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Fargo Metro Area

Including Fargo, Grand Forks, Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Devils Lake, Wahpeton, West Fargo, Jamestown, Grafton, and 142 other towns.

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Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and has a metropolitan area that includes both North Dakota and Minnesota. Though the city of Fargo itself only has about 115,000 people, the larger metropolitan area, including West Fargo in North Dakota and Moorhead in Minnesota, is about twice that size.

Because of its role as the largest city in North Dakota, as well as the largest city in a fairly large area covering North and South Dakota as well as western Minnesota, Fargo is a major economic center, and one of its major industries is banking.

There are 79 banks and 31 credit unions with headquarters in the Fargo metro area. Altogether, more than 100 banks and 40 credit unions have operations in the area, with a total of about 530 branches. Major banks with their headquarters in the Fargo area include Bell State Bank & Trust, Gate City Bank, Alerus Financial, Choice Financial, and CornerStone Bank. The oldest bank still operating is The Goose River Bank, which was established in 1881.

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U.S. Bank Chicagoland CD Specials - 2.05% 59-Month
In today’s Chicago Tribune 2.05% apy 59-month CD 1.01% apy 11-month CD $1,000 minimum $249,999 maximum Offer only valid at Chicago metro area U.S. Bank locations
Citizens Community CU (ND/MN) Adds 280-912 Days Lifestyle CD
Deal Summary: 280 to 912 Days Lifestyle CD, 1.55% APY, $1k minimum, flexible end date. Availability: Residents of eight northeast North Dakota communities and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Citizens Community
US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus
UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank
Service CU Unveils 11-Month Certificate Special
Deal Summary: 11-month Certificate Special, 1.50% APY, $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Easy membership requirement for family members of individuals who are serving, or have ever served, in any branch of
$150 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus - Select Cities
If you missed the previous $250 bonus and you live in an eligible city, you may want to give this a try. To get a $150 bonus, open an Everyday
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