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Chamber, CVB welcome new residents, fall season

The Rugby Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors’ Bureau are extending a welcome to new residents, locals and visitors this fall with activities and gift bags. Chamber and CVB Executive Director Laurie Odden said she’s been working with local businesses and clubs to put together ...

Council hears bad news on highway project costs

Rugby City Council members had an unpleasant surprise from an engineering representative working on a long-delayed North Dakota Department of Transportation project on N.D. Highway 3 running through the city at their regular meeting Oct. 4. Donovan Breen of Brosz Engineering, Stanley, ...

Volk receives 2020 HAMC Volunteer of the Year award

Shelley Block, volunteer coordinator at Heart of America Medical Center, describes longtime hospital volunteer Lois Volk as “a kind heart and a faithful soul.” Volk received the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award from HAMC recently at her home in Rugby. In pre-COVID years, Block and HAMC ...

Quiet September for Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office saw a quiet September compared to summer months that had them responding to more than 50 calls. The sheriff’s office responded to 38 total calls for service, with one medical call, five calls for traffic collisions and seven calls to ...

District Court

–Tara Hancock, Minot, pleaded guilty to a B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Northeast Judicial District Courty Judge Michael Hurly ordered Hancock to submit to a chemical dependency evaluation, immediately enroll in a treatment program and complete ...

Board approves school bond measure for Dec. 1 ballot

A $7.8 million bond measure for construction on the Ely Elementary School campus will be on the ballot Dec. 1 after the Rugby Public School board approved bringing it before voters at a special meeting Sept. 22. The unanimous vote came after presentations to the board by directors from ...

District Court

– James Scott Zuck, Rugby, pleaded guilty to an A misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in Northeast District Court at the Pierce County Courthouse Monday, Sept. 20. Judge Michael Hurly ordered Zuck to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and any recommended treatment ...

Wentz asks Rugby’s help to combat COVID

A recent spike in COVID transmission rates has sparked concern among local health officials, and Lake Region District Health Unit Nurse Samantha Wentz is asking area businesses and organizations for help. “Mitigation strategies need to be occurring not just in the schools and medical ...