Nice news of the day – October 25, 2018

Not sure why these three U.S. Presidents are in the header for today’s Nice News? Well, I guess you’d better read on.

(Not pictured: Pres. Lyndon Johnson, who never visited ND)

Nice news of the day – October 24, 2018

Did you know that World’s Largest Buffalo monument is located at Frontier Village in Jamestown? Of course you did!

However, you may not yet know about what’s going on in the world of yurts, inmate iPads, and Kindness Rocks. Better read today’s Nice ND News.

Nice news of the day – October 23, 2018

DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING (unless what you are doing is eating spaghetti and meatballs): it is North Dakota Pasta Lovers Week.

Also, a North Dakota sculpture is on its way to the Pentagon, and it’s FarrrgggoooMANIA!

Nice news of the day – October 22, 2018

Guess what: North Dakota produces enough soybeans to make 483 billion crayons each year!

Today’s news doesn’t involve crayons, but it DOES have pizza and watercolors and I may have mentioned something about bedazzling.

Nice news of the day – October 19, 2018

Hope and Henry the inspiration for Love & Light

New phone app helps in speedy return of two-year-old boy

Esofi Nunyi named the Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota

Nice news of the day – October 18, 2018

“ND Voices from the Great War” come alive at the University of Mary

Sidney remembers long-time sports announcer and historical performer Arch Ellwein

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program for North Dakota seeking volunteers

North Dakota Nice: Grand Forks educators elected to Teachers Hall of Fame

In a state full of exceptional educators, it’s hard to put into (grammatically-correct, structurally-accurate) words what makes a teacher truly outstanding. However, at the 2018 Grand Forks Public Schools Teachers Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a few common traits rose to the top. Compassionate and attentive. Enthusiastic. Expecting the best. Encouraging.

Nice news of the day – October 17, 2018

North Dakota programmers hack solutions for FirstNet in 24-hour hackathon

Minot State University to offer first medicinal plant chemistry program

Jan Ketterling and No Doubt Ima Loper win Grand Champion at regional horse show

North Dakota Nice: Donors, volunteers fund Home Visits program

Going home after a hospital stay can be scary – What does this pain mean? Am I taking my medications properly? Is something wrong? – which is why Altru Health System created the Home Visits program. Home Visits connects nurses, residency doctors, respiratory therapists, and paramedics to recently-discharged patients to make sure the patients continue to improve after hospital care. This crucial service is not covered by insurance – and so, to ensure it can remain totally free to patients, a team of community volunteers came together to raise funds to not just pay for, but grow, Altru’s Home Visits program.

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Nice news of the day – October 16, 2018

Fargo-Moorhead Crossroads Powwow hosts 1,000 dancers and singers to share their ancestors’ past and celebrate the present

Descendant of White Cloud, North Dakota’s iconic white bison, joins National Buffalo Museum herd

U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota honored with international award for work in prosecuting an international drug ring

Nice news of the day – October 15, 2018

After losing hand, Myron Schlafman goes back to making sausage

Generous donors replace artist Austin Proctor’s art supplies following fire

A host of new public art springs up around Wahpeton

Nice news of the day – October 12, 2018

New England, which once didn’t have a store, celebrates co-op store’s 11th anniversary

Rural Arts Initiative brings “Visions of Home” to the country

The “Power of Pink” takes the cake for Trinity Health

North Dakota Nice: Skien plans a Norwegian adventure for MSU choir students

For the past 37 years, Minot, N.D. and Skien, Norway have held “Hands Across the Sea” through a Sister City relationship that includes annual voyages by both communities to keep the Scandinavian cultural heritage alive across generations of North Dakotans. The Hands Across the Sea program is especially important to connecting the younger population directly to Norwegians and the modern Norwegian culture. That’s where Minot State University comes in.

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Nice news of the day – October 10, 2018

Dickinson scores a bullseye with National Dart Association Regional Tournament

Perham parent thanks Fargo Tradehome for treatment of autistic son

Richland-Wilkin volunteers turn out for a Day of Caring

Nice news of the day – October 9, 2018

Three North Dakota schools added to national blue-ribbon list

Volunteers help with fall clean-up at Roosevelt Park Zoo

Story update: 89 veterans participate in Honor Flight

Nice news of the day – October 8, 2018

Almost 100 volunteers surprise Larimer family with home renovation during cancer treatment

Sweet Briar School stays alive with love and learning from educators and 12 families

Vel Rae Burkholder celebrated with AARP’s most prestigious award for community service

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Nice news of the day – October 5, 2018

Long-time Wahpeton teacher Esther Gordon turns 100

Jamestown one of 300 locations nationwide to host Manhattan Short Film Festival

Bismarck State College changes its mission to become North Dakota’s first polytechnic institution

Nice news of the day – October 4, 2018

California artist returns to North Dakota for fourth year to complete latest mural

Hundreds of Spirit Lake students and supporters walk for the prevention of suicide

Over 300 North Dakotans connect to new addiction program in its first week