North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 27, 2020

With school starting up again across North Dakota, let’s take a moment of gratitude for the administrators and teachers are working so hard to make decisions that will keep our kids safe.

And let’s also take a moment to appreciate all of the goodness in North Dakota this past week – including a wagon train of buggies, a barbecue competition, and Lunch Aid.  Read on.


If you need a break in your day to read a sweet story about North Dakota summertime (with bonus recipes for Creamy Cucumbers and Pan Fried Fish), this is the story to read. (Minot Daily News)

Tuttle’s Carl Wagner is spending his golden years – he’s 98 – restoring old buggies. (KX Net)

Bismarck’s Native, Inc. Community Development Corporation is helping take care of North Dakota’s tribal communities. (KX Net)

Pioneer Village is settling into its new home thanks to donors, volunteers, and visitors. (Minot Daily News)

The Heavenly Bodies are back, this time raising money for Sporting Chance to give people with disabilities free opportunities to play outdoors. (KX Net)

Looking for a little night music?  Tune into Lunch Aid – four days of one-hour online performances to raise money for Heart-n-Soul Community Café’s Lunch Program.  Get all of the details here. (Fargo Forum)

Mandan’s Railroad Day was filled with trains and hot dogs, which is basically my five-year-old’s idea of perfection. (KX Net)

A bunch of Bakken businesses are turning up the heat with the hopes to raise over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish. (Dickinson Press)

After the Fargo Marathon was cancelled, Jamestown’s Shirley Jackson laced up her sneaks and ran her own race. (Jamestown Sun)

Send your good thoughts to Minot Air Force Base’s Hero of the Day, Bella Knupp, as she heads into surgery to remove a cancerous tumor! (KX Net)

The CCCHC is hosting an ice cream float drive-thru to serve up the community some delicious education during Recovery Month. (BHG News)

The roads of Fargo were lined with bikers in support of the second annual Ride With Natalee: Against Sexual Abuse. (KVRR)

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