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 By John Kelleher    Local    September 5, 2014

Democrat senate hopeful to speak in Havre

U.S. Senate hopeful Amanda Curtis will be in Havre Monday morning to listen to the public and make her case for her candidacy. She is looking especially at talking to area business people and students, said Brenda Skornogoski, Hill County Democratic...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 25, 2014

New direction for Hays-Lodge Pole

HAYS - Two years ago, Hays-Lodge Pole Public Schools were wracked with tumult and dissention. Saturday, community members were at the school with teachers and school officials, taking part in an... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 25, 2014

The real fight against ALS

There has been a lot of jocularity in recent days because of the national craze of challenging people to have ice cold water poured over their heads as a way of raising funds for the fight against ALS, the dreaded neurological disease. If the craze m... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 22, 2014

People get wet for a good cause

People along the Hi-Line have had a good time this month challenging friends to pour ice-cold water over their heads as a way of raising funds for the ALS Association. People have found the whole proc... Full story

 By John Kelleher and John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 18, 2014

Klan leaflets infuriate Havre

Toni The Boy walked on to her front lawn on Havre's east side Saturday to find what she thought was a piece of trash - a plastic ziplock bag with a paper inside. She threw it out. Then she found a... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 15, 2014

Optimistic GOP opens Havre headquarters

Hill County Republicans geared up for the November election with a grand opening of their new headquarters at 673 1st St., Thursday night. Republicans dined on hot dogs, hamburgers and a host of...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 13, 2014

Rocky Boy resident named to state panel

Richard Sangrey, chief of staff for the Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, has been named to the Montana Tribal Economic Development commission. Gov. Steve Bullock announced the appointment Tuesday. The panel oversees efforts...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 13, 2014

New hope for MIAs

Skip Hetterscheidt stood by his motorcycle in front of the Great Northern Inn Tuesday afternoon. Hetterscheidt couldn't help but think of his high school friend Bob Gage who was kidnapped July 3,...

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 13, 2014

Samson resigns as Northern football coach

Samson resigns as Northern football coach Montana State University-Northern's head football coach Mark Samson has resigned. The resignation was announced in a press release from the college administration Wednesday night. There was no indication in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 11, 2014

The long trip home

UPDATE: A group of about 40-50 Canadian Patriot Guards will be accompanying Pfc. Gordon's remains from the Emporium at roughly 2 p.m. They will go over the viaduct and to to Wild Horse. Lawrence R.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 8, 2014

After 70 years, soldier's body returns home

UPDATE: The hearse carrying Pfc. Gordon's remains will be in Chinook at about noon today, while the hearse will arrive in Havre at about 3 p.m., en route to Wild Horse, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence Gordon... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 4, 2014

Lewis touts biodiesel in Havre visit

Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis was in Hill County Friday, touring biotech facilities at Montana State University-Northern, touting his new energy and agriculture policies and then attending the powwow at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 1, 2014

National Night Out to foster better relations

People will be able to have a free barbecue meal, see a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter, win a raffle for a gun and help Havre Police officers solve a mock crime. This and much more will take place at...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 1, 2014

Interested in housing a hockey player?

Before long, up to 25 members of the Glacier Nationals tier 3 hockey team will be arriving in Havre, ready to start the team’s first season on the Hi-Line. The players will be mostly college-age students and some high school seniors. Part of their...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 28, 2014

Group to bicycle from Havre to Rocky Boy and back

You’ll see a lot of bicyclists on the road between Montana State University-Northern and Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Wednesday. The cyclists will take part in the first Rocky Boy Tour de Cure, a bike ride that organizer Ruth Burleigh said she ho...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 27, 2014

Group to bicycle from Havre to Rocky Boy and back

You’ll see a lot of bicyclists on the road between Montana State University-Northern and Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Wednesday. The cyclists will take part in the first Rocky Boy Tour de Cure, a bike ride that organizer Ruth Burleigh said she ho... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2014

Triangle jumps into smartphone market

Telephone cooperatives were designed to provide service to underserved rural areas the big companies weren't interested in. Today, some are taking on the big boys in providing Internet services and sm...

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Hazy conditions reach hazardous levels in much of Montana

Smoke from fires in state of Washington have created unhealthy hazy conditions in several Montana cities, especially those in the western part of the states. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says that in Missoula, Butte and Hamilton... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Blackout hits much of Hi-Line

NorthWestern Energy reports that a large area between Chester east to the outskirts of Havre is without power. The company, in a Twitter feed, says that it believes high winds are to blame. Crews are en route.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 16, 2014

Great Northern Fair underway, pig wrestling tonight

The Great Northern Fair gets fully underway today. One of the highlights will be the pig-wrestling contest. Several teams, including the Havre Daily News' Razorback Wranglers team, headed by captain...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 15, 2014

Parkinson's cyclist struck near Kremlin

Steve Quam has traveled across the country on his bicycle three times now, stopping in communities all over trying to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. As he has traveled on the nation’s highways and byways, he has had some close call... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    June 30, 2014

We truly must be One Montana

A friend in Glasgow tells us somebody he knows has a son “moved away.” He went to Williston, North Dakota. Not that far away actually. His daughter, though, “stayed at home.” She moved to Missoula. Farther away, but, most important, still in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 27, 2014

Mormon youth relive history on three-day trek

Teenagers affiliated with the Church of Latter-day Saints from throughout north-central Montana — including those from Havre, Chinook, Malta and Big Sandy — are on a three-day adventure. The young people will be experiencing what life was like...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 25, 2014

Land buy-back program launched at Fort Belknap

Officials at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation are ready to launch a massive land buy-back program with funds allocated to the reservation under a federal lawsuit. People on the reservation and throughout the United States own small parcels, sometimes...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2014

Power outage planned for Saturday

Hill County Electric Cooperative will have power interrupted to members served by the Havre substation Saturday, while Western Area Power Administration works on the substation. The interruption will begin at 9 a.m. and may last until 7 p.m. HCE...


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