On Special Days | NNoTW December 31, 2020

This week’s story is about cake for lunch, and this week’s news is about a teenage gymnast, a soccer coach, and some lost-and-found Christmas presents. Happy 2021!

The Tempo | NNoTW November 19, 2020

This week’s story is about my Ford Tempo, and this week’s news is about a sensory garden, 1,300 pairs of socks, and a lot of Thanksgiving turkey.  Read on.

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | September 24, 2020

I took the week off of work after my sons started back up at school so that I could, you know, take a nap or get a pedicure or just sit quietly after months of chaos.  By Friday I had yet to accomplish any of those things, and so my husband suggested that we take a bike ride to Thompson, have lunch (and maybe a lunch beer), and then ride back with enough time for me to give napping another try before it was time to pick up the boys at 3:00. [Read on]

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 27, 2020

With school starting up again across North Dakota, let’s take a moment of gratitude for the administrators and teachers are working so hard to make decisions that will keep our kids safe.

And let’s also take a moment to appreciate all of the goodness in North Dakota this past week – including a wagon train of buggies, a barbecue competition, and Lunch Aid. Read on.

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 6, 2020

Time to go sunflower chasing! According to the USDA, more than 20% of North Dakota’s sunflowers are blooming – and you can find a map of the best views at ndtourism.com.

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about restaurant bros, Whispering Oaks, and 100,000 masks. Read on.

Nice news of the week – July 16, 2020

Did you know New York’s Lincoln Center is streaming songs from the musical Carousel – and Grand Forks’ Michael Marcotte is one of the performers? You can check it out here through August: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxRMlv-mwxM

And did you know this week’s news has a warehouse full of Girl Scout cookies, a virtual movie club, and a rare breed of fox.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – June 18, 2020

Did you know Grand Forks is top 10 city to bike in the United States, according to People for Bikes?

And did you know this week’s news is about a suffragist, an amateur chef, and a team of brewers? 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 21, 2020

Congratulations to all of the seniors graduating from North Dakota’s 181 high schools!  As these awesome students begin their next adventure, they may want to take part in Bismarck-Mandan’s Lemonade Day – where young entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to start a business of their own. 

But before you go, check out this week’s news – about a community of t-shirts, a diligent coffee group, and a lot of quilts.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 9, 2020

If you live in or around Grand Forks, Kittsona needs your help to deliver food to children through the end of the school year. 

You can find out how to volunteer in today’s news – which also has a virtual choir, a sidewalk violinist, Sax in the Kitchen, and more!  Read on.

Nice news of the week – April 2, 2020

Did you know that if you are between the ages of 16 and 40, North Dakota wants you – to donate blood at a blood bank?  Blood banks are working to support area hospitals as they prepare for higher COVID-19 numbers, so if you are able, call your local blood bank and set up a socially-distanced appointment!

And did you know that there are so many good people in North Dakota that EVERY story this week’s news is the Story of the Week?  Read on.

Nice news of the week – March 26, 2020

If you are able, take a few minutes today to hang some hearts in your front window for #aworldofhearts – a now-global effort, started by Bismarck’s Mandy Gill. 

You can find more details on #aworldofhearts in this week’s news – which also has dinosaurs, snowmen, music, and the Story of the Week (which is about teachers).  Read on.

Nice news of the week – February 20, 2020

Best of luck to the Capital Ice Chips skating team who are on their way to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Providence, RI for the 10th year in a row!  You can learn all about the Ice Chips in this week’s news – which is also about Zero Waste Week, a Cupcake of the Month, a lifetime of love, and more. Read on.

Nice news of the week – February 13, 2020

Congratulations to Center’s Andy Riehl, who won $27,750 on Wheel of Fortune!  Did you know this week’s news is about a Saturday Night outfit, rural grocery stores, and Miss Amazing?  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.