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First State Bank and Trust

First State Bank and Trust

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About Us

First State Bank and Trust opened its doors as First State Bank of South Stillwater in 1914. As the community grew from South Stillwater into the town of Bayport, we grew along with it, becoming First State Bank of Bayport in 1923.

Over the years, our capabilities have broadened. We offer insurance and investments, in addition to progressive banking services. Our Trust Services Department, established in 1987, holds over $4 billion in assets. Besides the Bayport location, our branch network includes full service offices in Oak Park Heights and Hudson. We also have a part time office at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights.

We changed our name from First State Bank of Bayport to First State Bank and Trust in 2003 to better reflect our expanded services to various locations. What hasn't changed is our commitment to excellent personal service that you can trust. We are the same community bank with local ownership and management that was established more than one hundred years ago.

The names of our enterprising founders are deeply etched in the first chapter of our bank’s life story. The inaugural officers were L. E. Torinus (President); E.L. Hospes (Vice President) and James Schow (Cashier). Our Directors included Edward C. Kroger, Fred S. Lammers and Fred C. Andersen.


May 2022 // Hudson Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Community Room

Rep/Contact Info

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Joette Barr
Vice President - Director of Marketing
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Christine Carufel
Vice President - Branch Banking Director
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Robert Gray
Senior Vice President - Trust
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Jason Howard
President /CEO
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David Tyvoll
Vice President - Commercial Banker
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Alex Zeien
Vice President - Trust

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