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Published February 14, 2012, 07:00 AM

Starion Financial hires Melanie Nicklos as personal banker

Starion Financial has hired Melanie Nicklos as a personal banker at its branch in north Bismarck on Highway 83 and Skyline Boulevard.

Nicklos opens personal and business accounts, including checking and savings, certificates of deposit and IRAs. She also helps bank customers with loans and lines of credit for home improvements, automobiles and other personal needs.

She has previous banking experience, including personal banking and teller, as well as prior experience in healthcare.

She earned her Associate of Science degree from Bismarck State College and a business management degree from the University of Mary.

Nicklos has been involved with Teen Challenge, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and Toastmasters.

Starion Financial is a $925 million family-owned community bank and financial services organization. The company began in Oakes, N.D., in 1969 and has 13 locations throughout Bismarck-Mandan, Bottineau, Dunseith, Rolla, Ellendale, Oakes and Fargo, N.D., and Middleton, Wis. For more information, visit