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Ramsey National Bank Has Joined The First United Bank Family

First United Bank of Park River is pleased to announce the merger of Ramsey National Bank and First United Bank effective September 12, 2022. First Holding Company, which is the parent company of First United Bank, purchased Ramsey National Bank in January of 2021. Now with the completion of the merger, the most significant change […]

Four Things North Dakota Farmers Wouldn’t Trade For Anything

Farmers in North Dakota are a special breed. Their occupation is one that requires them to work long hours and face unpredictable weather conditions (which lead to unpredictable business conditions). There are many trials and tribulations involved with growing crops on the northern prairie. Naturally, many of them would love the opportunity to swap a […]

Four Frequently Asked Questions Only A Farmer Can Relate To

The farther North Dakota farmers travel away from their home state, the more likely they are to have a conversation with someone who is curious about their job. A vacation, they soon learn, often comes with a host of questions. Here are a few of the most common ones. If you are a farmer, you’ll […]

Farmers Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Spring In North Dakota

Poets have long appreciated the four distinct seasons of the upper plains. Summers can be punishingly hot, followed by cool, serene autumns that lead into legendary winters that seem to stretch on forever. Spring does come eventually, though, and those poets have nothing on North Dakota farmers as they express their feelings for the state’s […]

How To Ensure Your Mortgage Is The Right Length (Even If You’ve Had It For Years)

Owning a home has always been the American dream, and for most of us, that house comes with a lawn, a garage and a mortgage payment. Smart homeowners consider their mortgage loan carefully, since it will likely be part of their monthly budget for a really long time. One of the most important things to […]

Four Reasons Farmers Think They Have The Best Job In The World

There are a lot of unique jobs in the world, but none is quite like farming. Agriculture features a unique balance of the ancient (growing food) and the futuristic (using technology like GPS to make jobs more efficient). Here are four of the things that farmers tend to like the most about their jobs: Farmers […]

Five Ways To Tell You Grew Up On A North Dakota Farm

Farming is more than just an important occupation, it’s most definitely a way of life. That’s especially true if you were born a farm kid, and farm kids in North Dakota learn early that the Northern Prairie has its own set of rules. If you grew up here, then here are a few of the […]

Understanding The ABCs Of Home Loan Acronyms

Buying a house is an exciting proposition. You look for the right neighborhood, you think about the best layout for your family and you envision how you will put your own touch on your new home’s style. There’s a special joy to be found in planning for a new house, whether you are a first-time […]

What Do Farmers Do All Winter, Anyway?

Everyone knows that farmers work hard during the growing season. They normally spend daylight hours in the field, and late nights in the shop or in front of a laptop. Predictably, all that high profile summertime work can lead non-famers to make some general assumptions about farmers and their work schedules. Some are based on […]

5 Unique Considerations When Buying A House In North Dakota

North Dakota is a wonderful state in which to live. It has four distinct seasons, low traffic and crime and plenty of room to find your place. It is also unlike almost anyplace in the United States when it comes to shopping for a house. You will have all of the typical considerations (price, location, […]

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