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State of North Dakota
Flag of North Dakota State seal of North Dakota
Flag of North Dakota Seal of North Dakota
Nickname(s): Peace Garden State,
Roughrider State, Flickertail State, Norse Dakota
Motto(s): Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable;
Strength from the soil
Official language(s) English
Demonym North Dakotan
Capital Bismarck
Largest city Fargo
Area  Ranked 19th in the US
 - Total 70,762 sq mi
(183,272 km²)
 - Width 210 miles (340 km)
 - Length 340 miles (545 km)
 - % water 2.4
 - Latitude 45° 56′ N to 49° 00′ N
 - Longitude 96° 33′ W to 104° 03′ W
Population  Ranked 48th in the US
 - Total 642,200
 - Density 9.30/sq mi 
3.592/km² (47th in the US)
Elevation  
 - Highest point White Butte[1]
3,506 ft  (1,069 m)
 - Mean 1,903 ft  (580 m)
 - Lowest point Red River[1]
750 ft  (229 m)
Admission to Union  November 2, 1889 (39th)
Governor John Hoeven (R)
Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple (R)
U.S. Senators Kent Conrad (D)
Byron Dorgan (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zones  
 - most of state Central: UTC-6/-5
 - southwest Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations ND US-ND
Website www.nd.gov

North Dakota (IPA: /ˌnɔrθdəˈkoʊtə/) is a state located in the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States of America. The 19th largest state by area in the U.S., it is the 48th most populous, with just over 640,000 residents as of 2006. North Dakota was carved out of the northern half of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union as the 39th state on November 2, 1889. Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Dakota. ... Source http://discovernd. ... Flag of North Dakota The design for the flag of North Dakota is an almost exact copy of the unit banner carried by the states troop contingent in the Philippine-American War. ... The Great Seal of North Dakota is the official seal of the state of North Dakota. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable is a famous quote of Daniel Webster from his Second Reply to Haynes given on the Senate floor in 1830. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_ND.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Dakota ... The United States does not have an official language, but English is spoken by about 82% of the population as a native language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957), is a North Dakota banker and Republican politician who is most well known for his current tenure as the Governor of North Dakota. ... This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. ... Jack Dalrymple (born October 16, 1948) in Casselton, North Dakota, is the current and 35th lieutenant governor of North Dakota. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... 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The Missouri River flows through the western part of the state and forms Lake Sakakawea behind the Garrison Dam. The western half of the state is hilly and contains lignite coal and oil. In the east, the Red River forms the Red River Valley, holding fertile farmland. Agriculture has long dominated the economy and culture of North Dakota. The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir on the Missouri River. ... Garrison Dam is an earth-embankment dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota, and the fifth-largest earthen dam in the world. ... Strip mining lignite at Garzweiler, Germany Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is the lowest rank of coal and used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. ... Petro redirects here. ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ...


The state capital is Bismarck and the largest city in the state is Fargo. The primary public universities are located in Grand Forks and Fargo. The United States Air Force operates bases at both Minot and Grand Forks. Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... USAF redirects here. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ...

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Geography

See also: List of North Dakota counties
Map of North Dakota
Map of North Dakota

North Dakota is considered to be in the U.S. regions known as the Upper Midwest and the Great Plains. The state shares the Red River of the North with Minnesota on the east; South Dakota is to the south, Montana is to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are north. With 70,762 square miles (183,273 km²), [2] North Dakota is the 19th largest state.[3] North Dakota is about 340 miles (measured east to west,) and 211 miles (north to south,) covered in many different types of geographic formations. ... List of North Dakota counties: Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder... File links The following pages link to this file: North Dakota Categories: North Dakota maps | National Atlas images ... File links The following pages link to this file: North Dakota Categories: North Dakota maps | National Atlas images ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... For other uses, see Saskatchewan (disambiguation). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797...


The western half of the state consists of the hilly Great Plains, and the northern part of the Badlands to the west of the Missouri River. The state's high point, White Butte at 3,506 feet (1,069 m), and Theodore Roosevelt National Park[4] are located in the Badlands. The region is abundant in fossil fuels including crude oil and lignite coal. The Missouri River forms Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made lake in the United States, behind the Garrison Dam.[5] For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... White Butte, elevation 3506 ft (1069 m), is a prominent butte in of Slope County in the Badlands of southwestern North Dakota, located at 46°23′12″ N 103°18′07″ WIt is very small and easy to climb. ... Established in 1978, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. ... Fossil fuels or mineral fuels are fossil source fuels, that is, hydrocarbons found within the top layer of the earth’s crust. ... Petro redirects here. ... Strip mining lignite at Garzweiler, Germany Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is the lowest rank of coal and used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir on the Missouri River. ... Garrison Dam is an earth-embankment dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota, and the fifth-largest earthen dam in the world. ...


The central region of the state is divided into the Drift Prairie and the Missouri Plateau. This area is covered in lakes, slough, and rolling hills.[6] The Turtle Mountains are located along the Manitoba border. The geographic center of the North American continent is located near the city of Rugby.[7] The Drift Prairie is a geographic region of North Dakota. ... The Coteau du Missouri, or Missouri Plateau, is a large plateau that stretches along the eastern side of the valley of the Missouri River in central North Dakota and north central South Dakota in the United States. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... The term slough (in the UK, pronounced to rhyme with cow; In the US, pronounced slew) has several meanings related to wetland or aquatic features that seem to derive from local experience. ... Turtle Mountain, or the Turtle Mountains, generally refers to an area in the north-central portion of the U.S. state of North Dakota and southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... North American redirects here. ... Rugby is a city in Pierce County, North Dakota in the United States. ...


