Our Story

A History of Community Banking

CenBank is a community bank, which means we focus your local deposits into funding loans that help small businesses and farms grow. It’s our mission to grow side by side with the communities we serve.

1893

Buffalo Lake

The Bank of Buffalo Lake was started by the O’Connor Brothers and F.G. Nellermoe on September 1, 1893.

1893
1901

State Bank of Buffalo Lake

On January 18, 1901, the bank was incorporated into the State Bank of Buffalo Lake. The State Bank of Buffalo Lake leased the first floor of the building commonly known as Peterson’s store.

1901
1955

Tri County State Bank in Ortonville

Tri-County State Bank in Ortonville first opened for business in 1955 and was located in Ortonville’s Mainstreet where the Krueger License Bureau building is now located.

1955

New Building for Buffalo Lake

On July 25th, 1955, the bank conducted regular business at its new building located to the west of the old location.

1974

New Building for Ortonville

In 1974 the Tri-County State Bank of Ortonville moved to a new building which was constructed at 113 NW 1st Street, and is where the current CenBank location stands.

1974
1975

New Owners

In 1975, the VonHoltum family purchased the State Bank of Buffalo Lake bank and are still the current owners of CenBank. 

1975
1981

Buffalo Lake Current Location Grand Opening

On October 17, 1981, the State Bank of Buffalo Lake’s grand opening of the current bank facility was held.

1981
1994

The Merge

The State Bank of Buffalo Lake merged with Tri-County State Bank of Ortonville in 1994 to become CenBank.

1994
2017

Hutchinson Location Opens

Our Hutchinson location opened on Montreal St. SE in November of 2017. We are looking forward to being an active part of the Hutchinson community and building long term, successful relationships with customers the same as we have in Buffalo Lake and Ortonville since 1893! 

2017

CenBank Locations

Routing Number: 091906731

Buffalo Lake, MN

(320) 833-5325
109 West Yellowstone Trail
PO Box 188
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

Hutchinson, MN

(320) 587-2265
1380 Montreal St SE
PO Box 398
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Ortonville, MN

(320) 839-6123
113 1st St NW
Ortonville, MN
56278

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Due to a water breakage the Hutchinson location will be closed for the remainder of the day.