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 By John Kelleher    Local    March 25, 2015

Carlson says anti-education slant appearing in legislation

Some of the legislation being introduced to the Montana legislature this session has an “anti-public education slant” to it, said Havre School Superintendent Andy Carlson. Carlson addressed Hill County Democrats on the education bills before the... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 25, 2015

Soccer holds pizza fundraiser

Today is Pizza Day for Hi-Line United Soccer. Domino’s Pizza will share a portion of its take today with the club, which is hoping to upgrade its facilities. People who get pizza or other food from Domino’s will be making a contribution oto Hi-Li...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 24, 2015

Chicken bill goes to City Council

Havre City Council will soon take up the issue of whether people should be allowed to keep chickens in their yards. The council’s Ordinance Committee voted Monday night to send to the council the proposed ordinance members have been working on for... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 23, 2015

High-speed chase ends in arrest

Havre police and six other agencies were led on a high-speed chase throughout Havre to Chinook and finally to a field several miles south of Chinook Friday afternoon. In the end, they captured an... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 20, 2015

Braaten, Kegel honored by Montana Ambassadors

Two Havre residents were among those honored with the Montana Ambassadors Awards. Area winners are Renelle Braaten, the founder of Enell Sports Bra, who is active in many Havre community activities,... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    March 20, 2015

Police capture escaped inmate after Havre-to-Chinook chase

Havre police and six other agencies were led on a high-speed chase throughout Havre to Chinook and to a field several miles south of Chinook Friday afternoon. In the end, they captured an escaped... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 19, 2015

Havre drainage project may cost $600,000

It could cost nearly $600,000 to repair the drainage problems on Havre’s far south-side area, residents were told Wednesday night. Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said the cost could be lowered if they found out that road construction in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 19, 2015

HRDC benefit will help Head Start, food bank

Young people who attend District 4 HRDC's early childhood education programs and folks who need assistance with obtaining food will benefit from a fundraiser set for Saturday night at the Havre Eagles...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 18, 2015

Watch for potholes this spring

Havre motorists are likely to see a lot of potholes this spring. The aging streets in the city combined with weather patterns that make for good potholes are to blame, said Dave Peterson, the city's...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 17, 2015

Paulson new Havre assistant fire chief

Mel Paulson, an 18-year veteran firefighter, has been named assistant Havre fire chief Mayor Tim Solomon nominated Paulson to the post, and the appointment was ratified unanimously by City Council Monday night Solomon said Paulson "meets and exceeds...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 13, 2015

My Neighbor in Need opens March 24

The website www.myneighborinneed.org will go live in Havre in 11 days. Havre’s My Neighbor in Need, which president and founder Dave Snuggs says is a “24-hour wish list where a neighbor in need can ask for help with a specific need,” will open... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 11, 2015

Democrats grill Hansen on expanded Medicaid

Republican lawmakers who oppose Gov. Steve Bullock's plan to expand Medicaid to serve an estimated 70,000 people got a grilling from Havre Democrats who favor the plan. Former State Rep. John... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 10, 2015

Blood donation record set Monday in Havre

Leroy Keller isn't sure when he started giving blood. "It was around 1955 or 1956," the Hill County farmer said Monday as he sat in a chair at St. Jude's Parish Center, giving blood once again. This... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 10, 2015

Panel talks chicken ordinance

Havre City Council may soon get a modified proposal to allow people to have chickens on their property. Under a plan considered by the council’s Ordinance Committee Monday, chickens would be allowed with strict regulations. Four chickens would be... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 9, 2015

Photos of Hi-Line Vietnam dead sought

Janna Hoehn is a woman with a cause. She wants to get the picture of every fallen U.S. veteran from the Vietnam War for "Faces Not Forgotten," a Washington, D.C., project associated with the Vietnam... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 9, 2015

House panel votes down expanded Medicaid

Chippewa Cree Business Committee member Dustin Whitford said that in his life he has heard two myths repeated time and again. The first myth, he said, is that at Easter time a bunny comes around and gives treats to young people, he told the Montana H... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 9, 2015

Hess says more work to be done on Medicaid

Gov. Steve Bullock's proposal to expand Medicaid would have eventually cost the state $250 million a year, and "this is not manageable," said Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre. Hess sits on the House Human Services Committee, which sat through an...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 5, 2015

People First to hold public meeting

People First, a group fighting corruption at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday at Havre’s TownHouse Inn discuss action that can be taken to advance their causes. Among other things, said state Rep. G.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 3, 2015

Council sets Top 10 for street repairs

Havre City Council has taken the first step toward holding a referendum this fall on a proposal for a 20-year, $30 million project to upgrade the city’s aging streets and stormwater network. The project would begin by making repairs to 10 priority... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 3, 2015

Mayor: No word on police chief

It’s been 18 months since Havre Police chief Kirk Fitch retired, and no permanent successor has been named. That’s almost as long as Fitch had been chief. Assistant Chief Gabe Matosich has been acting chief during that time. Havre resident Bill...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 3, 2015

US Bank Park in for a facelift from Havre Trails

US Bank Park will be spruced up because of the work of Havre Trials. The nonprofit organization that is trying to build up Havre's system of walking and bike trails will sign an agreement with the... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 2, 2015

St. Marks won't call council meeting

Ken Blatt St. Marks, chair of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, won't call a committee meeting for this morning. Committee members ordered St. Marks to convene the session so they could decide whether or not to remove him from office. St. Marks... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 26, 2015

Meyers' transparency bill wins House OK

The Montana Legislature Wednesday approved on a party-line vote Rep. G. Bruce Meyers' plan to post on a website all state money that goes to tribal governments. Meyers, R-Box Elder, said putting the...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 25, 2015

Hansen for guns on campus bill

State Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, defended her support of student possession of guns on campus. Hansen spoke during the weekly video conference between lawmakers in Helena and Havre residents. Hansen...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 25, 2015

McLean endorses Bullock's Medicaid expansion plan

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean gave a ringing endorsement of Gov. Steve Bullock's Medicaid expansion Tuesday night, bringing Democratic faithful to their feet several times. McLean spoke at the Havre Eagles... Full story


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