|State of North Dakota|
|Area||Ranked 19th in the US|
|- Total||70,762 sq mi|
|- Width||210 miles (340 km)|
|- Length||340 miles (545 km)|
|- % water||2. The design for the Flag of North Dakota is an almost exact copy of the unit banner carried by the state's 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 US state nicknames, including officially adopted Nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. Here is a list of state Mottos for the states of the United States of America. " Liberty and Union now and forever one and inseparable " is a famous quote of Daniel Webster from his Second Reply to Hayne (see Webster-Hayne debate The United States does not have an Official language; however the majority of the population speaks English as a native language (about 82% English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place Washington DC has been the capital of the United States since 1800 Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in This is a list of the largest cities of US states by population Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand 4|
|- Latitude||45° 56′ N to 49° 00′ N|
|- Longitude||96° 33′ W to 104° 03′ W|
|Population||Ranked 48th in the US|
|- Density||9. The 49th parallel north is a Circle of latitude that is 49 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison as of July 1, 2007, according to the This article is a list of the 50 US States ordered by Population density. 30/sq mi |
3. 592/km² (47th in the US)
|- Highest point||White Butte|
3,506 ft (1,069 m)
|- Mean||1,903 ft (580 m)|
|- Lowest point||Red River|
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)
|- most of state||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|- southwest||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
North Dakota (IPA: /ˌnɔrθdəˈkoʊtə/) is a state located in the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States of America. Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below --> White Butte is the highest point in the US state of North Dakota. The Red River (rivière Rouge is a North American river Formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers in the United States Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This is a list of U Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957) is the current Governor of North Dakota and a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. John "Jack" Dalrymple (born October 16, 1948 in Minneapolis Minnesota) is a North Dakota politician and businessman who The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Gaylord Kent Conrad (b March 12 1948, Bismarck North Dakota) is a United States senator from North Dakota. Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. United States Senate See also List of United States Senators from This is a list of United States of America States by time zone The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Daylight saving time ( DST The traditional abbreviations for US states and territories were widely used in mailing addresses prior to the introduction of two-letter U ISO 3166-2US is an ISO standard which defines Geocodes it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to the United States of America. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The Western United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American West or simply the West &mdashtraditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 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. Dakota Territory was the name of an organized territory of the United States that existed from 1861 to 1889 Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
The Missouri River flows through the western part of the state and forms Lake Sakakawea behind the Garrison Dam. Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in central North Dakota. Garrison Dam is a major earth Embankment dam on the Missouri River in central North Dakota. The western half of the state is hilly and contains lignite coal and oil. Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, or Rosebud coal by Northern Pacific Railroad, is a soft brown fuel with characteristics that put it somewhere Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit In the east, the Red River forms the Red River Valley, holding fertile farmland. The Red River (rivière Rouge is a North American river Formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers in the United States For other uses see Red River (disambiguation The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by Agriculture has long dominated the economy and culture of North Dakota.
The state capital is Bismarck and the largest city is Fargo. Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. The primary public universities are located in Grand Forks and Fargo. Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County. The United States Air Force operates bases at both Minot and Grand Forks. Minot (ˈmaɪnɒt) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States.
North Dakota is considered to be in the U. The Geography of North Dakota consists of three major geographic regions in the east is the Red River Valley west of this the Missouri Plateau This is a list of counties in North Dakota. There are 53 counties in the U S. regions known as the Upper Midwest and the Great Plains. The Upper Midwest is a region of the United States with no universally agreed-upon boundary but it almost always lies within the US Census Bureau 's definition The Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada 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. The Red River (rivière Rouge is a North American river Formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers in the United States Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers South Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A province is a territorial unit almost always an Administrative division. Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America With 70,762 square miles (183,273 km²), North Dakota is the 19th largest state. 
