Nice news of the day – September 4, 2018

Minot cyclist Dave Orem prepares for the National Senior Games (Minot Daily News)

With 20 sports, the biennial National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women 50 and over.  Cyclist Dave Orem, who works at Val’s Cyclery in Minot, qualified twice – at both the North Dakota and Minnesota Senior Games.

John Wright is the first recipient of the Medora Wish Endowment (MyNDNow)

The purpose of the Medora Wish Endowment is to keep Medora financially-viable and accessible to all people. In addition to a “Kids Free” day at Medora attractions, the Endowment helps cover the costs of travel, lodging, and entertainment who would not otherwise be able to experience it due to physical or mental limitations. Spearfish’s John Wright has been named the first-ever recipient of the Endowment.  Wright, who suffers from seizures and can only communicate through gestures, was nominated for the Endowment by his caretaker Louise Bauernfeind.

“Everyone was just so nice:” UND Law School takes in Arizona Summit students (Grand Forks Herald)

After Arizona Summit lost its accreditation, the UND School of Law stepped in and accepted roughly 25 transfer students a month before school started.  Said Morgan Cosgrove, one of the students, to the Grand Forks Herald:

“The professors have been so wonderful,” Cosgrove said. “I don’t really feel like we’re outsiders; everyone has really taken us in.”

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