Everything in the World, in part | February 2, 2022

It was my birthday last Saturday; I turned 42 years old.  I like being 42.  I wish I had been 42 when I was 32, you know what I mean?  Actually, if I’m wishing for things, I’d prefer my 22-year-old body, my 32-year-old years, and my 42-year-old everything else.

You know who wouldn’t have wanted any of that?  Twelve-year-old me.  When I was twelve, I could have written a book called Everything in the World because I knew all of it – and I knew, for a fact, that I was perfection.

Getting somethin’ done | December 1, 2021

My husband, Kyle, is a hockey agent.  My little sister, Erica, is a movie/television casting director.  Both of their jobs are about finding talented people and putting them in the right place(s) to maximize that talent.  As everyone in the world has talent in some shape or form (not just related to acting or men’s hockey), I am going to share the one piece of advice that they both regularly give because it basically works across the board.  And as my talent is stretching a story long beyond its necessity, I shall do that, as well.

Canadian Thanksgiving and Back-Up Beef | October 6, 2021

October 11 is Canadian Thanksgiving.  Or, as they call it in Canada, Thanksgiving.  Canadian Thanksgiving is the exact same thing as American Thanksgiving except that it’s in Canada and on an October Monday and everyone says “Eh” a lot.  Also, Canadians watch Canadian Football on Thanksgiving, not American Football.  (Come to think of it, I don’t know if Canadians ever watch American Football because, as the name suggests, they have their own football league – which, like American Thanksgiving, is the same but also slightly different.)

The write stuff | April 15, 2021

This week’s story is about writing, and this week’s news is about a big deal of a small town, a leftover lunch program, and a glamorous prom. 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 – July 2, 2020

Happy Almost-4th of July!  Did you know that Prairie Public has created a two-minute video on life in North Dakota in 1776?  You can check it out here: https://bit.ly/2AjDFtq

And you can learn all about the nice things going on in the state voted “The #1 Place to Be in the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse” (cabletv.com) in this week’s news.  Read on, and have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Nice news of the week – June 25, 2020

They may have cancelled their regular season programming, but did you know Frost Fire Theater will be putting on four virtual 40-minute original musical comedy shows on YouTube, starting July 25?  Check them out here: http://www.frostfirepark.org.

And did you know this week’s news has a virtual fishing tournament (this weekend!), a next-gen hog farm, and Gardar?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – June 4, 2020

Did you know the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies are performing live every Friday on Facebook?

And did you know this week’s news features an Employee of the Month, a poetry contest for high schoolers, and free ice cream?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – May 28, 2020

Did you know Ellen DeGeneres has named Inkster’s Katie Ralston one of the country’s top 100 educators?

You can learn all about this awesome Midway Public Schools’ pre-K teacher in this week’s news – which also features a cemetery rebirth, a backyard concert, and more.  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 – February 6, 2020

Happy Birthday to Minot’s Norma Hanson, who turned 100 years old on February 1! Did you know this week’s news is about the Winter Deaflympics, the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, the Story of the Week – and much more? Read on.

Nice news of the week – January 30, 2020

Congratulations to Mrs. North Dakota International Melanie Iverson and Miss North Dakota International LeAnne Brydl!  Did you know this week’s news is about an enthusiastic reader, a field full of helpers, the Story of the Week – and much more?  Read on.

Nice news of the day – October 1, 2019

Did you know Clementine Buzick and her quilting machine, named Elvis, are national quilting celebrities? You can learn more in the link.

And did you know today’s North Dakota Nice news is about busy bees, the Stave Church, and clean water. Read on.

Nice news of the day – September 5, 2019

Did you know North Dakota has been named the hardest-working state in America?

And did you know today’s North Dakota Nice news is about a high school student looking to bake 200 loaves of bread (and needs some help), taking a moment to stop and look at the stars, and a contentious jersey? Read on.

Nice news of the day – September 3, 2019

Looking for a way to get back to your Scandinavian roots? Norsk Hostfest is looking for volunteers. Read more in today’s news.

And speaking of today’s North Dakota Nice news, there’s also stories about an awesome 8-year-old and Peggy Lee. Read on.

Nice news of the day – August 21, 2019

Did you know Ralph Nosbusch of Devils Lake was recently presented a national Quilt of Valor in recognition of his service in WWII?

And speaking of notable seniors, today’s North Dakota Nice news is about a helpful couple out of Devils Lake, a centenarian Air Force unit, and Elder Care out of Dickinson. Read on.

Nice news of the day – June 12, 2019

Did you know tomorrow (June 13-16) begins Fort Union Trading Post’s annual Rendezvous – with 100 historical re-enactors demonstrating 19th century techniques such as blacksmithing, beaver skinning, and frontier cooking? Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2I5DuTT

And did you know today’s news is about an orangutan named Taluken, a BIG baby shower, and friendly neighbors? Read on.