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Local suffragette, pioneer honored for work 100 years later

One hundred years after Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, the forgotten grave of a Rugby suffragette received a headstone to honor her work. Millie Logan Holbrook, who was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1883, came to North Dakota in 1902, according to history books published to mark the 75th and 100th anniversary of Pierce County. Local funeral director Dale Niewoehner has had an interest in Holbrook’s story for years and researched her life in Rugby. “I don’t think there’s anyone related to her who lives in the area, ...

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Heart of America Library News

Our community has been very fortunate in that we are in an area that the Covid-19 virus has not had too many damaging effects. There are libraries in the state that have not opened their doors to the public, and we are open with very few restrictions. Let’s keep our community safe…socially ...


Allan Meckle

Apr. 13, 1957 - Sept. 18, 2020 Allan Meckle was born into eternity on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Heart of America Medical Center under the care of hospice and his wife. Allan was born to Walter and Lydia (Gra- bofsky) Meckle on April 13, 1957 in Turtle Lake, ...


Measure #1 solves nothing in higher ed

Proposing to double the size of the Board of Higher Education, Measure #1 threatens to burden the system more than help. This November 3 ballot measure has yet to be explained by its legislative sponsors so it’s merits are still a mystery. Playing in the background we have a 80-year gripe ...


Guidelines for who gets vaccine first needed now

Though there is some dispute over how soon a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public, it appears a few million doses may be ready before the end of this year. There is general agreement they should go to the most vulnerable among us. That is older people with pre-existing ...

Letters to the Tribune

Supporting cattle ranchers in North Dakota

Ryan Taylor, TownerAs a fourth generation cattle rancher and a longtime member of North Dakota Farmers Union, I'm proud to see NDFU standing up for the cattle producers of the state in these extremely stressful times for the beef business.Cattle producers have always wanted to make their living ...