The eastern part of the state consists of the flat Red River Valley, the bottom of glacial Lake Agassiz. Its fertile soil, drained by the meandering Red River flowing northward into Lake Winnipeg, supports a large agriculture industry.[8] Devil's Lake, the largest natural lake in the state, is also found in the east.[7] The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... A map of the extent of Lake Agassiz Lake Agassiz was an immense lake—bigger than all of the present-day Great Lakes combined—in the center of North America, which was fed by glacial runoff at the end of the last ice age. ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ... For other places with the same name, see Devils Lake (disambiguation). ...


Climate

Main article: Climate of North Dakota

North Dakota endures temperature extremes characteristic of its continental climate; with cold winters and hot summers, the record low and high temperatures are −60 °F (−51.1 °C) and 121 °F (49 °C) respectively.[9] Meteorological events include rain, snow, hail, blizzards, polar fronts, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and high-velocity straight-line winds. Depending on location, average annual precipitation ranges from 14 in (35.6 cm) to 22 in (55.9 cm).[10] North Dakotas climate is typical of a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... This article is about precipitation. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the precipitation. ... This article is about snowstorms. ... In meteorology, a Polar Front is the boundary between the polar cell and the Ferrel cell in each hemisphere. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... The curl phase soon after an intense microburst impacted the surface Downburst damages in a straight line. ...


Springtime flooding is a relatively common event in the Red River Valley, due to the river flowing north into Canada. The spring melt and the eventual runoff typically begins earlier in the southern part of the valley than in the northern part.[11] The most destructive flooding in eastern North Dakota occurred in 1997, which caused extensive damage to Fargo and Grand Forks.[12] The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... The Red River Flood of 1997 was a major flood that occurred in April and May 1997, along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Southern Manitoba. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ...


History

Main article: History of North Dakota

Prior to European contact, Native Americans inhabited North Dakota for thousands of years. The first European to reach the area was the French-Canadian trader La Vérendrye, who led an exploration party to Mandan villages in 1738.[13] The trading arrangement between tribes was such that North Dakota tribes rarely dealt directly with Europeans. However, the native tribes were in sufficient contact that by the time that Lewis and Clark entered North Dakota in 1804, they were aware of the French and then Spanish claims to their territory.[14] First Nations in the region 1789: Louisiana and Ruperts Land 1803: US buys Louisiana 1812: Louisiana Territory renamed Missouri Territory 1861: Dakota Territory formed 1889: North Dakota statehood North Dakota was first settled by Native Americans several thousand years ago. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Canadiens redirects here. ... Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye (November 17, 1685 – December 5, 1749) was a French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... Lewis and Clark redirects here. ...


Much of present-day North Dakota was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Much of acquired land was organized into Minnesota and Nebraska Territories. Dakota Territory, making up present-day North and South Dakota, along with parts of present-day Wyoming and Montana, was organized on March 2, 1861.[15] Dakota Territory was settled sparsely until the late 1800s, when the railroads entered the region and aggressively marketed the land. A bill for statehood for North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington titled the Enabling Act of 1889 was passed on February 22, 1889 during the administration of Grover Cleveland. After Cleveland left office, it was left to his successor, Benjamin Harrison, to sign proclamations formally admitting North and South Dakota to the Union on November 2, 1889.[16] The rivalry between the two new states presented a dilemma of which was to be admitted first. Harrison directed Secretary of State James G. Blaine to shuffle the papers and obscure from him which he was signing first and the actual order went unrecorded. However, since North Dakota alphabetically appears before South Dakota, its proclamation was published first in the Statutes At Large. Since that day, it has become common to list the Dakotas alphabetically and thus North Dakota is usually listed as the 39th state. However, no one will actually know which of the Dakotas was admitted first.[17][18] The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane) was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km²) of French territory (Louisiana) in 1803. ... Minnesota Territory was an organized territory of the United States from March 3, 1849 to May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state. ... Nebraska Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 when Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... In the history of the United States, an organized territory is a territory for which the United States Congress has enacted an Organic Act. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... The Enabling Act of 1889 is a United States law enabling North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington to form state governments and to gain admission as states of the union. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837–June 24, 1908), was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. ... For other persons named Benjamin Harrison, see Benjamin Harrison (disambiguation). ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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The corruption in the early territorial and state governments led to a wave of populism led by the Non Partisan League brought social reforms in the early 20th century.[19] The original North Dakota State Capitol burned to the ground on December 28, 1930, and was replaced by a limestone faced art deco skyscraper that still stands today.[20] The Non-Partisan League was a political organization that was founded in 1915 in the United States by former Socialist party leader A. C. Townley, which adopted as its platform most of the immediate demands put forward by the Socialists. ... North Dakota State Capitol The North Dakota State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... Asheville City Hall. ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ...


A round of federal construction projects began in the 1950s including the Garrison Dam, and the Minot and Grand Forks Air Force bases.[21] There was a boom in oil exploration in western North Dakota in the 1980s, as rising petroleum prices made development profitable.[22] Garrison Dam is an earth-embankment dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota, and the fifth-largest earthen dam in the world. ... Minot Air Force Base (Minot AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Ward County, North Dakota, 15 km (8 mi) north of Minot. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... USAF redirects here. ... Petro redirects here. ...


The state began a lottery in 2004. However, unlike other US lotteries, North Dakota is prohibited from selling "in-state" games, offering only Powerball, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2, and 2by2, all games of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). The North Dakota Lottery is run by the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... For other uses, see Powerball (disambiguation). ... Hot Lotto logo Hot Lotto is administered by the United States Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which also operates the Powerball lottery game. ... The Multi-State Lottery Association is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. ...


