Amanda Prentice, Jill Crawford, and the Sparrow Ministry put together backpacks for children transitioning to a foster home to make the move easier. They also organize laundry baskets full of important goodies for 18-year olds that have aged out of the foster system. The MOMS Club of Williston is now helping them out, and it…
We all know that Josh Duhamel is one of Minot’s favorite sons, but did you also know that rapper Wiz Khalifa is a part of the Magic City, too?
While you listen to his latest album, also check out today’s nice news: about the weather, saving for college, and generous North Dakotans. Read on.
Did you know that you can EAT North Dakota’s state flower, the wild prairie rose? And that it’s high in C, E and K and B complex?
AND did you know that today’s nice news is about new donors, new North Dakotans, and a new farmer? Read on.
Swirl over this fact: Dakota Drug in Stanley is home to one of the last operational Whirla-Whips in the country.
And get this – today’s nice news is about quilters, dentists, and a fantastic 7th-grader. Read on.
Guess what – Grand Forks is ranked the fifth-best city in the nation for military veterans.
And speaking of best cities, check out today’s nice news for great people in Lidgerwood, Rugby, and Dickinson. Read on.
Last summer, 87% of the out-of-state tourism visitors came to North Dakota for a fossil dig.
Learn more about that dig, a group of amazing fourth-graders (and a duck!), and a husband and wife looking to make it easier to farm in cold weather in today’s nice news. Read on.
Mark your map: the oldest standing structure in North Dakota is the Gingras Trading Post in Pembina County.
And after you’re done reading about the Post, check out today’s nice news: helpful elementary students, remarkable artists, and a 40-year angel. Read on.
Thank you, Jared and Matt for being the first of what I hope will be a regular feature called North Dakota Grows.
Did you know that North Dakota has an official Christmas Capital? For the past 25 years, the town of Garrison hosts a Dickensian Christmas Village: https://www.myndnow.com/news/minot-news/25-years-of-the-dickens-village-festival/1618244468
And here something else – today’s nice news features a beautiful Hettinger, two old friends reunited, and a “territorial” author. Read on.
Not exactly nice, but interesting enough – North and South Dakota were originally expected to form one state – Dakota, with its capital in Yankton – after the Dakota Territory was officially incorporated in the mid 1800’s. However, the two halves of the Territory didn’t particularly like one another, and so the Territory was split upon statehood.
And while you’re mulling that over, read today’s nice news – about the 4-H, candy, and breakfast.
Did you know that the ND Heritage Center is home to the world’s largest giant squid fossil, which was discovered in North Dakota?
And speaking of learning, read on for today’s nice news – featuring great kids (and a teacher) in Valley City, Elgin, and Edgeley.
A good reason to get that annual physical – North Dakota ranks third in the nation in healthcare affordability.
And while you’re in the waiting room, read today’s nice news – about full bowls, a pack of Lions, and the color of love.
There are at least 76 produced songs about North Dakota, including Highway Headin’ South (Dolly Parton) and I Got a Girl in North and South Dakota (Frank Sinatra) – how many can you name?
And while you’re making a playlist, check out today’s nice news: gold hearts, helping hands, and feet with wings.
Not just North Dakota Nice: there is a website that predicts aurora sitings: http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/
Just for North Dakota: a Minot truck driver, a weekly feature on awesome high schoolers, and a food shelter looking for donations. Read on.
Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful that I live in state filled with such wonderful people.
And speaking of wonderful people, today’s nice news has gone country – to a mobile food bank, a Brown farm, and 15 rural school districts. Read on, and thank you for being a part of North Dakota Nice.
Wow your Thanksgiving guests with this fact: Stanley, ND is home to the oldest mosque in the U.S.
Also, tell them about today’s nice news: a new family, homemade dog toys, and cleaner seeds. Read on.
If you’re traveling through North Dakota for Thanksgiving, be sure to stop at the world’s largest buffalo in Jamestown.
And after you’re done taking pictures, read about the Cavalier Thrift Store, the Missouri Slope Emergency Shelter, and Duluth Model in today’s nice news.
Did you know that over 28,000 North Dakotans fought in World War I?
Speaking of veterans, today’s nice news has a few of the best stories from Veterans Day. Read on.
Happy National Adoption Month! And speaking of which, today’s nice news is about the North Dakota Heart Gallery – and also the Badlands Crime Stoppers and the State Library. Read on, and have a great weekend!
Guess what – over the last five years, nearly 100 nations around the world have imported hard red spring and durum wheats from North Dakota.
And speaking of international, today’s nice news is about Germans, Rotarians, and one local girl who is changing the world. Read on.