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Wells Fargo’s focus on energy show growth strategy

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co is angling to cash in on the U.S. energy boom, as the fourth-largest U.S. bank looks for new avenues of revenue growth to overcome a slump in mortgage lending, its traditional driver of profits.
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Bakken banks booming more than counterparts

August 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A new report shows what most already know: banks are booming along with oil. But the report also shows that Bakken-area banks are doing better in certain areas than their shale counterparts. Continue Reading

Bank of the West hires 2, promotes 1

July 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Dickinson branch of Bank of the West has made some changes and additions to its staff, according to a press release. Continue Reading

‘Man in black’ suspect pleads guilty to bank robbery

April 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The so-called “man in black” a suspect in a series of armed bank robberies, including Glenwood State Bank in Alexandria pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one of the heists. Continue Reading

Bank of ND bringing together smaller lenders for Bakken projects

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT Investors and developers interested in helping solve North Dakota’s housing shortage often run into a common problem: how to finance multi-million dollar projects. Continue Reading

ND’s banking boom: Oil Patch banks scrambling as deposits outpace lending

November 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Lakeside State Bank’s origins trace back to a three-bedroom home with an attached vault in newly organized New Town on the shore of Lake Sakakawea. Continue Reading

Ratings agency says Bank of ND remains strong

October 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A national ratings agency says the state-owned Bank of North Dakota is in great shape.
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Financial company: ND has 13 of safest banks in US

August 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota has 13 of the nation’s safest banks, a financial research and publishing company said. Continue Reading

As SD banks took recession hits, so did government coffers

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Bank taxes withered across South Dakota in recent years, the financial impact on state and local governments reaches into the millions. Continue Reading

At A Glance

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Here’s a look at the counties that received more than $100,000 this year as their shares of South Dakota banking taxes. Continue Reading