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History

The mission of North Star Community Credit Union is to deliver financial solutions, one person at a time.

North Star Community Credit Union is proud of its ever expanding member reach and currently provides financial service at 11 locations throughout the state of North Dakota. Even with all the changes and growth, we continue to support the Credit Union philosophy of “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, But for Service”, by providing a full service financial institution in which members have an equal voice in the control and operation of their Credit Union.

Board of Directors

    • Michael Black – Chairman
    • Beth Olson – Secretary
    • Kevin Gigstad
    • Mike Foster
    • Chuck Emery
    • John Riley
    • Ken Klebe
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December 9, 1940

On December 9, 1940, a group of men from the community met to organize Benson County Cooperative Credit Union. Since its’ organization, the Benson County Co-op Credit Union/North Star Community Credit Union has had seven managers. Bob Herrington is presently serving in this capacity. The five members of the Board of Directors are elected at the annual meeting and serve 3 year terms. An Educational Committee, consisting of member volunteers, assists the staff with promotional activities and youth programs.

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January 1942

First annual meeting. Total membership of 149 and total assets of approximately $2,358.

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March 1984

Rugby Credit Union merged with Benson County Co-op Credit Union.

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2001

Benson County Co-op Credit Union name was changed to North Star Community Credit Union to better represent our expanding cooperative.

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June 2002

Opened Bottineau branch.

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November 2002

Cavalier Credit Union merged with North Star Community Credit Union.

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September 2011

Opened Grafton branch.

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2016

Ascentia Federal Credit Union in Minot merged with North Star Community Credit Union making that our 6th branch location.

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July 1, 2017

Northern Tier Federal Credit Union merged with North Star Community Credit Union. This merger expanded our member reach by adding 5 additional branches to North Star CCU including, Minot Air Force Base, Minot (South Broadway), Velva, Willow City and Butte.

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April 2018

78th annual meeting. Total membership of 22,407 and total assets of approximately $305,170,629. 

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January 1, 2019

Tolna Credit Union merged with North Star Community Credit Union making that our 11th branch location.