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HAMC studies options for new hospital

Upkeep costs for aging hospital infrastructure and missed opportunities for Medicare reimbursements make a strong case for a new Heart of America Medical Center, according to information provided by CEO Erik Christenson. Christenson said a steering committee would meet April 7 to “suggest the next course of action” for the hospital. Seven members of the Rugby area community, three members of the hospital board of directors and three board-appointed employees will make up the steering committee. Christenson said the idea of a new hospital began “with the strategic plan we did ...

Local Sports

CNDC answers questions for Lady Panthers

If Rugby High School girls’ track and field coach Bill Jansen had any questions about how the future looked for their 2021 season, a first-place finish at the CNDC Indoor Invitational answered a few. “There’s a question mark as to who’s the competition and what kind of competition ...


Dora Diepolder, John Diepolder

Private Mass of Chris- tian Burial will be held for 90-year-old Dora Diepolder and 62-year-old John Diepolder who died January 2nd and January 5th, respectfully, on Sa- turday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Wil- low City with public ...



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

Where to get vaccination info without internet access

Kathi Schwan, West Fargo, AARP ND State President As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in North Dakota, people without Internet access are asking where they can get vaccination information and how they get signed up for the vaccine. Getting information to people without online ...