Nice news of the week – March 26, 2020

If you are able, take a few minutes today to hang some hearts in your front window for #aworldofhearts – a now-global effort, started by Bismarck’s Mandy Gill.

You can find more details on #aworldofhearts in this week’s news – which also has dinosaurs, snowmen, music, and the Story of the Week (which is about teachers).  Read on.

2One of the coolest things about North Dakota is that we have DINOSAURS.  And now our paleontologists have a video program to teach kids about what life was like on Earth millions of years ago. (Bismarck Tribune)

The Belcourt community has put together 40 care baskets for elders, and they are looking for donations to do more. (KFYR TV)

A group of 115 great Jamestowners recently donated 106 units of blood. (Jamestown Sun)

Wahpeton’s Mark Fuller had a subdural hematoma, two mini-strokes, and a collapsed lung while on vacation in Arizona (not nice), and now his son is raising money to get him home (very nice, both from a family and donor standpoint). (Wahpeton Daily News)

A Fargo seventh grader named Annabelle Maher wrote a song in memory of Landon Solberg, and all proceeds from the song (sales and streaming) will go to Landon’s Light Foundation. (Fargo Forum)

The awesome Staci Davidson put together 50 lunches to help Dickinson families. (KX Net)

My grandpa is locked down in his room at his retirement home in New Jersey after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  We’ve been calling him every day to keep him from going stir crazy, and so I totally love and appreciate how Josie Huseby’s family made Edgewood Vista assisted living facility is a few snowmen happier for the sake of the residents. (KX Net)

A fourth-grade teacher in West Fargo made a rap about the Coronavirus to make his students smile. (YouTube)

The family and friends of Stacy Jaeger found a way to come together to honor her passing during a time social distancing. (KX Net)

It’s a great time to build your music portfolio with some of these Fargo artists. (Fargo Forum)

Looking for a craft project for yourself or your family?  Make some hearts for your front window. (Dickinson Press)

The Grand Forks Senior Center has created its own drive-through service to ensure seniors have a daily meal. (Grand Forks Herald)

Bismarck’s Jesse Clooten provided some very generous #CoronaCare to a restaurant server, and is asking North Dakotans to do the same. (Facebook)

Story of the Week: Teachers are such magical beings, I tell you.  In Dickinson, teachers and staff organized a “We Miss You” parade so they could see their kids and let them know they care about them. (Dickinson Press)

*Thank you to Kari Breker and Stephanie Weis for the use of their photos

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