Demographics

Population

North Dakota population density
North Dakota population density

From fewer than 3,000 people in 1870, North Dakota's population grew to near 680,000 by 1930. Growth then slowed, and the population has fluctuated slightly over the next seven decades, hitting a low of 619,636 in the 1950 census, with a total of 642,200 in the 2000 census. [23] As of July 1, 2006, the state's population was estimated at 635,867 by the U.S. Census Bureau.[24] The age and gender distributions approximate the national average. Besides Native Americans, North Dakota's minority groups still form a significantly smaller proportion of the population than in the nation as a whole.[25] The center of population of North Dakota is located in Wells County, near Sykeston.[26] Image File history File links North_Dakota_population_map. ... Image File history File links North_Dakota_population_map. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Wells County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sykeston is a city located in Wells County, North Dakota. ...

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 2,405
1880 36,909 1434.7%
1890 190,983 417.4%
1900 319,146 67.1%
1910 577,056 80.8%
1920 646,872 12.1%
1930 680,845 5.3%
1940 641,935 -5.7%
1950 619,636 -3.5%
1960 632,446 2.1%
1970 617,761 -2.3%
1980 652,717 5.7%
1990 638,800 -2.1%
2000 642,200 0.5%
Est. 2007 639,715 -0.4%

The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

Emigration

Since the 1990s, North Dakota has experienced virtually constant decline in population, particularly among younger people with university degrees.[27] One of the major causes of emigration in North Dakota looms from a lack of skilled jobs for graduates. Some propose the expansion of economic development programs to create skilled and high-tech jobs; however, the effectiveness of such programs has been open to debate.[28]


As the issue is common to several High Plains states, federal politicians including Senator Byron Dorgan, have proposed The New Homestead Act of 2007 to encourage living in areas losing population through incentives such as tax breaks.[29] Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ...


Race and ancestry

Demographics of North Dakota (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native — NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 93.79% 0.85% 5.49% 0.78% 0.07%
2000 (Hispanic only) 1.06% 0.05% 0.12% 0.02% 0.00%
2005 (total population) 93.19% 1.04% 5.81% 0.89% 0.06%
2005 (Hispanic only) 1.47% 0.06% 0.09% 0.02% 0.00%
Growth 2000–2005 (total population) -1.50% 21.17% 4.85% 14.14% -13.45%
Growth 2000–2005 (non-Hispanic only) -1.95% 21.51% 5.62% 15.01% -12.03%
Growth 2000–2005 (Hispanic only) 37.78% 15.84% -28.34% -14.09% -37.04%

Most North Dakotans are of Northern European descent. The five largest ancestry groups in North Dakota are: German (43.9%), Norwegian (30.1%), Irish (7.7%), Native American (5%), Swedish (5%).[30] Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


2.47% of the population aged 5 and over speak German at home, while 1.37% speak Spanish, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.[31] The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The state's racial composition in 2005 was:[32]

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Religion

North Dakota has the lowest percentage of non-religious people of any state, and it also has the most churches per capita of any state.[33][34] Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ...


A 2001 survey indicated that 35% of North Dakota's population was Lutheran, and 30% was Roman Catholic. Other religious groups represented were Methodists (7%), Baptists (6%), the Assembly of God (3%), and Jehovah's Witness (1%). Christians with unstated or other denominational affiliations, including other Protestants, totaled 3%, bringing the total Christian population to 86%. Non-Christian religions, such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, together represented 4% of the population. Three percent of respondents answered "no religion" on the survey, and 6% refused to answer.[33] Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has grown dramatically over the countrys history, from being a tiny minority faith during the time of the Thirteen Colonies to being the countrys largest profession of faith today. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ... The Assemblies of God is the worlds largest Pentecostal Christian denomination. ... Jehovahs Witnesses (JW) are members of a worldwide Christian denomination. ... In the United States, the Mainline churches are those Protestant denominations with moderate theologies which attempt to be open to new ideas and societal changes without abandoning what they consider to be the historical basis of the Christian faith. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ...


Culture

Fine and performing arts

North Dakota's major fine art museums and venues include the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Empire Arts Center, the Fargo Theatre, North Dakota Museum of Art, and the Plains Art Museum. The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and Minot Symphony Orchestra are full-time professional and semi-professional musical ensembles that perform concerts and offer educational programs to the community. Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... The Chester Fritz Auditorium is a performance facility on the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND) located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Empire Arts Center is an movie theatre in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... The Plains Art Museum is a fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, United States. ... The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra based out of Bismarck, North Dakota. ... The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra (FMSO) is a professional orchestra based out of Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra (GGFSO) is a professional orchestra based out of Grand Forks, North Dakota that began operation in 1905. ... The Minot Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a program of Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. ...


Entertainment

Main article: Music of North Dakota

North Dakotan musicians of many genres include blues guitarist Jonny Lang, country music singer Lynn Anderson, jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter Peggy Lee, big band leader Lawrence Welk, and pop singer Bobby Vee. The Music of North Dakota has followed general American trends over much of its history, beginning with ragtime and folk music, moving into big band and jazz. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... mainstream pop music Traditional pop music is a neologism for Western popular music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ...


Ed Schultz is known around the country as the host of progressive talk radio show The Ed Schultz Show, and Shadoe Stevens hosted American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. Josh Duhamel is an Emmy Award-winning actor known for his roles in All My Children and Las Vegas.[35] Nicole Linkletter and CariDee English were winning contestants of Cycles 5 and 7, respectively, of America's Next Top Model. This article is about commentator Ed Schlutz. ... Progressive talk (or Liberal talk) is a talk radio format in the United States devoted to expressing progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... The Ed Schultz Show is a Progressive talk radio show with host Ed Schultz who promises straight talk from the heartland. He comes from Fargo, North Dakota and is syndicated on some Clear Channel Communications stations that otherwise show Air America Radio shows. ... Shadoe Stevens at the 41st Emmy Awards Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad on November 3, 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40, heard in 120 countries by an estimated one billion people a week, from 1988 to 1995. ... The American Top 40 logo American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally-syndicated, independent radio program created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Emmy Award. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic comedy, or dramedy, television series about a team of people working in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas—dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security. ... Nicole Linkletter (born February 27, 1985) [3]is an American fashion model, winner of Cycle 5 of the reality TV series Americas Next Top Model. ... CariDee English (born May 22, 1985[1] in Fargo, North Dakota) was named the winning contestant of Cycle 7 of Americas Next Top Model after making it to the finals with Melrose Bickerstaff. ... Americas Next Top Model, Cycle 5 is the fifth cycle of Americas Next Top Model. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... ANTM redirects here. ...


