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North Dakota is nestled up against the Canadian border in the North. Like many other areas of the northwest, the Indians ruled this land for thousands of years. The French were the first Europeans to settle this area. La Verendrye, established a trade agreement with the Indians in the area in 1738.
North Dakota was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. At that time, they organized this area into the Dakota Territory, along with Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and parts of Wyoming and Montana. This lasted until 1889, at which time the territories of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington, passed an omnibus bill for statehood. Benjamin Harrison formally admitted both North and South Dakota to the union on November 2, 1889. An interesting event ensued. Which state would he admit first? Harrison told his Secretary of State to hide the papers from him that he had signed first, so they did not record the order in which they admitted the states. This was important because they had to list the states in the order they admitted them. Alphabetically, North comes before South. They list North Dakota as the 39th state.
Uprising among wheat farmers let to the formation of the Non Partisan League (NPL). This organization helped to pass anti-corporate laws prohibiting banks and corporations from owning farmland. Because of this law, still in force today, banks cannot foreclose on farmland nor hold title to such land. In addition, North Dakota has the only State owned bank in the US. In the 1950s, construction projects such as the Garrison Dam, and Minot and Grand Forks Air Force bases, along with the oil exploration led to an economic boom in the area. North Dakota has experienced a decline in population due to the lack of skilled jobs for college graduates.
Agriculture and oil became the major industries in North Dakota. About 90%of its land area is in farms. Those farms produced corn and soybean for the most part. In addition, North Dakota has the largest Lignite coal production in the U.S.
Doing business in North Dakota requires that you have a quality long distance business phone service. As, in many states, North Dakota has access to the major providers like Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. Local providers compete for you business with such features as inbound toll free calling, outbound 1 + calling, and project accounting codes for tracking purposes.
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