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Hackers Steal $172B Globally From Consumers

Bad things happen to good consumers and 2017 was a banner year for cybercrime here and abroad. The 2017 Norton Security Report found that of the $172 billion that was stolen from consumers globally–$19.4 billion of that was from consumers in the U.S. The average victim lost $142 and 20 hours of their time trying 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

Cyberattacks Increased By 100% In 2017; Protect Your Identity

A recent report released by ThreatMetrix, Cybercrime Report 2017: A Year in Review, provides an eye-popping account of cybercrime and fraud worldwide. The fear of having one’s credit or banking cards physically stolen is rapidly shifting to having that information stolen online and for good reason. The report finds that from 2015 to 2017, cyberattacks increased by 100%. Read More

Midco believes in community involvement

Thanks to Pat McAdaragh, CEO and President of Midco, for sharing his thoughts on the role of telecommunications in economic development. They recently donated $10,000 to North Dakota Dollars for Scholars to fund technology industry-related scholarships. Provide a brief history and overview of Midco? Midco started as a movie theatre company back in 1931 and Read More

Addressing infrastructure needs in Valley City

City Administrator David Schelkoph, Valley City, North Dakota, shared his community’s perspective on infrastructure funding and how Sheyenne River flooding impacts those needs. Tell us about the problem you needed to address and how it was affecting your community. I am sure your readers have heard this before from across the state, but Valley City Read More

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepting scholarship applications

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 each for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must be from a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars chapter to qualify. Students from a wide range of backgrounds Read More

Bank of North Dakota prepares for 100th anniversary celebration

Bismarck – Bank of North Dakota (BND) is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is asking the public for assistance. Historical artifacts from the Bank such as letters, memorabilia and promotional items are being accepted. In addition, the Bank is seeking stories from farm families who were assisted by the Bank during Read More

Smishing Means Big Trouble In A Tiny Text

SMS text phishing, or smishing, is on the rise for us all. Smishing has been around for a while, and is gaining in popularity for cyberthieves. Texts are being sent to smartphones asking recipients to go to a link or respond with personal information. Most often, these texts contain a great sense of urgency to Read More

Ho Ho Ho Where Did My Package Go?

Cyber scammers don’t take any time off for the holiday season. In fact, they’re working overtime to take advantage of the spirit of giving. Giving to them, that is. By now consumers know that packages left outside their homes are up for grabs by package pilferers. Consider those the good old days. The latest cyber Read More

Shop Securely This Holiday Season

It’s that time again and it’s never a bad thing to remind everyone about good security practices for keeping your money and identity safe during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday shopping. Cyberthieves are just as excited about this time of year as everyone else. That’s because they can make off with a Read More

BND’s S&P credit ratings affirmed

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) affirmed Bank of North Dakota’s (BND) credit rating as “A+” and “A-1” for long-term and short-term credit respectively in its annual review released Nov. 7, 2017. “This is good news for North Dakotans. The S&P report recognizes effective government spending controls and the strong link between the Bank and the state Read More

Bank of North Dakota announces sale of federal student loans

BISMARCK – Bank of North Dakota (BND) announced the sale and transfer of the federal student loan portion of its student loan portfolio to North Texas Higher Education Authority (NTHEA). The transfer will be complete in the first quarter of 2018. BND continues to own, offer and service its state-sponsored student loans that are used Read More

Bank of North Dakota has college planning resources for you

Bank of North Dakota’s College Handbook provides reliable, easy-to-use information to assist students with the college planning process. You’ll appreciate the step-by-step checklists, so you don’t miss a detail; a section on skills you need to succeed; insights on choosing a major, a college and a career; paying for college; and the ACT.

Economic Development in Williston, ND

Economic Development Director for the City of Williston, Shawn Wenko, provides insight on the changes and growth Williston has experienced over the last five years. Describe the economic landscape in the Williston area. We have experienced a considerable uptick in economic activity this year. Sales tax distributions, hotel and apartment occupancy and single-family home sales Read More