … Read more

Paige Craigmile Promoted to Ag and Business Banker

Paige C. Craigmile has been promoted to Ag and Business Banker at American Federal Bank in Wahpeton. Paige joined American Federal in 2016 as an Associate at the bank’s Fargo Downtown Sales Office. She was promoted to … Read more

Paul Craigmile Named American Federal Director

Paul D. Craigmile has been named to the Board of Directors of American Federal Bank. Paul is the Market President of American Federal in Hallock, Minnesota. Paul has 36 years of experience providing trusted advice in agriculture … Read more

American Federal Salutes Veterans and Service Members

Memorial Day is set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the United States. American Federal Bank salutes veterans and service members, including American Federal employees Michael Kjelshus (top photo), Grand Forks … Read more

American Federal Partners Celebrate

The Officers and Directors of American Federal Bank gathered at the Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, Minnesota in late April for the annual “Partner Celebration.” It was the 14th time the event has been hosted at … Read more

Tips for Spring Cleaning your Finances

With the arrival of spring, add an important item to your spring cleaning to-do list: organize your finances. To help, here are tips for rearranging your financial house. Review your budget. A lot can change in … Read more

Important Questions When Choosing your First Home

Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Consider these important questions when choosing your own home, and visit with your local American Federal Mortgage Banker to help you consider all … Read more

Laura Helgeson Named Associate Banker

Laura R. Helgeson has been named an Associate Banker at the Fargo South Sales Office. She previously worked as a Mortgage Loan Processor at a mortgage company, a Chat Sales Executive for a customer services company, … Read more

Hallock, MN Bank Expansion Nearing Completion

The expansion and remodeling project at American Federal Bank in Hallock, MN is nearing completion, according to Hallock Market President Paul Craigmile. “Our new Drive-Up on the north side of the bank is now open,” Craigmile … Read more

Mortgage Loans Are Simplified at American Federal

Buying, building or remodeling a home is a big financial commitment, and can be stressful. At American Federal Bank, our Retail Bankers keep it simple when it comes to helping you purchase or remodel your home, … Read more

Tax Time Means Scams

Thousands of consumers and businesses have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the mail, telephone, or email to deceive individuals, businesses or payroll and tax professionals. There are several … Read more

Fosston Is American Federal ‘Team Builder’

The Fosston Sales Office of American Federal Bank is the 2018 Team Builder. The annual Team Builder title is American Federal’s premier team recognition award. American Federal Sales Offices in Minnesota and North Dakota vie for the … Read more

Employees Earn ‘Sales Star’ Recognition

Seventeen American Federal employees have earned American Federal’s highest honor of recognition for outstanding sales and sales referral performance in 2018. A “Sales Star” is the highest honor of recognition an employee can earn at American Federal. … Read more

Brad Costello Named Ag and Business Banker

Bradley (Brad) J. Costello has been named Ag and Business Banker at American Federal Bank in Grand Forks. Costello has 13 years of bank experience in Grand Forks and 23 years of financial services industry sales … Read more