Nice news of the day – December 13, 2019

There’s something in the water: FOUR women in Ashley recently celebrated their 100th birthdays!

And there’s all sorts of happy things in the news today – about two buddies in Wishek, a Doorstop Library, and the cutest Story of the Week.  Read on.

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Nice news of the day – December 6, 2019

It’s time for the annual Airmen Cookie Drive in Minot!  The goal is to deliver 1,200 dozen cookies to first-term airmen.  If you are willing and able to bake, cookies can be dropped off December 10-13 at the Minot Chamber of Commerce.

And it’s time for today’s news – about Grandpa Gump’s Christmas Store, Elina Aggarwal’s fundraiser celebration, and Vonnie Doone’s quilting bee.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 3, 2019

Did you know thousands of wreaths – donated by sponsors and placed by volunteers – will be laid on December 14 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan?  If you want to donate one of the wreaths next year, check out the link in today’s news.

And speaking of today’s news, it also has a welcoming Mandan-er, and a full FargoDome.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – November 19, 2019

Congratulations to 6’10” North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godread, who has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s Tallest Politician!

And hey, do you know what patriotic donuts, books for little kiddles, and Narcan have in common? They are all in today’s news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – November 18, 2019

Did you know Wahpeton is celebrating its 150th birthday with a parade of lights and fireworks show on November 29 and 30?

And did you know today’s news is about four brothers, a problem at a YMCA that was fixed by Facebook, and Veterans Day celebrations? Read on.

Nice news of the day – November 12, 2019

Did you know North Dakota turned 130 years old last week? North Dakota was admitted as a state in the union at 3:40pm on November 2, 1889.

And did you know today’s news is about eyeglasses, toilet paper, and pit bulls? Read on.

Nice news of the day – October 8, 2019

Did you know North Dakota has the highest percentage of businesses owned by millennials in the U.S.?

And speaking of Millennials, today’s North Dakota Nice news is about growing our own entrepreneurs, a nationwide pilot program here at home, and welding women. Read on.

Nice news of the day – August 2, 2019

Last year, 1.3M tourists visited North Dakota’s state parks and events. Did you know the state is on track to exceed those numbers this year?

And did you know today’s news is about budding entrepreneurs, helpful hands – and, of course, the story of the week? Read on.

Nice news of the day – July 25, 2019

Since bee colony numbers are way down across the country, North Dakota is picking up the delicious slack – leading the nation in honey production. You can learn more at https://beeinformed.org/.

And you can learn more about the nice people of North Dakota in today’s news – about PB&J sandwiches and not one, but two farm days. Read on.

Nice news of the day – July 10, 2019

Did you know 14 North Dakota schools have signed up to start an esports (competitive video gaming) team this fall?

And did you know today’s news is all about numbers: $500, 100 helping hands, and 1 life saved. Read on.

Nice news of the day – July 3, 2019

Did you know that a outreach exhibit from the North Dakota Museum of Art is traveling around North Dakota to showcase 100 year-old photography? You can see it now at The Spirit Room in Fargo.

And if you’re going to be in or around Mandan tomorrow, today’s news has something for you to do. Read on.

Nice news of the day – July 2, 2019

Did you know that the Minot Symphony Orchestra hosts an annual Secret Garden Tour, at which members of the orchestra play for visitors at seven beautiful private gardens – and this year’s event is July 10?

And did you know today’s news is about a big birthday party, a school district solution, and a redesignation? Read on.

Nice news of the day – June 24, 2019

Did you know the Upper Missouri Valley Fair starts June 26, and will feature over 700 projects by Williams County 4H’ers – including a Rube Goldberg contest to put a quarter in a piggy bank?

And today’s news – about a free fishing day, helping arms, and a new support group – was so nice that I added a bonus story to make it even nicer! Read on.

North Dakota Nice: #SayYESS

One of the many reasons it’s great to be a North Dakotan is knowing that you live in a community that cares about you. Introducing YESS (Youth Empowering Social Status) – a brand-new organization that brings together young people with and without disabilities to build peer relationships and make sure no one is left behind.

Board President Erin Pasley kindly offered to give us a little insight on what the community is doing to #sayYESS. Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 18, 2019

Did you know that athlete Jan Moser of Mandan and coach Cindy Schopper of Valley City are in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games?

And did you know today’s news is all about sports – wheelchair basketball, Taekwondo, and track-and-field? Read on.

Nice news of the day – March 13, 2019

Did you know this is the third year that the Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has been open for the winter, and you can see cool animals such as Amur tigers, leopards, camels, and pandas? (And fun fact – it’s too cold for the Zoo’s penguins.)

And did you know today’s news is about an award-winning educator, a photographer raising autism awareness, and a whole lotta wheat? Read on.

Nice news of the day – February 21, 2019

Did you know that a bill to change the North Dakota state flag, which closely resembles the U.S. Coat of Arms, was defeated in 1953?

And did you know today’s nice news is about twin sisters, an amazing birthday boy, and North Dakota’s women’s wrestling team? Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 21, 2018

As we head into Christmas week, take a few minutes to thank a farmer – because holiday or no holiday, rain or shine, animals need care.

And speaking of being thankful, today’s nice news is all about North Dakotans going above and beyond to share the love. Read on.