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 mission of the Fargo-Moorhead’s New American Consortium is to “integrate diverse people to create one community by building trusting relationships.”  As a part of this community-building, volunteers are helping the area’s New Americans, many of which came from refugee camps without a formal education, learn English.

Applefest raises $50,000 for Bismarck Cancer Center patients (MyNDNow)

Thanks to the help of over 200 volunteers, the 12th annual Applefest brought in thousands of dollars to help defray the transportation, lodging, and counseling costs of people being treated for cancer.  The two-day event included music, gem and mineral demonstrations, a performance by the Northern Plains Ballet, a 5k run, and an apple pie-eating contest, among other activities.

photo by Annie Spratt

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