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Rugby’s underground, construction proposals discussed by city committees

Public works committee members had glimpses of Rugby’s underground at their committee meeting July 21 at city hall. City Engineer Jim Olson shared results from a camera study of sections of town along Main Avenue, describing problem areas and work done to clear blockages. As he passed photos of crumbling manholes to committee members, Olson said work to televise the northeast corner of Rugby was underway. An odd item reported in the sewer lines was a fiber optic cable apparently driven through the pipe. The information elicited jokes about internet service quality by some committee ...

County law board meets

July 21, 1922-July 15, 2021 Pastor C.A. Tollefson died July 15, 2021 in Far- go, ND. He was born July 21, 1922, to George and Hul- da (Anderson) Tollefson in Plaza, ND. On the ...

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Larry Allen Fjellanger

Jan. 22, 1942-July 22, 2021 Larry Allen Fjellanger, the son of LeRoy and Ade- line (Saterlie) Fjellanger was born on January 22, 1942 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 79 years on Wednesday, July 22, 2021 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, ...



School board reviews fiscal year end, policies

School policies will be gathered together and posted on the Rugby Public School District’s website for easy access, according to information shared by Superintendent Mike McNeff with the school board at their regular meeting July 13. Policies and budget items took up much of the discussion ...

Letters to the Tribune

Promote community pride

Dale Niewoehner, Former Rugby Mayor How beautiful the chamber of commerce hanging flower planters look on the downtown street lamp poles! They really dress up the streets and business fronts. The magic of Vince Mattern makes their hangers really unique. Even with the dry conditions, they are ...



– Brent William Jones, Grand Forks, pleaded guilty to an A misdemeanor charge of failure to appear as a witness or to produce information July 12 before Northeast District Judge Michael Hurly. Hurly ordered Jones to pay $325 in total court fees. – Christopher James Longie, Belcourt, ...