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The new 'Blue Book' features aviation

Nov 6, 2019
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The 2019-2021 edition of North Dakota’s “Blue Book” is out.

The Blue Book is published every two years by the Secretary of State. It features a lot of facts and figures about the state, and every edition spotlights one of the state’s major historical events or major industries.

"We have tried very hard not to keep repeating things," said Secretary of State Al Jaeger. "We hope that students and teachers will avail themselves of the knowledge that's in all of the previous books, because the featured chapter is different."

New 'Blue Book' to feature Pride of Dakota

Nov 3, 2017
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has unveiled the new state “Blue Book.”

The book contains a number of facts, statistics and stories about North Dakota. It's published every two years.

This year, the book unveiling came on the state’s birthday – November 2nd – where North Dakota is celebrating 128 years of existence.

"The entire goal of the Blue Book is to preserve our heritage," Jaeger said at a Capitol news conference.

The first copy of the Blue Book was given to the Governor’s office. Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford accepted on behalf of the office.

North Dakota's new 'Blue Book' is released

Nov 3, 2015
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The new “blue book” is out.

The Secretary of State’s office publishes it every two years. It contains a lot of facts and figures about North Dakota, and this edition features a story about the state Historical Society and the new Heritage Center.

"It was through the diligence of various people, with very limited resources, who were able to bring the collections, bring about what we have today, in terms of one of the finest museums in the entire country," said Secretary of State Al Jaeger.