Norwest Corp. has agreed to buy a $507 million-asset Minnesota bank for an undisclosed price.

Norwest said it would buy privately held International Bancorp., which is based in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley and operates 17 small- town branches in northern Minnesota, including International Falls and Brainerd. Norwest, the biggest bank in Minnesota, said the acquisition would add to its 367-branch, $10.7 billion-asset state operation and is indicative of the company's community bank emphasis.

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