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The Insurance Office welcomes Hersch

Brady Hersch is now helping the community protect their home, vehicles, and life. After a career helping people find or purchase a home, Hersch remains with Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) as a part of its Insurance Office team.

Brady Hersch

Born and raised in Fargo, Hersch was a Realtor and banker before moving to Detroit Lakes two years ago when he joined MMFCU as a home loan consultant. Earlier this year he became a licensed insurance agent. He will serve the communities of Ada, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena from the local MMFCU offices.

The Insurance Office has been a part of MMFCU since 1987.

Bennett joins Explore Alexandria Tourism

Staci Bennett joins Explore Alexandria Tourism as business manager after spending the past two years as the executive director of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce.

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Staci Bennett
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A no-longer-lifelong-Iowan, Bennett built her career in the non-profit sector developing visitor experience programs, managing volunteers and coordinating events in arts and cultural institutions including Living History Farms and the Des Moines Art Center.


Her experiences range from hospitality, marketing and retail to budgeting, strategic planning, and project management. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in business administration and is currently researching workplace culture as a doctoral candidate at Creighton University.

Bennett joins Amy Lohse (development and services coordinator) and Joe Korkowski (executive director) in the Alexandria office.

Gate City Bank on World’s Best Banks list

For the third consecutive year, Gate City Bank has made Forbes’ list of World’s Best Banks, claiming the number-four spot in the U.S. for 2023.

According to Forbes, this recognition is in response to the bank going above and beyond to earn customer trust by delivering excellent service, innovative solutions, exceptional financial advice and overall satisfaction, all while showing a strong commitment to the communities it serves.

Forbes assembled the World’s Best Banks list by partnering with market research firm Statista, and the results are based on a worldwide survey of 48,000 banking customers in 32 countries. The 415 banks that ranked were evaluated in categories such as digital services, customer services, financial advice and, of course, trust.

Dale leads Mid MN Federal Credit Union Alexandria office

Local leader Vic Dale brings her experience to Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union stepping into the role of Alexandria branch manager.

With more than two decades of experience in banking and leadership, Dale joins a full-service office that includes mortgage, business services, insurance, and investments. She has been active in Rotary and her church for many years and completed the Leadership Alexandria programs.

“Being from Alexandria area and raising my family here, community is important to me. The values at the credit union, including ‘sense of community’ really resonates with me,” said Dale.


Vic Dale

“I’m excited to have Vic on our team and managing our office in Alexandria,” said Danielle Addison, regional manager. “Her love for the Alexandria community and experience will round out our local team.”

Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union is a member owned financial cooperative serving central Minnesota. Learn more at

Anderson joins Sanford Health Alexandria team

Leanne Anderson, DO, has joined the Sanford Health Alexandria team.

Anderson is a primary care provider specializing in both children and adults. Her services include pediatrics, women’s health, injections and cardiology.

Leanne Anderson

She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania and completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Wausau. Anderson is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

The Sanford Alexandria Clinic is located at 1527 Broadway St. To contact the clinic, call (320) 762-0399.

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Learn more at or Sanford Health News.

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