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Veterans, first responders gather to remember 9/11

A small group of veterans from Rugby’s Clarence Larson Post 23 gathered at Memorial Hall with Pierce County Sheriff Josh Siegler, Rugby Police Chief John Rose and Rugby residents to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. With a slight chill in the Saturday morning air, the September 11, 2021 ceremony began at 8:30 a.m., the approximate time when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center 20 years before. Minutes later on that fateful day, a second plane would hit the second tower of the World Trade Center before a third would ...

Lotvedt takes Ward 1 council seat

The Rugby City Council voted to place construction firm owner Neil Lotvedt in a vacant seat on the council Sept. 7 Lotvedt took the Ward 1 vacancy left by former council member Jackie ...

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Joan Hiller

April 10, 1949-Sept. 9, 2021 Joan Hiller, 72, Minot, formerly of Rugby, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, in a Minot Hospital. Joan was born April 10, 1949, at Moorhead, Min- nesota, the daughter of Jerome and Mildred (Solum) Sillerud. She was raised and educated in ...



Letters to the Tribune

Sadness and Pride

Dale G. Niewoehner, Former Mayor It was 58 years ago that Rugby saw its last murder. It was that sad cold winter morning in 1963 that Rugby Police Office Frank Peterson was murdered in the alley. We should be sad about this, but also proud that we hold this long record. We hope to keep ...


District Court

–Kendra Lorraine Hoeger, Minot, pleaded guilty to a Jan. 25 A misdemeanor charge of failure to appear as a witness or produce information before Northeast District Judge Michael Hurly Aug. 30. Hurly sentenced Hoeger to 14 days at the Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center, with ...