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Residents kick up heels at Balta Street Dance

Youngsters, young-at-heart seniors and others of all ages kicked up their heels at the Annual Balta Street Dance held the evening of July 31. Residents blocked off the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue for the event. Attendees parked their cars as far away as Lublin Street or ...

Local bank, Banzai bring financial literacy to area students

As communities see a need for youth to learn money management, First International Bank and Trust in Rugby and other locations is teaming up with Banzai, a program to teach financial literacy in local schools. Rugby First International Bank President Tanner Johnson is the father of three Rugby ...

District Court

– Sonya Baker, Rugby, pleaded guilty to a July 10 A misdemeanor charge of false reports to law enforcement or other security officials before Northeast District Judge Michael Hurly July 19. Baker also pleaded guilty to an A misdemeanor charge of driving under suspension. Hurly ordered Baker ...

County law board meets

Representatives from the City of Rugby and Pierce County held their regular semi-annual law enforcement center meeting the evening of July 26 at the Pierce County Courthouse. Pierce County Commissioners Dave Migler and Mike Brossart attended the meeting along with Rugby City Council Member ...

Rugby-born Special Olympics North Dakota CEO retires

Rugby-born Kathy Meagher, who served as president and CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota retired from her post in early 2021 with a large collection of awards for a lifetime of service. Meagher’s list of honors goes back to her high school years in Rugby, where she stepped on to a career ...

Local produce sells quickly at Farmers Market

Visitors to the Rugby Farmers Market Wednesday, July 21, gathered early near the Northern Lights Tower, hoping to get first dibs on green beans and cucumbers. Vendors said the cukes went quickly. “The first half hour it was really busy,” vendor Karen Christenson said. “If you didn’t ...

Chamber says ‘Thank you’ with picnic

Business owners and members of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce stopped at Merchants Bank Park in downtown Rugby July 22 for the Chamber Business Appreciation Picnic. Chamber board members served up grilled burgers and hot dogs, pasta salad with veggies, chips and drinks for free. “It’s ...

New look coming for Prairie Village Museum exterior

The exterior of the Prairie Village Museum in Rugby will look more like a town from North Dakota’s early days thanks to a remodel project by Wayne’s Construction and area donors. Museum Executive Director Jennifer Willis said the project began with a design by artist Terry Jelsing in 2017 ...

County waterways positive for blue-green algae

Two Pierce County lakes have tested positive for toxic blue-green algae, and officials with the North Dakota State University Extension are on the lookout for more. Tests by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality on Buffalo Lake and Antelope Lake, located in southern Pierce ...