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From back of photograph:
"A wager at the 1977 legislative session -
Earl Strinden, Mike Jacobs, Phil Johnson, Robert Melland
Opening the envelopes containing Jacobs's and Strinden's early estimates of severance tax level"
A Republican, Earl Strinden represented Grand Forks in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1974 until his retirement in 2000. He also served for many years as President of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.
Robert Melland represented Jamestown in the North Dakota Senate from 1967 until 1982.
Mike Jacobs was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, while Phil Johnson was a reporter for KXJB News.
State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota
Mike Jacobs, Phil Johnson, Robert Melland, Earl Strinden
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
Severance Tax, North Dakota House, North Dakota Senate