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Long time Manager of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in Volga, Gene Bjorklund, has recently accepted the additional responsibility of Branch Manager for the Brookings location. Bjorklund has 20 years of credit union experience and has successfully overseen the growth of the Volga Branch during that time. “Gene has local roots and strong ties to the Volga and Brookings communities. Paired with his extensive experience made him the right choice to lead this team, ” explained Chief Growth Officer and past Manager of the Brookings Branch, Chad Moller.

Bjorklund began his credit union career in 2001. Gene played an important role in the construction of the new Volga Branch, which included the relocation of the credit union from downtown Volga to its current site at 99 Caspian Avenue. With the addition of the Brookings Branch, Bjorklund will now supervise 15 staff members and oversee Dakotaland Community Insurance, which is also located at the 2423 6th Street address

Bjorklund is a Volga native and is known as a strong community advocate. Serving as a volunteer fire fighter, on the Sioux Valley School board and officiating for high school sports for over 30 years, he feels strongly about his commitment to community. Gene and his wife, Michelle, reside in Volga with their Shih Tzu, Ruby. They have 4 grown children; Amy, Brittany, Ryan and Tiffany. The Bjorklunds are also the proud grandparents of six, with one on the way.

Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Aberdeen, Redfield, DeSmet, Mitchell, Woonsocket and Watertown. With over 38,000 members and $400 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated offering a full-line of financial services to its membership since 1935.