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Svoboda Joins Bremer Mortgage in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, N.D. – February 19, 2013 - Bremer Bank announces that Kelsey Svoboda has joined the organization as a mortgage loan officer in the Grand Forks location. Svoboda has more than five years of residential real estate mortgage experience and will join one additional mortgage loan officer in Grand Forks.

Svoboda joins Bremer from Alerus Financial in Grand Forks, where she was a mortgage originator. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. Svoboda is active in the community and serves on the board of the Grand Forks Optimist Club and is the president-elect. Additionally, she is an affiliate member of the Board of Realtors and an account executive with the United Way.

“Kelsey has excellent residential real estate mortgage experience and knows the Grand Forks market well,” said Brian Stousland, senior vice president of residential real estate operations at Bremer Financial. “We are really excited to have her join our mortgage team and assist our clients with all their residential mortgage needs.”

Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.9 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to its 80 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2012, more than $30 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 150,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to