Taking Care of Our 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 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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What are the benefits of Same Day Electronic Payments?

What are the benefits of Same Day Electronic Payments?

As part of an effort to improve and modernize the U.S. payments system, you may have already notice a change in the times during the day that we apply Electronic Direct Deposits to your account. This change was made to help provide you with faster access to funds for same-day Direct Deposits to your account. Beginning on Friday, Sept 15, 2017, we will also change the times that we apply certain electronic debit payments to your account.

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Your Summer Travel Security Checklist

Your Summer Travel Security Checklist

Your travel packing checklist probably looks something like this: toothbrush—check, deodorant—check, socks—check, swimsuit—check, underwear—check, you get the idea. But another travel checklist we don't often think about is our security checklist on the road.

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