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North Dakota Universities

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American Fact Finder

Census Bureau

Census Data Center

Historical Statisics of the United States

* Provides a wide range of data related to population, migration, labor, wages, prices, agriculture, and various other key topics about the United States from colonial times through 1970.

North Dakota Compass



Excel Easy- Free lessons on Excel.

Frontier Internet- Free online training courses for basic computer skills. 

How Secure Is My Password- Test to see if you are using strong passwords.

Mouse Tutorial- A resource for beginners on using the mouse.

Tech Boomers - Free online training courses for any website you can think of, including Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, Youtube, and many, many others as well as lessons on protecting your privacy online and additional safe internet practices. Free typing lessons for beginners.

Date, Time, Calendars








Fold 3 - Military Records

National Archives and Records Administration

North Dakota Death Index

Social Security Death Index Online

Research Tools

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Billion Graves

Cyndi's List North Dakota

Ellis Island

Family Tree Connection

Family Tree Maker


FamilySearch Research Wiki

Find A Grave

Fort Wayne - Allen County Public Library Genealogy Dept

Genealogical Publishing Company Resources

Immigration History Research Center

Library of Congress - publications, resources, & research tools

Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society - Minot, ND

My Heritage (14 day free trial) - family trees

National Genealogical Society

New England Historical Genealogical Society

Newspaper Archive

North Dakota Biography Index

One Great Family


Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

State Historical Society of North Dakota

United States GenWeb Project

Germans from Russia

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (German)

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection


Digital Archives of Norway

Norwegian-American Genealogy - Vesterheim Genealogical Center

Norwegian Historical Data Center - University of Tromso, Norway

Norwegian Genealogy-National Archives and Census

Norwegian Rootsweb

Oluf Rygh - Norwegian Farm Names


Augustana College Swenson Swedish Immigration Center

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

Sweden Genealogy

Swedish Census 1890 and Archives

Swedish Genealogy Links

Swedish Institute

Swedish National Archives

United Kingdom

United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy



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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Federal Statistics

Federal Tax Forms

Federal Web Locator

Health Finder

Library of Congress


National Park Service

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (full text)

Sallie Mae: Student Loan Marketing Association

United States Census Bureau

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States SBA: Small Business Administration

United States Postal Service

United States Publishing Office


North Dakota State Government Links

Central North American Trade Corridor Association

International Peace Garden

North Dakota Department of Transporation

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North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner

North Dakota State Home Page

North Dakota State Library


Local Government Links

City of Minot, North Dakota

Minot Air Force Base

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce

Minot Area Development Corporation

Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau




Grantseeking Training and Resources

The Grantsmanship Center

GrantSpace - Introduction to Finding Grants

Grant Writing Training

GrantSpace - Proposal Writing Boot Camp (Does cost a fee)

GrantSpace - Proposal Writing Workship (Does cost a fee)

Assessment Definitions and Guidelines

MIT - Teaching and Learning Laboratory

Other Grant Resources





National Endowment for the Arts Grants

North Dakota Council on the Arts Grants


Home Building



Federal Register- Information on current and past laws passed by the United States Congress.

Find a Law Firm- A search engine for law firms.

Forms for Small Claims Court

Justia - free law and legal information.

Lambda Legal-Legal advocacy group for LGBTQ+ and those effected with AIDS.

Legal Dictionary- Provided by

Legal Self-Help Collection - from the UND School of Law Thormodsgard Law Library

Legal Services of North Dakota- a non-profit organization, providing legal assistance in a variety of matters to low income and elderly North Dakotans.

Minot City Ordainances-Minot's city ordinances provided by

ND Rules - outlines timelines, paperwork, etc.

North Dakota Attorney General- Information about state legal news and procudes, as well as applications for state licenses

North Dakota Legal Research- Get information on court cases in North Dakota.

North Dakota Legislative Branch- View the North Dakota State Constitution and Century Code.

North Dakota Self-Help Legal Center View and download templates for legal forms in North Dakota.

State Bar Association - may be able to offer information on pro-bono work or reduced fee services.

Ward County Forms and Application Portal- Several county related legal forms.





CIA World Factbook

Google Maps

Mapquest Map Search

National Geographic Map Search

USA - Excellent tool for looking at coverage areas of school districts and area codes in each state in addition to statistical information




People Finder

Political News





Stocks & Finance

Please visit our main Digital Resources section that includes access to the Value Line database, one of the most trusted sources for stock and investing information.

Brokerage Sites

Many of these trading sites have apps that allow you to trade on a variety of mobile devices.  Search the names below in your device's app store to find out if the broker you're looking at has one.  The cost of trading varies from site to site.  Invest at your own risk.

Charles Schwab



Interactive Brokers


TD Ameritrade


Important Investing and Finance Info

Commodities Information ( commodities market is one of the foundations of the global trade system. For the serious trader, a knowledge in how to trade commodities is vital: great profits can be made if a trader has an in depth expertise in the issues driving commodity prices, and understands the mechanics of how to trade on it.

Credit ratings (S&P Capital IQ) - Credit ratings show the financial stability and risk in a particular investment.  The better the rating (AAA is the best, D is the worst), the better the quality of the investment is.  To view credit ratings on S&P Capital IQ, sign up on their site for free.

Dividend history (NASDAQ Dividend History) - See how long and how frequent your investment has paid out dividends.

Dividend information ( - Stock dividend yields, payouts, and years in a row of growth.

Dividend lists (Wall Street News Network) - Category lists for dividends such was what stocks paid out in a certain month of the year.

Investing basics (Money Chimp) - Basics of investing and economics.  Includes a glossary of useful terms.

Investing definitions (Investopedia) - Provides definitions on any investing term you can think of.

Investing defintions (Finance Reference)- Provides definitions on over 2300 investing terms, orgainized in a way that increases accesbility for the visual impared. 

Personal Finance (The Simple Dollar) - In addition to information on the basics of investing, this site includes sections on the basics of credit cards, banking, insurance, and a variety of useful articles.

Major News Sites


CBS Money Watch


CNN Money

FOX Business

Google - By typing in a stock's symbol and the word "stock" into the search bar, you'll get basic charts and info.  If using the Google Chrome web browser, typing the stock symbol and "stock" into the address bar (sometimes pressing the space bar and then backspace after "stock" will need to be done too) will bring up the current price quote.


Reuters Finance

Yahoo Finance

Simulated Trading

These types of sites and mobile apps will help you learn how to trade without having to risk actual money.  Great for first-time investors or those wanting to test a new trading strategy.

FinViz - Allows users to create dummy portfolios in addition to offering a wide variety of filters to narrow their investing search and the ability to create wishlists.


Market Watch

Stock Wars - Apple App Store

Trade Hero - Apple App Store, Google Play Store

Wall Street Survivor


Seeking Alpha - View user-generated investing and finance articles, get involved in conversations about specific articles and stocks, and create wishlists.


Stock Screeners and Charts

FinViz - Allows users to view stock charts, use a wide variety of filters to narrow their investing search, create wishlists, and create dummy portfolios to test investing strategies.

Stock Charts - Create charts based on a variety of data. 

Stock-Specific Sites

24/7 Wall Street

Investor Place


The Motley Fool

The Street





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Business Resources

Business Resources

Magic City Business Resource Guide

Local & FREE Entrepreneurial Resources

  1. Your North Dakota Regional Council – if you don’t know about yours, ask us! (Souris Basin)
  2. Your local Job Development Authority or Economic Development Corporation – if you don’t know about yours, ask us!
  3. ND Small Business Development Centers – FREE resources for business planning, assessments, budgeting and expansions
  4. US Small Business Administration