Our History

Bell State Bank & Trust’s growth as a locally owned, independent bank is the result of our commitment to service. We’ve added convenient neighborhood banks and trust services, and we continually invest in the growth of the communities we serve.

2014 Bell State Bank & Trust moves downtown Fargo location to remodeled historic building at 15 Broadway; wealth management division also relocates to this downtown location.

2013 Downtown Fargo, N.D., branch moves to 15 Broadway. Bell State Bank & Trust opens full-service bank in Breckenridge, Minn. and new bank building in Wahpeton, N.D. Veterans Boulevard location opens at 5680 23rd Avenue South in Fargo, N.D. Bell State Bank & Trust acquires The Business Bank in Minneapolis and its Prime Mortgage division.

2012 State Bank & Trust is renamed Bell State Bank & Trust. Bell State Bank & Trust purchases First National Bank, with locations in Hawley and Dilworth, Minn. New location opens at 5500 Wayzata Blvd. in Minneapolis, Minn.

2011 Minneapolis-based Bell Mortgage (founded in 1880) becomes a division of State Bank & Trust.

2010 State Bank & Trust’s Fergus Falls location moves into a newly built bank. By year’s end,  State Bank & Trust grows to $2 billion in assets, with trust assets under management of $2.3 billion.

2009 State Bank & Trust grows to $1.9 billion in assets, with trust assets under management of $2.1 billion.

2008 State Bank & Trust opens full-service bank in Wahpeton, N.D.

2007 State Bank & Trust opens full-service bank in Fergus Falls, Minn.

2006 State Bank & Trust opens full-service bank in Alexandria, Minn. Also, HealthcareBank becomes a division of  State Bank & Trust.

2005  State Bank & Trust opens full-service banks in Audubon and Detroit Lakes, Minn.

2004 State Bank & Trust opens full-service bank in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

2003 State Bank of Fargo, State Bank of West Fargo and State Bank of Moorhead merge into one corporation; State Bankshares acquires Northern Capital Trust, with offices in Fargo and Bismarck; our name changes to State Bank & Trust.

2002 State Bank Mortgage & Loan offices open in Alexandria and Pelican Rapids, Minn.

2001 State Bank Mortgage & Loan opens in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Time Square location opens at 5050 13th Ave. S.W. in West Fargo, N.D.

2000 Southpointe location opens at 3545 25th St. S. in Fargo, N.D.

1996 State Bank of Moorhead, M.N. begins operations, relocating to 1333 S. 8th St.

1994 New location opens at 51 Broadway in downtown Fargo, N.D.

1992 Main office moves to 3100 13th Ave. S.W. in Fargo, N.D. making Northport location a bank branch.

1989 First State Bank of West Fargo, with assets of $17 million, is purchased and renamed State Bank of West Fargo.

1987 Second location opens at 2501 South University Drive in Fargo, N.D..

1968 Bank facility is built adjacent to Northport Shopping Center, with additions in 1973 and 1983.

1966 State Bank of Fargo is chartered.

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