BankNorth Finalizes Acquisition of First State Bank of Warner

Arthur, N.D. (Sept. 17, 2018) – First State Bank of Warner (S.D.) has been acquired by Arthur, N.D.-based BankNorth. Its branch locations in Warner and Aberdeen, S.D. opened today under the new name.

Local Farm FamilyBankNorth’s holding company, First Financial Corp., announced the acquisition in March 2017 and recently fulfilled all regulatory requirements to finalize the merger of the two banks.

“We’re delighted to welcome First State Bank of Warner customers and employees to the BankNorth family,” said BankNorth President James L. Williams III. “Like BankNorth, First State Bank of Warner has always been a family-owned bank with a similar culture, core values and dedication to building and supporting strong communities. It’s a perfect fit.”

BankNorth continues to offer banking and lending for farmers, businesses and families, and lending decisions are still made locally. The bank now offers more customer-friendly online banking and bill pay, a robust mobile app, mobile check deposit and remote deposit capture.

BankNorth, has been serving customers and communities for nearly 115 years. It offers Values-Based Banking products and services through branches in Arthur, Buffalo, Casselton, Enderlin, LaMoure, Lisbon, Marion and Oakes in North Dakota, and Aberdeen and Warner in South Dakota. For more information, visit


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