Bringing Light to Our Communities

Each year, before the snow flies and the holidays are upon us, Gate City Bank locations in Fargo, ND, and Bismarck, ND, light up the night with beautiful blue light decorations, which stay up through the winter months.

The Legend Behind the Lights.

Our now-familiar blue lights came to be when an idea was suggested to decorate Gate City Bank’s trees with beautiful lights. The best color to go with, of course, was Gate City Bank blue.

Today, the historic lights can be found at the following locations:

Be sure to make a trip out to see our beautiful blue lights this fall and winter!

Blue Light Facts.

Individual Lights Annually
Pounds of Blue Lights
Install Hours
Miles of Blue Lights

Shining a Light on Other Community Impacts:

Green Dot logo of multiple green dots trending downward with blue background

Green Dot

Learn more about how bystander intervention is helping reduce violence in the greater Grand Forks, ND, community – thanks in part to our assistance in launching the Green Dot program.

state delegates YWCA staff and team members hold a ribbon cutting for Grace Garden

Grace Garden

Learn more about how we partnered with YWCA Cass Clay on a supportive housing initiative that promotes an environment of safety, stability and community for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and poverty.

Gate City Bank team members volunteer for a local food pantry

COVID-19 Response

During difficult times, extending a helping hand to those in need leads to healing. Learn more about how we helped our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

smiling children enjoy life after being positively impacted by HOPE, Inc and Gate City

HOPE, Inc.

Learn more about how we donated $10,000 so that an annual nonprofit fashion show (which has become incredibly popular in the local community) could continue virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.