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  • Dakota Mourns Lincoln

    The news of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination came as a tragic shock to a nation already weary after four years of civil war.  Dakota Territory was no exception.  For local residents, Lincoln was not just the commander-in-chief who successfully led the Union through the rebellion; he had also played an important role in organizing Dakota […]

  • Gun Laws

    Guns have been a subject of legislation since the founding of our country. For example, in 1915, North Dakota crime fighters were frustrated by a rash of  bank robberies. Suspects were oftentimes found in possession of revolvers and nitroglycerin for blowing open bank safes, but there was no way to arrest them unless it could […]

  • Mother Goose

    We can all recall the story of Little Bo-Peep or Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son, which were part of our youth. These go hand-in-hand with the mystical magic of Santa Claus and the Easter Rabbit. They were the first stories told to capture our imaginations, and they were also the stories that began to cultivate […]

  • Clara Darrow and Votes for Women

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton once confided to her journal, “…we are sowing winter wheat, which the coming spring will see sprout, and other hands than ours will reap and enjoy.” Stanton spoke not only for herself, but for the thousands of women who dedicated their hearts and souls to the cause of women’s suffrage yet would […]

  • German-Russian Farm Kids Remember: Driving the New Chevrolet

    Elda (Schultz) Rasch “Driving the New Chevrolet” Interviewed: Bismarck, ND, 25 July 2007 Born: Fredonia, ND, 20 September 1928 Well I hauled grain for some of them and so they wanted me to haul grain and I hauled that with a wagon and horses you know and then they had a truck. I did drive […]

  • German-Russian Farm Kids Remember: First Rubber Tire Tractor

    Wilfred Jacob Boechler “First Rubber Tire Tractor” Interviewed: Allan, SK, 23 July 2006 Born: Allan, SK, 14 February 1926 It was the first rubber tire tractor around here, it was a little Case tractor and it was in 1940 when he bought that tractor. It had something to do with my grandfather passing away and […]

  • German-Russian Farm Kids Remember: Flying Dog

    William Adam Merkel , Jr. “Flying Dog” Interviewed: Eureka, SD, 17 May 2008 Born: McPherson County, SD, 11 October 1925 The thing that I remember a lot about is cleaning the barn, an old horse barn and cows. Horses were in the barn, cows were in the barn, as soon as it got a little […]

  • Dead Man Walking

    A strange sight was seen by motorists outside of Minot on this date in 1916.  A dead man was lying beside the road. Authorities were quickly notified, and soon after, States Attorney O. B. Herigstad and Deputy Coroner A. B. Hill were speeding to the scene in their automobile. About halfway there, they met up […]

  • Mess at Camp Rucker

    The war in Korea was raging in the spring of 1951, but North Dakota guardsmen from the 164th infantry and the 188th field artillery units were still in the states, training at Camp Rucker, Alabama. On this date in ‘51, F.J. Froeschle reported the North Dakotans were doing well.  In fact, many had gained as […]

  • Clara Peltier/Sakakawea Junior Club

    On this date in 1930, Emma Zuger received a check for $121.10 from the warden of the State Penitentiary. The money comprised donations from prisoners in appreciation of the many times the Sakakawea Junior Club had entertained them with operettas and cantatas. The Sakakawea Junior Club was the only study club in the nation made […]

  • A Family of Fifteen

    On this day in 1858, John Heid Sr. was born in Hoffenheim, Germany. Like many homesteaders in the late 1800s, John and his wife Babetta came to America for a new life and a fresh beginning. After living for few years in Chicago, they came to North Dakota and settled in the New Salem area. […]

  • Radio Programs A-Z

    Find BROADCAST TIMES for your favorites with PRAIRIE PUBLIC’S RADIO SCHEDULES. Didn’t find your favorite here? Check our list of Radio Specials and Retired Programs All Things Considered All Things Considered is the most listened-to afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country. The two-hour show is hosted by NPR and Prairie Public reporters.

  • Salvation Army Boys Club

    The Salvation Army and old bowling pins made the news on this date in 1955. The previous year, Bismarck’s Salvation Army created a boys’ club as a means of keeping adolescent boys out of trouble.  Lt. Kristian Andersen started the project after a local businessman donated money to purchase three wood lathes, a drill press, […]

  • Lost at Sea

    It was a calm, clear evening in the middle of the north Atlantic on this date in 1912.  The drop in temperature signaled an approaching region of ice, but danger was far from anyone’s mind.  But suddenly lookouts noticed the black spot of an iceberg.  With orders to turn, the ship slowly veered left.  But […]

  • Titanic Impact

    In 1912, on this date, passengers aboard the doomed ship Titanic were unaware of what fate waited for them.  One day more, and the ship would sink, taking with it approximately 1500 lives. The disaster impacted people the world over.  Even North Dakota, far removed from the perils of the ocean, was deeply affected.  In […]

  • Three Men on a Raft

    An odd story came from Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, on this date in 1879.  The Missouri was breaking up, and as people watched ice floes rushing down the river, they spied something curious coming toward them. As reported in The Bismarck Tribune, “A black speck was seen floating with the ice near the middle of […]

  • St. Mary’s in Hague

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Iron Cross Cemetery, in Hague, ND, are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Most early settlers in the Hague area came from southern Russian villages including Baden, Elsass, Kandel, Mannheim, Selz and Strassburg. The original St. Mary’s, built in 1907, burned down in February 1929.  On […]

  • German Immigrants 1929

    From the 1870s to the second decade of the 20th Century, North Dakota saw a huge immigration of settlers to occupy the free land available under the Homestead Act.  That changed after World War I when the post-war prosperity peaked and farm prices fell, leading to an-out migration of families.  Bank failures in North Dakota […]

  • Glen Schmid

    Thirty-five years ago today on April 9, 1974, there were no classes at Minnewaukan Public School. Although that Tuesday was not a holiday, nor a storm day, the students had a day off.  The Minnewaukan Fire Department had lost its Fire Chief. And the Commercial Club, which promoted business in the area, the Quarterback Club, […]

  • John Moses, Governor/Senator

    John Moses announced his third bid for the office of North Dakota governor on this date in 1938. This time he would win, and go on to serve two more terms after that. Moses was born in 1885 to a Lutheran pastor in Strand, Norway. Henrik and Isabella Moses’ ancestors had fled Scotland during the […]