Sterling State Bank

Fingerprint identification for extra network protection By Katie Kuehner-Hebert Sterling State Bank in Rochester, Minn., doesn’t normally rush to adopt every newfangled technology that pops up. But when it comes to ensuring the security of the bank’s computer systems, the $297 million-asset community bank decided to take no chances.

Main Street Focus

Celebrating the defeat of Jesse James By Carol Patton The First National Bank of Northfield, Minn., was stamped into history on Sept. 7, 1876, forever known as the bank that defeated Jesse James.