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William Langer

  • On this date in 1954, Agnes Geelan, Secretary and Treasurer of the North Dakota Nonpartisan League, sent a letter on the official letterhead of the NPL's Executive Committee to P. W. Lanier, Jr., a prominent Democratic Party activist. He had invited her to the inaugural meeting of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Association, the day before on November 22. He had become chairman of this organization, which sought to include “progressive Democrats and Leaguers, farmers and organized Labor...”
  • Two North Dakota political giants died hours apart, decades after their parallel rises to power during a remarkable period in state history.
  • In 1917, laws governing what could happen on Sundays, the Blue laws, seemed to be on the brink of change in North Dakota, but many of those bills failed, including a bill allowing shooting and hunting on Sundays.
  • North Dakota used to have a number of restrictions affecting Sunday activities. These are known as Blue Laws. During the 1917 legislative session, bills were introduced to relax those laws, proposing that movie theaters be allowed to open, baseball games could be played, and shooting and hunting would be permitted.
  • On this date in 1933, citizens of North Dakota were prepping for a special statewide election.The vote was on seven measures – two minor amendments to the…
  • Supporting America’s troops has taken different forms throughout the years. The Great War was still in recent memory when various groups spread out…