Nice news of the week – June 18, 2020

Did you know Grand Forks is top 10 city to bike in the United States, according to People for Bikes?

And did you know this week’s news is about a suffragist, an amateur chef, and a team of brewers? Read on.


Valley City has put up a monument in celebration of suffragist Elizabeth Preston Anderson. (Valley City Times-Record)

The future looks bright in Minot thanks to the Minot-area Student Nursing Organization, who donated $5,000 to Sunnyside Elementary to buy glasses for kids who need them. (KFYR TV)

I didn’t learn how to cook until after I was married.  I have made meals that have required us to clear out of the house for hours.  I have made food so spicy or dry or slimy that it’s inedible.  Even now, with 15 years of cooking experience under my belt, I still say to my family, “If this is gross, I’ll make sandwiches” when I try out a new recipe.  So, yeah, Bismarck’s Evan Baker is my cooking soul mate. (Grand Forks Herald)

Fargo’s Melanie Iverson, Mrs. North Dakota International 2020, has created a nonprofit to support women-owned businesses. (Fargo Forum)

Your cheese-curd-and-candied-apple dreams can now come true. (KVRR)

Grand Forks’ Lauralee Tupa and Kimberly Hagen wanted to get a few kids to draw pictures of gratitude for area first responders.  Instead they got over 1,000 offers for donations, including 500 cards and enough goodies to fill 300 bags. (Grand Forks Herald)

Five Bismarck-Mandan breweries are in a friendly monthly competition to see who sells the most beer, with the proceeds going to the United Way Backpack Program. (KFYR TV)

Mayville’s Lucas and Terri Soine are using their retirement to go Krazy Nuts. (Grand Forks Herald)

Sixty-six Jamestowners volunteered to donate blood to Vitalant, the only blood provider to 70 hospitals in the region. (Jamestown Sun)

Code Ninjas in Fargo is hosting a contest to give away free coding camps to families impacted by the coronavirus. (KVRR)

We may be many towns, but we are one great state: Over 250 people in Bismarck held a memorial walk to honor Officer Cody Holte. (KX Net)

Fargo’s Panda Express donated 16,000 KN95 masks to Sanford Health Fargo and Sanford Children’s Hospital, and they are also offering a 10% discount to health care workers for the rest of the year. (KVRR)

Grand Forks’ Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson are the 45th and 46th recipients of North Dakota’s top honor. (Grand Forks Herald)


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