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BankStar is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Technician to join our team, view details on this career oportunity here.


BankStar Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

COVID-19 Updates


Due to local COVID-19 spread, all BankStar lobbies will be closed until further notice.

Drive-thru locations: 

  • Brookings:  Monday – Friday:  8:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Elkton:  Monday – Friday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Walk-out service:

  • Volga:  For walk-out service or an appointment, please call 605-627-9121.
    • Monday – Friday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am.


We strongly encourage you to use BankStar’s Online Banking Services at www.ebankstar.bank for 24/7 account access. Another option to access your accounts is our Mobile Banking App.   From there you have access to our eBanking services where you can deposit checks, transfer funds, check your account balance, review account activity, pay bills, and more. 

Other ways we are still able to serve you:

  • By Appointment Only.Please call your local bank to set up an appointment if needed.

  • Night Deposit. Conveniently located at all BankStar locations.
  • ATM. Access any MoneyPass ATM in our network surcharge free.  Find ATM locations
  • Call us. During regularly scheduled business hours. 
    • Brookings:  605-692-3636
    • Elkton:  605-542-2681
    • Volga:  605-627-9121
  • Email us. At info@ebankstar.bank  and we will contact you as soon as we can.  Please do not include sensitive account or personal information in the email.


We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for understanding.


Welcome Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson has joined BankStar Financial’s business banking department at their Brookings location.  She brings over 22 years of experience in the banking field.


“Jennifer is a respected business banker and well-established and within our market. Her commitment to building strong banking relationships, along with her extensive community involvement, will make her a great addition to the BankStar team,” stated Greg Fargen, Brookings president. 


After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in Animal Science, and minors in Ag Marketing and Ag Business, Jennifer began her career in Brookings, SD.   


In 2018, Jennifer was chosen as the Lender of the Year for First District Development Corporation and continues to be very active in the local community. She is involved in the Brookings Rotary, United Way, Deubrook Booster Club, White SD Pioneer Days, and Bethel Lutheran Church.  


Jennifer and her husband, have two children and reside in White, SD.  In her downtime, Jennifer enjoys golfing, shopping, reading, four-wheeling, and spending time at the lake. 


Join us in welcoming Jennifer to the team!


Community bank assists 151 small businesses with Paycheck Protection Program


BankStar prepared to assist more businesses as next round of federal support comes into focus


As communities continue to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 in their personal lives, many small businesses across South Dakota and the nation are fighting for survival.  


“Amidst shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders, most small businesses are simply trying to maintain some semblance of business activity, while also trying to determine how to support their employees with the paychecks they depend on. BankStar is stepping up to meet this challenge,” said Chuck Hegerfeld, CEO, BankStar Financial.


BankStar Financial is participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support the continuance of small business payrolls. The PPP is part of the $2-trillion economic stimulus package signed into law last month. The $350 billion allocated to PPP was fully committed by April 16, 2020, and efforts are now underway in Congress to provide more funding.


As of April 17, 2020, BankStar has funded $7,067,477 for 151 small businesses, which has allowed these businesses to retain or rehire over 900 employees. 


“This kind of activity doesn’t just happen, and I’m very proud of the BankStar staff. It takes a commitment to long days and weekends to keep the process flowing, and it takes a spirit of teamwork focused on helping others. That’s what community banking and BankStar are all about,” said Hegerfeld. “BankStar is prepared to assist as another round of federal support comes into focus.”


For more information on the Paycheck Protection Program through BankStar, contact Julie Puetz at (605) 692-3636 or email julie.puetz@ebankstar.bank.