The Bismarck Tribune

The Bismarck Tribune is a daily newspaper with a weekly audience of 82,000 unique readers, printed daily in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune is owned by Lee Enterprises. It is the primary daily newspaper for south-central and southwest North Dakota.

The Bismarck Tribune
The Bismarck Tribune front page
The March 1, 2012 front page of The Bismarck Tribune
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherGary Adkisson
EditorSteve Wallick
Headquarters707 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota
OCLC number11987205


Founded in 1873 by Clement A. Lounsberry, the Bismarck Tribune published its first issue on July 11, 1873.[1]

Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Tribune's first claim to fame came in 1876, when the three-year-old paper published the first reports of George Custer's last stand at the Little Bighorn.[2] Reporter Mark H. Kellogg accompanied Custer and his men and died during the battle.

Awards and alumni


  1. ^ "11 Jul 1873, Page 1 - The Bismarck Tribune at". Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of the Great Plains | BISMARCK TRIBUNE". Retrieved 2018-05-22.

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2012 North Dakota gubernatorial election

The 2012 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2012, to elect a governor and lieutenant governor of North Dakota. Incumbent Governor Jack Dalrymple succeeded to the office when then-Governor John Hoeven resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate. Dalrymple, a member of the Republican Party, won election to a first full term. Ryan Taylor was the Democratic nominee. Jack Dalrymple prevailed with 63% of the vote.

2014 North Dakota elections

A general election was held in the U.S. state of North Dakota on November 4, 2014. Five of North Dakota's executive officers were up for election as well as the state's at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections were held on June 10, 2014.

2014 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota

The 2014 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to elect the U.S. Representative from North Dakota's at-large congressional district, who will represent the state of North Dakota in the 114th United States Congress. The election coincided with all other states' House of Representatives elections. Incumbent Republican representative Kevin Cramer, who has served in the seat since 2013, ran for re-election to a second two-year term in office. Cramer is the first Republican congressman to be re-elected in North Dakota since 1978.

2018 North Dakota Secretary of State election

The 2018 North Dakota Secretary of State election occurred on November 6, 2018, to elect the North Dakota Secretary of State, concurrently with various other state and local elections. Six-time incumbent Republican Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger was eligible to run for re-election to a seventh term in office, but withdrew from his party's primary after failing to receive the endorsement. When the primary winner withdrew from the general election race, Jaeger and fellow Republican Michael Coachman

each gathered and turned in signatures to run as independent candidates. Libertarian Party candidate Roland Riemers failed to get enough primary election votes to make the general election ballot both in an initial count and in a court-ordered recount. Democratic-NPL state representative Joshua Boschee was the only candidate who advanced from the primary and the only candidate that had his party listed on the general election ballot.

2018 North Dakota elections

North Dakota held two statewide elections in 2018: a primary election on Tuesday, June 12, and a general election on Tuesday, November 6. In addition, each township elected officers on Tuesday, March 20, and each school district held their elections on a date of their choosing between April 1 and June 30.

Bismarck Churchills

The Bismarck team was an integrated semi-professional baseball team based in Bismarck, North Dakota in the 1930s. Led by Satchel Paige, Vernon "Moose" Johnson, and Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, the club won the 1935 National Baseball Conference semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita, Kansas.

Bismarck played independently of any league because its mixed race roster was a problem in a period of segregation, and because there were no formal leagues at the semi-professional level in North Dakota in the 1930s. The team was owned by Neil Churchill, a local car dealer who owned the city's Chrysler dealership, and regularly played against Valley City, Jamestown, and other teams across North Dakota and Manitoba.

Although the club is erroneously recalled as the "Churchills" today, the team was not formally named in the 1930s, as North Dakota newspapers such as the Bismarck Tribune simply referred to the club as the "Bismarcks" in 1935. The team was also referred to as the "Giants" (written on old team photo)

Bismarck Larks

The Bismarck Larks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League (a collegiate summer baseball league). Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, the Larks play their home games at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.

Bismarck Tribune Building

The Bismarck Tribune Building on N. 4th St. in Bismarck, North Dakota was designed by architect George H. Shanley and was built in 1920. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982.According to its NRHP nomination it is a "rare application" of Prairie School architecture in North Dakota.

Duane Sand

Duane Sand (born May 8, 1965) is a Navy Captain, businessman and a North Dakota politician. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and was a U.S. Navy officer during the Iraq War. Sand ran for the United States Senate in North Dakota on the Republican ticket in 2000 against incumbent Kent Conrad of the Democratic-Nonpartisan League, and was called for duty after the election in 2001. Upon returning, he ran for North Dakota's lone House seat in 2004 and 2008, but failed both times to defeat incumbent Earl Pomeroy. In August 2011, Sand announced his bid to become the 2012 Republican nominee for the same Senate seat he ran for 11 years prior. He lost the Republican nomination to Representative Rick Berg. Sand previously served as the North and South Dakota Director for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group.

