Nice news of the week – May 28, 2020

Did you know Ellen DeGeneres has named Inkster’s Katie Ralston one of the country’s top 100 educators?

You can learn all about this awesome Midway Public Schools’ pre-K teacher in this week’s news – which also features a cemetery rebirth, a backyard concert, and more.  Read on.


Hatton’s Art Stavens is possibly the oldest and longest-serving volunteer firefighter in the country – he has served the community for 69 years – and he just turned 95. (Grand Forks Herald)

I can’t get over the kindness of the number of people who are offering free masks around the state; in Grand Forks, for example, one woman makes masks and hangs them from her trees for people to take.  And in Fargo, Katie Lewis is hanging them on her parents’ fence. (KVRR)

Dickinson Middle School’s Todd Selle wore a costume – a DIFFERENT costume – each day to hand out foods to families. (Dickinson Press)

Once forgotten, Antler’s Mark Jorgensen has been carefully restoring the historic Antler Pioneer Cemetery. (Bismarck Tribune)

The residents of the Red River Human Services’ group homes were serenaded by area musicians. (Wahpeton Daily News)

Forty members of North Dakota’s EMS, police, and fire departments held a first-of-its-kind Memorial Day remembrance for the 64 officers – seven of whom were veterans – who passed away in North Dakota. (KX Net)

Congratulations to Devils Lake’s Thomas McCurdy, winner of the Food Network’s “Chopped Sweets!” (Dickinson Press)

Minot’s Emanuel Klein received three bronze stars, as well as a Rifle, Korean, and National defense medal, 70 years after the Korean War. (KX Net)

Wahpeton’s elementary school graduated its students in vehicular style. (Wahpeton Daily News)

For the last 30 years, the Olson family has held a neighborhood party during the Bottineau Memorial Day Parade. (KX Net)

The residents of St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson got to sit out in the beautiful sunshine and see their families. (Dickinson Press)

Congratulations to Midway Public School’s pre-kindergarten teacher, Katie Ralston, who was nominated for Ellen DeGeneres’ top teachers list! (Grand Forks Herald)

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