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 Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada Badlands are a type of Arid Terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and Clay -rich Soils have been extensively eroded by Wind The state's high point, White Butte at 3,506 feet (1,069 m), and Theodore Roosevelt National Park are located in the Badlands. White Butte is the highest point in the US state of North Dakota. Established in 1978 Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of Badlands in western The region is abundant in fossil fuels including crude oil and lignite coal. Fossil fuels or mineral fuels are fossil source Fuels that is Hydrocarbons found within the top layer of the Earth’s crust. Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, or Rosebud coal by Northern Pacific Railroad, is a soft brown fuel with characteristics that put it somewhere The Missouri River forms Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made lake in the United States, behind the Garrison Dam. Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in central North Dakota. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Garrison Dam is a major earth Embankment dam on the Missouri River in central North Dakota. 
The central region of the state is divided into the Drift Prairie and the Missouri Plateau. The Drift Prairie is a geographic region of North and South 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 This area is covered in lakes, slough, and rolling hills. A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the The word slough (in British English ˈslaʊ to rhyme with "cow" in American and Canadian English pronounced /ˈsluː/ "slew" has  The Turtle Mountains are located along the Manitoba border. Turtle Mountain, or the Turtle Mountains, is an area in the north-central portion of the U Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America The geographic center of the North American continent is located near the city of Rugby. 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. For other uses see Red River (disambiguation The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by Lake Agassiz was an immense Glacial lake located in the center of North America. Its fertile soil, drained by the meandering Red River flowing northward into Lake Winnipeg, supports a large agriculture industry. The Red River (rivière Rouge is a North American river Formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers in the United States Lake Winnipeg is a very large ( Lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about north of the city Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture  Devil's Lake, the largest natural lake in the state, is also found in the east. Devil's Lake (often written as Devils Lake) is a freshwater Lake in the U 
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. North Dakota 's climate is typical of a Continental climate with cold Winters and hot Summers The state's location in the Upper Midwest Continental climate is a Climate that is characterized by Winter Temperatures cold enough to support a fixed period of Snow cover each Year 1 °C) and 121 °F (49 °C) respectively.  Meteorological events include rain, snow, hail, blizzards, polar fronts, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and high-velocity straight-line winds. Rain is Liquid precipitation. On Earth it is the condensation of atmospheric Water vapor into drops heavy enough to fall often making it to "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation. Hail is a form of precipitation which consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice (hailstones A blizzard is a severe Winter storm condition characterized by low Temperatures strong Winds and heavy blowing Snow Blizzards are formed when In Meteorology, the polar front is the boundary between the polar cell and the Ferrel cell in each hemisphere A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus Downburst damagejpg|thumb|right|300px|Downburst damages in a straight line Depending on location, average annual precipitation ranges from 14 in (35. 6 cm) to 22 in (55. 9 cm). 
Springtime flooding is a relatively common event in the Red River Valley, due to the river flowing north into Canada. For other uses see Red River (disambiguation The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The spring melt and the eventual runoff typically begins earlier in the southern part of the valley than in the northern part.  The most destructive flooding in eastern North Dakota occurred in 1997, which caused extensive damage to Fargo and Grand Forks. 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 Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County. 
Prior to European contact, Native Americans inhabited North Dakota for thousands of years. For Elwyn B Robinson's 1966 book coving this topic see History of North Dakota (book. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States The first European to reach the area was the French-Canadian trader La Vérendrye, who led an exploration party to Mandan villages in 1738. Pierre Gaultier de Varennes sieur de La Vérendrye ( November 17, 1685 &ndash December 5, 1749) was a French Canadian military officer The Mandan are a Native American tribe that historically lived along the banks of the Missouri River and two of its tributaries—the Heart and  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. 
Much of present-day North Dakota was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale" Much of acquired land was organized into Minnesota and Nebraska Territories. Minnesota Territory was an Organized territory of the United States from March 3 1849 to May 11 1858, when Minnesota The Territory of Nebraska was a historic Organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 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. Dakota Territory was the name of an organized territory of the United States that existed from 1861 to 1889 South Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Territories of the United States are one type of political division of the United States, administered by the U Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1861 ( MDCCCLXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  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. For other uses see Bill. A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a Legislature that has not been ratified, adopted A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government South Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Enabling Act of 1889 ( chs 180 276-284 enacted 1889-02-22) is a United States statute that enabled North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18 1837 June 24 1908 was both the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. 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. Benjamin Harrison (August 20 1833 &ndash March 13 1901 was the twenty-third President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893 Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  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. The United States Secretary of State (commonly abbreviated as SecState) is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with Foreign affairs James Gillespie Blaine ( January 31, 1830 &ndash January 27, 1893) was a U 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. 
