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5 Fun Facts About April 23 In North Dakota History

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1. On April 23, 1889, the first issue of the Grand Forks Herald was published. The newspaper has been in operation ever since and is still one of the main sources of news in the area.

2. In 1892, the North Dakota Agricultural College, which is now known as North Dakota State University, was established in Fargo. The school has grown significantly over the years and is now one of the largest universities in the state.

3. On April 23, 1951, the United States Air Force opened the Minot Air Force Base. The base is located in Ward County and serves as the home of the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing.

4. In 1975, Fargo experienced a major flood that caused significant damage to the city. The floodwaters rose to a height of 35.03 feet, which was the highest level ever recorded on the Red River in the area.

5. On April 23, 2016, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team won the NCAA Division I national championship. The team defeated Quinnipiac University 5-1 in the championship game and brought home the school's eighth national title in hockey.
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