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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

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

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

Go Wireline

Our thanks to Lucas Gjovig, owner of Go Wireline LLC – a highly successful North Dakota-based business, for sharing his thoughts on entrepreneurship. Please tell us about Go Wireline. What services do you provide? Go Wireline is an oil field service where tools are run into a well via a truck with a spool of wireline. We Read More

Oasis Petroleum

Oasis Petroleum is a successful independent exploration and production company focused on oil and natural gas development in the Williston Basin. They shared thoughts on entrepreneurship and the company in a recent Q&A. What services do you provide? When did you start? Oasis is an independent exploration and production company focused on oil and natural gas 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

North Dakota Industrial Commission Approves Drought Loan Programs for Livestock Producers

BISMARCK - The North Dakota Industrial Commission authorized the Bank of North Dakota (BND) to offer two new loan programs that will assist livestock producers impacted by drought during a special meeting held on Sept 13. The Breeding Stock Rebuilding Program allows the borrower to purchase and rebuild breeding stock to average levels pre-drought. The 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