Two banks in the La Crosse area are part of 17 in the state that will close in connection with BMO Financial Group's acquisition of M&I Bank. The La Crosse Tribune reports that all but one of the Wisconsin locations to close are branches of Harris Bank, which BMO owns. One M&I branch in Reedsburg is also closing. The Harris Bank at 2 Copeland Ave. near Three Rivers Plaza is slated for closure as is the Harris Bank in West Salem. The banks will close in October. In all, 24 banks in four states are closing with about 130 jobs eliminated in the process. A BMO spokesman said the company will try to place employees in open positions within the company.