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State agencies participate in first-ever Legislative Information Day at the Capitol
1/16/23 (Mon)

State agencies participate in first-ever Legislative Information Day at the Capitol

State Historical Society team members and Gov. Burgum discuss the original North Dakota Constitution on display during Legislative Information Day on Tuesday at the Capitol.

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Upcoming Programs at Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
1/05/23 (Thu)

Upcoming Programs at Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

The public is invited to these upcoming events at Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central time.

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North Dakota barn listed on National Register of Historic Places
1/03/23 (Tue)

North Dakota barn listed on National Register of Historic Places

A barn built in 1910 near Turtle Lake has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Repatriation goes digital: Tribes receive archival copies of cultural materials
12/26/22 (Mon)

Repatriation goes digital: Tribes receive archival copies of cultural materials

Items related to tribal life in North Dakota are being returned digitally.

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December 23: North Dakota Christmases
12/23/22 (Fri)

December 23: North Dakota Christmases

Here is a sampling of how North Dakotans of yore celebrated Christmas.

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Myra Foundation announces second-largest annual grant funding to area nonprofit organizations
12/22/22 (Thu)

Myra Foundation announces second-largest annual grant funding to area nonprofit organizations

Nearly $731,000 will be awarded to 77 organizations in Grand Forks County before the end of 2022.

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Blizzard stalls out over Upper Midwest, but end is in sight; truckers get stranded in Bismarck
12/15/22 (Thu)

Blizzard stalls out over Upper Midwest, but end is in sight; truckers get stranded in Bismarck

A winter storm remained entrenched over the Northern Plains on Thursday, with yet another wave of snow crossing North Dakota, this time accompanied by stronger winds.

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North Dakota’s most famous photo
12/14/22 (Wed)

North Dakota’s most famous photo

This iconic picture was taken by Ernie Feland, who worked for the North Dakota Department of Transportation during the Blizzard of 66 and shows co-worker Bill Koch standing on a snow drift, next to a telegraph pole.

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Williston history is on the map at Fort Buford center
12/10/22 (Sat)

Williston history is on the map at Fort Buford center

Several events are planned in the coming weeks for Fort Buford near Williston that are open to the public and free. Events will be held at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretative Center (MYCIC), except for Historical Game Day, which may take place at Fort Buford, depending on weather.

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The Chautauqua Training Institute
12/09/22 (Fri)

The Chautauqua Training Institute

In partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation, Humanities North Dakota has spent 2022 strengthening the modern Chautauqua movement by hosting the Chautauqua Training Institute.

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