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College SAVE Reading Champion

It’s easy! It’s fun! And when young readers knock out their summer reading, they become College SAVE Summer Reading Champions, earn up to $25 and have a chance to win $529! The North Dakota State Library and Bank of North Dakota have partnered with local libraries to offer the College SAVE Summer Reading Champion campaign. Read More

Remembering Wayne Stenehjem

As you have likely heard, Industrial Commission member and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem passed away Friday. Wayne’s connections to BND run deeply. His dad, Martin, started the federal student loan program at Bank of North Dakota. Over the years, he would speak fondly of this connection and was a strong supporter of the Bank and Read More

Career Compass: Virtual career and college planning resources

Bank of North Dakota (BND) is going virtual this fall. It has partnered with Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling – North Dakota Council (DACAC) to offer a convenient, one-stop location for career and college planning resources. Students in grades 7-12 and their families can use the new Career Compass site to access the following: Read More

Worried about paying your bills? Here is helpful advice.

If you are wondering how you’ll pay your bills, you are not alone. The unpredictable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, but often include the concern of how you will pay your bills. We’ll give you some resources courtesy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that should be helpful, but first and foremost, Read More

October is College Application Month

The goal of College Application Month is to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

A Parent’s Guide to Completing the FAFSA

Known by many as “the FAFSA,” the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed annually by students planning to attend college for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Colleges use the FAFSA information to determine the student’s eligibility for student financial aid. Student financial aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study programs and student Read More

Improve Your Technology IQ

You can drastically cut your workload in college if you have basic technology skills developed before you unpack your bags in the dorm room. Here are a few more things to think about: Master the keyboard: No more typing only with your thumbs or one finger. You’ll spend a good portion of your time researching Read More

North Dakota Legislature declares Bank of North Dakota Day

To commemorate 100 years of fulfilling its mission to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota, the North Dakota Legislature has declared Monday, February 25, 2019 as “Bank of North Dakota Day.” Bank of North Dakota (BND) is the longest-running, successful state-owned bank in the United States and is the only one of its Read More

Marriott Suffers One Of The Largest Data Breaches In History

Hospitality has been hit again. This time, if it isn’t the largest data breach on record, it is certainly right up toward the top. Marriott International announced this week that information of guests reaching up to 500 million was exposed in a breach of the Starwood properties guest reservation system. And it wasn’t just a Read More

FBI Issues Immediate Warning For Everyone To Reboot Internet Routers

There’s malware out there that is so severe, the FBI is warning everyone, at home and at the office, to reboot their internet routers in hopes of flushing some of it out. The Bureau released a statement that, VPNFilter “is able to render small office and home routers inoperable. The malware also collects information passing through the Read More

Hey Siri! You Have A Big Mouth

In 2011, Apple released virtual pal Siri, a novel idea for iPhone owners. A simple “Hey Siri” opened a world of information for its owners simply by asking questions. Shortly after, Siri was joined by other virtual assistants, Alexa and Cortana for the Android set. Although, Siri became a virtual star first and was immediately Read More

Financing Economic Development Report 2017

Bank of North Dakota’s vision statement, “Bank of North Dakota is an agile partner that creates financial solutions to current and emerging economic needs,” drives our economic development and diversification efforts daily. We accomplish this through strong vision and collaboration with state agencies, local economic development groups and financial institutions. Read the report here.

Financing Higher Education Report 2017

Higher education, whether one, two, four or more years beyond high school, is about achieving more. An educated workforce is an essential element to Bank of North Dakota’s mission “To promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.” College SAVE, college planning and student loans to pay for college and refinance afterward offer a cradle-to-career Read More

“Ask Staci and Amanda” live on Facebook

You’ve got questions, and BND’s Staci and Amanda have answers – college-related ones. Check out their series “Ask Staci and Amanda” live every Tuesday, typically at 2:30 p.m., on BND’s Facebook page. They, along with featured guests, discuss a variety of higher education and career-related topics. Join the conversation and post your questions in the Read More

Flex PACE impacts communities

Flex PACE has allowed communities the capacity to assess the community’s business needs and generate economic growth. April Baumgarten of Forum News Service recently shared the story of Half Brothers Brewing Co., a Grand Forks business, who utilized the program.     Click here to learn about Go Wireline.  

The number of phishing sites created each month is shocking

It is important, both personally and financially, to stay up to date on recent security and fraud news. Bank of North Dakota offers a free service to help you do that. The article below from Stickley on Security gives shocking statistics on phishing sites created monthly and the cost of scams annually. Read the article Read More

Steps to follow after Equifax cybersecurity incident

Cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities and gained access to Equifax files from mid-May through July 2017, potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. This incident exposed Social Security numbers, birthdates, names, addresses, credit card numbers and other personal information. In response, Equifax has taken many steps including dedicating a website to provide resources and updates on the incident. They Read More

DEAL One Loan helps recruit

Reed Reyman, President of CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickinson, recently shared his perspective on utilizing the DEAL One Loan as a recruitment tool. The DEAL One Loan allows North Dakota residents to consolidate all of their student loans, including federal student loans, into one loan and refinance them with a lower interest rate. What Read More

Updating and growing in Mapleton, ND

Mapleton, North Dakota, is completing road and sewer upgrades by utilizing the BND Infrastructure Loan. Mayor Barry Lund and City Engineer Brandon Oye graciously share their thoughts on the assessment, planning and communication needed for the project. Tell us about the problem you needed to address and how it was affecting your community. The Fargo-Moorhead area has been Read More

See you at the 2017 North Dakota State Fair

Bank of North Dakota (BND) will be making the 2017 North Dakota State Fair a little better this year for at least 13 people! In addition to our giant College SAVE mural where children can show off their inner Picasso, we  are giving away six sets of concert tickets and $529 into a new or Read More

Your step-by-step guide to getting student loans

This is a busy time if you are heading to college this fall. Making the final arrangements to pay for college should be one of the top items on your to-do list. This guide will help you start and complete the process. Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is Read More

Spotting counterfeit bills

Several security features have been added to U.S. currency to deter counterfeiting. However, these measures are only effective if the individuals accepting the money know them. Here are a few things you should look for.   Holding the bill to a light will reveal several security features. You should see a holograph of the face Read More

Bowman County industrial park

The Bowman County Development Corporation began the process of evaluating the possibility of an industrial park early in 2015. With community collaboration and leadership, the project will see construction starting this summer. Teran Doerr, executive director of the Bowman County Development Corporation, offered information about this project in a recent Q&A. Tell us how this Read More

UAS development in the Grand Forks region

Collaboration and leadership are key lessons Terry Sando shares regarding how the Grand Forks region has become a national leader in unmanned aerial system (UAS) development. Sando is the director of UAS Development for the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC). How has the industry developed in the Grand Forks region? The development of Read More

Can you pass the leadership test? 

Each and every adult who is a leader was once a kid. No kidding, right? But, it should make you, today’s teen, stop and think about what you are doing to be a leader as you become an adult. Entrepreneur magazine recently published an interesting article on the 22 qualities that make a great leader. Read More