The only surprise here is that we’re not #1: North Dakota is the third-best state in the country to raise a family, according to WalletHub. And other things that are great here: Minot State students, non-traditional graduates, and a Rainbow Baby. Read on.
I’ve had a lot of sugary goodness this week in the nice news, but did you know that North Dakotans have a lower prevalence of diabetes than the rest of the U.S.?
And guess what else – today’s nice news is about bite-sized books, able giving, and good karma. Read on.
Did you know there are 30 “Be Nice,” “Be Kind,” “Be Polite,” and “Have a Great Day” billboards by Newman Signs around North Dakota, and they have been around for over 30 years?
And did you know that today’s nice news is all about amazing North Dakota kids? Read on.
If you’ve driven on the Enchanted Highway, you have seen Gary Greff’s sculptures – but did you know they are the world’s largest scrap metal art?
And did you know that today’s nice news is about a grocery store, a food pantry, and a class of 4th-graders? Read on.
Mr. Bubble is the #1 bath product in the U.S. – probably because it was invented in North Dakota by Harold Schafer.
Also things that make North Dakota special: a 17-year old bowling entrepreneur, a 13-year old horseshoe artist, and a Badlands moviemaker – all in today’s nice news. Read on.
Last summer, 87% of the out-of-state tourism visitors came to North Dakota for a fossil dig.
Learn more about that dig, a group of amazing fourth-graders (and a duck!), and a husband and wife looking to make it easier to farm in cold weather in today’s nice news. Read on.
Not just North Dakota Nice: there is a website that predicts aurora sitings: http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/
Just for North Dakota: a Minot truck driver, a weekly feature on awesome high schoolers, and a food shelter looking for donations. Read on.
In 1887, North Dakotan David Henderson Houston invented a camera. He named it by scrambling the first four letters of Dakota and adding a “K” to make Kodak. He later sold the rights of the Kodak camera to George Eastman.
And with that, here are today’s nice stories about other awesome North Dakotans. Read on.
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
Monte Yellow Bird and Butch Thunder Hawk exhibit Indian Ledger art in Bismarck
Kat Socks releases children’s book about a “flood dog”
Linda Renaud discovers love of watercolor wax batik after cancer diagnosis
Topping the nation, 91% of North Dakota middle and high schools have lunchtime salad bars
Susan Kolstad finds a new type of teaching with Survivorship Program
“Everything stays local with Dickinson people helping Dickinson people;” Bakken Inflatable 5K raises money and spirits
North Dakotans aren’t known for wearing our hearts on our sleeves – which is why it’s so important that we are constantly looking for new or unique ways to connect with and support one another. Enter Dickinson Fit Moms, a fantastic Facebook group for western North Dakotan parents created to help one another stay mentally healthy by encouraging and aiding one another through #momlife.