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Stories from Every Town in North Dakota

Even the most inspiring experiences and unique life lessons go unknown if they are not shared. Jim Puppe traveled his home state to ensure the stories of fellow North Dakotans were heard and not forgotten.

He visited every North Dakota town on his map, interviewed more than a 1,000 people, and documented their words in 617 stories. Dakota Attitude is your chance to learn about the lives of these folks in their own words.

The stories told in Dakota Attitude will inspire enjoyment, wonder, admiration, and a few tears.

In the News

Winston-Salem Journal  January 10, 2021
Daily Republic, Solano County, California  January 8, 2021
GazetteXtra Southern Wisconsin  January 6, 2021
Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show January 6, 2021
Star Tribune  12/29/2020
Grand Forks Herald 12/5/2020
North Dakota Living 12/2020


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Jim Puppe

114 22nd Ave North
Fargo, ND 58102

Phone Number: (701) 388-2106



Jim grew up on his family’s farm near Hensel, located in northeastern North Dakota in Pembina County. Like many North Dakotans of Jim’s era, his schooling started in a country school, Hartje #53. He had one first-grade classmate.  He is proud of his rural upbringing, North Dakota heritage, and service in the U.S. Armed Forces (1967-1969) and to fellow veterans during his 34-year career at the Veterans Administration. In the VA’s Adjudication Division, Jim found a passion for working with former American prisoners of war and their families.

In 1972, Jim married Sharon Pollock, who grew up on a farm in Emmons County. The couple has three children and four grandchildren, and lives in Fargo. With love and support from Sharon and his family, it has taken Jim more than 15 years to bring Dakota Attitude to print.

Member Since: 10/02/2020

Dakota Attitude
When you talk to more than a thousand people in the course of 617 interviews, you hear a lot of good stories. Like how one man discovered his future wife after she pulled a rabbit out of a hat at a magician show.

We offer just a few of the stories here as a window into the rich storytelling found in Dakota Attitude.