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Minot Metro Area

Including Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson, Mandan, Williston, Rugby, Beulah, Bowman, Sidney, Watford City, and 101 other towns.

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Banking in the Minot Area

Minot is a city of about 45,000 people in north-central North Dakota. Including its surrounding area, the Minot region has more than 70,000 people, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Other cities in the area include Dickinson, Williston, Rugby, Beulah, Bowman, Sidney, and Watford City. Minot's economy has for decades been driven by a nearby Air Force base. In recent years, the nearby Bakken shale oil formation has also boosted the area.

Whether because of its relative isolation or due to the newfound oil wealth, Minot has a huge banking industry for a city of its size. There a 45 banks and 20 credit unions with headquarters either in Minot or one of the nearby cities. Notable institutions based in the area include First International Bank & Trust, American Bank Center, Starion Financial, First Western Bank & Trust, and Dakota Community Bank & Trust. The oldest bank headquartered in the area that is still operating is Merchants Bank, which was established in 1897. Altogether, the Minot area has about 340 branches from more than 75 banks and 25 credit unions.

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Local Deals & News

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
$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
Wells Fargo Long Term 3.00% Callable Step-Up CD Via TD Ameritrade
I frequently get notices of new issue callable CDs from TD Ameritrade. This one looks like a rate leader. My calculations indicate the blended rate over the entire term is
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 3/18/2017: Offer extended through April 1, 2017. The fine print on the promotion page now reads, "This is an exclusive, nontransferable offer. This is only available to Wells Fargo
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