Gold Coast Derby Grrls

The Gold Coast Derby Grrls (GCDG) is a roller derby league based in Broward County, Florida. Founded in 2007, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded as the Broward County Derby Grrls in August 2007, and played thirteen bouts in their first year. By 2008, they had organized their first tournament, and were described by The Bismarck Tribune as Florida's top team. By 2010, the league had more than 60 skaters and was divided into A and B teams.The Derby Grrls became a full member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in March 2011, and were rapidly ranked at number 13 in the South Central Region. By the end of the summer, they had risen to number nine, and were therefore eligible to play at the WFTDA South Central Playoffs, in which they took eighth place.

James Robinson (North Dakota)

James Robinson (May 11, 1843 – March 22, 1933) was a Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1917 to 1922.

Born in Michigan, Robinson began his education in Canada, where he taught school for a short time. He enlisted in the Union Army and served during the Civil War. He graduated from the Michigan State University School of Law on March 5, 1868 and thereafter engaged in the private practice of law in Wisconsin until 1883, including a term as District Attorney of Trempealeau County. He then moved to Fargo, in the Dakota Territory, where he resumed his private practice until 1916, when, at the age of 73, he was elected to a six-year term on the North Dakota Supreme Court. While serving as a Justice, he wrote a weekly "Saturday Evening Letter" column about the work of the court for the Bismarck Tribune. He became Chief Justice of North Dakota in 1921, but was defeated in a reelection attempt in 1922. He then returned to the practice of law until poor health forced his retirement, in 1931.

John R. Irby

John Irby is retired. He used to be editor of the Bismarck Tribune.

He returned to newspapers in June 2007 after spending eight years as a clinical associate professor at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University. While there he was named national journalism teacher of the year by the newspaper division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He received a journalism degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.

He joined WSU in the fall of 1999 and his teaching emphasis was mainly in the journalism field. He also served as the advisor of WSU Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

Before he taught at WSU, he worked in newspapers for more than 25 years. He began his career in community journalism as a reporter and photographer at a 4,000-circulation weekly and later worked as an editor at a 450,000-circulation daily. He also held the publisher's job at small and medium-sized daily newspapers and was editor of two newspaper groups with more than 100,000 circulation. He was a past president of the California Society of Newspaper Editors and has been a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Associated Press Managing Editors.

He is also the author of Kill the Editor and the lead author of Reporting That Matters, Public Affairs Coverage.

In retirement he has been a consultant for the North Dakota University system, a local FEMA hire, consultant for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Private Investigator. He currently does what he wants when he wants -- and is a domestic engineer living in Greater Memphis.

He is also a member by blood of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Kristin Hedger

Kristin Hedger is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party and presently is the vice president of her family's business in Killdeer, North Dakota Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing.

Hedger was the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party's candidate for North Dakota Secretary of State in the 2006 general election. Hedger lost to the then 14-year Republican incumbent Al Jaeger by a 56-44% margin of the vote. It was Hedger's first political campaign as a statewide candidate. At age 26, she was the youngest to be a statewide candidate for public office anywhere in the United States during the 2006 election cycle.

Minot Daily News

The Minot Daily News is a newspaper printed in Downtown Minot, North Dakota. It originated as Burlington Reporter, and was published out of Burlington, then the county seat, until the early 20th century.

It is the primary daily paper for north central and northwest North Dakota. Its average daily circulation is 12,600 on Sundays and 11,500 on weekdays. The paper's editorial viewpoint is conservative to libertarian. In the past its coverage of the North Dakota legislature was extensive, but in recent years the Bismarck Tribune has taken over the bulk of primary reporting of the session.

Mitch Schock

Mitch Schock is an American professional poker player. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2011 World Series of Poker where he made three final tables and has had at least five in the money finishes in each of the last three World Series of Poker (WSOP). Upon winning his first bracelet after several years of trying, he was quoted in The Bismarck Tribune as comparing poker with farming saying "some years are better than others."

Oley Larsen

Leverrett Oley Larsen (born October 18, 1964) is a Republican member of the North Dakota Senate for the 3rd district.

Ryan Rauschenberger

Ryan Rauschenberger is the current Tax Commissioner of North Dakota, the 24th person to serve in that role. Governor Jack Dalrymple appointed Rauschenberger, the son of Dalrymple's Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger, to the role in 2013 after the resignation of Cory Fong.

Soo Hotel

The Soo Hotel, later known as the Princess Hotel, The Patterson Hotel Annex, and The Hotel Dakotan is a historic building located on Fifth Street North in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It was built by prominent businessman and political powerhouse Edward Patterson in 1906 as a second-class hotel to his other property, the high-class Northwestern Hotel. The four-floor, 76-room hotel was named after the Soo Line Railroad which had arrived in town in 1902 and whose depot was located several blocks away. It was briefly the tallest building in Bismarck.

V.F.W. Sports Center

The V.F.W. Sports Center is a multi purpose ice arena and recreational facility located in Bismarck, North Dakota owned and operated by the City of Bismarck Parks & Recreation Department. The ice arena serves as the home to the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League The facility is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, local figure skating and curling clubs, youth, and adult recreational ice hockey leagues, as well as public skating.

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