Larry and Judy Olson

Dent, Minn.

As avid travelers, Larry and Judy Olson appreciate that they can take their bank wherever they go – whether to a Florida beach or the Australian outback.

“We travel quite a bit, and what we like about it is our debit and ATM card works fine in other countries. We stop by the bank in Pelican Rapids to let them know where we’re going to go, and we’ve never had any problems.”

How we chose Bell:

We just liked their locations.

How long we’ve been customers:

18 years at least.

Our favorite banker:

Diane Hanson, Pelican Rapids branch manager. When we bought our home in Florida, she wired the funds to the closing firm and reassured us that everything was on target. She did a good job.

We generally stop in Pelican Rapids, but sometimes on our way to the Cities, we’ll stop in Alexandria. The service is always friendly.

Diane Hanson

Our favorite Bell Bank cookies:

Judy: Sugar

Larry: M&M

Our Bell products and services:

Checking account, savings account, personal loan

Our favorite service:

We like online banking. You can look at your bank account any time you want to, and that’s nice. It works so well because we’ve got a complete record of our finances, and we know exactly where everything is going.

Security is good with the online system. If you go on with a new device, you get a text or a call back. It’s very safe, very secure.

What we tell others about Bell:

We talk about the friendly service. We never have had a problem, never. That’s nice to be able to say in more than 18 years.

Are you ready for a bank you’ll love?

Switch to Bell. We want to build your trust and earn your business.

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Committed to Giving Back

Bell’s Pay It Forward program has empowered more than $17 million in giving. Our employees choose how to help individuals, families and organizations in need.

Together, we can change the world one good deed at a time.


Award-Winning Service and Culture

Others have noticed and recognized Bell:

  • One of the country’s Best Banks to Work For (American Banker Magazine)
  • Community Impact Award (Minnesota Business magazine) 
  • Best bank, best service and best large workplace (Fargo Forum “Best of the Valley”)


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