Nice news of the week – May 21, 2020

Congratulations to all of the seniors graduating from North Dakota’s 181 high schools!  As these awesome students begin their next adventure, they may want to take part in Bismarck-Mandan’s Lemonade Day – where young entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to start a business of their own.  Learn more here.

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about a community of t-shirts, a diligent coffee group, and a lot of quilts.  Read on.


Jamestown first-grader Aubrey Blackmore has raised enough money to purchase books for all of the students at three out of the five elementary schools in Jamestown. (Jamestown Sun)

A North Dakota Nice reason for wearing a mask. (Jamestown Sun)

Sixth-graders in Dickinson made t-shirts to thank community healthcare workers. (Dickinson Press)

The Great Plains Food Bank now has 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to feed hungry families thanks to the North Dakota Farmers Union. (KVRR)

Parshall High School seniors received a “star quilt” upon graduation – and this year they took to the streets to hand them out. (KX Net)

Velva church members have been working since January to make quilts for the graduates of Velva Public School. (KFYR TV)

Emerado’s Michelle Carrera uses her school bus (she’s both the bus driver and a custodian) to bring breakfast and lunch to 85 kids in town. (Grand Forks Herald)

Minoters have Adopted a Senior to help spread the love to the area’s high school grads. (KFYR TV)

A group of Jamestowners have been meeting for coffee daily since 1985, come rain or come shine or come COVID-19. (Jamestown Mall)

Bismarck’s Miss Dani Mo is ready to teach your kids how to do their laundry. (KX Net)

I was born and raised in North Dakota, and it still took me until my 30s to see the Enchanted Highway for the first time.  It’s definitely a hidden jewel – which is why four teenagers are working to raise $25,000 to add a new sculpture to the mix: a knight slaying a fire-breathing dragon. (Dickinson Press)

The Plains Art Museum is taking its collections and classes to the airwaves. (Fargo Forum)

North Dakotans are known for running towards trouble; like Bottineau/Bismarck’s Victoria Gregg, a traveling nurse who volunteered to go to New York – the Bronx, specifically – to help COVID-19 patients. (Bismarck Tribune)

North Dakota is hosting one big graduation event with some of our favorite 701 celebs. (Grand Forks Herald)

A B-52H from Minot Air Force Base flew over hospitals in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks hospitals in thanks to healthcare workers. (Grand Forks Herald)

North Dakota’s newest celebrity, sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel, has created a series of videos for those interested in learning ASL. (Bismarck Tribune)

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