Popular culture

North Dakota cuisine includes Knoephla soup: a thick, stew-like chicken soup with dumplings, lutefisk: lye-treated fish, Kuchen: a pie-like pastry, lefse: a flat bread made from mashed potatoes that is eaten with butter and sugar, Fleischkuekle, a deep fried entree of ground beef covered in dough, deep fried, and served with chips and a pickle in most restaurants; strudel: a dough-and-filling item that can either be made as a pastry, or a savory dish with onions or meat; and other traditional German and Norwegian dishes. North Dakota also shares concepts such as hot dishes along with other Midwestern states. The Cuisine of North Dakota differs from average Midwestern cuisine in a number of ways. ... Knoephla soup Knoephla is a type of dumpling, commonly used in soups. ... Lutefisk (on the upper left side of the plate) as served in a Norwegian restaurant, with potatoes, mashed peas, and bacon. ... Kuchen, the German word for cake, is used as the name for several different types of sweet desserts, pastries and gateau. ... A piece of lefse topped with rakfisk and other foods Lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread made out of potato, milk or cream and flour, and cooked on a griddle. ... Fleischkuekle is a type of meat pie made with flat bread, similar to a Cornish pasty, or Russian vareniki. ... Hot dish (also hotdish) is a casserole-like food native to the Midwest, associated particularly with Minnesota. ...


Along with having the most churches per capita of any state, North Dakota has the highest percentage of church-going population of any state.[33][34] Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ...


Native American traditions are practiced by the Native American population of North Dakota, especially on Indian reservations. Pow-wows and traditional Native American dancing are found across the state.[36] This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... This article is about a Native American gathering. ...


Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing are hobbies for many North Dakotans. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are also popular during the winter months. Residents of North Dakota may own or visit a cabin along a lake. Popular sport fish include walleye, perch, and northern pike.[37] This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Ice fishing in the Finnish Miljoonapilkki fishing competition. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park (NPS Photo) A snowmobile is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. ... Binomial name (Mitchill, 1818) Subspecies S. v. ... Species P. flavescens (Yellow perch) P. fluviatilis (European perch) P. schrenkii (Balkhash perch) For other meanings of the word perch, including fish not in the Perca genus, see Perch (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain), Esox lucius, is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). ...


Economy

North Dakota state quarter
North Dakota state quarter
See also: List of North Dakota companies

Agriculture is the largest industry in North Dakota, although petroleum and food processing are also major industries.[38] The economy of North Dakota had a gross domestic product of $24 billion in 2005.[39] The per capita income in 2006 was $33,034, ranked 29th in the nation.[40] The three-year median household income from 2002-2004 was $39,594, ranking 37 in the U.S..[41] North Dakota is also the only state with a state owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck, and a state owned flour mill, the North Dakota Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1289 KB) The reverse side of the North Dakota State Quarter. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1289 KB) The reverse side of the North Dakota State Quarter. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Subsidiaries or Companies based in North Dakota Alerus Financial - local financial institution Alien Technology - an RFID manufacturer Altru Health System - local healthcare provider Amazon. ... Petro redirects here. ... Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. ... GDP redirects here. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... This article is about state ownership. ... The Bank of North Dakota (BND) is a financial institution based in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... The flour mill or grist mill is a kind of mill which is fed grain and makes flour. ... Logo of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is a large flour mill located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ...


Industry and commerce

North Dakota's earliest industries were fur trading and agriculture. Although less than 10% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector,[42] it remains a major part of the state's economy, ranking 24th in the nation in the value of products sold.[43] The state is the largest producer in the U.S. of barley, sunflower seeds, spring, and durum wheat for processing, and farm-raised turkeys.[43] Sunflowers in Traill County, North Dakota Photo by user Hephaestos GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sunflowers in Traill County, North Dakota Photo by user Hephaestos GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Sunflower (disambiguation). ... Traill County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... For other uses, see Barley (disambiguation). ... The sunflower seed is the seed of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum durum) is the only tetraploid species of wheat widely cultivated today. ... Species Meleagris gallopavo Meleagris ocellata A turkey is either of two species of large birds in the gamebird family with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks. ...


State-owned facilities

North Dakota Mill and Elevator postcard, 1915
North Dakota Mill and Elevator postcard, 1915

The North Dakota Mill and Elevator and Bank of North Dakota are the only state-owned facilities of their type in the nation. Logo of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is a large flour mill located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Bank of North Dakota (BND) is a financial institution based in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... This article is about state ownership. ...


Energy

Coal mines generate 93% of the North Dakota electricity.[44] Oil was discovered near Tioga, North Dakota in 1951, generating 53 million barrels (8,400,000 m³) of oil a year by 1984.[45] Western North Dakota is currently in an oil boom, and the oil reserves may hold up to 400 billion barrels (64,000,000,000 m³) of oil, 25 times larger than the reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[46][47] Tioga is a city in Williams County, North Dakota in the United States. ... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ...


Long called the "Saudi Arabia" of wind energy, North Dakota has the capability of producing 1.2 billion kilowatt hours of energy. That is enough to power 25% of the entire country's energy needs. Wind energy in North Dakota is also very cost effective because the state has large rural expanses and wind speeds seldom go below 10 mph (16 km/h).


