7 Times North Dakota Made National News
For the most part, North Dakota doesn't get a lot of national attention, but that doesn't mean we don't end up on a major news station from time to time.
North Dakota is considered one of the last states people want to visit, which also means we don't get a whole lot of national attention. Sometimes our amazing state makes its way into national news. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad.
Here are 7 times North Dakota was in the national news.
In December of 2013, Will Ferrell was promoting his new movie, Anchorman 2. To everyone's surprise, Ron Burgundy joined KXMB's Saturday night news!
Floods across the state, including Bismarck and Fargo, made national news. However, the flood in Minot received the most attention. Thousands of homes flooded in 2011 leaving many North Dakotans without a place to go. The city of Minot is still rebuilding after the devastating event.
The buzz about surrounding NDSU Quarterback and Bismarck native Carson Wentz has brought a large amount of national attention to our state. Which sports network hasn't he been on? We can't wait to see what happens in the NFL Draft coming up April 28th - 30th!
Who could forget Craig Cobb and his attempted takeover of Leith, ND? The white supremacist put Leith on the map for all the wrong reasons in the fall of 2012. Two filmmakers even documented the story in 'Welcome to Leith.'
Major news stations have been following the oil boom in North Dakota since it's peak roughly eight years ago. They are now reporting on how it's changed and that western North Dakota 'overbuilt.'
When Devils Lake High School banned female students from wearing leggings, it didn't take long for news to travel. Once media found out the school showed students clips from 'Pretty Woman' to support their new rule, it went to a whole new level.
It may not have been our proudest TV moment, but it was definitely the funniest. During his April 2013 debut on KFYR-TV, A.J. Clemente let out a few words that were not exactly 'TV friendly.' Unfortunately, Clemente was let go but he has found a new career in teaching.