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By Staff | Nov 8, 2019


Seaver receives white coat

Christopher Seaver of Rugby, ND, received his first white coat and stethoscope at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth Campus White Coat Ceremony, held on Friday, August 16, 2019, inside the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that serves to welcome first-year medical students to the profession and reinforce the value of humanism as foundational to medicine. It is during this ceremony when students recite their oath. This sacred pledge dates back hundreds of years and affirms each student to abide by a strong set of ethical standards, commitment to their patients and the utmost quality of care.

Pockets of the coats were filled with notes that were sent in with gifts sponsoring the white coats. These ranged from nostalgic memories from alumni at their ceremony to well wishes from parents for their child. In total, 65 white coats were presented to the Class of 2023, which comprises of twelve future Native American physicians – a historic milestone in our medical school’s history.

– University of


Veterans Day program to be held Monday

The public is invited to a Veterans Day program sponsored by the Clarence A. Larson Post #23 of the American Legion Monday at 10:30 am at the Pierce County Memorial Building.

Brigadier General Jackie A. Huber will speak at the event. Huber was born and raised in North Dakota. The Bismarck resident was recently named Deputy Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard.

A free will offering lunch will follow the event. For more information, call 776-6429.

– Sue Sitter,

Tribune Reporter

Axtman, Walker hit top 5

North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance, based in Jamestown, N.D., announced that Christopher Walker and Zach Axtman, both of Rugby, were top five producers of Supplemental Insurance Premiums for the month of August.

– Farmers Union Insurance

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