Nice news of the day – August 29, 2018

Julia and Matt Jacques kick off first annual PDHD 5k (Fargo Forum)

A Fargo family is looking for a cure for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency, or PDHD, by supporting the only organization dedicated to finding a solution.  Julia and Matt Jacques are hosting what they hope to be an annual 5k to raise money and awareness for The Elizabeth Watt Fund in Denver, Colorado, which is tackling PDHD.  The organization and deficiency are both close to Julia and Matt’s hearts, as their daughter, Edith, was born with PDHD.

“North Dakota work ethic” awarded in national ranking (MyNDNow)

WalletHub, a personal finance company, has ranked North Dakota as the second hardest-working state in the country.  The states were compared across two dimensions: Direct Work Factors such as the share of households where no adults work and the share of engaged workers, and Indirect Work Factors, such as average commute time and share of workers with multiple jobs. North Dakota received high points for the highest employment rank, the highest average workweek hours, and the lowest idle youth rate.

Jamestown welcomes new students at 11th annual Community Block Party (Jamestown Sun)

Jamestown is rolling out the welcome mat this Thursday for more than 340 new University of Jamestown students at a free Block Party.  The event, which is open to the entire community, will feature over 100 booths, a performance by the UJ Big Orange Pep Band, and a host of giveaways, specials, and camaraderie.

photo by Steve Silverman

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