North Dakota Grows: Chris and Dakota Fiber Mill (and Teresa and Shepherd Industries)

North Dakota is a place of beautiful textures, in part thanks to Dakota Fiber Mill – which turns fleece from alpaca, angora, bison, and even possum into sumptuous yarn. The fantastic Chris Armbrust has kindly offered up his thoughts on what’s next for North Dakota’s homegrown and homespun arts community (including a new live-in artist retreat). Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 29, 2019

Did you know North Dakota accounted for 88% of the total U.S. canola production last year with a yield of a record 3.1 billion pounds?

And speaking of North Dakota, today’s news is about Goodrich veterans, a bull elk, and the Enchanted Highway. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 28, 2019

Did you know that Gladys Wick, who just celebrated her 105th birthday, was the first girl ever to be born in Robinson, North Dakota?

And speaking of neat things, today’s news is about helping hands, good eyes, and skiing. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 27, 2019

Did you know James Buchli was the first native North Dakotan to fly in space? His first flight was in 1985, and he went to space a total of four times.

And speaking of amazing things, today’s news is about pillowcase dresses, a wildlife habitat, and piles of money. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 26, 2019

Congratulations to eighth-grader Annaliese Rauschenberger, who won the North Dakota State Spelling Bee! Annaliese will compete at nationals in Washington D.C. on May 26.

And speaking of amazing North Dakota students, today’s news is about the Civil War, a Happy Cafe, and mathletes. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 25, 2019

Did you know that Dickinson State University is allowing prospective students to submit their admission application for free in the month of March?

And speaking of great news, today’s news is about two different lifesavers, and quilted ponchos. Read on.

North Dakota Nice: #SayYESS

One of the many reasons it’s great to be a North Dakotan is knowing that you live in a community that cares about you. Introducing YESS (Youth Empowering Social Status) – a brand-new organization that brings together young people with and without disabilities to build peer relationships and make sure no one is left behind.

Board President Erin Pasley kindly offered to give us a little insight on what the community is doing to #sayYESS. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 22, 2019

Did you know North Dakota’s high school graduation rates increased by 1% last year, meaning more kids are staying in school?

And did you know today’s news is about drug programs, robots, and doggy vests? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 21, 2019

Did you know that for the last 20 years, the Ukrainian Cultural Institute in Dickinson has offered a Lenten lunch every Friday? It includes cheese buttons, pierogies, fried and baked fish, garlic beans, green beans, salad, deviled eggs, pickled beets, and desserts.

And did you know today’s news is about reading, a good driving, and a whole lot of canned goods? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 20, 2019

Did you know that today the Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group will read off the names of North Dakota’s 19 Medal of Honor recipients? Read more: https://bit.ly/2W0kmdR

And did you know today’s news is about poets, dreamers, and North Dakotans coming home? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 19, 2019

You have heard of the various North Dakota Class B sports tournaments – but did you know the Class B Music Festival is May 4 at Bismarck State?

And did you know today’s news is all about smart kids – learning about ag, science, and…bread. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 18, 2019

Did you know that athlete Jan Moser of Mandan and coach Cindy Schopper of Valley City are in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games?

And did you know today’s news is all about sports – wheelchair basketball, Taekwondo, and track-and-field? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 15, 2019

Did you know that Ellen Jean Diederich, a nationally-award winning artist, is on exhibit at the Red Door Gallery in Wahpeton?

And did you know that today’s news is about a 1000th-point shot, reading, and firearm safety? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 14, 2019

Did you know North Dakota has Roller Derby teams in Fargo, Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Minot and they are always looking for “freshies” (over the age of 18) to compete?

And did you know today’s news is about a national student of the year, a citizen lifesaver, and flamingos? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 13, 2019

Did you know this is the third year that the Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has been open for the winter, and you can see cool animals such as Amur tigers, leopards, camels, and pandas? (And fun fact – it’s too cold for the Zoo’s penguins.)

And did you know today’s news is about an award-winning educator, a photographer raising autism awareness, and a whole lotta wheat? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 12, 2019

Did you know Fargo and Bismarck are two of the best places to live in the country for Millennials, according to Liveability.com?

And did you know that today’s news is about kind kids, a nationally-recognized poet, and a prize bull? Read on.

North Dakota Grows: Karen and Karen’s Kuchens

If you live in North Dakota, chances are you’ve fought the desire to not eat a panful of kuchen in one sitting. Somewhere between a cake-y pie and a custard, this dessert came to North Dakota via Germans from Russia – and if you ask me, tastes the best when it’s made by a German grandma.

Fortunately, we have plenty of those in North Dakota – such as Karen Schwandt, who is the namesake, brains, and heart behind the famous Karen’s Kuchens. Read on.

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