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First Street residents voice concerns at hearing for elevator propane tank

Concerned residents of First Street in Rugby voiced their concerns over a proposal to locate a 30,000- gallon propane tank in their neighborhood. The hearing was held March 1 at the Rugby Armory. Wearing a T-shirt that read, “First St. Lives Matter,” resident Karen Larson asked questions along with her neighbors about the safety of the tank at a special hearing, where city council members voted to decide on a variance request by the elevator. Larson said she had read online how propane explosions make it possible for objects to melt from their heat 1000 feet away. “Google ...

Council hears upgrades for city

The Pierce County Farm Bureau will celebrate “working together to make agriculture flourish” during North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, March 7-13. Tricia Jundt of the Pierce County Farm ...

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Henry Walter Kurtyka

July 15, 1929 - Feb. 24, 2021 Longtime Towner, North Dakota resident, Henry Walter Kurtyka died Wednesday, Febru- ary 24, 2021 at the age of 91 years at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota. In his last days, his battle with serious medical ...



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 ...