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The Bismarck Tribune
The Bismarck Tribune front page.jpg
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; 149 years ago (1873-07-11)
Headquarters707 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota
CountryUnited States
ISSN2330-5967 (print)
2330-5975 (web)
OCLC number11987205

The Bismarck Tribune is a daily newspaper with a weekly audience of 82,000 unique readers, printed daily 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
Bismarck Weekly Tribune nameplate, 1895

Founded in 1873 by Clement A. Lounsberry, the Bismarck Tribune published its first issue on July 11, 1873.[1] It has been known as the Bismarck Daily Tribune (1881–1916) and Bismarck Tri-Weekly Tribune (1875–1881).[2][3]

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.[4] Reporter Mark H. Kellogg accompanied Custer and his men and died during the battle.


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. ^ "The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, D.T. [N.D.]) 1873-1875". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "11 Jul 1873, Page 1 - The Bismarck Tribune at". Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  3. ^ "About The Bismarck tribune. [online resource] (Bismarck, North Dakota) 1916-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  4. ^ "Bismarck Tribune". Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Retrieved May 30, 2022.