North Dakota Nice News of the Week | September 24, 2020

I took the week off of work after my sons started back up at school so that I could, you know, take a nap or get a pedicure or just sit quietly after months of chaos.  By Friday I had yet to accomplish any of those things, and so my husband suggested that we take a bike ride to Thompson, have lunch (and maybe a lunch beer), and then ride back with enough time for me to give napping another try before it was time to pick up the boys at 3:00. [Read on]

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | September 10, 2020

There is no better time to be a crazypants than during a pandemic.

From homemade masks to homemade hypochondria, if there has been something to obsessively worry about for the past six months, I’ve had it covered. This has been very lucky for my husband, Kyle, who has been awakened from a dead sleep more than once to answer questions such as [Read on, and the news is in there, I promise]

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.

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.

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 13, 2020

Well, shucks!  The Emerado Corn Feed may have been cancelled, but they are still giving away an a-maize-ing amount of free corn this weekend.  Details are in this week’s North Dakota Nice news.  Read on.

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 6, 2020

Time to go sunflower chasing! According to the USDA, more than 20% of North Dakota’s sunflowers are blooming – and you can find a map of the best views at ndtourism.com.

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about restaurant bros, Whispering Oaks, and 100,000 masks. Read on.

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | July 30, 2020

Are you a new American living in North Dakota? The North Dakota Historical Society is looking for items that represent the journey of today’s international immigrants to be used in a new exhibit. To learn more, check out today’s news.

Nice news of the week – July 23, 2020

Did you know there are three astronomy clubs in North Dakota (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Bismarck) that offer viewing nights, star parties, and stargazing programs – and welcome visitors?

And did you know this week’s news is all about beautiful manicures, beautiful rocks, beautiful chalk art, and beautiful neighbors?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – July 16, 2020

Did you know New York’s Lincoln Center is streaming songs from the musical Carousel – and Grand Forks’ Michael Marcotte is one of the performers? You can check it out here through August: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxRMlv-mwxM

And did you know this week’s news has a warehouse full of Girl Scout cookies, a virtual movie club, and a rare breed of fox.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – July 9, 2020

Did you know that one of North Dakota’s original “Rosie the Riveters” is supporting the effort to award the Rosies the Congressional Gold Medal by making red polka-dot coronavirus masks? 

You can read all about Mae Krier in this week’s news – which also features one of the “Nicest Places in America,” the Three Little Pigs, and the Aquanauts.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – June 18, 2020

Did you know Grand Forks is top 10 city to bike in the United States, according to People for Bikes?

And did you know this week’s news is about a suffragist, an amateur chef, and a team of brewers? Read on.

Nice news of the week – June 11, 2020

Did you know the Medora Musical opens next Friday, June 19?  It’s the 55th season for North Dakota’s world-famous stage show.

And did you know this week’s news features Knock and Wine, “gushies,” a bucket list birthday treat, and more.  Read on.

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 – 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 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.