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 By John Kelleher    Local    January 26, 2015 

Havre street, sidewalk repairs will be costly

Havre City Council members say they realize that city streets, sidewalks and water and sewer lines are seriously in need of repair. But they were amazed at what the cost would be and are doubtful city residents would be willing to pay for all that ne... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 26, 2015 

City looks at cutting wastewater plant costs

As late as 1950, the city of Havre dumped only slightly treated sewage into the Milk River. It was inexpensive for the city, and once it was dumped in the river, it became Chinook’s problem. Chinook, for its part, dumped its sewage into the river...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 22, 2015

City to debate urban chickens

Some Havre residents would like to see the city allow them to raise chickens in their yards. So far, it looks like the city is reluctant to do that. Havre resident Jacob Lorang said he is considering bringing chickens onto his property, but a city... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 22, 2015

Chamber speakers talk up Havre

The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce introduced its new website, and three speakers extolled the virtues of the community at the Chamber's annual luncheon Wednesday. Chamber Executive Director Debbie... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 21, 2015

Windy Boy wage bill gets hearing

Representatives of labor groups and the needy lined up this morning to testify in behalf of Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s proposal to increase the Montana minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in a hearing before the state Senate’s Business, Labor and... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 21, 2015

State lawmakers at video conference list early accomplishments

For the first two weeks of the Montana Legislature, people have in the organizing phase, but work on key issues should be coming very soon, lawmakers said Tuesday. State representatives Mike Lang, R-Malta, and Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, along with stat...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 21, 2015

Havre drops Highway 2 membership

Havre City Council has dropped its membership in the Highway 2 Association, the citizens group that advocates for expansion of U..S. Highway 2 to four lanes. Council vote 6-1 Tuesday night against renewing its membership. Only Councilman Brian... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 20, 2015

Havreites back Bullock's health plan

A Havre woman was at Gov. Steve Bullock’s side Monday as he unveiled his plan to expand Medicaid to thousands of working Montanans. Lynn Nash told the gathering that as a nurse practitioner at Bullhook Community Health Center, she sees lots of... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 19, 2015

Windy Boy wage bill raising a stir

Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 in Montana is creating quite a stir in Helena, even if, as one lobbyist said, “it doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of being approved.” The bill will go... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    January 19, 2015

Years later, guilt from bullying

I’m glad to see an increased effort on anti-bullying campaigns in area schools and youth organizations. It was a long time coming. Havre Public Schools and most schools in the area, the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line, Scout groups and many... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 19, 2015

City hopes to keep storm water from sewer system

Havre city government is launching an effort to separate storm water from its sewer system. If the city is successful, it will result in considerable savings on sewer bills, Mayor Tim Solomon said. Lots of ground water that does not have to go throug...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 16, 2015

Havre churches to celebrate Christian unity

Music groups from most churches in Havre will gather at First Alliance Church at 7 p.m, Sunday to take part in a celebration kicking off National Week of Christian Unity. The program will be highlighted by the Puppets of Praise, a backlit puppet... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 14, 2015

Windy Boy bill would raise minimum wage to $10.10

A bill that would raise Montana’s minimum wage to $10.10 a hour has been introduced to the state Senate by Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder. Windy Boy said he has been in the Legislature for 12 years and has heard politicians say they want to...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 13, 2015

Havre Trails gets structured, ready for projects

The newly formed Havre Trails group had its second meeting Monday at the Elks Lodge to elect officers and lay out some goals for their organization. Havre Trails is headed by Lindsey Bennett, who led discussion with the dozen or so people gathered... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 13, 2015

Gov't review panel hopes for June 15 report

Havre residents should know by June 1 what, if any, changes a government review commission recommends in the form of city government. Dave Brewer, chair of the three-member panel that is charged with studying the city’s form of government, said... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 12, 2015

Scouts developing new skills

More than 80 Boy Scouts from from Havre to Malta gathered at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Saturday morning to get merit badges in some unique subjects. The program was the third ann... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 12, 2015

Zinke-Boehner bet ends in a tie

Freshman U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.,  has a friendly but serious bet with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on the results of tonight’s  College national football championship. Zinke, a center for the Oregon Ducks in 1980-84, will wear a... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 9, 2015

Montana and sculptures

Jim Pasma was known best for his political acumen. He was the chair of Hill County Democrats for more than three decades and was a force in state and national Democratic politics. But Pasma's real job... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 7, 2015

Daines, Tester sponsor bill would grant recognition to Little Shell

A bill to grant federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been introduced in the United States Senate. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines co-sponsored the bill that was introduced Tuesday, the first...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 7, 2015

MSU's Local Government Center future in doubt

For three decades, city and county officials throughout Montana have been attending programs sponsored by the Local Government Center at Montana State University in Bozeman. Officials learn the complexities of their job at the session, They say they... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 6, 2015

City council concerned about MDT light plan

Havre City Council has qualms about a state proposal to eliminate flashing lights on both sides of the traffic lights leading into Holiday Village Mall. Montana Department of Transportation wants to remove the flashing lights contending they are no...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 6, 2015

School district to take over city street near Havre High School

An area behind Havre High School has looked like it is in the school’s parking lot, but it actually was an extension of the city of Havre’s 20th Street. Now, with the construction taking place at the school, Havre Public Schools would like to...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 2, 2015

GOP: Person-to-person contact bringing victories in elections

In late October, Republican Bruce Meyers was going door to door on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation looking for votes in his seemingly uphill effort to get elected to the Montana House in a district... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 2, 2015

Havre man,. family claim $100,000 lottery winnings

HELENA – Between shouts of excitements and tears of joy, Richard Hentschel of Havre, was able to claim his $100,000 Montana Millionaire ticket. Richard purchased his ticket at Markus Foods, 9 Baker Ave.; Whitefish.        ... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    December 31, 2014

Stories of the Year 2014

It was a year of crime, political intrigue, educational politics and the Hi-Line on the big screen. There were lots of big stories to consider, but the Havre Daily News staff has chosen its top 10... Full story


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