Nice news of the day – January 7, 2020

Good news in the new year: Did you know North Dakota was ranked the safest place to drive (lowest crash rates) in the country on New Year’s Eve?

And speaking of good driving, today’s news has a nice stat – as well as a sweet ride and a free lunch.  Read on.

A cute follow-up on the custom-built motorized wheelchair made by the Northwood and Hatton robotics team. (Grand Forks Herald)

HOLY COW – an anonymous donor paid of $28,000 in lunch debt for Fargo Public Schools. (KX Net)

In very good news, there were 100 fewer traffic deaths in North Dakota this year (and under 100 total). (Valley News Live)

Nice news of the day – December 4, 2019

Good luck to Miss North Dakota Haley Wolfe as she prepares to compete for Miss America in December!

And check out today’s news – about a handmade wheelchair, a pile of mittens, and a storeful of stickers.  Read on.

I love, LOVE hands-on learning – so I triple-love how the Northwood high school robotics team built a motorized wheelchair for a 4-year-old named Emma. (Grand Forks Herald)

Coffee?  Donuts?  And mittens?  Sounds like a winning combination. (Fargo Forum)

It’s great that Wahpeton students are willing to do this, and it’s great that area liquor stores allow them to do it. (Wahpeton Daily News)

Image via NBC

Nice news of the day – August 31, 2018

Iris Westman is America’s oldest living farmer (Grand Forks Herald)

At 113 years old, Iris Westman is the unofficial oldest living farmer in the country.  Born in 1905, Iris continues her family’s farming legacy in Northwood. The secret to her success? “That’s God’s business. I have eaten properly and lived decently,” she said to the Grand Forks Herald.

Rotary Club of Breckenridge Wahpeton “Fills the Bus” (Wahpeton Daily News)

A green double-decker bus loaded with volunteers and non-perishables roared its way through Wahpeton and Breckenridge collecting donations for the Richland/Wilkin Food Pantry last month. In total, they gathered 275 pounds of food and $440 in cash donations.

Dickinson’s Chalk Walk brings amateur and professional artists to the streets (Dickinson Press)

Cartoon trolls and undersea life festoon the sidewalks of Dickinson following the annual Dickinson Chalk Walk, featuring ice cream, live music, food trucks – and, of course, buckets of creativity. The Chalk Walk is organized by the Parks Department, which provides free chalk and activity guides to attendees.

photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem