Larson new president of North Country Bank
By Allan Tinker, BHG News Service
Robert Larson succeeded Robert Sorenson in the president’s position of the McClusky-based North Country Bank, as well as the Underwood branch. The merger of the two Davis Bancshares Inc. banks started in 2006 when Larson stated he worked with Sorenson and found him "extremely good to work with. I learned a lot from him." He added that the North Country Bank was fortunate to have Sorenson as a president, then added with a grin, "I now know why he has less hair than I do." Larson, who prefers to be called Bob, was born and raised in Bismarck, where his father Bob owned the Bismarck Lumber Company and his mother Val was a homemaker. He has three sisters and one brother. Larson attended the then Bismarck Junior College (BJC) now Bismarck State College (BSC) and then graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in finance and business administration in 1982. He quickly found work at the Underwood bank, also starting in 1982 and worked "every position including janitorial" in the bank. He worked there for the Kjelstrup family, he added.