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COLUMNIST LLOYD OMDAHL: Every North Dakota town name has a story

Published 11/08/2009, Grand Forks Herald

Most of our major cities went through this name change trauma. Douglas Wick of Bismarck spent 10 years tracking early place names and, in 1988, published North Dakota Place Names, a 238-page book packed with brief descriptions of 3,000 place names. He followed some of these name changes.

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