Taking Care of Customers since 1927

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Building the Future. Celebrating Our Past.

We got our start as a small business, a small bank in a small town, in 1927. Our founder, A. C. Brown had a simple formula for success, “Take care of the customer!” It’s a promise we’ve kept for over 90 years and one we intend to stick to. With locations across North Dakota and Minnesota, our highest priority is the prosperity of our customers and our communities.

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Recent News

Rieth Promoted at Insure Forward

Rieth Promoted at Insure Forward

Insure Forward, a division of Bank Forward, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Rieth to president. A Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate with a degree in Finance, Chad will also continue to serve as the chief financial officer of Bank Forward.

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7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims. To keep yourself safe, be suspicious of any communication from the IRS – through email, text or social media – that requests personal information. And keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.

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