State taxes

North Dakota has a slightly progressive income tax structure; the five brackets of state income tax rates are 2.1%, 3.92% 4.34%, 5.04%, and 5.54% as of 2004.[48] North Dakota is ranked as the 21st highest in the nation for their capitals' total state taxes.[49] The sales tax in North Dakota is 5% for most items.[50] The state allows municipalities to institute local sales taxes and special local taxes, such as the 1.75% supplemental sales tax in Grand Forks.[51] Excise taxes are levied on the purchase price or market value of aircraft registered in North Dakota. The state imposes a use tax on items purchased elsewhere but used within North Dakota.[50] Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        A progressive tax is a tax imposed so that the effective... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        Excise tax, sometimes called an excise duty, is a type of... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        A use tax is a type of excise tax levied in the United States. ...


Transportation

See also: List of North Dakota numbered highways and List of North Dakota railroads

Transportation in North Dakota is overseen by the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The major Interstate highways are Interstate 29 and Interstate 94, with I-29 and I-94 meeting at Fargo, with I-29 oriented north to south along the eastern edge of the state, and I-94 bisecting the state from east to west between Minnesota and Montana. The largest rail systems in the state are operated by BNSF and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Many branch lines formerly used by BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway are now operated by the Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad and the Red River Valley and Western Railroad.[52][53] // North Dakota Highway 1, South Dakota line near Ludden to Canadian border north of Maida. ... Current common carriers BNSF Railway (BNSF) [1] Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) [2] Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad (DMVW) Northern Plains Railroad (NPR) Red River Valley and Western Railroad (RRVW) [3] Defunct railroads Burlington Northern Railway (BN) Chicago and Northwestern Railway (CNW) Great Northern Railway (GN) Milwaukee Road (MILW) Northern... The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is a part of the government of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... The Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad (AAR reporting mark DMVW) started operations in September 1990 operating over 360 miles (580 km) of former Soo Line Railroad track in Montana and North Dakota. ... The Red River Valley and Western Railroad (AAR reporting mark RRVW) is a regional railroad operating in the US state of North Dakota. ...


North Dakota's principal airports are the Hector International Airport (FAR) in Fargo, Grand Forks International Airport (GFK), Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS), and the Minot International Airport (MOT). Hector International Airport (IATA: FAR, ICAO: KFAR) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the city of Fargo in Cass County, North Dakota, USA. Hector International has the longest public runway at 9,547 ft (2910 m) in North Dakota, and can receive Boeing 747s. ... Grand Forks International Airport (IATA: GFK, ICAO: KGFK) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the city of Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA. The airport is located on U.S. Highway 2 under four miles west of Interstate 29 and about five... Bismarck Municipal Airport is an airport in Bismarck, North Dakota, IATA code BIS, ICAO code KBIS. Scheduled passenger service is provided five times daily by Northwest Airlines, three times daily by Northwest Airlink, three time daily by Air Wisconsin (operating as United Express). ... Minot International Airport is an airport in Minot, North Dakota, IATA Code MOT, ICAO Code KMOT. Customs service is available for aircraft arriving from Canada and other countries. ...


Amtrak's Empire Builder runs through North Dakota, making stops at Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, and four other stations.[54] It is the descendant of the famous line of the same name run by the Great Northern Railway, which was built by the tycoon James J. Hill and ran from St. Paul to Seattle. Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. Public transit in North Dakota is currently limited to bus systems in the larger cities. Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Opened 1920 Accessible Code FAR Traffic Passengers (2006) 22,771 21% The Fargo Amtrak station is a train station in Fargo, North Dakota, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Other information Passengers (2006) 19,574 9. ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Opened 1910 Rebuilt 1975 Accessible Code MOT Traffic Passengers (2006) 35,829 7. ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... James J. Hill at about age 35, ca. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Autobus redirects here. ...


Law and government

As with the federal government of the United States, power in North Dakota is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.[55]


Executive

See also: List of Governors of North Dakota, List of Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota, List of Secretaries of State of North Dakota, and List of Attorneys General of North Dakota

The executive branch is headed by the governor. The current governor is John Hoeven, a Republican whose first term began December 15, 2000, and who was re-elected in 2004. The current Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota is Jack Dalrymple, who is also the President of the Senate. The offices of governor and lieutenant governor have four-year terms. The governor has a cabinet consisting of the leaders of various state government agencies, called commissioners. The other elected constitutional offices are secretary of state, attorney general, and state auditor. The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota: Categories: | ... The following is a list of Secretaries of State of North Dakota External link North Dakota Secretary of State Category: ... The following is a list of Attorney Generals of North Dakota External link North Dakota Category: ... Image File history File links John_burke. ... Image File history File links John_burke. ... For other men with the same name, see John Burke (disambiguation). ... The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957), is a North Dakota banker and Republican politician who is most well known for his current tenure as the Governor of North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Republican Party is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota: Categories: | ... Jack Dalrymple (born October 16, 1948) in Casselton, North Dakota, is the current and 35th lieutenant governor of North Dakota. ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ... This article is about the governmental body. ... The North Dakota Secretary of State is an elected office in the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... In North Dakota, the Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state government. ... The North Dakota State Auditor is a political office in North Dakota. ...


Legislative

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The state has 47 districts. Each district has one senator and two representatives. Senators serve for four years and representatives for two years. The state's legal code is named the North Dakota Century Code. The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of North Dakota. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The North Dakota Senate is the upper house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, smaller than the North Dakota House of Representatives. ... The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, larger than the North Dakota Senate. ...


Judicial

North Dakota's court system has four levels. Municipal courts serve the cities, and most cases start in the district courts, which are courts of general jurisdiction. There are 42 district court judges in seven judicial districts.[56][57] Appeals from the trial courts and challenges to certain governmental decisions are heard by the North Dakota Court of Appeals, consisting of three-judge panels. The five-justice North Dakota Supreme Court hears all appeals from the district courts and the Court of Appeals.[58] District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. ... The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. ...


