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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

Digital Banking Upgrade Available October 6th!

Digital Banking Upgrade Available October 6th!

Accessing your finances online isn’t something new. Still, recent events related to COVID-19 have shown the easiest and most convenient way to bank is located at your fingertips with your computer or mobile device. We will be launching a new digital banking system October 6, 2020. The new system will feature enhanced security, new technology, and better tools to conveniently manage your account from virtually anywhere.

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Get Coin Moving

Get Coin Moving

I’m sure you have heard the latest COVID pandemic effect, the coin shortage. In fact, we don’t have a coin shortage; we have a coin circulation issue. Did you know there is about $48 billion in coin already in circulation?

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