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5 Fun Facts About April 13 In North Dakota History

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1. On April 13, 1872, the first issue of the Fargo Argus newspaper was published. The Argus was one of the first newspapers in the area, and played an important role in the development of the city of Fargo.

2. On April 13, 1952, Minot Air Force Base was officially established. The base is located near Minot, North Dakota, and serves as a key center for U.S. nuclear deterrence.

3. In 1928, the North Dakota State Capitol was completed on April 13. The building is located in Bismarck, and is notable for its Art Deco architecture and murals that depict North Dakota's history.

4. On April 13, 1969, a major spring snowstorm hit North Dakota, causing widespread power outages and blocking roads. The storm, which was dubbed the "Easter Blizzard," caused significant damage, but also brought much-needed moisture to the state.

5. On April 13, 1980, the United States Olympic hockey team was honored in a ceremony at the North Dakota State Capitol. The team had just won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, and several members of the team were from North Dakota.
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