BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was recently recognized as a part of the “Women of the Century” feature in USA Today, as printed in the Devils Lake Journal. The project celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and hopes to inspire women, girls, and their supporters to work toward a better America for the next century.
Ten women who have made their mark on North Dakota’s history were profiled. Heitkamp was honored along with Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Anne Carlsen, Maj. Gen. Giselle “Gigi” Wilz, Era Bell Thompson, Minnie Craig, Marie Tyler, Pearl Young, Fannie Quain, and Josephine Gates Kelly.