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 By John Kelleher    Local    November 25, 2014 

Rocky Boy council removes St. Marks

Two people are acting as chair of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation tribal council. St. Marks, who was sworn in as chair Thursday after winning a two-year-long legal battle, was served Friday with papers signed by four council members charging him... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 25, 2014 

Rocky Boy students raise funds for gifts

Elementary school students at Rocky Boy schools will get a free Christmas gift thanks to two high school students who are undertaking a massive effort to raise funds. Isiah Murie and Tristen Belgrade, both seniors at Rocky Boy High School, are in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 21, 2014

Session will guide people through adoption process

People considering adopting children face some pitfalls and many opportunities. And most potential parents have lots of questions about what path they should take if they want to adopt children. That’s why Mike Zook and Charlie Klimas and other...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 20, 2014

Help sought in locating deer poacher

State wildlife officials are seeking tips from the public about the poaching of a mule deer buck near Fresno Reservoir west of Havre. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Andy Matakis said the buck was shot on private property approximately one...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 20, 2014

St. Marks wins election appeal

Suspended Chippewa Cree tribal chair Ken St. Marks has won his effort to have the results of the special election upheld. A tribal appeals court has ruled that the tribe's election committee was wrong in overturning St. Marks' election as chair. St.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 18, 2014

Bullhook, 3 others in Bullock budget

Four major Hi-Line projects received funding under Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed budget that was unveiled Monday. While the Legislature has final say over the projects, Bullock ranked two Hill County projects very high on the list, meaning they... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 18, 2014

Santa Run OK'd by Havre council

The Santa Run, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29, just prior to the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Havre, has received approval from Havre City Council. Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Vandeberg told... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 17, 2014

Kavulla comments on CenturyLink probe

Montana Public Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla said he has heard lots of complaints about CenturyLink’s telephone service and is asking the public to step forward to express their views about the company’s service. The commissioner Thursday... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 14, 2014

PSC wants comments on CenturyLink service

In an unusual move, the Montana Public Service Commission is asking CenturyLink customers to come forward with their complaints about their landline telephone service. The PSC, in a press release issued Thursday, said an informal investigation discov... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 13, 2014

Benefit planned for Ruth Burleigh

Ruth Burleigh has a passion for helping people with diabetes. As coordinator of the diabetes program at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, she organized several programs to help people in that community which is plagued with diabetes. The most massive... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 12, 2014

Surveys: Havre is happy, exciting

Havre is one of the most exciting and happy places in Montana. That’s the finding of two surveys that seek to find out where Montana cities fit in different categories. Movoto Real Estate Blog endeavored to discover which were the most exciting of... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 10, 2014

Taking the Polar Plunge

There was a lot of laughter - though sometimes nervous laughter - prior to the annual Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge at Blue Pony Stadium. The Havre High School team - special education teacher...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 5, 2014

LANDSLIDE: Hansen leads the sweep

State Rep. Kris Hansen built up large victory margins in rural counties to easily win the closely watched race for the District 14 State Senate seat in Tuesday's election. Hansen led her Republican party to a massive election landslide. State Republi... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 5, 2014

Hollandsworth, Lang easily win in GOP districts

Two Republican lawmakers from rural parts of the Hi-Line easily won re-election Tuesday, swamping their Democratic rivals. State Rep. Mike Lang, R-Malta, handily defeated Mike Finley of North Havre 2,754 rto 893. This will be Lang's fourth term in th...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 5, 2014

Hess tops Trethewey in upset

Stephanie Hess was a political unknown when she announced her candidacy earlier this year. Tuesday night, she was no longer an unknown, she was the state representative-elect from the Havre area. Hess, a Republican, narrowly defeated longtime Democra... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 5, 2014

GOP pulls upset in reservation district

In a night of upsets, Gilbert Bruce Meyers took the cake. Republican Meyers was elected to the Montana House from District 32, one of the most reliably Democratic districts in Montana. He ousted Clarena Brockie of Hays, who was elected two years ago... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Polls to close at 8 p.m.

Polls will be open until 8 p.m. in today's voting for elected officials. Indications are that there will be higher-than-usual turnout as voters pick representatives to the Montana House and the... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 4, 2014

Hillery returns to Havre City Council

Former Havre City Councilwoman Pam Hillery will return to her old office. Hillery was elected on a 4-3 party-line vote by council Monday night to succeed Bonnie Parenteau, who resigned as Ward 1 councilwoman because she is moving to Helena. The... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 4, 2014

Cree teacher contradicts Standing Rock

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation tribal council candidate Russell Standing Rock brought down the house at a Republican gathering last week when he said that in his Cree language, the word "obama" meant "buttocks". But Helen Parker, who has taught Cree...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 4, 2014

LANDSLIDE: GOP sweeps Hill County

Republicans swept every open seat in traditionally Democratic Hill County Tuesday night. Republicans gathered in elation at Town House inn to celebrate the results. Rep. Kris Hansen won the closely watched State Senate District 14 race, defeating... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 4, 2014

LANDSLIDE: GOP sweeps Hill County

Republicans swept every open seat in traditionally Democratic Hill County Tuesday night. Republicans gathered in elation at Town House inn to celebrate the results. Rep. Kris Hansen won the closely watched State Senate District 14 race, defeating...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 3, 2014

Election 2014: Down to the wire

Hi-Line political leaders spent the weekend making last-minute campaign visits and preparing for get-out-the-vote efforts for Tuesday’s elections. Both political parties said they were optimistic that their candidates would fare well in the voting.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 3, 2014

5 seek Ward 1 council seat

Five people are seeking the Havre City Council seat being vacated by Bonnie Parenteau. Former councilwoman Pam Hillery is one of the five seeking the Ward 1 seat. Appointment of Parenteau’s replacement is on the agenda of tonight’s meeting, but... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 31, 2014

Daines makes last-minute push

Rep. Steve Daines was in Havre Thursday, giving away pumpkins, campaigning door to door with State Senate hopeful Kris Hansen and addressing a get-out-the-vote rally at the Great Northern Inn. The one... Full story


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