The 5 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In North Dakota

As much as we love it, life does not always run smoothly in our beautiful state… as in the case of the following disaster after disaster in North Dakota. There have been times when disaster in North Dakota has shaken up the entire nation. The whole state has had to come together to help rebuild and move on. From weather disasters┬áto freak accidents, horrifying things have happened in North Dakota. We’ve done it many times. Looking back, these are possibly the top five worst things to happen in North Dakota’s history:

These horrifying things to have happened in North Dakota will be forever remembered for the devastation they brought to our state. Another of the worst natural disasters in North Dakota, arguably the most terrible to ever happen here, was the 1957 Fargo Tornado. Nature can certainly show no mercy, even in the Peace Garden State.

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Worst Things To Happen In North Dakota

June 03, 2022

What are some of the worst blizzards in North Dakota history?

We’ve had plenty of terrible winter storms in North Dakota: we are pretty far north, of course. We’re famous for our blizzards here, and since much of the state is in rural, remote areas, the devastation can be pretty horrible. There just aren’t rescue teams available like there would be in larger, more metropolitan areas. But we always manage to pull through, like we did after the terrible blizzard of 1966. This was the worst blizzard in North Dakota history. It lasted three days and some drifts were more than 20 feet high!

What are some more of the worst natural disasters in North Dakota history?

Besides the mighty blizzards, we also have had several other terrible natural disasters in North Dakota. Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of tornadoes, many of which caused great destruction and loss of life. The great Fargo tornado of 1957 was one of only two F5 tornadoes to hit the state. It resulted in the deaths of 10 people.

What are some major unsolved mysteries in North Dakota?

True crime fanatics will have a field day with some of the unsolved mysteries in North Dakota. One of the weirdest is the 2002 murder of Russell Turcotte, a 19-year old who disappeared and was found 100 miles away naked and murdered via blunt force trauma to the head. The murder still remains unsolved and has very few leads that have been released.