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Bismarck Tribune

By | Last Modified: November 17, 2017
1st edition of The Bismarck Tribune, July 11, 1873
1st edition of The Bismarck Tribune, July 11, 1873

The Bismarck Tribune is a Pulitzer prize-winning daily newspaper serving a large portion of central and western North Dakota, with a circulation second in the state only to the Fargo Forum.

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First published on July 11, 1873, The Bismarck Tribune is North Dakota’s oldest newspaper, the last survivor of several newspapers that have once published from Bismarck. One of the main headlines from its first edition proclaimed “Burleigh County Organized.”

The Bismarck Tribune received national attention in 1876 for reporting on Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn, an event that lead to the death of Bismarck Tribune reporter, Mark Kellogg, who was killed at the battle.

The Bismarck Tribune won a Pulitzer Prize in 1938 for a series of articles called “Self-Help in the Dustbowl”.

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