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. For the adjective used to describe various United States organizations and elections see Nonpartisan.  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. The North Dakota State Capitol is the seat of government of the U Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial A skyscraper is a tall continuously habitable Building. There is no official definition or a precise cutoff height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper 
A round of federal construction projects began in the 1950s including the Garrison Dam, and the Minot and Grand Forks Air Force bases. Garrison Dam is a major earth Embankment dam on the Missouri River in central North Dakota. Minot Air Force Base ( Minot AFB) is a US Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, 13 miles (21 km north of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, also known as Grand Forks AFB or GFAFB, is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks  There was a boom in oil exploration in western North Dakota in the 1980s, as rising petroleum prices made development profitable. Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit 
The state began a lottery in 2004. The North Dakota Lottery is run by the government of North Dakota. 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). Powerball is an American Lottery game sold through US lotteries as a shared Jackpot pool game 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 (MUSL is a non-profit government-benefit association owned and operated by agreement of its member lotteries
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.  As of July 1, 2006, the state's population was estimated at 635,867 by the U. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. S. Census Bureau.  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.  The center of population of North Dakota is located in Wells County, near Sykeston. In Demographics, the center of population of a region is the geographical point nearest to all the inhabitants of that region on average Wells County is a County located in the US state of North Dakota. Sykeston is a city in Wells County, North Dakota in the United States. 
|Est. 2007||639,715||-0. 4%|
Since the 1990s, North Dakota has experienced virtually constant decline in population, particularly among younger people with university degrees.  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. 
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. Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. 
|Demographics of North Dakota (csv)|
|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 2000–05 (total population)||-1. 50%||21. 17%||4. 85%||14. 14%||-13. 45%|
|Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only)||-1. 95%||21. 51%||5. 62%||15. 01%||-12. 03%|
|Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only)||37. 78%||15. 84%||-28. 34%||-14. 09%||-37. 04%|
|* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|
Most North Dakotans are of Northern European descent. Northern Europe is a term for the northern part of Europe. The United Nations defines Northern Europe as (Finland The five largest ancestry groups in North Dakota are: German (43. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry 9%), Norwegian (30. Norwegian Americans (norskamerikanere are Americans of Norwegian descent 1%), Irish (7. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. 7%), Native American (5%), Swedish (5%). Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Swedish Americans are Americans of Swedish descent most often related to the large groups of immigrants from Sweden in the late nineteenth century and early 
2. 47% of the population aged 5 and over speak German at home, while 1. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. 37% speak Spanish, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. 
The state's racial composition in 2005 was:
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. Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head with Per meaning 'through' or 'by' 
A 2001 survey indicated that 35% of North Dakota's population was Lutheran, and 30% was Roman Catholic. Lutheranism is a major branch of Western 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 country's history from being a tiny minority faith during the time of the Thirteen Colonies Other religious groups represented were Methodists (7%), Baptists (6%), the Assembly of God (3%), and Jehovah's Witness (1%). Methodism is a movement within Protestant Christianity represented by a number of denominations and organizations Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. The World Assemblies of God Fellowship, or Assemblies of God for short is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with over 283413 churches and outstations Jehovah's Witnesses is a restorationist, millenialist Christian denomination Christians with unstated or other denominational affiliations, including other Protestants, totaled 3%, bringing the total Christian population to 86%. for other uses see Mainline (disambiguation The mainline (also sometimes called Mainstream) or mainline Protestant denominations Non-Christian religions, such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, together represented 4% of the population. Judaism (from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, derived from the Hebrew יהודה Yehudah, " Judah " in Hebrew יַהֲדוּת Yahedut For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Three percent of respondents answered "no religion" on the survey, and 6% refused to answer. 
