Nice news of the day – October 2, 2018

Against odds, North Star Farms grows North Dakota peanuts (MyNDNow)

Marvin Baker likes to grow against the grain.  North Star Farms, located in Carpio, has planted tobacco, cotton, okra, peaches – and, for the past 13 years, peanuts.  This year North Star Farms put in 1,300 plants and harvested all of them by hand.  On his personal blog, Marvin said he is going to try cranberries and marshmallow in the coming years.

Walcott’s four stop signs get a musical upgrade (Fargo Forum)

While it’s against the law to deface a stop sign, law enforcement in Walcott are giving a pass to an anonymous music lover who added song lyrics to the city’s four stop signs.  Lyrics include: STOP (collaborate and listen), STOP (hammer time), STOP (in the name of love), and (don’t) STOP (believing).

Fargo’s Dave Currier comes in second in Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Race (Bismarck Tribune)

Held every two years, the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Race – according to its website – is the most difficult antique endurance race in the world.  Racers must use bikes manufactured (and still appear original) before 1928 to ride from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon.  Dave Currier placed second among 100 riders, and was assisted along the way by his wife, Kay, a co-worker, and two friends.

photo by Radu Marcusu