Dakota Datebook

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David Haeselin, editor, Dakota Datebook: North Dakota Stories from Prairie Public. Grand Forks, ND: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, 2019.

ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-4-8 (ebook)
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-5-5 (Paperback)

Prairie Public’s beloved Dakota Datebook radio series is now in book form! The students of the University of North Dakota’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing program combed the archives and selected 365 of their favorites for this endearing, compelling, and humorous collection. North Dakota’s history includes many strange stories of eccentric towns, unforgettable animals, war heroes, crafty criminals, and various colorful characters. Read all about them with this Dakota Datebook.

Published in collaboration with Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc.


“When you listen to Dakota Datebook on Prairie Public, you are sometimes so taken with the audio performance that you forget how well these short explorations of North Dakota life are written.”

Clay S. Jenkinson
Creator and Host of The Thomas Jefferson Hour

“Elaborating upon events and developments from prehistoric times through the twentieth century, these stories introduce us to charac- ters—unknown, famous, and infamous—who are too prone to disap- pear within the broad strokes of the state’s history. To paraphrase an old advertising slogan, ‘Betcha can’t read just one!’”

Professor Bethany Andreasen
Minot State University


Dr. David Haeselin is an instructor in the English Department of The University of North Dakota. He edited Haunted by Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997 (2017).