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. Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. The Chester Fritz Auditorium ( CFA)is a performance facility on the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND located in the city of Grand Forks North The Empire Arts Center is a 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 The Plains Art Museum is a Fine arts Museum located in downtown Fargo North Dakota, United States. 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. The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is a community 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.
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 The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth Jr, January 29 1981 in Fargo North Dakota) is a Grammy Award -winning American Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of Peggy Lee ( May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American Jazz and popular music singer and Songwriter 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 Lawrence Welk ( March 11, 1903 &ndash May 17, 1992) was a Musician, Accordionist Bandleader, and Television For the R&B singer see Bobby Valentino. For another 1960s singer see Bobby Vinton.
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. Edward Andrew Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is the host of The Ed Schultz Show, a nationally syndicated U Progressive talk (or liberal talk) is a Talk radio format in the United States devoted to expressing progressive / liberal viewpoints The Ed Schultz Show, hosted by Ed Schultz, is broadcast from Fargo North Dakota on a network of over 100 stations ( as of October 2005) including Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad on November 3, 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40 American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally- syndicated, independent Josh Duhamel is an Emmy Award-winning actor known for his roles in All My Children and Las Vegas. Joshua David Duhamel (pronounced duh-MEL; born November 14 1972 is a Daytime Emmy Award -winning American actor and former Fashion model All My Children ( AMC) is a popular American Soap opera and drama television series that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC Las Vegas is an American Television series that aired on NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008  Nicole Linkletter and CariDee English were winning contestants of Cycles 5 and 7, respectively, of America's Next Top Model. Nicole Linkletter (born February 27, 1985) She is the only winner not to appear in any episode after her win CariDee Jenasia English (born May 22, 1978 in Fargo, North Dakota) is an American fashion model of Norwegian America's Next Top Model Cycle 5 is the fifth cycle of America's Next Top Model. America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7 started airing on September 20, 2006 as the first to be aired on The CW network America's Next Top Model (often shortened to Top Model or abbreviated as ANTM) is a Reality television show in which a number of women compete
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. The Cuisine of North Dakota differs from average Midwestern cuisine in a number of ways Knoephla, also spelled knephla (ˈnɛflə in English is a type of Dumpling, commonly used in soups Lutefisk (lutfisk (lʉːtəfɪsk in Southern Norway, in Central and Northern Norway Sweden and the Swedish-speaking areas in Finland thumb|right|120px|Streuselkuchen thumb|right|120px|Baumkuchen thumb|right|120px|Erdbeerkuchen Kuchen, (pronounced IPA /kʰuxɛn/phonics Lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian Flatbread made out of Potato, Milk or Cream and Flour, and cooked on a Fleischkuekle is a type of Meat pie made with flat bread similar to a Cornish pasty, or Russian Vareniki. North Dakota also shares concepts such as hot dishes along with other Midwestern states. Hotdish is any of a variety of baked Casserole dishes popular in the Midwestern United States, and especially in Minnesota, North Dakota
Along with having the most churches per capita of any state, North Dakota has the highest percentage of church-going population of any state. Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head with Per meaning 'through' or 'by' 
Native American traditions are practiced by the Native American population of North Dakota, especially on Indian reservations. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States An Indian reservation is an area of land managed by a Native American Tribe under the United States Department of the Interior's Bureau Pow-wows and traditional Native American dancing are found across the state. 
Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing are hobbies for many North Dakotans. Hunting is the practice of pursuing Animals for Food, Recreation, or Trade. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are also popular during the winter months. Ice fishing is the Activity of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the Ice on a frozen body of Water A snowmobile (known locally as snowmachine, snowsled or by the Brandname Ski-Doo) is a land vehicle that is commonly propelled by Residents of North Dakota may own or visit a cabin along a lake. In modern usage a cottage is a dwelling typically in a rural or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities Popular sport fish include walleye, perch, and northern pike. The walleye (common US name or yellow pickerel (Canada ( Sander vitreus vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) is a freshwater Perciform Perca is the genus of fish referred to as perch or sometimes yellow perch, a group of freshwater Fish belonging to the family Percidae The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain Esox lucius, is a Species of carnivorous Fish of the genus Esox (the pikes 
Agriculture is the largest industry in North Dakota, although petroleum and food processing are also major industries. The 50 State Quarters program ( is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. This is a list of major companies (or subsidiaries of companies based in North Dakota: Alerus Financial - local financial institution Altru Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw Ingredients into Food or to transform food into other forms for consumption by  The economy of North Dakota had a gross domestic product of $24 billion in 2005.  The per capita income in 2006 was $33,034, ranked 29th in the nation. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country  The three-year median household income from 2002-2004 was $39,594, ranking 37 in the U. 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 S.  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. Public ownership (also called government ownership, state ownership or state property) refers to Government Ownership of any The Bank of North Dakota ( BND) is a state-owned and -run financial institution based in Bismarck North Dakota. Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in A gristmill or grist mill is a building where Grain is ground into Flour, or the grinding mechanism itself The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is the largest Flour mill in the United States. Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County.
North Dakota's earliest industries were fur trading and agriculture. The sunflower ( Helianthus annuus) is an Annual plant in the family Asteraceae and native to the Americas, with a large flowering Traill County is a County located in the US state of North Dakota. Although less than 10% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector, it remains a major part of the state's economy, ranking 24th in the nation in the value of products sold.  The state is the largest producer in the U. S. of barley, sunflower seeds, spring, and durum wheat for processing, and farm-raised turkeys. Barley ( Hordeum vulgare) is an annual Cereal Grain, which serves as a major animal Feed crop, with smaller amounts used for The sunflower seed is the Fruit of the Sunflower ( Helianthus annuus) Wheat ( Triticum spp is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Levant area of the Middle East. Durum wheat or macaroni wheat (also spelled Durhum Triticum durum or Triticum turgidum durum) is the only Tetraploid species of Wheat A turkey is either of two extant Species of large Birds in the Genus Meleagris native to North America. 
The North Dakota Mill and Elevator and Bank of North Dakota are the only state-owned facilities of their type in the nation. The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is the largest Flour mill in the United States. The Bank of North Dakota ( BND) is a state-owned and -run financial institution based in Bismarck North Dakota. Public ownership (also called government ownership, state ownership or state property) refers to Government Ownership of any
Coal mines generate 93% of the North Dakota electricity.  Oil was discovered near Tioga, North Dakota in 1951, generating 53 million barrels (8,400,000 m³) of oil a year by 1984. Tioga is a city in Williams County, North Dakota in the United States.  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. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ( ANWR) is a National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. 
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).
North Dakota has a slightly progressive income tax structure; the five brackets of state income tax rates are 2. A progressive tax is a Tax imposed so that the Tax rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases 1%, 3. 92% 4. 34%, 5. 04%, and 5. 54% as of 2004.  North Dakota is ranked as the 21st highest in the nation for their capitals' total state taxes.  The sales tax in North Dakota is 5% for most items. A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services  The state allows municipalities to institute local sales taxes and special local taxes, such as the 1. 75% supplemental sales tax in Grand Forks.  Excise taxes are levied on the purchase price or market value of aircraft registered in North Dakota. Excise or Excise tax (sometimes called an excise duty) is a type of Tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to Customs duties The state imposes a use tax on items purchased elsewhere but used within North Dakota. A use tax is a type of Excise tax levied in the United States. 
