Nice news of the week – April 16, 2020

Dust off the ol’ sewing machines: Did you know that area senior centers and nursing homes are looking for homemade masks for seniors and non-medical personnel?  Donate today!

And did you know this week’s news is about a movie made of toilet paper, a rolling car show, and random acts of art.  Read on.


While out delivering newspapers, Fargo’s Richard Wyman saved the life of a man who accidentally drove his truck into freezing water. (Grand Forks Herald)

Over a dozen people have joined Minoters Jeremy and Crystal Almond and Zac and Amanda Keller to make 3D printed medical masks to donate to Trinity Health. (Minot Daily News)

After his mom put out a sign asking for good wishes, Max Olsen celebrated his 8th birthday with the Williston Police and Fire departments. (Williston Herald)

A group of MSU professors created a non-profit called “dream BIG Green Schools” and is going to plant a community garden to teach the community about traditional Ojibwe, Lakota, Dakota, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and MHA Nation gardening techniques. (Minot Daily News)

The Dickinson Public Library is now taking to the mailbox to bring books to its readership. (Dickinson Press)

The Shack on Broadway in Fargo gave out 250 meals on Easter. (KVRR)

If you love classic cars, you’re going to love this. (Minot Daily News)

Three Fargo businesses are brewing All Together beer to raise money for hospitality workers who have been laid off. (KVRR)

Congratulations to Chris and Joshua Rosebrough, a Grand Forks father-son movie-making duo, for making an award-winning movie about toilet paper. (Grand Forks Herald)

Fargo’s Mark Lindquist will be streaming good vibes – including motivational speeches and mental wellness health – 10 hours a day, every day on Positivity Lives Here. (KVRR)

Happy 100th birthday to Minot’s Earl Allen! (KFYR TV)

A new way to spread cheer: random acts of art. (Fargo Forum)

Did you know that you can buy a coffee or a pastry for a Sanford healthcare worker through the Mighty Missouri Coffee Company? (Mighty Missouri Coffee Company)

The photo in today’s post was taken by Steve Silverman. It is called “Queen of the Badlands,” and was taken in Little Missouri State Park in western North Dakota.

Nice news of the day – May 10, 2019

Did you know that North Dakota is leading the country in oxygen-based therapy for brain injury recovery, and have started studying it as it relates to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and MS? Check out the details here.

And did you know today’s news is about a new leg, yellow roses, and bicycles.  Read on.


Wahpeton High School student Jacob Petermann has a new leg thanks to the Little Buddy Foundation. (Bismarck Tribune)

The Zonta Club gives out yellow roses to community volunteers. (Wahpeton Daily News)

The Great American Bike Race is helping a Twin Buttes boy recover from West Nile Virus. (KFYR TV) (KX Net)