North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 13, 2020

Well, shucks!  The Emerado Corn Feed may have been cancelled, but they are still giving away an a-maize-ing amount of free corn this weekend.  Check it out here.

And while you’re at it, check out this week’s nice North Dakota news – about a tractor parade, two new books, and fleischkuechle.  Read on.

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Residents at Dickinson’s senior facility were front-and-center for the first-ever community tractor parade. (Dickinson Press)

Grand Forks’ Betty Williams has pinned over 500 free masks to a tree in her front yard. (Grand Forks Herald)

Sanitation workers in Minot got together to celebrate a five-year-old’s birthday. (KX Net)

Nothing can stop fried goodness – which is why the Oliver County Ambulance figured out a way to host their annual fleischkuechle fundraiser in socially-distanced style. (BHG News)

North Dakota is second in the country for students who started and passed their GED exams within a year. (KFYR TV)

Twelve West Fargo and Fargo kids have new bikes, thanks to the Shrine Circus. (KVRR)

We are fortunate to have organizations such as Farm Rescue – who is about to surpass 700 assistance cases – in North Dakota to help farmers when times get tough. (Minot Daily News)

Irene Henrietta Bork’s life story homesteading in North Dakota at the turn of the last century has now been told, thanks to her daughter. (Globe News Wire)

Cavalier is having it’s day in the sun thanks to a resurgence of young people moving to the area.  In a related/unrelated note, they recently created a Cavalier Bucks program to keep money in the community, moving nearly $80,000 to date through local businesses. (Grand Forks Herald)

Inspire Family Fellow and the Bismarck International Christian Church in Bismarck held a joint prayer concert and worship to “unite people of every color.” (KX Net)

The Watford City PTO has put together packs of school supplies to get kids going with style in the new school year. (KX Net)

Fort Stevenson has seen a whopping 96% occupancy rate on its camping sites this year. (BHG News)

Mandan has created a Be a Good Neighbor volunteer and donation program to help community members when they need it most – which has been very important in the last few days in helping families rebuild their lives after an apartment fire on Monday. (KX Net)

If you see damage to the leaves of your garden plants, do not dismay – it may be the work of leafcutter bees, some of North Dakota’s best pollinators. (Minot Daily News)

After 6 years of writing and editing, Kensal’s Sarah Davis has just published her first book, entitled “Inside Voices.” (Jamestown Sun)

Taylor hosted a root beer social to allow the community to ask questions of school board and civic leaders. (Dickinson Press)

One-hundred-ish years ago, my great-grandfather rolled his peddler’s cart into Grand Forks, North Dakota, decided he didn’t want to pay the tax to continue on into Minnesota, and opened the door to our family’s men’s clothing store, Silverman’s. Here are a few of my many, many, many memories of what it was like growing up surrounded by suits and hangars.

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