​NPL Celebrates 100 Years

July 28th, 2019

Warren Larson

***Media Advisory***

​NPL Celebrates 100 Years

(BISMARCK, ND) North Dakotans will gather on a bus tour to celebrate the legacy of the Nonpartisan League (NPL). The NPL began in 1915, led by A. C. Townley, uniting those across the political spectrum on a platform that called for state control of farm-related industries and services, with a hope to eradicate out-of-state and corporate control and exploitation of farmers and local communities.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of legislative action that created the Bank of North Dakota and what is now known as Workforce Safety and Insurance. This was followed by the 1922 opening of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator. These agencies exhibit the lasting impact of the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota.

WHO:  The Democratic-Nonpartisan League

WHAT: 100 Year Celebration

WHEN: Monday, July 29th – Tuesday, July 30th


Events Open to Press:

Monday, July 29

• 9:15 a.m. Tour at Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND
• 1:15 p.m. Tour at Workforce Safety & Insurance, 1600 E Century Ave # 1, Bismarck, NDTuesday, July 30

• 9:00 a.m. Tour at North Dakota Mill & Elevator, 1823 Mill Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58203
• 12:00 p.m. Lunch at Elroy Lindaas’ farm – speakers to include Sarah Vogel, and more – 735 153rd Ave. NE, Mayville, ND