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Trottier receives governor’s award for individual achievement in arts

A lifelong devotion to the arts for local radio personality David White Thunder Trottier has sparked recognition from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Trottier is among six “stellar recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Awards for the Arts,” according to a Jan. 6 announcement released by the council. The governor selected Trottier for a category called “Individual Achievement” in the arts. Trottier’s involvement with the arts includes 30 years of service on the NDCA and 22 of those years as council chair. He stepped down from his ...

County hears jail security system updates

The Williston Coyotes skated off the ice at Bottineau Community Arena Jan. 5 with a 7-3 win due in part to three power play goals in the last minutes of their game against the Bottineau-Rugby ...

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Marlene Hoffman

Mar. 13, 1943 - Jan. 7, 2021 Marlene Anne (Ekren) Anderson Hoffman was born to Myron and Myrtle (Haugen) Ekren on March 13, 1943 in Rugby, North Dakota. She died at the age of 77 years on Thurs- day, January 7, 2021 at the Heart of America Care Center in ...


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 ...