President’s Message

Darwin Kruse
President & CEO
First National Bank

Passion, Commitment, Leadership, Community.  We place tremendous significance in these four words that define the values of First National Bank. We take great pride in our virtues, which have earned us a reputation as a bank that goes above and beyond for our customers. Our goal is to contribute just a little bit more than expected to each of our relationships; this simple formula allows us all to win.

What began over 30 years ago in the town of Fulda, MN has expanded to many more locations in Minnesota as well as South Dakota, Illinois and Iowa. And, while we’ve made considerable technological advancements over the years, we’re still a family-owned bank, providing superior commercial and retail service.  You can find our branches on main street as well as some more rural areas, but always supporting the financial wellness of our customers, businesses, agriculture partners and the communities we call home.  Big Bank strength meets local decision making and hometown involvement; this is what sets our community banks apart from the rest. Our employees are your friends and neighbors, working together with you to support each other and our local economies.

On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to welcome you to First National Bank.  Proudly committed to the success of our customers, our communities and our employees.