Regional

There are three Sioux, one Three Affiliated Tribes, and one Ojibwa reservations in North Dakota. These communities are self-governing. The Sioux (pronounced ) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, are a Native American group comprised of a union of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples, whose native lands ranged across the Missouri River basin in the Dakotas. ... This article is about the native North American people. ... This article is about Native Americans. ...


Federal

See also: List of United States Senators from North Dakota, North Dakota United States Senate election, 2006, and United States House elections, 2006#North Dakota

North Dakota's two United States senators are Democrats Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan. The state has one at-large congressional district represented by Democrat House Earl Pomeroy. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota will be held November 7, 2006. ... President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... Since the reapportioning of Congressional seats following the 1970 census, all of North Dakota is contained within one at large Congressional District making it the sixth largest district in the nation. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Earl Pomeroy (born September 2, 1952) is an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. ...


Federal court cases are heard in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, which holds court in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot. Appeals are heard by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis, Missouri. The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, is the United States District Court or the Federal district court, whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of North Dakota. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa District of Minnesota Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri District of Nebraska District of... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


Politics

Main article: Politics of North Dakota
See also: List of political parties in North Dakota

The major political parties in North Dakota are the Democratic-NPL and the Republican Party. As of 2007, the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party are also organized parties in the state. The Politics of North Dakota are modeled after that of the United States, whereby the Governor of North Dakota is both head of state and head of government. ... // Major Political Parties In North Dakota North Dakota tends to votes Republican For U.S. President, and most state constitutional postions, but supports Democrats in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and for non-partisan state constitutional positions in agriculture and education. ... The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party (abbreviated Democratic-NPL or Dem-NPL) is a North Dakota political party affiliated with the Democratic Party of the United States. ... The North Dakota Republican Party is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party. ... The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ...


At the state level, the governorship has been held by the Republican Party since 1992, along with a majority of the state legislature and statewide officers. Dem-NPL showings were strong in the 2000 governor's race, and in the 2006 legislative elections, but the League has not had a major breakthrough since the administration of former state governor George Sinner. The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... George A. Sinner, (born 1928) in Fargo, North Dakota was a Democratic-NPL politician who served as governor of North Dakota from 1985 until 1992. ...


The Republican Party presidential candidate usually carries the state; in 2004, George W. Bush won with 62.9% of the vote. Of all the Democratic presidential candidates since 1892, only Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson received Electoral College votes from North Dakota. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837–June 24, 1908), was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856—February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... FDR redirects here. ... LBJ redirects here. ... This article is about Electoral Colleges in general. ...


On the other hand, Dem-NPL candidates for North Dakota's federal Senate and Congressional seats have won every election since 1982, and the state's federal delegation has been entirely Democratic since 1986.


Cities and towns

See also: List of cities in North Dakota
Downtown Fargo in 2007
Downtown Fargo in 2007

Bismarck, located in south-central North Dakota along the banks of the Missouri River, has been North Dakota's capital city since 1883, first as capital of the Dakota Territory, and then as state capital since 1889. Cities in North Dakota larger than 5,000 in population (according to the 2000 U.S. Census): Fargo - 90,607 Bismarck - 55,502 Grand Forks - 49,366 Minot - 36,583 Mandan - 16,718 Dickinson - 16,010 Jamestown - 15,527 West Fargo - 14,940 Williston - 12,512 Wahpeton - 8,586 Devils... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 336 pixelsFull resolution (2856 × 1199 pixel, file size: 894 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 336 pixelsFull resolution (2856 × 1199 pixel, file size: 894 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ...


North Dakota's most populous city is Fargo. The state has four cities with populations above 30,000 (based on 2005 estimates). In descending order they are Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Minot. While North Dakota's population has seen a gradual rural decline, the migration has led to growth in its urban centers. “Fargo” redirects here. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ...


Education

North Dakota's leaders frequently state that the educational scene in the state is excellent. However, because of limited economic options, many skilled graduates leave the state.


Higher education

The state has 11 public colleges and universities, five tribal community colleges, and four private schools. The largest institutions are the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ...


The higher education system consists of the following institutions:


North Dakota University System (Public schools): The North Dakota University System is the group of public colleges and universities in the state of North Dakota. ...

Tribal colleges: Bismarck State College is a 2-year public college in Bismarck, North Dakota, part of the North Dakota University System. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... Dickinson State University is a regional four-year insitution within the North Dakota University System. ... Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Lake Region State College is a 2-year public college in Devils Lake, North Dakota. ... Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Mayville State University (MSU or MaSU) is an institution of higher learning in Mayville, North Dakota, part of the North Dakota University System. ... Mayville is a city in Traill County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Old Main at MSU Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ... Minot State University-Bottineau (MSU-B) is a 2-year public college in Bottineau, North Dakota. ... Bottineau is a city located in Bottineau County, North Dakota. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... The North Dakota State College of Science is a 2-year public college in Wahpeton, North Dakota and part of the North Dakota University System. ... Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, North Dakota in the United States. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Valley City State University is a four-year public institution of higher learning in Valley City, North Dakota and one of eleven campuses in the North Dakota University System. ... Valley City is a city located in Barnes County, North Dakota. ... Williston State College is a two-year public college in Williston, North Dakota, part of the North Dakota University System. ... Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota, in the United States. ...

Private schools: Cankdeska Cikana Community College is a tribal college in Fort Totten, North Dakota. ... Fort Totten is a census-designated place located in Benson County, North Dakota. ... Fort Berthold Community College is a tribal college in New Town, North Dakota. ... New Town is a city in Mountrail County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Sitting Bull College is a tribal college in Fort Yates, North Dakota. ... Fort Yates is a city located in Sioux County, North Dakota. ... Turtle Mountain Community College is a tribal college in Belcourt, North Dakota. ... Belcourt is a census-designated place located in Rolette County, North Dakota. ... United Tribes Technical College is a tribal college in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ...

