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– Clarence Lee Counts, Jr., Dunseith, pleaded guilty to a B misdemeanor charge of driving while license privilege is suspended or revoked. Northeast Judicial District Court Judge Michael Hurly ordered Counts to pay $250 in court fees. Counts also pleaded guilty to an A misdemeanor charge of ...

JDA delves into procedures in brief regular meeting

Although the Rugby Job Development Authority’s May 12 regular meeting was brief, it sparked questions about agency procedures and discussions on several topics for board members. Most of the board’s questions stemmed from purchasing and bidding procedures used by the City of Rugby. The ...

CYO marks unique year with time capsule

Newspaper articles, radio podcasts and masks went into a small metal box May 12 to tell the story of the Little Flower Parish Catholic Youth Organization’s experiences as a group during a global pandemic. The box included other items such as DVDs documenting the CYO’s experiences in ...

Amtrak’s Empire Builder resumes full service through Rugby

Daily passenger train service through Rugby on Amtrak’s Empire Builder will resume Monday, May 24, according to a statement released by Amtrak’s media center recently. The Empire Builder, with a route running from Seattle, Wash., east to Minneapolis, Minn., and Chicago, Ill., will be ...

School board approves raises

The Rugby Public School Board voted May 18 in a special meeting to increase pay for teachers and other staff for the district’s 2022 and 2023 fiscal years. The pay increase amounts to an average 3.33 percent for fiscal year 2022 and 2.79 percent for fiscal year 2023 for teachers. The board ...

American Legion post to hold in-person Memorial Day celebration

The Rugby Clarence Larson American Legion Post 23 announced a return to tradition with an in-person Memorial Day ceremony to be held at the Rugby Memorial Hall May 31 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will include a program and meal as usual, however, according to Post Commander John Gustafson, ...

Montonye to receive Legionnaire of the Year award at annual event

Ron Montonye, veterans service officer for Pierce County, will travel to Minot June 26 to receive the Legionnaire of the Year award for the North Dakota American Legion at the annual department convention. That news would come as little surprise to those who know Montonye through his service ...

Rugby Fire Dept. marks 120 years with pancake breakfast

The Rugby Volunteer Fire Department marked 120 years as a vital part of the community with a pancake breakfast May 16 at the fire hall. Following their tradition of service to others, firefighters served pancakes, kielbasa and eggs in exchange for free-will donations to help others. ...

Rugby Chamber and CVB gear up for busy summer season

The Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for a busy tourist season according to Executive Director Laurie Odden. Odden shared information gleaned from a CVB meeting May 6, where board members learned of new ways for visitors to connect with Rugby and all its offerings. “The ...

Burn ban, roads and campsites top county’s May agenda

Pierce County Commissioners voted to approve new road work, campsite additions and an extended burn ban at their regular meeting held May 4 at the Pierce County Courthouse. The ban, brought before the board by Department of Emergency Services Coordinator Kelsey Siegler, extends from May 4 to ...