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Farm bankruptcies increase nationwide, report says
November 21, 2019 - 6:00am
Farm bankruptcies continue to increase nationwide, with the largest number of such filings coming in the Midwest region, according to a report...
North Dakota gets top marks in financial transparency
November 19, 2019 - 4:47pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state government has gotten top marks for financial reporting transparency from the nonpartisan watchdog organization...
'I'll do it until I'm dead': Farmer uses banking job to help pursue his passion
August 21, 2019 - 6:00am
BADGER, Minn. — Farming and ranching can be challenging, especially when commodity prices are poor and income is limited. The U.S. Department...
After delays, Bank of North Dakota still eyeing new 'financial services' building in Bismarck
June 19, 2019 - 1:35pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state officials are dusting off plans to construct a new "financial services center" after budget woes delayed the...
Gate City Bank debuts SecureID hand-scanning technology
September 17, 2018 - 6:45am
FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks...
Regulatory changes on the horizon for community banks
March 8, 2018 - 5:36pm
BISMARCK—The Senate is expected to vote within the coming week on legislation aimed at aiding small community banks. The bill, co-authored...
Double check your accounts: Wells Fargo may have been charging you twice for online bills
January 18, 2018 - 8:08am
Wells Fargo customers took to social media Wednesday, Jan. 17 after being charged twice for online bill payments and experiencing long wait times...
Personal banking’s future: Smarter faster better – while keeping a personal touch
October 31, 2017 - 3:40pm
Banking has changed dramatically since the introduction of online services in the 1980s. And the pace of innovation is picking up as the industry...
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
August 21, 2017 - 6:45am
WATERTOWN, S.D. — Farmers and ranchers in the region are feeling tougher times, and many will wind up in financial mediation, some professionals...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending May 26
May 26, 2017 - 9:49am
Hjelle joins Pediatric PartnersPediatric Partners of Fargo has welcomed Cathy Hjelle as a mental health counselor. She has over 25 years' experience...
BofA opens debate on lowering mortgage down payments
May 19, 2017 - 10:12am
The head of Bank of America Corp, the United State's fourth-biggest mortgage lender, said on Thursday banks would be able to supply a bigger...
Treasury's Mnuchin: 'We do not support breaking up banks'
May 19, 2017 - 9:47am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Thursday that the Trump administration does not support separating investment and commercial...
Former Wells Fargo workers say they targeted immigrants and Native Americans
May 10, 2017 - 9:46am
The latest allegations of unethical practices at Wells Fargo are so disturbing that even the bank has called them "offensive." Former bank...
BANKING & FINANCE: Multiple factors prompt business loan consolidation
April 4, 2017 - 10:08am
When oil prices started to slump two years ago, some companies in that industry began to consolidate loans, anticipating the loss of clients...
Money Talk: Sometimes cash-back credit cards can make sense
March 14, 2017 - 10:19am
Q: I have an airline credit card but I find it really hard to use the frequent flier miles I get. The "free" flights have gotten more expensive...