Border State Bank About Us

Kory Shae

About Us

"For over 85 years, Border Bank has been building on its legacy by focusing on “Customer First. Community Focused.” for the communities it serves with a footprint extending from Northern Minnesota to Metro Minneapolis, and now into North Dakota."

As we have grown, our ability to have a greater economic impact upon our communities has grown as well. We continue to invest in our talented employees and technologies, which are vital to our customers’ success. We have built the reputation of working with our customers over the long haul and we feel privileged to have that opportunity.

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Our Mission

To Our Customers...

To Our Customers...

We will provide the highest quality of service and benefits designed around your needs and wants. We will do this through our highly skilled and motivated employees.

To Our Employees...

To Our Employees...

We will provide a superior, team-based work environment and will be a responsible employer dedicated to your well-being.

To Our Communities...

To Our Communities...

We will be responsible civic citizens and business leaders and will do all we can to support the best interests of the communities in which we live and work.



Growing our Legacy

Border Bank’s roots run deep, beginning in Greenbush, Minnesota in 1935. Since its founding, Border Bank has achieved considerable growth and now has 11 locations in Minnesota and North Dakota, and approximately $875 million in assets.

As we have grown, so have our abilities to better serve our communities through our increased lending capacities. Our customers – whether they are business people or consumers – have benefited from this growth and are enjoying enhanced partnerships. We are proud to welcome the Fargo community into our family of genuine community banks.



Community Involvement

Our longevity and success as a business is measured by how well we help our communities succeed. Our focus has and always will be our customers.

We are here to serve our customers, to help our local businesses grow, and watch our communities prosper. We want a safe, healthy and happy community for our children and ourselves.

Community Involvement



Our Culture Our Culture

Our customers are our friends.

It’s not about selling. It’s about mapping out steps to make dreams come true, solving a problem, being consumer advocates, or business partners. When we take the time to build relationships and genuinely help our customers, we are no longer simply their bankers. We are their trusted friends, their “go to” people, their partners for building security and prosperity.


Our CultureWhen it comes to Community Banking, we walk the talk.

We do it better than the rest. We understand our significant role in the community as an engine to spur economic growth. Our small businesses, economic development leaders and residents depend upon our financial leadership.

We also help build up our communities by contributing financial resources, rolling up our sleeves, and pitching in as volunteers. We’re in the trenches, shoulder to shoulder, with our friends.


Our CultureWe like where we work.

Longevity is common; and “teamwork” is not just a word. We’re family. We live it daily – helping each other get the job done, sharing the load, and sharing the victories. We value our compensation and benefit packages and enjoy the “family first” atmosphere and the flexibility it provides.

We understand the importance of innovation and change.

We’re growing in many ways. We understand the immense value we bring to our customers when we are innovative and enthusiastic, proactive agents for change.




  1. 1935

    Greenbush State Bank is founded.

  2. 1993

    Greenbush State Bank & Badger State Bank merge to create Border State Bank.

  3. 1995

    BSB Roseau branch opens.

  4. 1998

    BSB Baudette branch opens.

  5. 2000

    BSB International Falls branch opens.

  6. 2002

    First NationalBank with locations in Thief River Falls and Middle River acquired.

  7. 2002

    BSB Thief River Falls and Middle River branches open.

  8. 2015

    First Advantage Bank in Coon Rapids is acquired.

  9. 2016

    BSB Coon Rapids branch opens.

  10. 2017

    First State Bank of Clearbrook is acquired.

  11. 2018

    BSB Clearbrook branch opens.

  12. 2018

    Union State Bank in Fargo, N.D is acquired.

  13. 2020

    Border Bank name and brand launch.

  14. 2020

    Border Bank Fargo branch opens on 17th Avenue South.

  15. 2022

    Border Bank opens second Fargo branch on 32nd Avenue South.

  16. 2023


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