A Minnesota trade group is opposing Norwest Corp.'s most recent proposed acquisition in the Twin Cities to protest big-bank dominance in the state's electronic banking market.

The Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota said this week that it will oppose Norwest's proposed deal for $167 million-asset Ameribank, Bloomington, announced last week. The group plans to file comment letters with regulatory agencies, contesting the mergers on antitrust grounds.

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