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New bank welcomed by Hudson Chamber

First State Bank and Trust ribbon-cutting ceremony. Submitted photo

First State Bank and Trust, 219 Second St., was welcomed by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Grand opening celebration activities are planned from June 4-16.

First State Bank and Trust was established in 1914 in Bayport, Minn., and has expended to five locations throughout the St. Croix Valley. The Hudson location will continue the company's community based activities and complete banking services as well as serving trust, and insurance clients.

At the ribbon cutting were, front from left, Chamber Ambassadors Pete Keskey and Pennie Peterson, Chamber President Kim Heinemann, from First State Bank & Trust President and CEO Peter Clements, Teller Morgan Hall, Branch Manager Christine Carufel, Personal Banker Thomas Sigstad, Teller Joe Graske, and Vice President Retail Banking Ryan Benson; back, Chamber Ambassadors Joel Larsen, Andrew Nilssen, and Brian Hinz, from First State Bank and Trust Senior Vice President-Trust Chad Fett, and Chamber Ambassadors Tom Bordenave, Traci Leffner, and Jenny Olson.

The bank is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call (715) 808-8183 or visit