News & Announcements

Now Serving St. Louis County

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If you live, work, go to school, volunteer, or attend church in Carlton, Pine or St. Louis County, you are now eligible to open an account at Northwoods Credit Union!

We're proud to say that our members have done a great job of telling others how much they like Northwoods Credit Union! We've had many requests to open accounts from people who didn't meet our prior eligibility requirements.

Find more information about our eligibility here.

$10,000 in scholarships available to credit union members

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In a partnership with the MNFIC, Northwoods Credit Union is pleased to offered a scholarship program exclusively to credit union members to help further their education. For the 2016-2017 school year, $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to college students in traditional (high school seniors entering college) and non-traditional categories.

  • Four $1,000 Harvey Bakke scholarships
  • Twelve $500 scholarships

Complete an application and essay online at

2016 Essay Question: Other than family, what tools or resources do you use or see yourself using to make sure you are financially healthy?

Funds for the FIC's scholarship program are raised each year during the committee's silent auction, which is held during the Minnesota Credit Union Network's Annual Meeting & Convention.

Questions? Contact:

Kate Mason

(218) 591-5384

FIC Chair, Bridget Peterson

(651) 215-3500

Best Christmas Ever


Northwoods Credit Union has partnered with the Best Christmas Ever in 2015! There are many ways the community can help support this great cause - nominate a family, purchase a gift from the gift tree or help wrap gifts! Find more info below...

Best Christmas Ever is a local, nonprofit organization seeking volunteer help and support this holiday season. In 2011, a group of friends formed the organization to give families in need an unforgettable Christmas experience. Best Christmas Ever's purpose is to make a long lasting impact on families that have come upon hard times, for whatever reason, and truly change their lives for the better.

To see how Best Christmas Ever touches the lives of families, watch the short video posted on the organization's web site at

Families are nominated by people in the community, often by friends, relatives, or coworkers.

Nominate a Family

Northwoods CU will sponsor one family through the Best Christmas Ever Program. Best Christmas Ever is a 100% volunteer and 100% funded by private individuals and business sponsors. Each year Best Christmas Ever challenges volunteer teams and communities to double the amount of families who receive assistance. With the partnerships of sponsors, volunteers, donations, businesses, friends and family, Best Christmas Ever is able to provide deserving families with an unforgettable Christmas.

Visit either Northwoods Credit Union Branch to choose a gift tag you'd like to take to purchase a gift for the family. Return the gift to Northwoods CU before 12/18.

Join our Wrap Party to help wrap and tag all the gifts. If you're interested in helping, please contact Kate Mason with NCU at 218-878-3944 or