Nice news of the week – January 30, 2020

Congratulations to Mrs. North Dakota International Melanie Iverson and Miss North Dakota International LeAnne Brydl!  Did you know this week’s news is about an enthusiastic reader, a field full of helpers, the Story of the Week – and much more?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – January 23, 2020

It’s time for the first Nice News of the Week! Did you know the New Rockford-Sheyenne School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence?

And did you know this week’s news has a well-placed mirror, a Blessing Bank, the Story of the Week – and many more acts of North Dakota Nice? Read on.

Tomorrow’s the big day!

The first weekly news comes out tomorrow!  Please keep sending on any nice social media posts or stories.

And while you’re here, let’s talk about prairie potholes.  Did you know North Dakota is a part of the Prairie Pothole Region, which is an area of the Great Plains defined by shallow wetlands left behind by glaciers? 

Only two days to the weekly news!

I promise I’m not going to do this every week, for real.  Just this week to get everyone on the schedule.  And while you’re here, here’s a fact: did you know North Dakota grows 85% of the nation’s flax seed?  And did you know you can make an egg substitute with flax?  For those of you who have egg allergies, check this out.

The future of the ND Nice news (at least for the next four weeks)

Thank you to everyone who weighed in on your preferred way to receive the news!  The (small) majority has selected a weekly post, so we’ll try that out for the next month.  If you like it, we’ll keep it going; if not, we’ll go back to the daily news.  I will post up the week’s news on Thursdays. Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 17, 2020

Did you know the Leach Public Library had a record number of socks – 877 pairs, up from 556 last year – donated for their annual Sock Tree to help men, women, and kids with the Three Rivers Crisis Center stay warm?

And did you know today’s news is about boxing, books, and beautiful voices (aka, the Story of the Week)?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 16, 2020

Are you a North Dakotan permanently or temporarily living in Arizona?  The ND Communication Foundation will be hosting its 53rd annual North Dakota picnic in Mesa, AZ on March 1.  Details in today’s news.

And also in today’s news?  Cabbage and diabetes prevention.  And those are two different articles!  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 15, 2020

Congratulations to Minot Police Officer Krysta Becker, who recently received the North Dakota Peace Officers Association’s Bravery Award for saving a suicidal person’s life!

And happy Wednesday!  Today’s news is about a music teacher, a group of high schoolers, and relaxed farmers.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 14, 2020

Thanks to all who weighed in on Facebook, on the site, and in person!  It’s the last day to vote on whether you’d like to continue to get your news daily, or once a week.

And speaking of news, today’s is about birds, food boxes, and a little night music.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 13, 2020

Did you know a feature western film named “Sanctified” will begin filming in the North Dakota Badlands in May?

And did you know today’s news is about inspiring rivers, busy Minoters, and soup kitchens?   Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 10, 2020

Did you know North Dakota’s population has reached a record level of 762,000 people?

And did you know today’s news has a community of prayer warriors, “famous” Minoters, and not one, but two Stories of the Week?

Nice news of the day – January 9, 2020

Here’s something to buzz about: did you know there are 670,536 registered bee colonies in North Dakota?

And did you know today’s news is about entrepreneurial pre-teens, rural religion, and bugs.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 8, 2020

Babies are nice!  Did you know North Dakota had the nation’s second-highest birth rate in 2019?

And speaking of nice, did you know today’s news is about fidget blankets, shovels, and books?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 7, 2020

Good news in the new year: Did you know North Dakota was ranked the safest place to drive (lowest crash rates) in the country on New Year’s Eve?

And speaking of good driving, today’s news has a nice stat – as well as a sweet ride and a free lunch.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 6, 2020

Happy birthday to the first North Dakota babies born in the new year: Thielen Raic Narum (Bismarck) and Katalaya Selena Foley (Fargo)!

And happy nice news day – about combating opioid addiction, getting to 50, and serving in the Mythical Navy.  Read on.

A question for you:

Happy New Year, wonderful North Dakota Nice readers!

To make sure you’re getting your nice news in the nicest way possible, I set up a poll:

Nice news of the day – January 3, 2020

We love our 26,000 North Dakota family farms!  Did you know that family farms account for 98% of U.S. farms and 88% of U.S. ag production?

And did you know today’s news is in support of foster kids, “Favorite” kitties, and the Story of the Week?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 2, 2020

Did you know Jocelyn Burdick was North Dakota’s first female U.S. Senator?  She held her seat in 1992, and just passed away at the enviable age of 97.  (Heidi Heitkamp is the second woman to serve.)

And did you know today’s news is a post-Christmas roundup of nice holiday news – including international gifts, free hotel rooms, a pile of cookies, and the Best Christmas Ever?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!  May 2020 be filled with even more happiness than you can imagine.

And speaking of happiness, check out today’s news – which is all about great kids in Lake Region, Langdon, and Mercier.  Read on.