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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn From left, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and his wife, Betsy, along with Linda Daugaard with her husband, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, watch musicians perform at the celebration of 125 years of North Dakota statehood Saturday at the Capitol Mall in Bismarck.

Celebrating 125 years: Hundreds gather to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to ND

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BISMARCK — It’s technically called a quasquicentennial, but for North Dakotans it meant gathering outside — despite some rain — for music.


While the state’s actual 125th anniversary of statehood is Nov. 2, which will see a more formal celebration, North Dakota talent gathered Saturday at the Capitol Mall for speeches from leaders and some homegrown music.

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