Nice news of the week – July 23, 2020

Did you know there are three astronomy clubs in North Dakota (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Bismarck) that offer viewing nights, star parties, and stargazing programs – and welcome visitors?

And did you know this week’s news is all about beautiful manicures, beautiful rocks, beautiful chalk art, and beautiful neighbors?  Read on.


With her grandmother’s cancer fight nearing its end, Kylee Helgeson wanted to make sure her grandma, Bev Ranum, had one more manicure – and so Ebony James, a CNA in West Fargo who is great at doing nails, stepped in to help. (Fargo Forum)

Horace’s Sarah Fisher has been placing “Donate Life” rocks around Fargo and Horace to help spread the word about organ donation. (KVRR)

The historic cattle route known as The Great Western Trail is now getting 6-foot markers, thank to volunteers in Bowman, Dickinson, and Medora. (Dickinson Press)

Rugby’s Larry Watson is about to see his North Dakota-based story come to life on the big screen, with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane starring in the November film. (Grand Forks Herald)

The Magic City Lions are donating nearly $30,000 to the Minot Zoo lions. (Minot Daily News)

Every year, Wahpeton kids come out to celebrate temporary art at Borderline Chalkfest. (Wahpeton Daily News)

Frenchie the Chinese greyhound has found a new home in Bismarck. (KX Net)

Watford City’s Tara Paul has been serving up free tamale meals to 40-60 area families out of her RV (at first – now she has a storefront). (KX Net)

The Fargo chapter of Box of Balloons has helped 10 area children celebrate their birthdays in style. (Fargo Forum)

Even COVID-19 can’t stop a mud run. (KX Net)

Hundreds of Bismarck and Mandan women have created an organization – called BisMan Power of 100 – to help support area organizations.  Their latest donation is helping the National Police Canine Association via the Bismarck Police Department K-9 Unit. (KX Net)

Fargo’s Paradox Comics-N-Cards is giving out free comics through September just to “make some people happy, bring them some normalcy.” (KVRR)

Belfield’s Scott Thompson has started a new career creating throwback t-shirts for North Dakota’s schools. (Dickinson Press)

Mapleton’s Brooklyn Gjevre returned from her latest open-heart surgery to find her yard decorated for her homecoming. (KVRR)

You don’t need a motorcycle to join the Northern Infidels bike club this weekend in a ride to raise money for suicide prevention. (KX Net)

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