About Us

Proudly Serving Wisconsin since 1952!

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Our story starts in 1952 when a group of local businessman recognized the need for a second bank in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. In true community spirit, the initial capital investment for the bank was funded in part by local residents in support of the idea. A number of those same families remain owners to this day.

Soon after, our one location grew into four with the addition of offices in the communities of Haugen, Prairie Farm and Birchwood. Then, in the early 2000’s, the bank expanded to the Menomonie area merging the long-standing First Bank & Trust, with over 125 years in the community and five locations, into the Dairy State Bank family. Two more locations, Cumberland and Turtle Lake, were added in 2014 and finally a new office was opened in Bloomer in the spring of 2016.

As our bank grows, so does our commitment to our customers and the services we offer. Dairy State Bank has a full array of traditional banking products, and also offers innovative electronic banking services such as mobile banking and online mortgage applications that allow our customers to bank more conveniently.

Today, more than 60 years later, with our twelve locations serving eleven communities throughout west central and northwestern Wisconsin, Dairy State Bank has grown into one of the largest, locally-owned, community banks with over $500 milllion in assets. We are committed to the communities, businesses and people we serve. Our owners and directors believe there are many advantages to remaining an independent community bank and we take pride in providing the best customer service possible.

Our Mission

“To be the preferred and trusted provider of quality financial services that enhance our customer and community relationships.”

Strong Community Support

As a community bank, our civic involvement and financial support demonstrates our belief in the strength of the communities in which we provide service. Many of our employees donate their time each year in support of the communities we serve. Some of our employees contribute time to local service organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions Clubs by serving as Board Members, Officers, and Committee members. Others volunteer at schools, community events, or fund raisers. We are proud to support the communities we serve through cash donations, sponsorships, and volunteering.

The following are just some of the causes we support:

  • 4-H
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Area Chambers of Commerce
  • Area Churches
  • Area Schools
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Bridge to Hope
  • Discover Downsville
  • Educational Foundations
  • Fire Fighters Fund Raisers
  • Junior Achievement
  • Humane Associations
  • Interfaith Volunteers
  • Local Food Pantries
  • Main Street Associations
  • Special Olympics
  • United Way