Nice news of the day – August 26, 2018

“People here are so nice and kind”: Inline skaters take Grand Forks (Grand Forks Herald)

The 8th annual Rollin’ on the River Inline Marathon on August 28, 2018 provided three race options – a full marathon, a half marathon, and a family fun skate – for more than 100 racers of all ages.  Kelin Dunfee of St. Paul won the professional full marathon, which is one of only a dozen across the country.  The event’s co-directors Amy and Torrie Enget were supported by 80 volunteers, who made the day a rolling success.

Williston community decorates story-themed tables to benefit library (Williston Herald)

Now in its 18th year, the Williston Community Library’s aptly-named “Table of Contents” event turns plates into pledges thanks to creative, philanthropic community members. At the event, private donors and local businesses create themed tablescapes based on a topic of their choosing.

Grand Forks School Board writes policy to allow students on Board (Grand Forks Herald)

Thanks to a recommendation by a student, the Grand Forks Public School Board and Superintendent Terry Brenner have authored a policy to allow two high school juniors or seniors to sit on the School Board to make sure the youth voice is heard.  While the students would not be voting members, their opinions would be important, according to the Grand Forks Herald to serving “as a symbolic reminder of why school leaders are there – to serve students.”

photo by A. Zuhri

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