Nice news of the day – September 21, 2018

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

The Williston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has given new life to more than 12 trees affected by Dutch Elm Disease. The CVB hired Bear Hollow Wood Carvings to turn the trees into art sculptures, including a wolf, a troll, and a Mad Hatter. The project began in 2016 at the Chokecherry Festival.

Mouse River Loop Envirothon gives students exposure to environmental, conservation, and farming practices (Minot Daily News)

For the 18th year, high school students competed in 18 challenge stations based on the theme, “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”  The “Environmental Olympics,” held at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge, saw 85 students from nine high schools compete.

Hal and Kathy Gershman renovate historic UND classroom building (Grand Forks Herald)

Kathy Gershman, a retired UND professor and former chair of the Educational Foundations and Research Department, and her husband (and UND alumnus), Hal have donated $3 million to restore the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center into gathering space just for graduate students.

photo by FW Studio

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