Dakota Credit Unions celebrate significant milestones

BISMARCK, ND (May 18, 2023) — Each year, the Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) recognizes credit unions that are celebrating significant milestones. This year, two Dakota credit unions are celebrating 85 Years of Service; both were recognized at the DakCU Awards Banquet that was recently held at the Delta Marriott in Fargo, North Dakota. Congratulations to: 

  • Bluestone Federal CU, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Western Cooperative CU, Williston, ND

Bluestone Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1938 to serve the employees of the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Over the years, Bluestone Federal Credit Union’s field of membership had grown and today, this credit union serves 43 counties in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. They have nearly $188 million in assets and more than 11,000 members. Their mission is “to empower our members to make sound financial decisions to achieve their dreams.”

Western Cooperative Credit Union is based in Williston, North Dakota with branches in Dickinson, Hebron, Beach, Glen Ullin, Ray, and Tioga. Chartered in 1938, the credit union has more than 18,000 members and over $450 million in assets. Their mission is “to maximize member benefits through cost effective financial services, education consistent with cooperative principles, prudent management, and to maintain a strong presence in our communities.”

About Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU)

The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is the professional financial trade association serving 64 credit unions that employ nearly 2,200 individuals across the Dakotas. With more than 531,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets exceeding $10.6 billion. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, DakCU plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information visit our website


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications & Media Specialist
Dakota Credit Union Association
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701-220-2200

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