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The origins of Viking Bank began in April 1981, when a group of Alexandria residents brought Viking Savings Association into legal existence. Business was first transacted as a state-chartered mutual savings association in an office at 504 Broadway. It was the first such charter issued in Minnesota by the Commerce Commission (Banking Division) in over twenty years. Viking Savings Association was converted to a Federal Charter in November 1982 to take advantage of increased services that could be offered under the deregulation of banking institutions. By December 1984, the bank needed additional space and moved to the old Pete’s Super Value building at 1311 Broadway. In October 2007, Viking Savings sold to another group of local owners, ensuring the bank would remain independent and locally-owned and operated. The name has since changed to Viking Bank to better reflect our wide range of banking services. To this day, Viking Bank remains the only bank chartered in the City of Alexandria, our home and headquarters. We are, in the truest sense, a locally-owned and managed bank.
We are blessed to be part of a vibrant community that has grown with us. In Spring 2016 we began construction on an expanded location to better serve our customers, and in January 2017 we relocated from 1311 Broadway to 4277 Dakota Street. While we have an updated look and many new technology features, Viking Bank continues to be committed to our outstanding customer service provided by the same great staff and local ownership that our customers and community know and love. In December 2019, Viking Bank again had the opportunity to grow, this time by expanding to a second location through the acquisition of the First State Bank of Ashby. This addition of a second location is an exciting chance to offer a more flexible banking experience to our customers in Alexandria, Ashby and surrounding communities. We now have teams in two convenient locations ready to assist you on your banking journey.
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Viking Bank invites you to visit with our professional team. We want to be a part of your financial journey and experience what our tagline refers to as “Invested in Your Journey”. We take great pride in providing outstanding customer service and we work hard in helping you to meet your financial needs and to fulfill your dreams. As bankers, our call is to provide service and support to our neighbors, our friends, and our community.
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Alexandria and Ashby are where we call home, Viking Bank is proud to be a part of these vibrant communities. Our mission is to build lasting relationships with you – our customers, neighbors and friends. And what better way than to get out in the communities and get involved! Viking Bank is not only invested in your journey, but we are invested in the well-being of the communities we work, live and play in.
Viking Bank is committed to supporting the communities in which we serve through monetary donations to causes that improve the quality of life for residents in the Alexandria and Ashby areas. Over the past 40+ years, Viking Bank has contributed thousands of dollars to various efforts focused on supporting youth, education, economic development and humanitarian aid. A sampling of organizations or causes that have received donations in the past include:
Parties seeking donations must complete a donation request form. Please do your best to submit applications 30 days prior to the event. Request forms can be dropped off at the Alexandria or Ashby offices or by emailing email@example.com. Each request will be evaluated by the Bank’s Donation Committee. If more information is required, a member of the Committee will reach out.
If you have questions about the program, please contact us at 320-762-0236.
*Viking Bank will not consider requests from political parties or unlawful organizations