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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Northern State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Northern State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Northern State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Northern State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Northern State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Northern State University.

Items include everything from Floyd Red Crow Westerman to Ronnie Cruz.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northern State University?” and “Which celebrities are Northern State University alumni?”

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Floyd Red Crow Westerman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Advocate Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta, was a Sioux musician, political activist, and actor. After establishing a career as a country music singer, later in his life, he ...more

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Kathleen Eagle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Kathleen Eagle is an American author of over 40 romance novels.

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David Sigdestad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
David Sigdestad Farmer David S. Sigdestad is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 1st district since 2000.

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Ronnie Cruz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
American football player Ronnie Valentin Cruz is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Northern State University. ...more

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Jim Hundstad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Farmer James E. "Jim" Hundstad is a Democratic member of the South Dakota Senate, representing the 2nd district since 2004. Previously he was a member of the South Dakota House of ...more

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Arthur Amiotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Arthur Amiotte Arthur Douglas Amiotte, is an Oglala Lakota American painter, collage artist, educator, and author.

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John Cacavas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer John Cacavas was a composer and conductor probably best known for his television scores, such as Kojak, for which he was the chief composer, and for which he composed the show's third main title ...more

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Bill Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Teacher William R. "Bill" Thompson is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 13th district since 2003.

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Burt Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Teacher Burton B. "Burt" Elliott is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district since 2001. He is currently Minority Whip.

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Dan Sutton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Dan Sutton Daniel D. "Dan" Sutton is a Democratic member of the South Dakota Senate, representing the 8th district since 2001. He is currently Minority Whip. Earlier he was a member of the South ...more

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Joe Robbie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Joe Robbie Joseph "Joe" Robbie was an American lawyer and entrepreneur of Lebanese descent. Robbie was the original owner of the Miami Dolphins, an NFL football team. Coached by Don Shula, ...more

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Kristi Noem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northern State University Alumni
Politician, Farmer Kristi Lynn Noem is the U.S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district, serving since January 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party and was elected to the ...more