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Bucking Trends & Blazing Trails – the Founding of a Maverick Bank
Bell has never been a typical bank – or company. From its humble beginnings, when Bell opened in 1966 as State Bank of Fargo in a corner office of the Northport Shopping Center in Fargo, N.D., the bank did things its own way. Read on to learn about Bell’s most notable “maverick” moves and how they contributed to the bank’s growth.

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Why It’s Important to Choose Your Equipment Leasing Partner Carefully
Offering equipment leasing comes with many advantages. Learn the 3 key factors Bell Bank’s Mike LaSalle says banks should consider in a lease partner.

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May Economic Outlook
In this month’s Economic Outlook, Greg Sweeney, Bell’s chief investment officer, shares his insights on Federal Reserve policies, expectations for interest rates and inflation, and what’s going on in national and global markets.

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SAVE THE DATE for AgViews Live Featuring Dr. David Kohl
Mark your calendars! You have an opportunity to hear expert insight from author and speaker Dr. David Kohl and Lynn Paulson, Bell Bank’s director of agribusiness development.

Constantly keeping their fingers on the pulse of ag matters, David and Lynn will share local implications of global economic issues, as well as the latest trends that are influencing farmers and agribusinesses. From pandemic concerns and government payments to trade, global competition and more, you’ll learn what your customers need to know to succeed.

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our free ag symposium – AgViews Live – presented by Bell Bank:

  • In North Dakota on Tuesday, July 6
  • In South Dakota on Wednesday, July 7
  • In Wisconsin on Thursday, July 8

Watch for more details to come, or contact your correspondent banking officer to register!

Win This Bell Bank Golf Cart
Be the first person to hit a hole in one at any of the conventions where we’re participating, and you could win the pictured Bell Bank golf cart!

See our official rules at, and contact your correspondent banking officer to find out where you could win this golf cart.

We hope to see you on the course!

Quarterly Financial Report
Bell Bank set a record for first-quarter earnings of just over $42 million. Our mortgage division continues to close more loans than expected, and we aren’t sure when that might slow down. For the first quarter of 2021, total loans are up $266 million. Deposits over the same period are up $910 million. As we move further along the COVID-19 cycle, we continue to be thankful to have made it through this time and recognize we have all learned a lot.

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