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.
Here’s something interesting for ya – the Bismarck Tribune has been in publication since 1873, and was the first newspaper to break the story of Custer’s Last Stand.
Also interesting: today’s nice news, featuring a bevvy of babies, a beloved coach, and super-nice Bowman. Read on.
Did you know that in 1948, North Dakota raffled off a Dream House in Bismarck by dropping tickets from airplanes? The 5-room, 1-bath house was valued at $20,000 during the raffle and is now for sale for $157,000.
And did you know that today’s nice news is about carbon emissions, All-American football players, and a young rodeo rider? 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.
Did you know that there are more than 350 fishing lakes in North Dakota and, owing to a law passed in 1993, you can fish year-round?
And guess what else – there are amazing people in Langdon, Wahpeton, and Grand Forks, all featured in today’s nice news. Read on.
Do you like to sew (or can you wield a scissors)? Do you like kids? Are you ready to start your day off feeling great? Thank you to Mavis Fayette for this wonderful story about a group of volunteers working wonderfully to make surgery more comfortable for children. And guess what – the group is recruiting! Read on to learn more.
It may be harvest, but North Dakota is as a green as ever; in fact, North Dakota produces 80x more energy than it uses. Awesome work, wind turbines (and wind)!
Also awesome: some nifty facts about our lovely state, and a bountiful garden. Read on.
Contrary to my own personal belief, North Dakota’s state beverage isn’t ranch dressing – it’s milk! North Dakota produces nearly 40 million gallons of milk annually.
And speaking of milk (and ranch, and food in general), today’s nice news is all about combating hunger…and preserving history. Read on.
In a state full of exceptional educators, it’s hard to put into (grammatically-correct, structurally-accurate) words what makes a teacher truly outstanding. However, at the 2018 Grand Forks Public Schools Teachers Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a few common traits rose to the top. Compassionate and attentive. Enthusiastic. Expecting the best. Encouraging.
Going home after a hospital stay can be scary – What does this pain mean? Am I taking my medications properly? Is something wrong? – which is why Altru Health System created the Home Visits program. Home Visits connects nurses, residency doctors, respiratory therapists, and paramedics to recently-discharged patients to make sure the patients continue to improve after hospital care. This crucial service is not covered by insurance – and so, to ensure it can remain totally free to patients, a team of community volunteers came together to raise funds to not just pay for, but grow, Altru’s Home Visits program.