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  • The 1930s were chaotic for North Dakota politics. In one seven-month period, four men served as governor. Similarly, five men served as state tax commissioner over a few months in 1938 and 1939. The tax commissioner oversees state tax collections.
  • Secretary of State Al Jaeger says more than 29,000 signatures were tossed, for a number of reasons
  • In 1902, a young Carleton College graduate from New York named Arthur G. Crane accepted the position of superintendent of schools in Minto. Three years…
  • North Dakota has had a handful of foreign-born governors. Ragnvold Nestos and John Moses were born in Norway, with Roger Allin and Walter Welford born in…
  • The first declared Democratic candidate for North Dakota Governor said she’s running to be an “independent voice” that will balance the political…
  • On this date in 1908, North Dakotan Louis Benjamin Hanna announced his candidacy Congress. The Golden Valley Chronicle was one of many newspapers that ran…
  • North Dakota went through seven governors in its first decade of statehood, none of whom served more than one two-year term. One of them was Roger Allin,…
  • Supporting America’s troops has taken different forms throughout the years. The Great War was still in recent memory when various groups spread out…
  • The men who served as governors of Dakota Territory were a colorful cast of characters. One of them was John Albyne Burbank. President Grant was new to…
  • Dakota Territory had a messy few years under Governor Nehemiah Ordway. He was a New Hampshire state legislator who President Hayes appointed as the…