Nice news of the week – July 9, 2020

Did you know that one of North Dakota’s original “Rosie the Riveters” is supporting the effort to award the Rosies the Congressional Gold Medal by making red polka-dot coronavirus masks?

You can read all about Mae Krier in this week’s news – which also features one of the “Nicest Places in America,” the Three Little Pigs, and the Aquanauts.  Read on.


Minot is in the running to be Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Place in America,” thanks to a beautiful nomination by Rianne Kuhn about why North Dakotans are the best. (Reader’s Digest)

The Grand Forks Symphony will be performing free backyard concerts for seniors in need of some beauty. (Grand Forks Herald)

Fargo’s Famous Dave’s has been packing up leftovers each night to feed the residents of a Moorhead homeless shelter. (Fargo Forum)

Speaking of seniors, the Fastlane Carwash in Minot adopted a high school senior who is preparing to go into the Guard. (KFYR TV)

Hillsboro’s Nathan McClenahen has taken up the flag, so to speak from his great-grandfather. (Hillsboro Banner)

The Three Little Pigs are now temporarily living in Downtown Williston. (Williston Herald)

Pheasants Forever is hosting a Women Caring for the Land workshop to help women ranchers improve operations and overall landscape health. (Williston Herald)

The Devils Lake Aquanauts are hosting a reunion for all of their young high flyers from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  (Devils Lake Journal)

The Red River Zoo figured out a way to hold their annual Junior Zookeeper Leadership program during COVID-19. (KVRR)

North Dakota Game and Fish have sold 30,000 more fishing licenses this year to North Dakotans looking for some more outdoor time. (And if you are new to fishing, here’s this week’s Pro’s Pointer). (KX Net) (KFYR TV)

A dance company in Bismarck has moved its classes – for parents and kids to do together – off of YouTube and onto the capitol grounds. (KX Net)

Ninety-four-year-old Mae Krier left her North Dakota hometown to become one of the country’s original WWII Rosie the Riveters, and now she’s making Rosie-style masks to both help battle COVID-19 and to help the effort in getting the Rosies the Congressional Gold Medal. (York Daily Record)


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