Aakers College is a private 2-year college in Fargo, North Dakota, with a satellite campus in Bismarck. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... Jamestown College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church located in Jamestown, North Dakota. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... The University of Mary is a four-year Roman Catholic university in Bismarck, North Dakota founded in 1959 by the Sisters of St. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... Trinity Bible College is a private college in Ellendale, North Dakota affiliated with the Assemblies of God church. ... Ellendale is a city located in Dickey County, North Dakota. ...

State symbols

State bird: Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
State fish: Northern pike, Esox lucius
State horse: Nokota horse
State flower: Wild Prairie Rose, Rosa arkansana
State tree: American Elm, Ulmus americana
State fossil: Teredo Petrified wood
State grass: Western Wheatgrass, Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve
State nicknames: Roughrider State, Flickertail State, Peace Garden State
State mottos:
(Great Seal of North Dakota) Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
(Coat of Arms of North Dakota) Strength from the Soil
State song: North Dakota Hymn
State dance: Square Dance
State fruit: Chokecherry
State march: Flickertail March
State beverage: Milk
State art museum: North Dakota Museum of Art
State license plate: see the different types over time [1]

"The Flickertail State" is one of North Dakota's nicknames and is derived from Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), a very common animal in the region. The ground squirrel constantly flicks its tail in a distinctive manner. In 1953, legislation to make the ground squirrel the state emblem was voted down in the state legislature.[59] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 2. ... Binomial name Rosa arkansana Porter The Wild Prairie Rose, Rosa arkansana, also known as Rosa pratincola, Rosa suffulta, and Rosa suffulta var. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Sturnella neglecta Audubon, 1844 The Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta, is a medium-sized blackbird, very similar in appearance to the Eastern Meadowlark. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain), Esox lucius, is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). ... There are several states that have state horses like for example; Kentucky with the state horse being the Thoroughbred. ... The Nokota horse is a distinct type of horse that once ran wild in the Little Missouri Badlands, located in Southwestern North Dakota. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: External link Juelies State Flower Garden of Gifs See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: Lists of flowers | U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Rosa arkansana Porter The Wild Prairie Rose, Rosa arkansana, also known as Rosa pratincola, Rosa suffulta, and Rosa suffulta var. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: U.S. state insignia | Lists of plants | Trees ... Binomial name Ulmus americana L. The American Elm Ulmus americana is a species of elm native to eastern North America, occurring from Nova Scotia west to southeast Saskatchewan, and south to Florida and central Texas. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state dinosaurs be merged into this article or section. ... Teredo refers to two different things: A genus of shipworm that bores holes in the wood of ships. ... Petrified log at the Petrified Forest National Park A petrified tree from California Petrified wood is a type of fossil: it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Western Wheatgrass is a common grass that grows in most of the US. It is the national grass of South Dakota. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link Information about U.S. State Nicknames Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Here is a list of state mottos for countries and their subdivisions around the world. ... The Great Seal of North Dakota is the official seal of the state of North Dakota. ... The Coat of Arms of North Dakota is probably the most obscure symbol of North Dakota. ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... The North Dakota Hymn is the state song of North Dakota. ... This is a list of official U.S. state dances: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Square dance is often used as a general term for modern Western square dance. ... Binomial name Prunus virginiana The Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is a species of bird cherry (Prunus subgenus Padus) native to North America, where it is found almost throughout the continent except for the deep south and the far north. ... A glass of cows milk. ... The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Binomial name Spermophilus richardsonii (Sabine, 1822) In a Suburban environment Richardsons Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), or the Flickertail, is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Spermophilus. ...


Media

North Dakota's media markets are Fargo-Grand Forks, (119th largest nationally), making up the eastern half of the state, and Minot-Bismarck (158th), making up the western half of the state.[60] Prairie Public Television (PPTV) is a statewide public television network affiliated with PBS. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ... Prairie Public Television (or simply PPTV) is a public television network primarily serving the U.S. state of North Dakota, but also reaching neighboring states of Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Canadian provinces. ... PBS redirects here. ...


Broadcast television in North Dakota started on April 3, 1953, when KCJB-TV (now KXMC-TV) in Minot began broadcasting.[61] There are currently 28 analog broadcast stations and 18 digital channels broadcast over North Dakota. Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... KX Television is a group of four television stations in western North Dakota owned by Reiten Broadcasting of Minot. ... This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the state of North Dakota. ... Digital television (DTV) refers to the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by means of discrete (digital) signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Introduced in the late 1990s, this technology appealed to the television broadcasting business and consumer electronics industries as offering new...


The state's largest newspaper is The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Other weekly and monthly publications (most of which are fully supported by advertising) are also available. The most prominent of these is the alternative weekly High Plains Reader, which covers Fargo and Grand Forks. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, sometimes known as the Fargo Forum or most commonly, just The Forum, is a newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota owned by Forum Communications. ... // Advert redirects here. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


Prairie Public is a statewide radio network affiliated with National Public Radio. The state's oldest radio station, WDAY-AM, was launched on May 23, 1922.[62] The Forum Communications owned station is still on the air, and currently broadcasts a news/talk format. Current Prairie Public logo Prairie Public is a public radio service of Prairie Public Broadcasting in association with North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... NPR redirects here. ... WDAY-AM is North Dakotas first and oldest radio station. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forum Communications is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ...


Attractions

Major events

Museums The Big Iron Farm Show is a large farm show held on the grounds of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, North Dakota. ... West Fargo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... The Grand Cities Art Fest is a large art festival and street fair held over one weekend each June in the twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Norsk Høstfest is an annual festival held each October in Minot, North Dakota. ... Minot (IPA ,  ) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. ... The North Dakota State Fair is an annual state fair held each July in Minot, North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Winter Show is an agrculture and livestock show held in Valley City, North Dakota the first full week of every March. ... Valley City is a city located in Barnes County, North Dakota. ...

