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- 40 Minnesotans on the Move: Julie Sands Causey, Finance & Commerce, April 2009
- More Americans Considering Community Banks, NPR, February 17, 2010
- 2009's most profitable banks stuck to the basics (PDF) Business Journal, February 12, 2010
- People Happier with Online Bills, Fox 9 News, May 20, 2010
- Western ranks high, names Gill CFO, Finance & Commerce, August 6, 2010
- For banks, Q2 had no shocks, few cheers, Business Journal, August 6, 2010
- Growth Challenge: Two companies chase big goals in annual contest, Upsize Magazine, September 2010. Western Bank's Bridget Manahan offers feedback.
- Bill and Susan Sands received the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the Carlson School of Management, September 30, 2010
- Urban Banks Outperform Metro-Area Average, Business Journal, October 1, 2010. Western Bank ranked 3rd out of 14 banks with highest profits.
- Sands Family Receives a Minnesota Family Business Award! November 2010
- Growth Challenge: B&F Fastener reports nice numbers in first leg of growth marathon, Upsize Magazine, Oct/Nov 2010. Western Bank's Bridget Manahan offers feedback
- Small banks find little to tout in 3rd quarter, Business Journal, November 12, 2010. Western Bank only one of 10 Twin Cities-based banks with a profit of more than $1 million in the third quarter.
- Exurban banks bust, city banks thrive, Business Journal, October 1, 2010
- Minnesota Family Business Awards, Minnesota Business Magazine, November 2010.
- Western Bank named Keystone winner, Finance & Commerce, November 12, 2010
- Midwest banks' recovery is 'weak', Star Tribune, May 23, 2011
- Oakdale's First Bank Celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Oakdale Patch, August 10, 2011
- F&C names Top Women in Finance honorees for 2011, Finance & Commerce, August 16, 2011
- The Upsize Growth Challenge: Track records, Upsize Magazine, October 2011. Featuring Western Bank's Bridget Manahan.
- Weak Twin Cities banks lost more ground in Q3 (PDF), Business Journal, November 11, 2011
- Top Women in Finance 2011: Julie Causey (PDF), Finance & Commerce, November 2011
- Profits, losses mount for area banks, Business Journal, February 24, 2012 (Western Bank is listed as one of the Twin Cities' banks with the best returns.)
- 'Show me the money' Finance Guide, Upsize Magazine, February/March 2012: Western Bank's Bridget Manahan offers feedback
- Stats: See the best, worst and riskiest of Twin Cities banks, Business Journal, May 18, 2012 (Western Bank is listed as one of the top 10 Twin Cities' banks with the best returns.)
- Women in Business award winners, Business Journal, May 23, 2012: Western Bank's Julie Causey recognized as Industry Leader
- July 19, 2012: Midway Chamber of Commerce Awards Volunteer of the Year to John Bennett of Western Bank
- Western Bank sold to American National Corp., Business Journal, July 25, 2012
- St. Paul's Western Bank bought by Omaha company, Pioneer Press, July 25, 2012
- St. Paul's Western Bank acquired by Omaha company, July 26, BringMeTheNews.com
- Western Bank's sale reverses a trend, July 26, 2012, Finance & Commerce
- Omaha holding company to buy St. Paul's Western Bank, July 26, 2012, NorthWestern Financial Review
- St. Paul's Western Bank sold but will remain separate, July 26, 2012, Star Tribune
- Western Bank Acquired by American National Corp., July 26, 2012, TwinCities Business
- American National Bank widens reach with entry into Minnesota market, July 27, 2012, Omaha Herald
- Western Bank to become subsidiary of American National Corporation, July 29, 2012, Asian American Press
- The Upsize Growth Challenge: Busting Through, Upsize Magazine, June/July 2012. Featuring Western Bank's Bridget Manahan.