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In 1892 Frank W. Striemer and his family emigrated from Germany to the United States. They settled in Fairmont, Minnesota. On September 5, 1911, at the age of twenty-two, Frank Striemer founded the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha. The Bank has survived and thrived throughout the years. Today the Bank is still owned and managed by the founder’s family. It is one of the few independent banks in the state that has been continuously owned and operated by the founder’s family. The daughter of the founder Helen Striemer Meium was president of the bank from 1992 until her death in 2014. Harlow K. Meium who was president for 25 years also served as Senior Vice President and the Chairman of the Board until his death in 2010. Two of their four children are the third generation of the founder’s family to take part in the management of the Bank. Paul H. Meium is President and Cashier and has been with the Bank since 1982. Evangelane J. Meium-Bratrud is Vice President and has been with the Bank since 1990.

The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha is a full service locally owned family bank. The Farmers and Merchants State Bank is proud to offer the services of a modern financial institution while maintaining the integrity of a community bank where decisions are made locally.

Our Bank is located at 210 North Main Street in Alpha, MN 56111. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 8, Alpha, MN 56111.

The mission of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha is to offer modern banking service with old-fashioned friendliness.

If we can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to contact us in person or by phoning us at 507-847-3620.


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