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From Sierra Wilson, who had not one, but two stories:

Nice news of the day – December 31, 2019

Did you know North Dakota saw an average annual economic growth rate of 5.8% over the last decade – the largest in the nation?

And did you know today’s news is about eSports, a special cemetery, and decades of giving?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 30, 2019

Did you know North Dakota is getting younger?  In 2018, the media age was 35.2; compared to 37.0 in 2010.  And interestingly, below the 2018 U.S. median age of 38.2.

And did you know today’s news is about carolers, Mrs. Williston, and Young Eagles?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 27, 2019

Did you know that a record-breaking 53,000 people checked out all of the North Dakota-made products at Pride of Dakota this year?

And did you know today’s news is all about little lunches, a big organ, and the Story of the Week?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 26, 2019

Did you know a team of UND space studies student researchers recently launched a research experiment on dinoflagellates – bioluminescent algae used to study microgravity reactions on cells – on the New Shepard space shuttle?

And did you know today’s news is about teddy bears, a whole-life relationship, and Salvador Dali?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!  Have you been dreaming of a White Christmas?  North Dakota is the fourth most-likely state to have snow on Christmas (Alaska is #1, Vermont is #2, Minnesota is #3).

And as you’re enjoying the day, check out today’s news – about Christmas dinner, warm hearts, and Grandma Sunny.  Read on.

Christmas Movies, North Dakota Nice’d

Movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” imbue the Midwestern spirit; but what if some of our other holiday favorites took place in the land of North Dakota Nice?  Would “A Christmas Carol” be as magical if it took place in Jamestown and not London?  Let’s find out.

Nice news of the day – December 24, 2019

Did you know that North Dakota ranks #41 for December births?  North Dakota babies know better than to be born in the cold (I’m a January birthday…brr!).

And did you know today’s news is all about North Dakota Santas.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 23, 2019

Happy Hanukkah!  In celebration of the first night of Hanukkah (last night), I posted up my mom’s latke recipe.  In true Bubbe (Yiddish word for Grandma) form, there’s not a single real measurement in it – it’s all “a pinch” or “to taste.”  Enjoy the calories!

But before you start cooking, check out today’s news – about some cool new t-shirts, a Pajama Party, and a holiday meal.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 20, 2019

You’ve read about the Honor Flights here on North Dakota Nice before, but did you know the organization just opened the flights up to Vietnam Veterans?  There will be four flights next year; nominate a vet today!

And Happy Friday! Today news is about $1 jeans, Dakota Country, and two rock-and-rolling seniors.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 19, 2019

Did you know the Fargo Public Library has opened its annual writing competition for regional authors ages 13 and up?  You can submit one piece of fiction or non-fiction, or two poems.  Learn more here.

And did you know today’s news is about a special Christmas tree, an awesome birthday celebration, and some “blue” bell ringers?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 18, 2019

Here’s a great fact for ya: North Dakota is ranked as the #1 state where millennials are likely to thrive financially?

And here’s something else great – today’s news is about grandmas and grandpas, stress-free teachers, and pizza!  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 17, 2019

Congrats to Mandan’s Jan Moser who represented North Dakota on the Special Olympics USA Bowling Team – and took home team gold and single silver at the games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

And check out today’s news – about the Drake Passage, animal rescue, and Christmas shopping for mom and dad.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 16, 2019

Today is National Chocolate-covered Anything Day!  Did you know the designer of the National Day Calendar is from right here in North Dakota?  You can learn more about it in today’s news.

And speaking of today’s news, you can already read about the importance of Meals on Wheels, and the impact of an apology.  Read on.

North Dakota Nice: Warm Blanket Hugs

Twelve-year-old Olivia is on a mission to wrap the world in love.  After a hospitalization introduced her to the comforting power of a really great blanket, Olivia created the Warm Blanket Hugs Foundation – which makes and distributes blankets to absolutely anyone in need of a good cuddle.

Olivia’s wonderful mother, Wendy, has kindly offered to tell us a bit more about how Warm Blanket Hugs is spreading hope, healing, and a whole lotta fleece:

Nice news of the day – December 13, 2019

There’s something in the water: FOUR women in Ashley recently celebrated their 100th birthdays!

And there’s all sorts of happy things in the news today – about two buddies in Wishek, a Doorstop Library, and the cutest Story of the Week.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 12, 2019

Did you know North Dakota is opening its first coding school?  The Emerging Digital Academy will begin offering classes in April of 2020 in Downtown Fargo.

And did you know today’s news is about two kinds of teamwork, and Indigenous art?  Read on.

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From The Santa Claus Girls in Grand Forks:

Nice news of the day – December 11, 2019

Did you know one of the Fargo Police dogs will compete on A&E for “American’s Top Dog?”  The show premieres January 8.

And did you know today’s news is all about giving: ambulances, mattresses, and celebrity.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 10, 2019

Congratulation’s to Makoti’s Everett Dobrinski, who was recently inducted into the national Cooperative Hall of Fame!  Everett is only one of 177 people in the Hall of Fame, which honors cooperative farmers.

And you’re going to like today’s news – about a wall of purses, speedy service, and a hero of rural newspapers.  Read on.