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County, townships to discuss road closures

January 6, 2017 Due to excessive snow from winter storms, the Board of County Commissioners and representatives from organized townships began talks on snow removal options. more »»

Block named December volunteer of the month

January 6, 2017 In an ironic twist of fate, Shelley Block has been named December’s Volunteer of the Month. As it was Block’s idea to start ‘Volunteer of the Month,’ she laughed when she learned of her nomination. more »»

Rugby born engineer named to prominent “40 Under 40” list

January 6, 2017 Andy Bartsch, 36, has been named on Prairie Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” a list of accomplished individuals in their careers and communities. more »»

Teenagers in service: the life of a Mormon Missionary

January 6, 2017 At 19 years old, teenagers are often found in their first year of college, hanging out with friends, sleeping all day and staying out all night. It is less common to find 19-year-olds awake at 6:30 a. more »»

Rugby Jaycees Christmas lights contest winners

December 30, 2016 1st place: Robert Strong (215 2nd St. SE) 2nd place: Stan Pierson (34A Country Rd.) 3rd place: Jeremy & Jamie Wald (822 4th St. more »»

Scratch & Win winners

December 30, 2016 Rugby’s annual Scratch & Win was held throughout this past month. Tickets for prizes were available at Thrifty White Drug, 3rd Street Station, St. more »»

2016: Year in review

December 30, 2016 As we look forward to 2017, here are some of what made headlines in 2016. JANUARY • Firefighters respond to a house fire at 624 5th St. SE. No injuries were reported but a dog was killed in the fire. more »»

21st Century Cures Act signed into law, affects rural hospitals like HAMC

December 23, 2016 President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Tuesday, December 13. more »»

Commission declares disaster in county

December 23, 2016 At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Pierce County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a disaster declaration for the county. more »»

First International Bank and Trust Update

December 23, 2016 First International Bank and Trust is on its way to a June/July 2017 grand opening. While the original opening date was set for May 2017, setbacks have stemmed from cold weather and winter storms. more »»

Court is now in session

December 23, 2016 Duane D. Bienek, of Warren, Minn., pleaded guilty to two counts of issuing check/draft without sufficient funds or credit – a Class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay $222. more »»

“Santa” to stop by HAMC on Christmas Eve night

December 23, 2016 Heart of America Medical Center residents are in for a Christmas surprise after a donation from the Willow City First Lutheran WELCA. more »»

Like father, like son

December 23, 2016 Kirby Harmel started working for John Deere in Rugby in 1995 as a salesman. That same year, he also became a father to his first son, Ryan. more »»

209 Paintings

December 23, 2016 The walls of a new store in Rugby are lined with intricate designs, from quotes to cactus depictions. And there is one person responsible for it. more »»

Miglers win SCD achievement award

December 16, 2016 Congratulations to Dave & Cindy and Ryan & Amanda Migler, who were selected for the 2016 Pierce County Soil Conservation District Achievement Award for their accomplishments and their contribution... more »»

News Briefs

December 16, 2016 Project Joy wraps up Rugby Lions Project Joy wrapped up distribution of Christmas gifts to needy families in the Rugby Area at Dakota Farms Banquet Facility. more »»

Farm Credit Services to move locations

December 16, 2016 Farm Credit Services is moving locations on January 7. The larger building will allow for Farm Credit Services and Schaan Crop Insurance to be together in one location. more »»

County board reorganizes, elects members to various boards

December 16, 2016 Last week, during a meeting rescheduled due to weather, the Pierce County Board of County Commissioners reorganized; electing members to serve on various county boards. more »»

Rugby School Board discusses decrease in funding

December 16, 2016 The Rugby Public School District’s total funding is down approximately $30,000 from this time last year due to unforeseen circumstances, according to District Superintendent Mike McNeff. more »»

Crain named CEO of Bremer

December 16, 2016 The new chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation is a former Rugby resident. Jeanne (Heilman) Crain was chosen to be the new CEO by Bremer's board of directors on Nov. more »»



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