Nice news of the week – May 7, 2020

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.


Grand Forks’ Tom Brosseau is creating “The Great American Folk Show” and one of his first guests is Marilyn Hagerty. (Fargo Forum)

An electric wheelchair is bringing music and nostalgia into the rooms of residents at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson. (Dickinson Press)

The Minot Zoo is offering their Mother’s Day special for the entire week to allow people to see the baby animals without fear of crowds. (Minot Daily News)

Who wants to party?  Hayden’s Art Party! (Fargo Forum)

I’m so impressed at how North Dakotans are doing whatever they can to show their love. (KFYR TV)

Mandaree’s Skye Hall has sewed hundreds of free masks for area healthcare professionals, elders, and the community-at-large on the Fort Berthold Reservation, and how now taken her skills nationwide to support the Navajo Nation – and in bonus kindness, much of her work is subsidized by donations. (Minot Daily News)

Congratulations to Grand Forks fifth-grader Brody Schneider for being named North Dakota AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year! (Grand Forks Herald)

NDSU is holding it’s annual fashion show, and you are invited. (KVRR)

Miss your group workouts?  Consider taking a cue from Mariah Prussia (and taking advantage of the beautiful weather) and holding your classes outdoors. (KVRR)

Congratulations to the six North Dakota middle schoolers, including Mandan’s Trinity Pitzer, for being recognized for their interest in STEM! (KX Net)

Obviously, #ShareThePositivityND is right up my alley. (Grand Forks Herald)

Fargo’s Paradox Comics-N-Cards hosted a virtual comicon of sorts for its community. (KVRR)

Prairie Rose Principal Nicole Weiler has created a #flatprincipal (on the same lines as the book “Flat Stanley”) to send some 2-D love to her students. (Dickinson Press)

The sidewalk outside the Williston Public Library is now as colorful as the books within. (Williston Herald)

Nice news of the day – August 27, 2018

Harriet Goodiron, mother of Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron, named 2018 Gold Star recipient (Grand Forks Herald)

On September 10 at the Minot American Legion’s 2nd annual Gold Star Mothers and Family Day, Harriet Goodiron of Mandaree will be named as North Dakota’s 2018 Gold Star Mother of the Year. Goodiron’s son, Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron, died in combat while with the North Dakota National Guard in Afghanistan on November 23, 2006.

Annual Wahpeton exhibition celebrates rural art (Wahpeton Daily News)

Nick Roehl, Penny Meyers, Shundiin Green, Karen Bakke, Barbara Benda Nagle, Michelle Roise, and Jon Offutt are the winners of the Red Door Art Gallery and Museum’s annual rural art exhibition.  John House, who painted a piece entitled “Ready Dad?”, was named Best in Show.  The juried competition awarded cash prizes, and attendees were able to vote for Best in Show.

‘A friend’ preserves “friendly, happy corner of Medora” (Bismarck Tribune)

Harold and Sheila Schafer spent most of their lives transforming Medora – by renovating properties such as the Rough Rider Hotel and Ferris Store, promoting the Medora Musical, and through a substantial donation to the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation – and did so from the front porch of their historic log cabin. Thanks to an anonymous financial donor and donated building services, Harold and Sheila’s cabin has been preserved.  In addition to necessary exterior and window improvements, the floors have been replaced after the pipes burst last year.  The donations equal approximately $50,000.