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North Dakota, nicknamed "The Peace Garden State," borders Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It was the 39th state admitted into the Union. Although North Dakota’s capital is Bismarck, the largest city in North Dakota is Fargo.

North Dakota has two members of the U.S. Senate, one member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 47 members of the State Senate and 94 members of the House of Representatives.

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National politics in North Dakota

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Heidi Heitkamp
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, North Dakota 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link
John Hoeven
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, North Dakota 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Kevin Cramer
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Republican PartyU.S. House, North Dakota, At-Large District 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the North Dakota judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the North Dakota Supreme Court, the North Dakota Court of Appeals, the North Dakota District Courts and the North Dakota Municipal Courts.

There are two federal courts in North Dakota: the District of North Dakota and the District of North Dakota Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


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North Dakota
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The Peace Garden State
Capital:   Bismarck
Motto:   Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable, Now and Forever
Population:   675,905
Area of state:   70,700 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1889
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