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Melgaard, Rheault join Alerus Financial staff

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Steph Melgaard and Nichole Rheault have joined Alerus Financial at its West Fargo branch on 13th Ave. S., Melgaard as a Customer Service Supervisor and Rheault as a Customer Service Representative.

Melgaard is responsible for demonstrating and leading day-to-day transaction activities of the branch, including coaching and mentoring the tellers and customer service representatives.

She previously worked as a financial advisor for Edward Jones; and holds a Bachelor in Communication with an English minor from the University of Northern Colorado.

She and her husband, Karsten, reside in Dilworth, Minn.

Rheault is responsible for customer service, processing financial transactions for customers, and opening new accounts.

Rheault previously worked at Alerus and has more than 3 years experience in the banking industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and volunteers for Big Brother Big Sisters; and lives in West Fargo.

Alerus Financial is an independent, multibillion-dollar financial services company with total bank assets exceeding $1.1 billion, another $7 billion in customer assets under management and administration and $350 million in brokerage assets. It is one of the largest and oldest independent financial services organizations in the upper Midwest celebrating 75 years of service in 2008.