Movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” imbue the Midwestern spirit; but what if some of our other holiday favorites took place in the land of North Dakota Nice? Would “A Christmas Carol” be as magical if it took place in Jamestown and not London? Let’s find out.
Happy Hanukkah! In celebration of the first night of Hanukkah (last night), I posted up my mom’s latke recipe. In true Bubbe (Yiddish word for Grandma) form, there’s not a single real measurement in it – it’s all “a pinch” or “to taste.” Enjoy the calories!
But before you start cooking, check out today’s news – about some cool new t-shirts, a Pajama Party, and a holiday meal. Read on.
You’ve read about the Honor Flights here on North Dakota Nice before, but did you know the organization just opened the flights up to Vietnam Veterans? There will be four flights next year; nominate a vet today!
And Happy Friday! Today news is about $1 jeans, Dakota Country, and two rock-and-rolling seniors. Read on.
Did you know the Fargo Public Library has opened its annual writing competition for regional authors ages 13 and up? You can submit one piece of fiction or non-fiction, or two poems. Learn more here.
And did you know today’s news is about a special Christmas tree, an awesome birthday celebration, and some “blue” bell ringers? Read on.
Here’s a great fact for ya: North Dakota is ranked as the #1 state where millennials are likely to thrive financially?
And here’s something else great – today’s news is about grandmas and grandpas, stress-free teachers, and pizza! Read on.
Congrats to Mandan’s Jan Moser who represented North Dakota on the Special Olympics USA Bowling Team – and took home team gold and single silver at the games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!
And check out today’s news – about the Drake Passage, animal rescue, and Christmas shopping for mom and dad. Read on.
Today is National Chocolate-covered Anything Day! Did you know the designer of the National Day Calendar is from right here in North Dakota? You can learn more about it in today’s news.
And speaking of today’s news, you can already read about the importance of Meals on Wheels, and the impact of an apology. Read on.
Twelve-year-old Olivia is on a mission to wrap the world in love. After a hospitalization introduced her to the comforting power of a really great blanket, Olivia created the Warm Blanket Hugs Foundation – which makes and distributes blankets to absolutely anyone in need of a good cuddle.
Olivia’s wonderful mother, Wendy, has kindly offered to tell us a bit more about how Warm Blanket Hugs is spreading hope, healing, and a whole lotta fleece:
There’s something in the water: FOUR women in Ashley recently celebrated their 100th birthdays!
And there’s all sorts of happy things in the news today – about two buddies in Wishek, a Doorstop Library, and the cutest Story of the Week. Read on.
Congratulation’s to Makoti’s Everett Dobrinski, who was recently inducted into the national Cooperative Hall of Fame! Everett is only one of 177 people in the Hall of Fame, which honors cooperative farmers.
And you’re going to like today’s news – about a wall of purses, speedy service, and a hero of rural newspapers. Read on.
Did you know the Mayville-Portland Winterfest started December 8 with a festival of songs, and continues through December 11-15 with a parade of lights, hayrides, fireworks, and candlelight shopping?
And did you know today’s news is about a trio of sisters, a statewide traveler, and a dog named Hex? Read on.
It’s time for the annual Airmen Cookie Drive in Minot! The goal is to deliver 1,200 dozen cookies to first-term airmen. If you are willing and able to bake, cookies can be dropped off December 10-13 at the Minot Chamber of Commerce.
And it’s time for today’s news – about Grandpa Gump’s Christmas Store, Elina Aggarwal’s fundraiser celebration, and Vonnie Doone’s quilting bee. Read on.
Looking for an easy krumkake recipe? Check out today’s news (you’ll also need a krumkake iron).
And looking for some nice news? Look no further than today’s news – about a girl named Kali, a team of Blue Santas, and North Dakota Jews. Read on.
Did you know thousands of wreaths – donated by sponsors and placed by volunteers – will be laid on December 14 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan? If you want to donate one of the wreaths next year, check out the link in today’s news.
And speaking of today’s news, it also has a welcoming Mandan-er, and a full FargoDome. Read on.
Did you know Drayton is hosting their annual Old Fashioned Christmas from December 9–15? The party includes food, a Tree of Lights program, music, sleigh rides, a crafter’s market, and a bonspiel.
And did you know today’s news is about a puck-tastic breakfast, a sensory-friendly Santa, and a full food pantry? Read on.