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City committees discuss masks, armory, holiday concert and more

The Rugby City Council held its regular monthly committee meetings by phone or online Nov. 18. Committees holding meetings were public works, finance, public safety, buildings and recreation. Jay Kleven of engineering firm AE2S presented updates on the Rugby Armory to the Buildings Committee and offered advice for completing a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant application to fund the repair work on the building, which is more than 50 years old. The firm estimated the cost of the update project at more than $2.8 million. The committee decided to apply for a 100 percent grant ...

Parade of Lights plans updated

Rugby Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Odden has released updated plans for Rugby’s annual Parade of Lights – 2020 style, to be held Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Odden said the parade ...

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Doris Lofthus

Nov. 26, 1929 - Nov. 18, 2020 Doris Marie Lofthus (Tuff) was born on 26 Nov. 1929 at home on her parents’ farm about 9 miles NW Rugby ND. Her parents were William Hamilton Tuff and Eileen Carl Tuff. William was active in North Dakota politics and Eileen’s 27 ...


Thanksgiving in the military

Our national Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrated this coming week. Military personnel serving around the world will be giving thanks in many ways as well. We need to remember all these serving today in our armed forces and be thankful for all they are doing for us. Major holidays such as ...


US Economy needs Congress to act on aid

Many sectors of the U.S. economy continue a slow but steady recovery from the COVID-19 slowdown. By the end of September, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August. But as we and many others have warned, some businesses — and millions of their employees — ...

Letters to the Tribune

Questioning level of care

Donald Bischoff, Rugby The following quote is taken from the column by the county veterans service officer in the September 26 issue of the Tribune: “May we continue the highest level of care for our veterans and their families so it will be the best of any country in the world.” I had ...