Nice news of the day – September 27, 2018

It’s “Pure Scandimonium” this weekend as Norsk Hostfest 2018 polkas its way onto the North Dakota State Fairgrounds from September 26-29. Now in its 41st year, thousands of people (including Michael Bolton!) will descend upon Minot to celebrate North America’s largest Scandinavian festival.

Nice news of the day – September 27, 2018

North Dakota is the safest state for women (Security Baron) Security Baron, a news and reviews website focused on security, has ranked North Dakota last in their 2018 list of Most Dangerous States for Women’s Sexual Safety. The list was compiled from FBI- and CDC-reported violence. Volunteers teach English to Fargo’s New Americans (KVRR) The…

Nice news of the day – September 26, 2018

Bruce Anderson publishes third book on Minot’s history

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony opens with a duo of celebrity soloists

After 40 years, Dr. James Brosseau to spend last day of work seeing patients before retiring

North Dakota Nice: Steve Lies and Brad Bekkedahl honored for their civic service

When you are in a position of leadership in a city government, you typically don’t get to leave your job behind at the end of the day – because your home is your work and your work is your home. While we should all make the effort to thank the thousands of civil servants who keep our sidewalks and roads clean and safe, our water running, and communities growing and thriving, the North Dakota League of Cities selects two individuals each year who deserve extra appreciation and gratitude.

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Nice news of the day – September 25, 2018

Hankinson’s 17th annual Oktoberfest an extravaganza of lederhosen and laugenbrezel

After nearly 30 years in service, North Dakota’s postmaster to retire

Cavalier comes together to build a new rail bridge

North Dakota Nice: The Chair Affair provides “A Seat to Eat”

There are 16,130 children in North Dakota who lack enough food for healthy growth every day, which is why the Grand Forks Public School District provides a free soy butter lunch to any student whose lunch balance falls too far into the red. However, educators were noticing that the stigma of the free meal was keeping high school students from accepting it – and so, a group of amazing Grand Forks women organized The Chair Affair to make sure every child has a hot lunch.

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Nice news of the day – September 21, 2018

Over a dozen dead tree stumps becomes works of art in Williston’s Harmon Park

Mouse River Loop Envirothon gives students exposure to environmental, conservation, and farming practices

Hal and Kathy Gershman renovate historic UND classroom building

Nice news of the day – September 20, 2018

Anna and Adam Marohl host fun run to raise thousands for the Sanford Family Bereavement Fund

Keith Benning travels to North Carolina to help hurricane animals

North Dakota Chaplains Association celebrates Rev. Adrian Olson as Chaplain of the Year

Nice news of the day – September 19, 2018

North Dakota medical response teams head to North Carolina

Jamestown holds Walk to Silence the Stigma in support of suicide prevention

Minot and Harvey named ND Cities of the Year

Nice news of the day – September 18, 2018

Andrew Towne a Grand Forks Central Distinguished Alumni

One hundred riders lasso in funds for Bismarck therapy horses

Eric Genuis plays in front of 300 James River inmates

Nice news of the day – September 17, 2018

Monte Yellow Bird and Butch Thunder Hawk exhibit Indian Ledger art in Bismarck

Kat Socks releases children’s book about a “flood dog”

Linda Renaud discovers love of watercolor wax batik after cancer diagnosis

Nice news of the day – September 16, 2018

Rubber duckies raise money for area non-profits

NDSU’s Amy Olson places at the LPGA’s Evian Championship

Mandan’s Rural Fire Department get funds for non-toxic, biodegradable foam

Nice news of the day – September 15, 2018

Jerry Gourneau becomes the first North Dakotan and the first member of the First Nation people to be named Assiniboia Downs’ Trainer of the Year

Fargo VFW donates medical-grade recliner chairs to VA

Lois Johnson’s third-grade class paints bowls for event to end holiday hunger

North Dakota Nice: Burleigh County 4-H laces up for those less fortunate

As the largest and only research-based youth development organization in North Dakota, the 4-H program – managed by NDSU Extension – provides learn-by-doing experiences to help children ages 8-18 develop skills and values that will carry them for the rest of their lives – including an international shoe drive to help those who normally wouldn’t be able to afford shoes on their own.

Nice news of the day – September 13, 2018

Madie’s Munchies the stuff of a young entrepreneur’s dreams

North Dakota native Ed O’Keefe wins a Primetime Emmy

Anonymous hero saves 15-year old from vehicle fire

Nice news of the day – September 12, 2018

Bismarck State receives $100,000 grant to help train rural nursing students

River Keepers “Reforesting the Red”

An update: Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, donates $10,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank