Nice news of the week – March 19, 2020

Happy first day of Spring!  If you’re using social distancing to catch up on your movie watching, consider a film set in our lovely state.  You can find a list here.

And while you’re making popcorn, check out this week’s news – about baskets of cleaning supplies, the Bismarck Bobcats,  and, of course, the Story of the Week.  Read on.


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Such a great idea: a group of 14 from the Turtle Mountain Community College Teacher Education Department put together baskets of cleaning supplies for seniors. (KX Net)

The Minot Hockey Boosters were one of the many amazing organizations who fed kids all week. (KFYR TV) (North Dakota Nice)

Twenty Fargo Junior ROTC students shaved their heads in support of a fellow cadet having brain surgery. (KVRR)

The Williston Community Library may have closed their brick-and-mortar, but they continue to serve by hosting Reading Books Live on Facebook twice a day. (KX Net)

You’ve read about Quilts of Valor on here before.  Now you can read about the people behind them. (Minot Daily News)

I took sewing lessons as a pre-teen and I LOVED THEM and I still sew whenever I can.  I think it’s SEW awesome that a group of volunteers have created a sewing club to teach novices how to stitch. (Grand Forks Herald)

Candy sushi! (Williston Herald)

The Bismarck Bobcats’ Sam Martel and his mom are feeling the love from his entire team. (KX Net)

Brian Idalski is the former University of North Dakota women’s hockey head coach.  If you follow him on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s had a wild ride since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.  You can see the culmination of his efforts here. (Grand Forks Herald)

Minot columnist Helen McCormack has published her first book – a collection of devotionals she has written over the years. (Minot Daily News)

My elementary school made a movie when I was in the 6th grade, and it is still my favorite movie of all time.  It’s so awesome that Williston’s Missouri Ridge School turned their students into moviemakers. (Williston Herald)

Oriska’s John Draxton has created two programs – Farmer John’s and International Farmers Organization for Sustainable Development – which are currently working to teach Haitian kids how to grow their own food. (Grand Forks Herald)

Story of the Week: I’m on a group in Grand Forks that has organized to help people through coronavirus.  It’s very inspiring and informative and makes me much less fearful for those who would struggle during self- or imposed-quarantine.  This is a look at the same thing happening in Dickinson.  North Dakota Nice at work. (Dickinson Press)

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