Nice news of the day – October 25, 2019

Congratulations to UND faculty member Susan Felege, who has been named Advisor of the Year by the national Wildlife Society for the SECOND time in three years!

And Happy Friday!  Today’s news is about a ton (more like 3.5) of donations, Bill Brien, and the Story of the Week.  Read on.


I’m Jewish, and one of our charges is to leave a corner of our “field” for anyone who is hungry to come and take it.  GleaND is doing exactly that in Fargo – and taking what they collect (so far it’s 7,000 pounds) to the Great Plains Food Bank. (Bismarck Tribune)

Bill Brien has used his artistic skill to donate more than $4,000 to the Bismarck Cancer Center in honor of his late wife, Geri. (KFYR TV)

Story of the Week: This is SO COOL.  I’m not going to tell you what it’s about because it’s a short story and you should read it.  Okay, I’ll tell you one thing – it’s located in Huff. (Bismarck Tribune)

Nice news of the day – September 24, 2019

Did you know the Minot State University Summer Theatre attracted an amazing 12,000 audience members and sold out all 10 of its “Beauty and the Beast” performances?

And did you know today’s news is about colorful corn, lovable bees, and shopping?  Read on.


You know that pretty (and sweet) colorful corn called Indian corn?  It’s a labor of love that takes over 100 days to grow, and so here is the story of the only (current) Indian corn farmer in Morton County. (Bismarck Tribune)

I’m loving all of these bee stories this summer!  Here’s another one about teaching 6th graders about our state’s favorite pollinators.  Also, check out this line from the article: “In ancient Egypt, for example, if the beekeeper died, someone from his family would go out, lay a hand on the hive, and gently tell them of the keeper’s death. They would also reassure them that a new beekeeper will care for them. They don’t need to fly away and find a new home.” (Williston Herald)

My mother-in-law LOVED chotchkies, and so I bet she would have had quite the time in the Edinburg General Store. (Grand Forks Herald)