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First State Bank Southwest earns 5-Star rating

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — BauerFinancial Inc. has awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability to First State Bank Southwest of Worthington.

“Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more,” a BauerFinancial press release states. “Earning and maintaining this top rating for 45 consecutive quarters makes its status indisputable as an ‘Exceptional Performance Bank.’”

Established in 1903, First State Bank Southwest has been building relationships and providing personalized solutions for its customers for 115 years. It operates today through offices in Edgerton, Leota, Pipestone, Rushmore and Worthington, and can also be found online at