A slew of Midwest banking companies reported healthy second-quarter results on Monday and late Friday, with loan growth fueling most performance gains.

In Minneapolis, Norwest Corp. boosted average loans 15.3% from a year ago. Net income rose by 19.6%, to $202 million. TCF Financial Corp., a thrift, grew average loans by 5.9% and rebounded from a year-ago merger charge, more than tripling earnings to $13.94 million.

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