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New commissioner navigates concerns of nepotism


Jessica Sandberg repeats the oath of office just prior to taking her new seat at the commission table. Jacob Orledge — Tioga Tribune Jessica Sandberg raised her right hand and repeated the oath of office, formally being sworn in as Tioga’s newest city commissioner, Monday evening last week. Prior to the swearing-in ceremony, though, Sandberg had to navigate a minefield […]

Long-awaited Mexican eatery opens on Tioga’s north side


Gerardo Gonzalez, Karely Sanchez and Maria Sanchez. Jacob Orledge — Tioga Tribune Mi Ranchito, an authentic Mexican restaurant, opened its doors for the first time Thursday on the corner of Highway 40 and Signal Road in Tioga — in the space previously occupied by a Chinese restaurant. They open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The restaurant is a partnership […]

Tioga police look to bolster staff, seeking two new officers


Corey Murphy The Tioga Police Department is shorthanded again and advertising for two officer positions after Corporal Jared Attanasio took a position with another agency. The two positions include an entry-level police officer to replace Attanasio as well as an experienced law enforcement officer. If both positions are filled Tioga would employ a force of six officers. “Our goal is […]

Hess plant expansion to finish in 2021


The gas plant’s additional capacity was installed last year and now has to be tied in to the plant. File PhotoThe Hess Corporation will be completing the $150 million expansion of the Tioga gas plant this year, though no specific dates have been determined. The expansion was initially scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. Then COVID cases […]

New reporting system for oil spills


North Dakota announced a new streamlined spill reporting system last week to provide easy access to information about environmental incidents. The spill reporting system, in the works since 2018 according to the press release, will allow energy producers and the general public to be on the same page when there is any spill or release of environmentally hazardous materials like […]

Gov. Burgum optimistic for a North Dakota rebound in 2021


The state of the country looks bleak after a tumultuous week of division and a tragic year of sorrow and loss. Yet, less than 24 hours prior to the invasion of the country’s Legislature on Capitol Hill, Gov. Doug Burgum expressed optimism above all else for the future of not just the United States, but the path forward for North […]

Child abuse hotline now operational

The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the state’s 19 human service zones recently announced the launch of a statewide toll-free child abuse and neglect reporting line. Individuals who suspect a child is being abused or neglected in North Dakota should call 833-958-3500, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain Time) to make […]

Icing the rink

Jacob Orledge — Tioga Tribune City workers borrow a fire truck to put the finishing touches on the community center’s ice rink last week…. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Students win FFA jackets in essay contest


Petra Peterson, Allie Wolla, Brooke Vachal, Emma Taylor, Katie Person, Emily Dickinson, McKenna Lesmiester, Grace Fedler and Mandy Oster. Not pictured is Jasmine Minnerup. Jacob Orledge — Tioga Tribune The Tioga FFA has a bright future and a cast of rising stars committed to the organization’s success in the years to come. That commitment was recognized last month when nearly […]

Vast renovation project precedes unique new venture in Tioga


Becky Kingston helps out with the first-floor demolition. Jacob Orledge — Tioga TribuneBecky Kingston picked up the crowbar. Weighed it in her hands. Then she swung it. Her target? The partially demolished drywall in the Main Street storefront she purchased last fall. The plan, Kingston said, is to tear down all the walls and barriers on the first floor of […]


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