When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was an obscure little indie film called The Wizard of Oz. In it, a girl named Dorothy is transported out of her home state of Kansas via tornado, dropping generally into the magical country of Oz, and literally onto the head and torso of the Wicked Witch of the East. Dorothy is eager to return to Kansas (presumably to avoid both manslaughter and theft – she walks off with her victim’s shoes – charges) and is given instructions to do so by visiting an entity named “The Wizard” located in a single-building casino-esque metropolis called The Emerald City.
This week’s story is about ranch dressing, and this week’s news is about pen pals, teen suicide prevention, and a food pantry vegetable garden. Read on.
This week’s story is about my journey to become a fairy princess, and this week’s news is about bracelets, books, and Boy Scouts. Read on.
This week’s story is about Hockey Moms, and this week’s news has free food, free braces, and and a shipping-container-turned-cabin built with free materials. Read on.
This week’s story is about Kyle, and this week’s news has happy wooden trees, cozy kids, and lots of dogs. Read on.
This week’s story is about a trip to Bar Harbor, and this week’s news is about a red panda named Bo, a fundraiser named Danette, and a teacher named Jo. Read on.
This week’s story is about a memorable trip to the Minneapolis airport, and this week’s news is about a daily song, Gifts for Grandparents, and a free holiday cookbook. Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for reading North Dakota Nice!
This week’s story is about my furnace, and this week’s news is about National Adoption Month, three honorary deputy sheriffs, and some young ornament makers. Read on.
This week is the story of my family’s sofishticated trip to Icelandic State Park, and news about a lifesaving mattress purchase, a 48-hour relief group, and a course-setting hole-in-one. Read on.
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.
Well, shucks! The Emerado Corn Feed may have been cancelled, but they are still giving away an a-maize-ing amount of free corn this weekend. Details are in this week’s North Dakota Nice news. Read on.
Did you know there are three astronomy clubs in North Dakota (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Bismarck) that offer viewing nights, star parties, and stargazing programs – and welcome visitors?
And did you know this week’s news is all about beautiful manicures, beautiful rocks, beautiful chalk art, and beautiful neighbors? Read on.
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.
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.
If you like country music, tune onto the Great Plains Food Bank Facebook page tonight at 7:00 pm for a concert by Dakota Bay in support of North Dakota’s food bank.
And if you like nice news, you’re going to love what’s up this week – including a musical wheelchair, an online fashion show, and #ShareThePositivityND. Read on.
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.
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.
It’s time for the first Nice News of the Week! Did you know the New Rockford-Sheyenne School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence?
And did you know this week’s news has a well-placed mirror, a Blessing Bank, the Story of the Week – and many more acts of North Dakota Nice? Read on.
Did you know the Leach Public Library had a record number of socks – 877 pairs, up from 556 last year – donated for their annual Sock Tree to help men, women, and kids with the Three Rivers Crisis Center stay warm?
And did you know today’s news is about boxing, books, and beautiful voices (aka, the Story of the Week)? Read on.
Did you know Jocelyn Burdick was North Dakota’s first female U.S. Senator? She held her seat in 1992, and just passed away at the enviable age of 97. (Heidi Heitkamp is the second woman to serve.)
And did you know today’s news is a post-Christmas roundup of nice holiday news – including international gifts, free hotel rooms, a pile of cookies, and the Best Christmas Ever? Read on.