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Welcome to Home Federal!

We are proud to serve communities in both Minnesota and Iowa.
We are a high-performing financial service provider with the feel of an approachable, friendly community bank. Home Federal offers a full range of retail deposits and loan services, business banking/commercial services, savings, certificates of deposit, checking, retirement savings and IRAs. Home Federal also offers its clients additional services such as Debit MasterCards, Visa credit cards, ATM cards, internet banking, safe deposit boxes, investment services, and much more...

Our Story

Home Federal Savings Bank, the sole operating subsidiary of HMN Financial, Inc., was originally chartered in 1934. The bank, founded in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, has steadily grown to become one of the largest thrifts in the state.

In March, 1934, a number of Spring Valley businessmen met in the commercial rooms over the State Theater to hear a talk by Mr. C.H. Ellingson, a United States government official employed by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Washington, DC. Mr. Ellingson had been requested to address the club on the subject of organizing a Federal Savings and Loan Association for Spring Valley and the surrounding territory. The Great Depression was at its height, and money for home loans was very scarce. The objective of the federal government was twofold. First, to set up a means of providing credit for financing the construction of homes, thus giving employment to laborers and also business to material dealers. Secondly, to provide a safe place for the investment of the limited funds of local savers so the money would remain in the community and be put to use here. The idea appealed to the men present at the meeting, and a modest amount of capital was raised locally.

Shortly thereafter, a Federal Charter was secured and the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States invested a total of $250,000 in the Association, all of which funds have since been repaid to the federal government.

Branch offices were authorized and opened in Austin in 1937, Rochester in 1940 and 1978, Winona in 1973, La Crescent in 1975, Albert Lea in 1990, Marshalltown, IA in 1997, Rochester in 2001, 2006, and 2008, and Eagan in 2007.

In June 1994, the bank converted from a mutual savings bank to a public stock institution.

Products and services offered by Home Federal Savings Bank today include a full range of retail deposits and loan services, business banking/commercial services, savings, certificates of deposit, checking, retirement savings and IRAs.  Home Federal also offers its clients additional services such as Debit MasterCard, Visa credit cards, ATM cards, internet banking, safe deposit boxes, investment services, and much more….

President's Message

Brad KrehbielWelcome to Home Federal! We appreciate your interest in our bank and look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person.  Whether you are looking for a home or business loan, or possibly a new deposit relationship, I am confident that you will find our products and customer service second to none.

While we serve many of our customers exclusively through our online banking products, we encourage you to visit one of our 12 branch locations – and always remember that at Home Federal, talking with a real live banker is as easy as picking up the phone.

Home Federal is a bank with strong connections to the communities we serve. The strength of our bank lies with its customers and its employees.  Home Federal has been blessed with a long and loyal history of both. 

Today's Home Federal remains a strong and safe place for our customers to seek home loans, manage their business accounts, or maintain their personal checking accounts and savings. Your Home Federal bankers continue their commitment to providing first class service for your financial needs today, and well into the future.

Our staff and I stand ready to answer your questions, provide professional service and bring you peace of mind.

Sincerely,

Brad Krehbiel
President

Community Connection

For over 75 years Home Federal has been committed to assisting our clients with great service, competitive products and giving to our communities. Home Federal has been making a difference, and we are committed to the growth and prosperity of the communities we serve.

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Senior Management

Brad Krehbiel

Brad Krehbiel

President/CEO
507-252-7169

Jon Eberle

Jon Eberle

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

507-535-1210

Larry McGraw

Larry McGraw

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

507-252-7142

Tim Bartlett

Tim Bartlett

Director of Operations
507-535-1268

Sue Kolling

Sue Kolling

Senior Vice President
Cash Management

507-535-1207

Carla Kilpatrick

Carla Kilpatrick

Senior Vice President
Director of Business Banking

507-252-7162

Lisa Ketterling

Lisa Ketterling

Vice President
Director of Human Resources

507-535-1260

Jay Schwinefus

Jay Schwinefus

Vice President
Director of Marketing and Client Information

507-535-1291

Cindy Ebert

Cindy Ebert

Vice President
Director of Retail Banking

507-535-1204

Al Mannino

Al Mannino

Vice President
Director of Communications 

507-535-1261