Road trip | NNoTW July 8, 2021

Kyle and I just got back from taking our kids on our just-about-annual road trip from Thompson, North Dakota to Ann Arbor, Michigan.  We got there by driving through Minneapolis, Minnesota; Madison (I love Madison), Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Gary, Indiana; and then over into Michigan.  The total distance is somewhere around a billion miles, which translates to roughly fifteen hours of drive time each way.  Each year, I am lulled away from the beautiful, shiny airport and into my poor, overloaded Honda Pilot with personal promises of a stop in Madison (I love Madison) and also by reminding myself, “Once we’re in Minneapolis, we’re basically there” – which is as factually and geographically correct as saying, “Once we’re in New York, we’re basically in Paris.”

We are here to tell you your opinion | NNoTW June 24, 2021

When we were first married, Kyle and I went to the movie theater so often that we took it upon ourselves to create a movie review website, called We Are Here To Tell You Your Opinion.  This website was not borne out of altruism or a desire for fame; rather, we are both oldest children, and it is our God-given right to tell people what to do.  It’s important to understand that absolutely no one in the history of cinema had or has ever asked, “Hey, I wonder what Amanda and Kyle thought of The Grey?”

Soccer | NNoTW May 13, 2021

This week’s story is about soccer, and this week’s news is about a new museum in Antler, recovery after a cow attack, and Tigirlily.  Read on.

The Lawn Ranger | NNoTW March 11, 2021

This week’s story is about the first time I mowed our lawn, and this week’s news is about a new definition of a “LOAN,” a black-footed ferret, and a bunch of North Dakotans competing on a national scale.  Read on.

Nice news of the week – July 23, 2020

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.

Nice news of the day – September 5, 2019

Did you know North Dakota has been named the hardest-working state in America?

And did you know today’s North Dakota Nice news is about a high school student looking to bake 200 loaves of bread (and needs some help), taking a moment to stop and look at the stars, and a contentious jersey? Read on.

Nice news of the day – August 16, 2019

Did you know the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park have not one, but two, Facebook pages with nearly 450,000 followers? You can learn more about them in today’s news.

And speaking of today’s North Dakota Nice news, it also includes hugs and the Story of the Week. Read on.

Nice news of the day – August 6, 2019

Did you know Minot’s Bella Burckhard competed last weekend in the national Miss Amazing Pageant, which “invests in the strengths of girls and women with disabilities?” Bella is North Dakota’s first-ever Miss Amazing.

And did you know today’s North Dakota Nice news is about cruisin’ in cars, savin’ the bees, and Medora Magic – which is (probably) not what you think? Read on.

Nice news of the day – June 5, 2019

Did you know the new season of the Medora Musical kicked off last week?

And did you know today’s news is about an adopted classroom, and other great stuff? Read on.

Nice news of the day – June 3, 2019

Did you know North Dakota farmers plan to plant a record number (4 million) acres this year, according to the US Department of Agriculture?

And did you know today’s news has a good idea for a summer volunteer project? Read on.

Nice news of the day – February 13, 2019

Congratulations to Hankinson’s Abby Post for winning the statewide “Voice of Democracy” contest!

And speaking of big winners, today’s news is about a herd of horse lovers, a schoolful of donors, and…marinated raccoon. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 11, 2018

Guess what? Today is my dad, Steve Silverman’s, birthday!

And guess what else? Today’s nice news is about bowling, unmanned aircraft, and Christmas magic. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 4, 2018

Last summer, 87% of the out-of-state tourism visitors came to North Dakota for a fossil dig.

Learn more about that dig, a group of amazing fourth-graders (and a duck!), and a husband and wife looking to make it easier to farm in cold weather in today’s nice news. Read on.

Nice news of the day – September 9, 2018

First-annual Cowgirls for a Cure raises $35,000 to support local cancer patient services

“The stage is just magical” – Misti Koop, on the 54th season on the Medora Musical

Thirty-two years later, the recipient of a Fargo heart donation celebrates his piece of North Dakota

Nice news of the day – September 4, 2018

Minot cyclist Dave Orem prepares for the National Senior Games

John Wright is the first recipient of the Medora Wish Endowment

“Everyone was just so nice:” UND Law School takes in Arizona Summit students

Nice news of the day – August 27, 2018

Harriet Goodiron, mother of Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron, named 2018 Gold Star recipient

Annual Wahpeton exhibition celebrates rural art

A friend’ preserves “friendly, happy corner of Medora”

Nice news of the day – August 21, 2018

Ward County’s Teacher of the Year “strives daily to make sure kids feel loved, respected, and understood”

Classroom and “Pi Day” dedicated to LRSC Mathematics professor

Bison relocated to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to diversify genetics

Nice news of the day – July 25, 2018

News from Outside ND: North Dakota ranks #5 in well-being poll

‘Every man in the world wants to be a cowboy’: Cowboy Lyle remembered

Bismarck is the 6th best place in the US to rent