Nice news of the day – December 31, 2018

Guess what: corporate records from the early days of Bobcat Co. are house at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

And guess what else: today’s nice news is about best friends, better parents, and lutefisk. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 28, 2018

Did you know that in 1948, North Dakota raffled off a Dream House in Bismarck by dropping tickets from airplanes? The 5-room, 1-bath house was valued at $20,000 during the raffle and is now for sale for $157,000.

And did you know that today’s nice news is about carbon emissions, All-American football players, and a young rodeo rider? Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 27, 2018

If you’ve driven on the Enchanted Highway, you have seen Gary Greff’s sculptures – but did you know they are the world’s largest scrap metal art?

And did you know that today’s nice news is about a grocery store, a food pantry, and a class of 4th-graders? Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 26, 2018

Check out this neat fact: there have been 15 North Dakota-born players in the NHL.

And also, get this: today’s nice news is about a Pearl Harbor survivor, marshmallow igloos, and hot chocolate. Read on.

Christmastime for the Jews, by Amanda

I am Jewish.

“Oh, are there a lot of Jews in North Dakota?” You may wonder. Let’s put it this way: we could throw a party for all of us at my synagogue and still have room for everyone to bring a friend.

I really like being Jewish in North Dakota, in part because I’ve always found non-Jewish North Dakotans to be interested in and enthusiastic about my religion.

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Nice news of the day – December 24, 2018

Any guess as to what North Dakota’s official word is? If you guessed “hotdish,” you’d be right.

And speaking of hotdish, today’s nice news is about lefse, miniature golf, and 4-H kids. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 21, 2018

As we head into Christmas week, take a few minutes to thank a farmer – because holiday or no holiday, rain or shine, animals need care.

And speaking of being thankful, today’s nice news is all about North Dakotans going above and beyond to share the love. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 20, 2018

Did you know that there are more than 350 fishing lakes in North Dakota and, owing to a law passed in 1993, you can fish year-round?

And guess what else – there are amazing people in Langdon, Wahpeton, and Grand Forks, all featured in today’s nice news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 19, 2018

We all know that Cream of Wheat was first manufactured in Grand Forks, but did you know that there is a whole website dedicated to recipes using it? Check out creamofwheat.com/recipes for inspiration.

But before you do that, check out today’s nice news – which is all about crossing the border into South Dakota, Minnesota, and the Republic of Georgia. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 18, 2018

Christmas for everyone! Did you know that North Dakota has the least-expensive trees in the country?

Also for everyone: fancy dogs, Wheels for Work, and The Surprise in today’s nice news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 17, 2018

Did you know that North Dakota’s fastest drag racer is a man named Bob Struksnes, who will be inducted next month into the National Hot Rod Association’s Hall of Fame?

And did you know that today’s nice news is about North Dakota’s national ranking, Rugby students, and a group of PT students at Minot State? Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 14, 2018

Mr. Bubble is the #1 bath product in the U.S. – probably because it was invented in North Dakota by Harold Schafer.

Also things that make North Dakota special: a 17-year old bowling entrepreneur, a 13-year old horseshoe artist, and a Badlands moviemaker – all in today’s nice news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 13, 2018

Did you know that North Dakota’s state sandwich is the sloppy joe?

And while you are debating whether or not a sloppy joe is a sandwich (and a hot dog is a taco), check out today’s nice news: about a very important donation, a trip for good, and a Devils Lake dad filling tummies and hearts. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 12, 2018

You know those little registration stickers on your license plate? Well, they were invented in North Dakota by Lenard Milo.

And did you know about Hettinger’s chickens, Liberty’s students, and Denbea Mcnally? You’ll learn about them soon enough in today’s nice news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 11, 2018

Guess what? Today is my dad, Steve Silverman’s, birthday!

And guess what else? Today’s nice news is about bowling, unmanned aircraft, and Christmas magic. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 10, 2018

Amanda Prentice, Jill Crawford, and the Sparrow Ministry put together backpacks for children transitioning to a foster home to make the move easier.  They also organize laundry baskets full of important goodies for 18-year olds that have aged out of the foster system.  The MOMS Club of Williston is now helping them out, and it…

Nice news of the day – December 8, 2018

We all know that Josh Duhamel is one of Minot’s favorite sons, but did you also know that rapper Wiz Khalifa is a part of the Magic City, too?

While you listen to his latest album, also check out today’s nice news: about the weather, saving for college, and generous North Dakotans. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 7, 2018

Did you know that you can EAT North Dakota’s state flower, the wild prairie rose? And that it’s high in C, E and K and B complex?

AND did you know that today’s nice news is about new donors, new North Dakotans, and a new farmer? Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 6, 2018

Swirl over this fact: Dakota Drug in Stanley is home to one of the last operational Whirla-Whips in the country.

And get this – today’s nice news is about quilters, dentists, and a fantastic 7th-grader. Read on.