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Two arrested after high-speed pursuit north of Rugby

Two people have been arrested after a theft at a Rugby business led to a high-speed pursuit in northern Pierce County March 16. A statement from Rugby Chief of Police John Rose said officers were investigating a theft from Home of Economy in Rugby. “Rugby Police attempted to locate a ...

Former Rugby resident turns love of plants into career

A recent Dakota College at Bottineau grad has turned her lifelong love of plants into a career with the help of the college’s horticulture program. Megan Goodell, who described Rugby as her “home base,” grew up in Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Colorado Springs, Colo. Goodell moved ...

District Court

– Jason Ableiter, St. Louis Park, Minn., pleaded guilty to an infraction charge of issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit. Judge Michael Hurly of the Northeast Judicial District ordered Ableiter to pay $166.00 in fees and restitution, due on March 12. – Jerome Joseph ...

Panthers gear up for state

Ahead of the North Dakota High School Activities Association State Basketball Tournament in Minot the weekend of March 20, the Rugby High Panthers fine-tuned their skills in their home gym. Rugby would face the number three-seeded Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier Rebels in the quarterfinals. ...

County burn ban goes into effect

Pierce County commissioners voted unanimously for a burn ban March 16 in a special meeting held in the Pierce County Courthouse. Commissioners Terry Hoffert, Michael Christenson, Mike Brossart and Dave Migler voted to pass the ban on recommendations by the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department ...

Rugby JDA moves closer to naming new director

Members of the Rugby Job Development Authority Board of Directors moved closer to naming a new executive director at their regular meeting held Wednesday, March 10, at the JDA office. Mayor Sue Steinke told the board she had reviewed resumes submitted by candidates before deciding to pursue ...

Release Point Stretch Therapy smoothens out the knots in life

The fascial work Release Point Stretch Therapy in Rugby offers will straighten knots in tissue and relieve pain, but it won’t do a thing for laugh lines or crows’ feet. “Some people hear the word ‘fascial’ and they confuse it with ‘facial,’” said Tamie Bisbee, a stretch ...

‘The Ties that Bind’ brings art, dialogue to Rugby High School

Rugby High School’s cafeteria looks less like a school lunchroom and more like a space in an art museum lately, thanks to a project by students in Terry Jelsing’s art class. Called “The Ties that Bind,” the colorful piece draws attention to the cafeteria ceiling, where a series of ...

Chamber welcomes 106B Images

The Rugby Chamber of Commerce gave an official welcome to 106B Images inside Rugby’s Wild Minds Studio, March 15. Chamber Executive Director Laurie Odden said owner Bailey Nelson “has been in business for awhile, so we finally got around to welcoming her.” “She’s done my kids’ ...