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5 Fun Facts About March 28 In North Dakota History

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1. On March 28, 1872, the first issue of the Dakota Tribune was published in Bismarck, North Dakota. It was the first newspaper in the city and one of the oldest in the state.

2. In 1913, the first barbed wire fence was erected in North Dakota on March 28. It revolutionized ranching and farming in the state, making it easier to control livestock and mark property boundaries.

3. March 28, 1964, marked the dedication of the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota. The dam created Lake Sakakawea, the third-largest reservoir in the United States, and provided hydroelectric power and flood control to the region.

4. In 1986, on March 28, North Dakota Governor George Sinner signed a bill legalizing the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Prior to this, North Dakota was one of only four states with a complete ban on Sunday alcohol sales.

5. On March 28, 2009, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team won the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship, known as the Frozen Four, for the seventh time in school history. It remains one of the most successful hockey programs in collegiate history.
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