from: Terry Nowak
1. At 3.2%, North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the United
2. In 2012, North Dakota was the fastest-growing state in the United States.
The growth was largely due to an oil boom in the Bakken fields in the western
part of the state. The state became the 2nd-highest oil-producing state behind
Texas. Despite its oil boom, agriculture or farming is still North Dakota's top
Due to its oil boom, North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.
3. The world's largest hamburger was eaten in Rutland, North Dakota. It weighed
3,591 pounds and more than 8,000 people were invited to the meal.
4. Most of the pasta in America is made from North Dakota durum wheat. Grand
Forks holds a huge pasta party each year in honor of the crop.
6. It's illegal to go
dancing in Fargo with a hat on. It is even illegal to wear a hat at a party
where other people are dancing. It is also illegal in North Dakota to take a
nap with your shoes on. After 11 pm, it is illegal to set off fireworks at
Devil's Lake in North Dakota.
7. The smallest city in North Dakota is Maza, with a population of 5 people.
North Dakota does not have towns or villages. Each place is officially a city,
no matter how small it is.
8. North Dakota is the least-visited state in America.
9. Lying just under the surface of western North Dakota is about 25 billion
tons of lignite, enough to supply the region's coal needs for over 800 years.
10. Dakota is the Sioux word for "friend" or "ally."