Nice news of the week – June 4, 2020

Did you know the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies are performing live every Friday on Facebook?

And did you know this week’s news features an Employee of the Month, a poetry contest for high schoolers, and free ice cream?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – May 28, 2020

Did you know Ellen DeGeneres has named Inkster’s Katie Ralston one of the country’s top 100 educators?

You can learn all about this awesome Midway Public Schools’ pre-K teacher in this week’s news – which also features a cemetery rebirth, a backyard concert, and more.  Read on.

I will build a house. / by Amanda

I wrote this poem in 2018 after a particularly polarizing year of politics, social media fights, and all-around angry sentiments from even the nicest people I know.  Now feels like a good time to share it with you, all kind readers.

Nice news of the week – May 21, 2020

Congratulations to all of the seniors graduating from North Dakota’s 181 high schools!  As these awesome students begin their next adventure, they may want to take part in Bismarck-Mandan’s Lemonade Day – where young entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to start a business of their own. 

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about a community of t-shirts, a diligent coffee group, and a lot of quilts.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – May 14, 2020

Did you know Josh Duhamel, Amy Olson, Matt Cullen, and Tom Hoge spent a (relatively secret) day on the Fargo Country Club course on Tuesday in the name of charity?  You can watch a 3-hour special on the game on May 31; a link to the details is in this week’s news.

And speaking of this week’s news, it also has vegetable seeds, Prairie Musicians, wet-collodion photographers, and more.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – May 7, 2020

If you like country music, tune onto the Great Plains Food Bank Facebook page tonight at 7:00 pm for a concert by Dakota Bay in support of North Dakota’s food bank.

And if you like nice news, you’re going to love what’s up this week – including a musical wheelchair, an online fashion show, and #ShareThePositivityND.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 30, 2020

All of our North Dakota food banks are being stretched thin as more and more people need their services.  If you can, deliver up some North Dakota Nice by donating non-perishables and hygiene products!

And speaking of North Dakota Nice, this week’s news is about a family that cleans together, a gaggle of lawyers, and beans beans the musical fruit.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 23, 2020

Isolation aside – did you know Bismarck is one of the top five cities in the U.S. with the cleanest air, when measuring ozone (smog) and particle pollution, and all of North Dakota holds an A-grade for lack of ozone pollutants?

And did you know this week’s news has a new take on prom night, on marathons, and on love letters?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 16, 2020

Dust off the ol’ sewing machines: Did you know that area senior centers and nursing homes are looking for homemade masks for seniors and non-medical personnel?  Donate today!

And did you know this week’s news is about a movie made of toilet paper, a rolling car show, and random acts of art.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 9, 2020

If you live in or around Grand Forks, Kittsona needs your help to deliver food to children through the end of the school year. 

You can find out how to volunteer in today’s news – which also has a virtual choir, a sidewalk violinist, Sax in the Kitchen, and more!  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 2, 2020

Did you know that if you are between the ages of 16 and 40, North Dakota wants you – to donate blood at a blood bank?  Blood banks are working to support area hospitals as they prepare for higher COVID-19 numbers, so if you are able, call your local blood bank and set up a socially-distanced appointment!

And did you know that there are so many good people in North Dakota that EVERY story this week’s news is the Story of the Week?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – March 26, 2020

If you are able, take a few minutes today to hang some hearts in your front window for #aworldofhearts – a now-global effort, started by Bismarck’s Mandy Gill. 

You can find more details on #aworldofhearts in this week’s news – which also has dinosaurs, snowmen, music, and the Story of the Week (which is about teachers).  Read on.

Nice news of the week – March 19, 2020

Happy first day of Spring!  If you’re using social distancing to catch up on your movie watching, consider a film set in our lovely state.  You can find a list here.

And while you’re making popcorn, check out this week’s news – about baskets of cleaning supplies, the Bismarck Bobcats,  and, of course, the Story of the Week.  Read on.

North Dakota Nice on social media

COVID-19 has brought out the best of North Dakota Nice.  A few posts from the past week: Huge props to our North Dakota school districts who, within a day of school closures, created free lunch programs for students (and in Minot’s case, adults with disabilities). Shown here are Jamestown, Minot, Fargo, Bismarck, and Grand Forks…

Nice news of the week – March 12, 2020

Congratulations to Valley City’s Nicholas Lee, who was presented with a Diamond Coach Award by the National Speech & Debate Association for his work with the students at Valley City High School!

Check out this week’s news, which has all sorts of great stories about law students, time capsules, tractor pulls, and more.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – February 20, 2020

Best of luck to the Capital Ice Chips skating team who are on their way to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Providence, RI for the 10th year in a row!  You can learn all about the Ice Chips in this week’s news – which is also about Zero Waste Week, a Cupcake of the Month, a lifetime of love, and more. Read on.

Nice news of the week – February 13, 2020

Congratulations to Center’s Andy Riehl, who won $27,750 on Wheel of Fortune!  Did you know this week’s news is about a Saturday Night outfit, rural grocery stores, and Miss Amazing?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – February 6, 2020

Happy Birthday to Minot’s Norma Hanson, who turned 100 years old on February 1! Did you know this week’s news is about the Winter Deaflympics, the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, the Story of the Week – and much more? Read on.