Nice news of the day – September 5, 2018

NDSU researchers awarded a $2.9M grant to study bees in winter (Bismarck Tribune)

North Dakota State University is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, and New Mexico State University in order to research how bees reproduce after a hard winter so as to improve their pollination efforts in the spring.

Grand Forks’ Longest Table serves up community conversation (Grand Forks Herald)

North Third Street in Downtown Grand Forks became North Dakota’s longest dining room on Wednesday, September 5 as roughly 750 sat together for a free dinner created to spark conversation.  Said Organizer Becca Cruger to the Grand Forks Herald:

“We’re bringing people from all faith backgrounds, all ethnic backgrounds, different cultures together to really talk about the fact that this is our city and we get to build it how we want,” said Organizer Becca Cruger.

Window’s Retreat in Valley City created to support the grief journey (Jamestown Sun)

The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team wants to help grieving widows cope, remember, self-nurture, and connect at the second Widow’s Retreat on October 19 through 21.  Speakers will include a grief recovery specialist and a grief support liaison.

photo by Jason Leung

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