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Reader’s Digest selects Watford City for online voting as America’s nicest

WATFORD CITY – Watford City has been named one of 50 finalists in the Reader’s Digest third annual search for “The Nicest Place in America,” a national crowd-sourced effort to uncover places where people are kind and treat each other with respect.
According to the contest’s account of Watford City, newcomers discover that a population explosion couldn’t diminish just how friendly this town is, even after tragedy strikes in the form of a tornado.
Over a submission period of 31 days, Reader’s Digest collected more than 1,000 stories of places across America where people are kind and civility is winning. From these submissions, Reader’s Digest editors and a panel of judges selected 50 places – one for every state. Now, America will vote on which of these finalists will get a cover story in the November issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. Nine others will also be featured.
The complete stories of the finalists, along with the hundreds of other nominees, can be found at rd.com/nicest. Public voting has begun and ends on July 21.
This year’s search brought in a record number of submissions with a final tally of 1,077 stories, nearly three times that of 2018.