Transportation in North Dakota is overseen by the North Dakota Department of Transportation. State Highways in North Dakota North Dakota Highway 1, South Dakota line near Ludden to Canadian border north of Maida. The following Railroads operate in the US state of North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Transportation ( NDDOT) is a part of the government of the U 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 Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) Interstate 29 (I-29 is an Interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. The largest rail systems in the state are operated by BNSF and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The BNSF Railway headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining Transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in 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. The Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad started operations in September 1990 operating over 360 miles (580 km of former Soo Line Railroad track in Montana The Red River Valley and Western Railroad is a Regional railroad operating in the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota, which began operations 
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 is a public Airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the Central business district of Fargo, a city Grand Forks International Airport is a public Airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the Central business district of Grand Forks Bismarck Municipal Airport is a public Airport located three miles (5 km southeast of the Central business district of Bismarck, a city in Burleigh Minot International Airport is a public Airport located two miles (3 km north of the Central business district of Minot, a city in Ward County
Amtrak's Empire Builder runs through North Dakota, making stops at Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, and four other stations. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Empire Builder is a Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. The Fargo Amtrak station is a Train station in Fargo North Dakota, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system The Grand Forks Amtrak station is a train station in western Grand Forks North Dakota served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system The Minot Amtrak station is a train station in Minot North Dakota served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system  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. The Great Northern Railway, running from St Paul Minnesota to Seattle Washington &mdash more than 1700 miles (2736 km &mdash was the creation of James Jerome Hill ( September 16 1838 &ndash May 29 1916) was a noted Canadian-American Railroad executive Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States. Jefferson Lines and Jefferson Tours are operated by Jefferson Partners L Public transit in North Dakota is currently limited to bus systems in the larger cities.
As with the federal government of the United States, power in North Dakota is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. 
The executive branch is headed by the governor. This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota The following is a list of Secretaries of State of North Dakota. The following is a list of Attorneys General of North Dakota. John Burke ( February 25 1859 &ndash May 14 1937) was an American lawyer jurist and political leader from North Dakota The Governor of North Dakota is the chief executive of the US The Governor of North Dakota is the chief executive of the US The current governor is John Hoeven, a Republican whose first term began December 15, 2000, and who was re-elected in 2004. John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957) is the current Governor of North Dakota and a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. The North Dakota Republican Party, abbreviated ND GOP, is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The current Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota is Jack Dalrymple, who is also the President of the Senate. The Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota is a political office in North Dakota. John "Jack" Dalrymple (born October 16, 1948 in Minneapolis Minnesota) is a North Dakota politician and businessman who The President of the Senate is a title often given to the presiding officer speaker or chairman of a 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. A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of Government, typically representing the executive branch. The other elected constitutional offices are secretary of state, attorney general, and state auditor. The North Dakota Secretary of State is an elected office in the U The North Dakota Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the North Dakota state government The North Dakota State Auditor is a political office in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is the state legislature of the U In Government, bicameralism (bi + Latin la ''camera'' chamber is the practice of having two legislative or Parliamentary chambers Thus a bicameral 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. The state has 47 districts. Each district has one senator and two representatives. Both senators and representatives are elected to four year terms. The state's legal code is named the North Dakota Century Code. The North Dakota Century Code is the collection of all the Statutes passed by the North Dakota Legislative Assembly since the state's admission to the Union
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. District courts are a category of Courts which exists in several nations There are 42 district court judges in seven judicial districts.  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 North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. The five-justice North Dakota Supreme Court hears all appeals from the district courts and the Court of Appeals. The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. 
There are three Sioux, one Three Affiliated Tribes, and one Ojibwa reservations in North Dakota. Sioux (pronounced SUE 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 comprising a union of the Mandan, Hidatsa The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations An Indian reservation is an area of land managed by a Native American Tribe under the United States Department of the Interior's Bureau These communities are self-governing.
