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The Bismarck Tribune
The March 1, 2012 front page of The Bismarck Tribune
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)Clement A. Lounsberry
Publisherno publisher
EditorAmy Dalrymple
FoundedJuly 11, 1873; 150 years ago (1873-07-11)
Headquarters707 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota
CountryUnited States
Circulation22,006 Daily (as of 2023)[1]
ISSN2330-5967 (print)
2330-5975 (web)
OCLC number11987205

The Bismarck Tribune is a daily newspaper in Bismarck, North Dakota. Owned by Lee Enterprises, it is the only daily newspaper for south-central and southwest North Dakota.


Bismarck Weekly Tribune nameplate, 1895

Founded in 1873 by Clement A. Lounsberry, the Bismarck Tribune published its first issue on July 11, 1873.[2] It has been known as the Bismarck Daily Tribune (1881–1916) and Bismarck Tri-Weekly Tribune (1875–1881).[3][4]

Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Tribune's first claim to fame came in 1876, when the three-year-old paper published the first reports of George Custer's last stand at the Little Bighorn.[5] Reporter Mark H. Kellogg accompanied Custer and his men and died during the battle. He is considered the first Associated Press correspondent to die in the line of duty.[6]

Pulitzer Prize

In 1938, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service after publishing a series of articles called "Self-Help in the Dust Bowl."

Notable reporters

See also


  1. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Form 10-K". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  2. ^ "The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, D.T. [N.D.]) 1873-1875". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  3. ^ "11 Jul 1873, Page 1 - The Bismarck Tribune at". Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  4. ^ "About The Bismarck tribune. [online resource] (Bismarck, North Dakota) 1916-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "Bismarck Tribune". Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  6. ^ Associated Press history archives Archived 2011-07-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed Feb. 10, 2007.