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Rise in number of women from North Dakota hitting the campaign trail


In its 123 year history, North Dakota has sent one woman to U.S. Congress, Jocelyn Burdick in 1992, to serve out the remainder of her husband's term after he passed away. Her Senate tenure lasted three months.

This year, it could send two women to Congress as former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp runs for the seat vacated by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., against Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., who left his seat in the House to run for Senate.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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