If you've been reading the blog from the beginning, you know by now that I get excited when I find digital archives of old newspapers. I recently discovered issues of Frontier Scout,the first newspaper known to have been published in northern Dakota Territory. The newspaper put out its first issue in Fort Union on July 7, 1864. Robert Winegar & Ira F.Goodwin of Company I, 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry were the proprietors. Four issues were published at Fort Union, the last on August 17, 1864. The newspaper resumed publication at Fort Rice June 15, 1865 operated by Lt. C. H. Champney, publisher, and Captain E. H. Adams, editor both of the 1st U.S.V. Infantry.
It doesn't appear that any of the first issue survived. The copies available at this site start on July 14, 1864. The site is maintained by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Here's the link: