Nice news of the day – July 9, 2019

Did you know that not one, but TWO North Dakota students got a perfect score on the ACT this year?  Congratulations to Millicent Schwartz of Grand Forks and Seth Benson of West Fargo!

And speaking of awesome people, today’s news is about summer camp, FARRMing, and beautiful Hatton.  Read on.


Camp Recreation in Richardton is an awesome summertime experience geared for North Dakotans with learning disabilities. (KX Net)

Interested in organic FARRM(S)ing?  Look no further. (KVRR)

The Hatton Beautification Committee sounds like the loveliest group of people ever. (Grand Forks Herald)

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.

The students at Richardton-Taylor (and the surrounding community, of course) raised thousands of dollars for a classmate injured in a car accident. (Dickinson Press)

“Hippology” means “study of the horse,” and the North Dakota 4H hippology team won big at the Western National Roundup in Denver. (Pierce County Tribune)

“Beautiful Badlands” found a copy of the 2002 North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame cookbook and posted some of the highlights – marinated racooon, anyone – for your cooking pleasure. (Beautiful Badlands)

Nice news of the day – September 24, 2018

Williston Dog Jog a barking good time (Williston Herald)

The Mondak Animal Rescue, a Williston non-profit animal advocate and “lost and found,” hosted the 20th annual Williston Dog Jog to raise money to help homeless animals with placement and vet care.  The Jog featured inflatables, face painting, a pet costume contest and, of course, a host of furry friends.

Fargo community lifts up baby in need of a liver transplant (Valley News Live)

Jordan Dravitz was diagnosed with a rare and serious liver disease at 8-weeks old.  Now 7-months old, she has received the transplant, as well as thousands in financial support from people in and around Fargo to help with the medications and treatment.

North Dakota cemeteries preserve Germanic iron crosses (Herald Courier)

Cemeteries in Mandan, Balta, Orrin, Hague, Zeeland, Richarton, Strasburg, Belfield, Killdeer, Rugby, Selz, and Harvey are diligently preserving dozens of century-old iron crosses associated with Germans from Russia.  Said Tim Kloberdanz, identified by the Herald-Courier as the leading wrought iron cross expert, “I was most impressed because it has such exquisite examples of iron cross workmanship, and there’s just in my mind no doubt that you find artistic works in [the St. Vincent’s Catholic Church] cemetery.”

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