(Alexandria MN) --  Vikings Savings Bank officially broke ground on their new location Monday afternoon. Members of the community, VSB employees, local government officials and members of the AAEDC and Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand.

Mayor Sara Carlson commented on the new build in the related audio clip.

According to bank president Shari Laven, the new building will look and feel less like a traditional bank and is designed to offer a more personal banking experience.   Sheri Laven comments on the new bank in the related audio clip.

This is the third location for Viking Savings Bank since its inception back in 1981.  The bank has been in it's current location since 1984.   The new bank which is across from Target on Dakota Street is scheduled to open in January of 2017.