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North Dakota: State in the United States
North Dakota is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated of the 50 states. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota. It was either the 39th or 40th state admitted to the union. Before signing the statehood papers, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the papers so that no one could tell which became a state first. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.


U.S. court orders shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline [Video]

U.S. court orders shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline

A U.S. District Court on Monday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who..

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North Dakota's GOP Governor On Wearing Masks: 'Dial Up Your Empathy' [Video]

North Dakota's GOP Governor On Wearing Masks: 'Dial Up Your Empathy'

Business Insider reports North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum got emotional at a press conference on Friday, over the issue of face masks. Burgum, a Republican, called the political debate over to wear masks..

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