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Meet Stef Russell

“Trust in your loan officer.”  Stef Russell, Dakota West’s mortgage expert in Watford City offered her simplest advice to those navigating the home-buying process.  “The process can be time consuming, and there’s a lot of paperwork, but trust in your loan officer to help make the process easier.”  Creating trusting relationships with her borrowers ensures more…

Meet Melissa Hagen

Listening to Melissa Hagen discuss the people of Mohall, whether her fellow staff or others within her community, explains why she has spent the last decade serving the people of Renville County.  Originally referred by a Dakota West employee when there was a branch opening for a part time Member Service Representative, Melissa is now more…

Home Ownership – Onward and Upward

It’s graduation season across the country and whether high school or college, commencement addresses are doling out heaps of advice that may be applicable to more than just graduates.  In a recent commencement address this season, I heard a speaker offer this suggestion to young college graduates, “Some things are best left to the professionals; more…