The forecast of a big snow storm tonight in flood-weary Fargo, N. D. put a temporary damper on credit union operations retaining to normal as some CUs reopened their branches to take care of month-end ACH and social security transactions.

"You know our members still need the cash to fight the floods so we decided to reopen our offices today," said Gloria Schmunk, president/CEO of the $31 million United Savings CU, which on Friday and Saturday closed two of the CU's three offices in light of city evacuation orders for non-essential personnel.

But across the swollen Red River in Minnesota, Moorhead CU said it was keeping only its drive-in open and closing its main lobby today following that city's orders. "Right now we just hope we make it through that storm tonight," said Jeff Anstadt, president/CEO.

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