North Dakota's two United States senators are Democrats Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. United States Senate The 2006 US Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 7, 2006. This article discusses only races that resulted in a seat's party switch in the U The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Gaylord Kent Conrad (b March 12 1948, Bismarck North Dakota) is a United States senator from North Dakota. Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. The state has one at-large congressional district represented by Democrat House Earl Pomeroy. At-Large is a designation for representative members of a governing body who are Elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example a city state North Dakota's At-large congressional district is the sole congressional district for the state of North Dakota. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Earl Pomeroy (born September 2 1952) is an American lawyer and politician from the U
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. 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 the state of North Dakota Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County. Minot (ˈmaɪnɒt) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. Appeals are heard by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis, Missouri. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is a federal court with Appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following
The major political parties in North Dakota are the Democratic-NPL and the Republican Party. 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 The following is a list of Political parties in the US State of North Dakota Current political parties North Dakota Democratic-NPL The North Dakota Democratic Non-Partisan League Party (abbreviated Democratic-NPL or Dem-NPL) is a North Dakota Political party affiliated The North Dakota Republican Party, abbreviated ND GOP, is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party. As of 2007, the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party are also organized parties in the state. The Constitution Party is a Conservative United States political party. The Libertarian Party is a United States 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. The Governor of North Dakota is the chief executive of the US 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. George A Sinner, (born 1928 in Fargo North Dakota was a Democratic-NPL politician who served as governor of North Dakota from 1985 through 1992
The Republican Party presidential candidate usually carries the state; in 2004, George W. Bush won with 62. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. 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. Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18 1837 June 24 1908 was both 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. An electoral college is a set of many electors who are empowered to elect a candidate to a particular Office.
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.
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. This is a list of cities in the US state of North Dakota. The government of North Dakota classifies every incorporated place in the state as a City, Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in Washington DC has been the capital of the United States since 1800 Dakota Territory was the name of an organized territory of the United States that existed from 1861 to 1889
North Dakota's most populous city is Fargo. Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. 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. Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County. Minot (ˈmaɪnɒt) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. While North Dakota's population has seen a gradual rural decline, the migration has led to growth in its urban centers.
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.
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 Public university in Grand Forks North Dakota, USA. North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University ( NDSU) is a Public university in
The higher education system consists of the following institutions:
North Dakota University System (Public schools):
"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. This is a list of US state nicknames, including officially adopted Nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. This page lists state and national Mottos for the world's independent States The mottos for some states lacking general international recognition and 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. Introduction Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state The " North Dakota Hymn " is the state song of the US This is a list of official US state dances: See also Lists of U Square dance is a Folk dance with four couples (eight dancers arranged in a square with one couple on each side beginning with Couple 1 facing away from the music and going The Chokecherry ( Prunus virginiana) is a species of bird cherry ( Prunus subgenus Padus) native to North America, where it is Milk is an opaque white liquid produced by the Mammary glands of female Mammals (including Monotremes. The North Dakota Museum of Art ( NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U Richardson's Ground Squirrel ( Spermophilus richardsonii) or the Flickertail, is a North American Ground squirrel in the genus 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. 
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. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the Population Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the US state of North Dakota and the County seat of Grand Forks County. Minot (ˈmaɪnɒt) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. Bismarck is the Capital of the US state of North Dakota, the County seat of Burleigh County, and the second most populous city in  Prairie Public Television (PPTV) is a statewide public television network affiliated with PBS. Prairie Public Television (also known as Prairie Public, or simply PPTV) is the PBS member network for the U The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the
Broadcast television in North Dakota started on April 3, 1953, when KCJB-TV (now KXMC-TV) in Minot began broadcasting. Terrestrial television is a term which refers to modes of television broadcasting which do not involve satellite transmission Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. KXMC-TV, channel 13 is the CBS affiliate for Minot North Dakota.  There are currently 28 analog broadcast stations and 18 digital channels broadcast over North Dakota. This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U Digital television (DTV is the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by discrete ( digital) signals in contrast to the analog signals used by
The state's largest newspaper is The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, previously titled the Fargo Forum, is a daily Newspaper printed in Fargo North Dakota owned by Other weekly and monthly publications (most of which are fully supported by advertising) are also available. Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand The most prominent of these is the alternative weekly High Plains Reader, which covers Fargo and Grand Forks. An alternative newspaper is a type of Newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated Reviews and columns The High Plains Reader is an Alternative newspaper serving the Fargo and Grand Forks metropolitan areas with an estimated readership of 20000 to 30000
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. WDAY is North Dakota's first and oldest radio station It began in 1922 and carries the ABC Radio network although currently it mainly consists of top-of-the-hour newscasts Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  The Forum Communications owned station is still on the air, and currently broadcasts a news/talk format. Forum Communications Company is a media firm based in Fargo North Dakota. Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues