North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 6, 2020

Time to go sunflower chasing!  According to the USDA, more than 20% of North Dakota’s sunflowers are blooming – and you can find a map of the best views here.

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about restaurant bros, Whispering Oaks, and 100,000 masks. Read on.

This is such a North Dakota Nice story that KX Net even titled it as such.  A Bismarck restaurant named Butterhorn is donating a portion of its weekly sales to help keep its restaurant neighbor, Noodlezip, in business. (KX Net)

You know I love me a good building mural! (Fargo Forum)

Norsk Hostfest may be cancelled this year, but one of the musicians, Daniel Starks, is putting on an outdoor concert to raise money for the Greater Minot Concerts. (Minot Daily News)

Sanford Fargo’s Wanting Huang reached out to her native country of Taiwan to get 25,000 masks donated for her fellow coworkers. (KVRR)

The Manvel community has come together – to the tune of about $150,000 – to save the Whispering Oaks Golf Course, which ended up with $200,000 in damage after all of the rain this year. (Grand Forks Herald)

This is a short but sweet read on the beauty of growing up a North Dakota farm family. (Fargo Forum)

The 701 Auto Enthusiast Club is cruisin’ in support of the Amen Food Pantry. (Dickinson Press)

Minot’s Catori Sarmiento has won the Literary Titan’s Silver Award for her science fiction horror novel, “Carnival Panic.” (Minot Daily News)

And speaking of winning, congratulations to Thompson’s Ashley Rae Klinger for being crowned Mrs. International 2020! (Grand Forks Herald)

It’s my favorite news time of the year: Country Neighbors! (Bowman Extra)

Fifty inmates at the James River Correctional Center in Jamestown have made 100,000 masks for those in need around North Dakota. (Grand Forks Herald)

For the 25th year in a row, the Sunrise Rotary Club of Minot is filling a bus with school supplies for more than 200 children. (KFYR TV)

After two years of volunteer planning and fundraising, Mott has a new nature trail. (Dickinson Press)

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