Dakota league campaign counters efforts by the state's bankers association to gain municipal resolutions to eliminate exemption.
County meeting characterized as "sometimes tense."
More than 1,500 articles posted since site's launch.
Analysis shows Republican-leaning states particularly affected in areas of home purchasing and student lending.
Do-gooder site from Dakotas league seeks more feel-good stories to boost industry message.
Honorees include 60-year movement veteran Marvel Ebenhahn.
Dallas-based league represents 646 credit unions in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, officially opens for business on Monday.
Credit union is first on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
May vote in Oklahoma final step in process to approve creation of Cornerstone Credit Union League.
Texas credit union CEO said he felt it in the air. Two smaller states set to vote next.