About Us

Dacotah Bank is uniquely nimble as a state-chartered bank and locally impactful through Give Where We Live. Dacotah Bank provides banking, insurance, mortgage, and trust and wealth management services to customers who enjoy existing financial relationships with us. 

We also market these services to prospective customers residing in or doing business from our defined trade area. Dacotah Bank's trade area includes:

  • All of North Dakota; all of South Dakota.
  • Western Minnesota Counties: Becker, Big Stone, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Murray, Nobles, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin and Yellow Medicine.
  • Iowa: Lyon and Osceola
  • Counties in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska that are adjacent to North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • Give Where We Live

     

    Dacotah Bank actively promotes employees’ support for communities, whether financial or deed-oriented. Giving and serving is consistent with Dacotah Bank’s cultural history and current mission, vision and values. Providing our associates with the “voice” to determine how the organization allocates charitable giving, on a local level, is a key initiative.

    2018 Contributions

     

  • Our Culture

    To understand and live Dacotah Bank's culture, now and in the future, the Culture Book serves as a guide on the company's Vision, Mission, and Team Values.

    Culture Book

  • Our History

    The year 1882 is notable for several reasons:

    • Standard Oil was organized.
    • False teeth were patented.
    • The first World Series was played (Cincinnati vs. Chicago).
    • The tuberculosis germ was discovered.
    • The first string of Christmas lights was created by Thomas Edison.
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born.

    Also, on a sultry fall day in 1882, B.C. Lamont disembarded a train in Brown County, Dakota Territory, and walked into the newly platted town of Aberdeen with just $15 in his pockets.

    Besides succeeding in real estate and mortgage banking, this frontier businessman later in life mentored three men who would found one of the largest independent banking systems in the Upper Great Plains.

    The timeline below recounts the history of that banking system.

    History Timeline