North Dakota turns 128

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Today North Dakota celebrates it's 128 Anniversary of becoming a state.

North Dakota became a state when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission for North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889.

The two states were both part of the Dakota Territory created in 1861, which included much of the present-day states of Montana and Wyoming.

"They took the papers, they shuffled them so nobody could see whether it's North Dakota or South Dakota. So we don't know which state, which document was signed first, but you know alphabetically North Dakota is considered the thirty-ninth state," said Al Jaeger, (R) ND Secretary of State.

At statehood, North Dakota had a population of about 190,000.