Category: BND Programs

A Christmas Gift that Makes a Difference

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend an average of $700 on Christmas gifts this year. Unless you happen to be an extraordinary gift-giver, chances are that a portion of those gifts are going to be forgotten, thrown away or re-gifted. What gift can you give that you know your friends and Read More

Ag Disaster Relief Loan Program

This program provides relief for North Dakota farmers and ranchers negatively impacted by extreme weather conditions in 2019. BND has set aside $300 million for this program. Funds will be allocated on a first-come basis. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT. Loan Terms Chattel: Up to a 10-year amortization Read More

Livestock Feed Program

This program is designed to assist with feed costs for livestock producers who can establish an expected shortfall in the amount of feed needed to sustain existing breeding livestock and backgrounding livestock operation levels for those impacted by the 2019 extreme weather conditions. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT. Read More

It takes more than a car to get your kid to college

College SAVE continues to find unique ways to reach the residents of North Dakota. More than 25 car dealers across the state are promoting College SAVE during September through a new partnership with the North Dakota Automobile Dealers Association. For any new car purchased at a participating auto dealer, Bank of North Dakota (BND) will contribute Read More

Benefits at no charge to your business

As a business owner, you know how important it is to take care of your employees. Bank of North Dakota has a no-cost option available that sends a clear signal to them that you care about their financial well-being. Bank of North Dakota offers presentations on its programs on-site at businesses to assist people with Read More

Bringing building blocks to the community

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. To help care for the children of a growing city like Bottineau, it takes much more. Like many communities in North Dakota, Bottineau has seen an increasing demand for childcare and preschool services as new families move in to take advantage of opportunities Read More

The heart and soul of caring for animals

Justin Voll, President of First International Bank & Trust, remembers a time when the future of Watford City’s veterinary business was in question. The city’s longtime veterinarian had closed his practice after experiencing health issues. “Watford City was lucky enough to have a longtime vet, Dr. Nelson, in town for many years. There was uncertainty Read More

Boutique offers sustainable fibers

Ashley Decker won’t be offended if you call her a “crunchy hippy.” In fact, it’s a term she embraces. As the owner and operator of Whole Life Wellness, she’s looking to introduce more people in Grand Forks and beyond to the benefits of organic Fair Trade clothing and bedding. “We’re looking not only at the ethics of Read More

Automating for the future of dairy

Being a dairy farmer in North Dakota is a demanding profession. Dairying is time-intensive, highly dependent on milk and feed prices, and doesn’t allow for long, carefree vacations. Few know this better than Dwane and Joan Wanzek, owners and operators of a 350-cow dairy farm near Jamestown, ND. Since starting with a few of his Read More