House Call - We are Talking About Building a New Home

Friday, April 5, 2019
Gary Weckwerth HeadshotWe are talking about building a new home...Dakotaland FCU construction manager, Mark Peterson gives us some tips and things to think about if you want to build.

House Call - Talking Credit with Andrea

Friday, March 29, 2019
Gary Weckwerth HeadshotWe are talking credit with DFCU’s Andrea Lindberg. What makes up the credit score? How can you rebuild your credit? And what scores do you need to qualify for a loan today.

House Call - Do You Really Need to Hire a Realtor?

Friday, March 22, 2019
Gary Weckwerth HeadshotDo you really need to hire a Realtor? Karla Dagel with Remax of Watertown tells us why Realtors will help get you the most for you home.

House Call - What’s Going on with Watertown Real Estate?

Friday, March 15, 2019
Gary Weckwerth HeadshotWhat’s going on with Watertown real estate? Are homes selling? What will 2019 look like. Hear from Lynn Morris from The Realty Team.

8 Area Students Receive $8000 in Scholarships

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Huron, South Dakota  -  February 25, 2019   Dakotaland Federal Credit Union recently honored 8 area youth with $8000 in College Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year.  Each recipient submitted an application and an essay highlighting their thoughts on ‘financial freedom’ and what it means to them. Submissions were judged by a scholarship committee made up of 10 individuals.  “I was very impressed with the applicants and the commitment to their communities. Whether it was extra-curricular activities, volunteer work or with the jobs they hold, our students are striving to make their communities a brighter place. All while making their education a priority. It strengthened my belief in the most important investment we can make is in our members, especially our youth”, stated Scholarship Committee Member and Branch Manager, Laura Heathcote of the Watertown Branch Office. 


The following winners were each awarded $1000 to use toward their continued education.  Emma Roling of Madison, SD will graduate from Chester Area High School and will be attending the University of Minnesota in Mankato, MN majoring in Maternal & Child Care Nurse.  Aaron Linke of Woonsocket, SD previously graduated from Woonsocket High School and is currently attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD majoring in Agronomy and Animal Science.  Allyson Boomsma of Wolsey, SD will graduate from Wolsey-Wessington High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD majoring in Nursing. Bennett Osborn of Redfield, SD will graduate from Redfield High School and will be attending Century College in White Bear Lake, MN working toward an Associates of Arts degree.  Madison Hetland of Mitchell, SD previously graduated from Mitchell High School and is currently attending Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD majoring in Elementary Education & Spanish.  Ashley Robinson of Madison, SD previously graduated from Wolsey-Wessington High School and is currently attending Dakota State University in Madison, SD majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics and Biology.  Matthew Katz of Huron, SD will graduate from Huron High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Taylor Arneson of Madison, SD will graduate from Madison High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD majoring in Human Development & Family Studies.   


“The talent and passion we see in our young credit union members is an inspiration. We are delighted to see the accomplishments and goals these students have reached. Our scholarship and student loan programs will continue to be our commitment to these individuals and the generations to come”, added Credit Union President, Dan Cumbee.


Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Redfield, Aberdeen, De Smet, Mitchell, Watertown and Woonsocket. With 35,000 members and $330 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated offering a full-line of financial services to its membership since 1935.


Dakotaland Welcomes Gary Weckwerth to Watertown Branch

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Weckwerth HeadshotDakotaland Federal Credit Union announces the newest addition to the Watertown staff with the arrival of Gary Weckwerth. Weckwerth brings a wealth of financial, multi-media and entrepreneurial experience to his new position in the Business Development and Real Estate Department. “We are thrilled to ....

Important Message from the President

Monday, December 17, 2018
As many of our members may be aware, our primary financial system experienced a unusually lengthy interruption this past Friday and Saturday. First and foremost, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our membership. Secondly, let me assure you this incident was in no way related to....

Heathcote Promoted to Watertown Branch Manager

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Heathcote HeadshotDakotaland Federal Credit Union announced the promotion of Laura Heathcote to Branch Manager of the Watertown Branch. Heathcote is a Watertown native and accepted a supervisory position with the credit union when it initially opened the location in June of this year. Laura has proven to have the rig....

Alexis Urena Steals Hearts and Dakota Star Title

Monday, September 24, 2018
Alexis Urena Headshot“I’m really a very shy person and people are always surprised when I get up on stage and sing,” confessed our 2018 Dakota Star Talent Search Winner, Alexis Urena. This 18 year old young lady from Huron, showed no fear as she wowed the judges, along with a large State Fair crowd, and delivered an imp....

Watertown Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Watertown Ribbon CuttingCredit Union Staff and Board Members, along with a solid representation from across the local community turned out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony introducing the newly constructed Dakotaland Branch location on the corner of 11th and 212 in Watertown on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018.
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