Arenas Bonanzaville is a history museum complex in West Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Dakota Dinosaur Museum is a dinosaur museum located in Dickinson, North Dakota. ... Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota in the United States. ... The Dakota Territory Air Museum is an aerospace museum in Minot, North Dakota near Minot International Airport. ... The Fargo Air Museum is an aviation related museum in Fargo, North Dakota. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the confluence of the Yellowstone and the Missouri Rivers in the western section of North Dakota near the Montana border. ... The North Dakota Heritage Center, located on the North Dakota State Capitol grounds in Bismarck, is the state of North Dakotas official history museum. ... Opened in 1997, the North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center was built outside of Washburn, North Dakota, 38 miles north of Bismarck, the states capital. ... The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... The Pembina State Museum is a North Dakota State Historical Society-owned museum in Pembina, North Dakota. ... The Plains Art Museum is a fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, United States. ... The Roger Maris Museum is a museum located in West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo, North Dakota. ...

Golf courses The Alerus Center is an indoor stadium located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The All Seasons Arena is a multipurpose venue located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, North Dakota. ... The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (BESC) is an indoor arena located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Bismarck Civic Center is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose arena in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... Bison Sports Arena is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Fargodome is an indoor stadium located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Fargo Civic Center is an indoor arena located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Minot Municial Auditorium is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Minot, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ...

Further information: North Dakota Golf Association
  • Apple Creek Country Club - Bismarck
  • Apple Grove Golf Course - Minot
  • Bois de Sioux Golf Course - Wahpeton [24]
  • Bully Pulpit Golf Course - Medora [25]
  • Devils Lake Country Club - Devils Lake
  • Hawktree Golf Club - Bismarck [26]
  • King's Walk Golf Course - Grand Forks [27]
  • Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort - Williston [28]
  • Riverwood Golf Course - Bismarck [29]
  • Tom O'Leary Golf Course - Bismarck [30]

Casinos The North Dakota Golf Association (NDGA) is set up to promote golf courses in the state of North Dakota. ... The Tom OLeary Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course located at 1200 North Washington Street in Bismarck, North Dakota. ...

Various attractions New Town is a city in Mountrail County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Hankinson is a city in Richland County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Prairie Knights Casino and Resort is a casino and lodge located near Fort Yates, North Dakota. ... Fort Yates is a city located in Sioux County, North Dakota. ... Belcourt is a census-designated place located in Rolette County, North Dakota. ... Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota in the United States. ...

The Enchanted Highway started in 1989 features the Worlds Largest Metal Sculptures produced by local artist Gary Greff. ... Regent is a city located in Hettinger County, North Dakota. ... Peace Towers The International Peace Garden is a 3. ... Dunseith is a city located in Rolette County, North Dakota. ... Strasburg is a city in Emmons County, North Dakota in the United States. ... History In 1965, North Dakota businessman Harold Schafer purchased the Burning Hills theater and began a restoration project, that included revising the show and recruiting new talent. ... Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Established in 1978, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. ... Watford City is a city in McKenzie County, North Dakota in the United States. ... New Salem is a city located in Morton County, North Dakota. ...

Notable North Dakotans

For a more comprehensive list, see List of people from North Dakota

This is a list of notable people from North Dakota. ... Richard Keith Dick Armey (born July 7, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas 26th Congressional District (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... James F. Buchli (Colonel, USMC, Ret. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... Warren Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American diplomat and lawyer. ... Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is a Golden Globe-winning American television and film actress, perhaps best known for her role as Sergeant Leann Pepper Anderson in the 1970s crime drama Police Woman. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Emmy Award. ... Carl Ben Eielson (1897 - 1929) was an aviator and explorer. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Bush flying is a term for air operations which are carried out in remote, inhospitable regions of the world. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... Karen Louise Erdrich (born June 7, 1954) is a Native American (Chippewa) author of novels, poetry, and childrens books. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... This article is about the art form. ... Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Virgil Hill (born January 18, 1964) is a Joplin, Missouri fighter partly of Native American heritage, who forged a solid connection between the state of North Dakota and the sport of boxing. ... Charles John Chuck Klosterman (born June 5, 1972, in Breckenridge, Minnesota) is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... An essayist is an author who writes compositions which can be about any particular subject. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Cover Louis LAmour book, Showdown at Yellow Butte. ... Cover of a book by Louis LAmour, one of Western fictions most prolific authors. ... Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... mainstream pop music Traditional pop music is a neologism for Western popular music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths single-season home run record in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Sacagawea (Sakakawea, Sacajawea; see below) (c. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... Pioneering broadcast journalist Eric Sevareid. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about commentator Ed Schlutz. ... The Ed Schultz Show is a Progressive talk radio show with host Ed Schultz who promises straight talk from the heartland. He comes from Fargo, North Dakota and is syndicated on some Clear Channel Communications stations that otherwise show Air America Radio shows. ... Ann Sothern Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American film actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Shadoe Stevens at the 41st Emmy Awards Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad on November 3, 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40, heard in 120 countries by an estimated one billion people a week, from 1988 to 1995. ... The American Top 40 logo American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally-syndicated, independent radio program created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. ... Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... An impresario is a manager or producer in one of the entertainment industries, usually Music or Theatre. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ...

See also

North Dakota Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Highway Patrol is the state police force for the state of North Dakota. ... // Early history (1910-1950) Recent history (1950-1990) Scouting in North Dakota today All of North Dakota is in the Northern Lights Council, formed in 1974 when several councils were merged into one. ... The SS Flickertail State is a crane ship in ready reserve for the United States Navy. ... USS North Dakota (BB-29), a Delaware-class battleship, was the first ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the US State of North Dakota. ...

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