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Home of Economy opens in Rugby

Rugby’s Home of Economy store opened its doors Sept. 9 to a steady stream of customers eager to see the variety of items the North Dakota chain is famous for. Shelves stocked with birdseed stood a few aisles down from racks of work clothing and gloves. Toward the front of the store, ...

Correction

The Sept. 12 issue of the Tribune carried an article titled, “Details for the November 2020 election in Pierce County.” The article contained instructions for mailing or turning in ballots to the Pierce County Courthouse. Ballots turned in to the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office must be ...

Rugby JDA awarded Main Street grant for economic development plan

The Rugby Job Development Authority has received a grant of more than $28,000 for economic development planning from the North Dakota Main Street Initiative. Copies of the grant award letter were distributed to JDA board members at their regular monthly meeting, held Sept. 9 in the JDA ...

Like others in ND, Rugby employees work hard

An Aug. 31 survey by financial firm Wallet Hub named North Dakota the nation’s hardest working state and employees at some of Pierce County’s top employers agree with the title. City of Rugby Public Works employee Greg Boucher has worked at the city’s water plant for 21 years. He said ...

City council discusses legal matters

Ordinances and legal issues took up most of the discussion at the Rugby City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 3. Local business owners Dawn and David Laughridge appeared before the council to describe a problem created when a prospective buyer of their store, Gryphon Liquors, ...

2020 US Census to wrap up soon

Census enumerators knocking on doors will be a less common sight in Pierce County, thanks to a high response rate for 2020. Louise Dardis, co-chair of the North Dakota Census, said enumerators began going door to door July 30 and will wrap up their counting efforts Sept. 30. “But they’re ...