FARGO, N.D. • Border Bank says it will move into North Dakota with the merger of Union State Bank in Fargo.

“We welcome all Union State Bank customers and the residents of the Fargo/Moorhead region to the Border Bank family., David L. Felch, Border Bank CEO and Union State Bank CEO and president, said in a statement announcing the merger. “Our customers should be rest assured the transition will be seamless and they will continue to receive the exceptional, personalized service they expect and value.”

Border Bank was established in Greenbush, Minn., in 1935, has deep roots in Minnesota. Besides the bank’s new location in Fargo, the company serves nine communities in Minnesota – Greenbush, Thief River Falls, Badger, Middle River, Baudette, International Falls, Roseau, Clearbrook and Coon Rapids.

“Our employees look forward to joining forces with Border Bank – a bank that shares our community banking mission and values,” said Kory Shae, Border Bank and Union State Bank senior vice president and business development director. “This merger will result in our customers having access to additional products and services, and substantially greater access to capital for business development.”

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