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
March 18, 2020


Effective March 19, 2020, we will closing our main lobby temporarily until further notice.  Drive through lanes and walk up area will remain open regular hours. Other services are available by appointment. 

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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