Applications Bulletin

District 9
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Instructions for commenting on applications

Applications and notifications filed during the week ending Saturday, February 10, 2007

Type Application Ending date of
comment period

* 3A1

Citizens Bancorp, Inc., Cadott, Wisconsin, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of Citizens State Bank, Cadott, Wisconsin.

Newspaper – Not available

Fed Reg – Not available

Member
* 3A3
Hayward Bancshares, Inc., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to acquire 100 percent of Summit Community Bank, Maplewood, Minnesota, and incident thereto, Summit Community Bank, Maplewood, Minnesota, a de novo bank, to become a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Newspaper – Not available

Fed Reg – 03/05/2007

CIC

Notice by Robert Donavon Weerts and Jennifer Lavon Weerts, both of Winnebago, Minnesota, to gain control of Northern Star Financial, Inc., Mankato, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly gain control of Northern Star Bank, Mankato, Minnesota.

Newspaper – Not available

Fed Reg – 02/05/2007

* 18C
* Branch
State Bank Financial, La Crosse, Wisconsin, proposes to purchase the assets and assume the liabilities of the Sparta, Wisconsin, branch of Acuity Bank, Tomah, Wisconsin, and incident thereto establish a branch at 203 West Wisconsin, Sparta, Wisconsin.

Newspaper – Not available

Fed Reg – Not applicable

4c8 State Bankshares Inc., Fargo, North Dakota, to acquire 100 percent of Passport Benefit Solutions, L.L.C., a limited liability company, Minnetonka, Minnesota, and engage in non-banking activities.

Newspaper – Not applicable

Fed Reg – 02/28/2007

* 3A1 Trinity Investments, Inc., Glen Ullin, North Dakota, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of Bank of Glen Ullin, Glen Ullin, North Dakota.

Newspaper – Not available

Fed Reg – 03/05/2007

CIC Change in control notice by Duane A. Kurokawa, and Rosella Kurokawa, both of Wolf Point, Montana, to acquire 25 percent or more of the shares of Western Holding Company, Wolf Point, Montana, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Western Bank of Wolf Point, Wolf Point, Montana.

Newspaper – 02/08/2007

Fed Reg – 02/13/2007

*Subject to the provisions of the Community Reinvestment Act.

Availability of CRA public evaluations

The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977 (12 U.S.C. 2901) and is implemented by Regulation BB (12 CFR 228). The regulation was revised in May 1995.

The CRA requires that each depository institution's record in helping meet the credit needs of its entire community be evaluated periodically. That record is taken into account in considering an institution's application for deposit facilities.

A copy of an institution's CRA evaluation may be obtained directly from the institution or Reserve Bank.

Federal bank regulators use the following performance levels to rate an institution's performance under CRA:

O = Outstanding
S = Satisfactory
NI = Needs to improve
SN = Substantial noncompliance

The following state member banks have been examined and their CRA public evaluations are now available.

RSSD number Institution/Location Exam date CRA public date CRA rating Exam type
667252

Stockmens Bank,
Cascade, Montana

10/23/2006 02/06/2007 S
Small Bank


CRA examinations scheduled for Quarter of

Institution Location
None  
 
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