The Apple Tree | March 9, 2022

Last week, the New York Post put up a graphic that identified North Dakota as “the best state at solving Wordle.”  I’m not sure my participation is helping those numbers, but I absolutely love Wordle because I love WORDS.  I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh man you are so deep I hope they have a Nobel Prize for deepness because you would win it” – but listen, some people like sports and other people like collecting decorative spoons and I like words.

Fun to Phone | January 19, 2022

You know what I miss?  Telephones.  No, not the little computers that we take into the bathroom instead of the TV Guide.  Obviously, I’m talking about these beauties:

Camp Bubbe Zayde | August 12, 2021

My children are currently nursing a grandparent hangover after spending a week at my parents’ house at the second-annual “Camp Bubbe Zayde” (Bubbe and Zayde are the Yiddish words for Grandma and Grandpa, respectively).  As you might expect, Camp Bubbe Zayde was a happypalooza – fishing, baseball, Valley Fair, the zoo and the waterpark, and casual texts from my mother that read, “The kids wanted a snack, so we got them two ice cream bars a piece.  They must be growing!”  Of course, there was also teethbrushing and vegetable eating, but even following the rules – such as picking up toys and being kind to your brother – was turned into a game, with the prize being a trip to Dave & Busters.

The Lawn Ranger | March 11, 2021

This week’s story is about the first time I mowed our lawn, and this week’s news is about a new definition of a “LOAN,” a black-footed ferret, and a bunch of North Dakotans competing on a national scale.  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.

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 day – October 2, 2019

Congratulations to Macy Christianson and Amanda Higginbotham, Miss North Dakota and Miss North Dakota Teen, respectively!

And Happy Wednesday! Today’s news is about senior living, single-room schoolhouses, and North Dakota eats. Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 23, 2019

Happy Wednesday! It’s pretty easy to hug a farmer in North Dakota – farms take up nearly 90% of the state. And speaking of hug-worthy things, today’s nice news is about cool electives, helpful hands, and a European cruise. Read on.

Nice news of the day – January 14, 2019

Did you know that donations to the second annual Leech Public Library “Sock Tree” doubled this year? For other stories that’ll rock your socks, check out today’s nice news – about a Cavalier hot spot, a pet-friendly third-grader, and an artist who loves foil. Read on.

Nice news of the day – November 20, 2018

If you’re traveling through North Dakota for Thanksgiving, be sure to stop at the world’s largest buffalo in Jamestown.

And after you’re done taking pictures, read about the Cavalier Thrift Store, the Missouri Slope Emergency Shelter, and Duluth Model in today’s nice news.

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