North Dakota Facts

North Dakota Facts

Capital City: Bismarck 
Admission to Statehood: November 2, 1889
Area Code: 701
Border States: Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota 
International Border: Canada
Motto: “Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable.”
Nicknames: Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State

State Symbols

Beverage: Milk
Bird:  Western Meadowlark
Dance: Square Dance
Equine: Nokota Horse
Fish: Northern Pike
Flag: Dark blue field with a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws
Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
Fossil: Teredo Petrified Wood
Fruit: Chokecherry
Grass: Western Wheatgrass
March: Flickertail March
Tree: American Elm

Famous North Dakotans:

Dale Brown Basketball coach, Louisiana State Tigers

James Buchli – Astronaut; flew four space missions in the Discovery and Challenger space shuttles

Sitting Bull – Lakota Sioux spiritual leader

Warren Christopher – Former U.S. Secretary of State

Ronald N. Davies – Federal Jurist who ordered the integration of Little Rock, Ark. Central High School

Angie Dickinson – Actress
Josh Duhamel – Actor

Carl Ben Eielson – Aviator and explorer; flew the first airplane across the Arctic Ocean

Louise Erdrich – Novelist and recipient of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Darin Erstad – Professional baseball player, Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox
Travis Hafner – Professional baseball player, Cleveland Indians

Phil Jackson – NBA basketball player and coach

Louis L’Amour – Author and screenwriter

Jonny Lang – Blues, gospel, and rock musician

Peggy Lee – Actress, singer, songwriter

Roger Maris – Baseball homerun king

Theodore Roosevelt – U.S. President

James Rosenquist – Painter and former board member of the National Council of the Arts

Sakakawea – Interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Ed Schafer – Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and 30th Governor of North Dakota

Harold Schafer – Founder of the Gold Seal Company

Eric Sevareid – Television commentator, news analyst and author

Clyfford Still – Painter and leading figure of Abstract Expressionism

Bobby Vee – Top hit recording artist 

Lawrence Welk – Entertainer

Larry Woiwode Writer and North Dakota’s Poet Laureate


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Washington D.C.
338 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551
Fax: 202-224-7999
Bismarck, ND
US Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-250-4618
Fax: 701-250-4484
Fargo, ND
1802 32nd Avenue South
Room B
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-239-5389
Fax: 701-239-5112
Grand Forks, ND
Federal Building
102 North Fourth Street
Room 108
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-746-8972
Minot, ND
100 1st Street SW
Suite 107
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-838-1361
Fax: 701-838-1381
Western North Dakota
Williston, ND
Phone: 701-580-4535