ND State Mill & Elevator


The North Dakota State Mill and Elevator was a socialist experiment authorized by the 1919 state legislature as a response to the Populists’ belief that North Dakota farmers were being manipulated by out-of-state power brokers. The ND State Mill, at 1823 Mill Road, is the only state-owned milling facility in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Read the National Register nomination here.

Historic photo (ca. 1939) courtesy State Historical Society of North Dakota