First Southwest Bank of Bismarck, N.D., has acquired an insurance agency and now has insurance products for sale at three of its four branches.

The $265 million-asset bank has had insurance operations in its rural Ellendale and Oakes branches for 30 years. This month it plans to move agents of Mandan-based Metzger & Associates, which it bought in July, into the Mandan bank branch. And Craig Larson, the bank's president and chief executive officer, said it is looking for another agency to buy to bring insurance products to its home office, in Bismarck.

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