North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 20, 2020

Did you know that Fargo has been named one of Forbes magazine’s Best Places to Retire?  The reasoning: low cost of living, good air quality, cheaper houses, available doctors, and lots to do.

And did you know that all of the communities in North Dakota are awesome?  Find out why in this week’s news – about silver linings, friendly neighbors, and a hometown hero.  Read on.

Artist Pieper Fleck Bloomquist has created a painting using traditional Swedish folk art styles about the “Silver Linings” that have shown through during the pandemic. (Grand Forks Herald)

Congratulations to Watford City sixth-grader Leah Dokken, a finalist for the national Doodle for Google competition.  Her message is that “Moments Count – Even the Little Ones!” (Fargo Forum)

For the 11th year, the Salvation Army cut the hair of 125 kids in preparation for school. (KVRR)

Volunteers through Farm Rescue harvested 900 acres of wheat to help Velva’s Joel Newman recover from surgery. (KX Net)

Bismarck’s Brick Oven gave over a portion of its weekly sales to its manager, who lost her home (and all of her son’s birthday gifts) to a fire. (KX Net)

NDSU’s nursing and pharmacy students are suiting up to volunteer to help with COVID testing. (KVRR)

The Dickinson Roughrider Youth Rodeo brought out a lot of smiles for our state’s young cowgirls and cowboys. (Dickinson Press)

A friend of mine took her son on this scavenger hunt – with a pit stop for ice cream – and they had a great time. (KVRR)

A Washburn fundraiser to “Fund the Police” raised $5,000. (BHG News)

The community of Grand Forks held a run in honor of Officer Cody Holte. (KVRR)

Larimore’s Geoff Andersen died too soon, but will always be remembered for his dedicating his life to helping others. (Grand Forks Herald)

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