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Published May 29, 2012, 02:14 PM

ND-based bank changing name to Bell State Bank

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo-based State Bank and Trust is changing its name to Bell State Bank.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo-based State Bank and Trust is changing its name to Bell State Bank.

Bank President Michael Solberg says that the bank's current name has led to confusion because more than 150 banks in the Dakotas and Minnesota have the word "state" in their names.

Solberg says the new name comes from Bell Mortgage, a Twin Cities mortgage company that State Bank and Trust bought last year. He says the Bell State Bank name will work well because there are no other Bell Banks in the nation.

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