July 2, 2022
Fargo, US 56 F

Governors make a friendly wager on Dakota Marker game

Governor Jack Dalrymple has made a friendly wager with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard on the outcome of this weekend’s North Dakota State University football game with South Dakota State University.

 

The two teams meet at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings for the annual Dakota Marker game at 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday. The Dakota Marker is a replica of quartzite monuments that were used to delineate the border between North and South Dakota when Dakota Territory was split into two states in 1889.

Dalrymple has agreed to send a case of North Dakota-made Dreamfields low carb pasta to Daugaard if South Dakota State wins the cross-border rivalry. Daugaard has offered Gov. Dalrymple a smoked-pheasant dinner following a Bison win.

Dalrymple is quite confident in the NDSU Bison.

“North Dakota State is playing great football and I’m confident the Bison will keep the Dakota Marker in Fargo for another year,” Dalrymple said. “I am looking forward to the game and a serving of Gov. Daugaard’s smoked pheasant.”

Daugaard is confident in the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

“I’m feeling pretty good about the outcome of the game.  I’ve got a lot of faith in the SDSU team,” Daugaard said.  “In addition to the North Dakota prize, I think Jack should throw in an oil well or two, or at least an oil change.”

The two teams meet at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings for the annual Dakota Marker game at 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday.  The Dakota Marker is a replica of quartzite monuments that were used to delineate the border between North and South Dakota when Dakota Territory was split into two states in 1889.

Source: Offices of Governor Dalrymple and Governor Daugaard

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