LLFS receives grant from Blandin Foundation that has helped 7 people in our community purchase safe vehicles

The Blandin Foundation Leech Lake Financial Services would like to thank the Blandin Foundation for the grant award of $100,000. The grant allowed us to run a successful Pilot Program for our Auto Loan program to our community. We were able to provide 7 loans totaling approximately $94,000 to community members, so they could have…
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For Missy Bowstring, LLFS Is More Than Just Personal Loans

For Missy Bowstring, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Leech lake Financial Services (LLFS) has been more than a place to get a personal loan.  She received the load in May, but she often gets in touch for other kinds of financial help. “I can always call LLFS and ask questions, even…
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J&A Concrete and Masonry, LLC

With the 2016 concrete season in full swing, I am happy to announce that our company is doing great!  We are projected to have an increase in profit from last year.  We also have been able to keep our main apprentice in full time work for most of the summer.  This is especially important as…
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Fineday Uses New Skills to Make Big Improvements

CASS LAKE (MN) – Diane Fineday started working with Leech Lake Financial Services in December 2015. The goal was to clean up her credit history, and enlisted the help of the one-on-one credit counseling at LLFS. “We took a hard look at my credit history and my bills, but LLFS made me feel so comfortable…
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From Renter to Owner: Williams Uses Financial Training, Overcomes Odds, and Buys Home

CASS LAKE (MN) – When Leech Lake Financial Services first offered its two hour “Credit Building on the Rez” training, Robin Williams was the first to sign up.  Robin was sick of paying rent.  Year after year she bought into the mentality that home ownership can’t be achieved by Reservation Indians.  Mortgages were too hard…
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