FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The head of a Fargo bank says it was decided to change its name because it was too similar to the names of other banks in the state.
Because of this, the State Bank and Trust will now be known as Bell State Bank.
Bank President Michael Solberg said that the bank's current name has led to confusion. He says 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.