Root River State Bank: Your Community Bank For Generations
The oldest bank in Minnesota
Established 1856

Root River State Bank
18 SE 3rd St.
P.O. Box 517
Chatfield, MN 55923
(507) 867-4120

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Welcome to Root River State Bank

"All we have to sell is service"-Charles M. Johnson, Sr.

We have been providing the finest in personalized banking service to southeastern Minnesota since 1856, and are recognized as being the oldest bank in our state, and a leader in community banking. We are proud to be located in Chatfield, a community of 2,855 people, in the heart of the “Chosen Valley”. Our 10 employees have over 240 years of combined experience and are excited to share their progressive financial expertise with you, via our website, or in person. Whether you are new to our bank, or are an existing customer, we invite you to experience the hometown feeling you get by doing business with a bank that truly is “Your Community Bank for Generations!”



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
June 10, 2020


Our Main Lobby is now open for business!

Please respect the social distancing guidelines of staying 6 feet apart from other customers in the lobby.  If you are ill or experiencing any COVID like symptoms, we ask that you do not enter the building. We also have face masks available upon request.  Hand sanitizer is also available in the lobbies.  We want to assure you that we have increased our cleaning and sanitation efforts to make sure our customers feel safe coming to Root River State Bank.  We do ask that if you come in the lobby wearing a face mask and are asked to remove the mask for idenification purposes, that you accomodate that request.   

We also encourage you to use our online banking services, night deposit drop area and our ATM for your banking needs.

Root River State Bank is committed to serving your financial needs in a safe and effecive manner as we try to ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees.

Also please be aware of scams that may take advantage of the COVID-19 threat as an opportunity to steal your information or money.  Watch for suspicious emails, texts, or phone calls impersonating charities or government agencies.  Do not click on links or open attachments in emails that you are not expecting, and do not give out your personal information when you have not initiated the call.

As always, we are ensuring that the safety of our team, and our commitment to serving you, are at the forefront of our decisions.  We value your business and appreciate your strength, persistence and resilience, as we face this pandemic situation together.



Charles M. Johnson Jr.
President & CEO




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