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 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

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 23, 2015

Meyers bison relocation plan fails

State Rep. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, thought he had a compromise plan to keep both Native Americans and ranchers happy on the issue of bison relocation. But his compromise plan was tabled by the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee, effectively... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 20, 2015

Rocky Boy to celebrate its first century

Russell Standing Rock is the great-grandson of Little Bear, one of the founders of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Little Bear was head of the Crees who had immigrated to Montana from Canada to avoid persecution. Homeless, they roamed around the st...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 20, 2015

Purple clothes show HHS concern about suicide

People at Havre High School will be wearing purple and turquoise clothing today as a wrap-up to a week of suicide prevention programs. Hannah Pepprock and fellow members of the school’s Key Club have put on the programs and special activities... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 19, 2015

Residents seek solutions to drainage woes

Residents in the Bullhook Drainage Area on Havre’s southside are looking at the possibility of a Special Improvement District to help alleviate drainage problems. About 30 residents of Bullhook Boulevard and adjacent areas gathered at City Hall...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 18, 2015

Lt. Gov. McLean to speak to Hill County Dems

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean will speak to Hill County Democrats and interested residents about Gov. Steve Bullock's plan to expand Medicaid, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Havre Eagles Club. Under the... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 18, 2015

Council eyes funds for bus system

Havre City Council has given its backing to North Central Montana Regional Transit system and may soon give it some money. Jim Lyons, transit system director, appeared before council Tuesday to seek its endorsement of its most recent rounds of...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 17, 2015

Windy Boy minimum wage bill defeated

Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s legislation that would have raised the minimum age to $10 a hour was rejected by the State Senate Monday on a party-line vote. The minimum wage proposal was one of three bills the Senate refused to take up. Democrats...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 16, 2015

House nixes program modeled after Hays-Lodge Pole effort

A bill that would have provided assistance to four troubled school districts in Montana was narrowly defeated by the Montana House twice this weekend. The Schools of Promise program would have been modeled after the federally funded program that is...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 16, 2015

Hansen: Legislature quieter this year

The Montana Legislative session has been less contentious than the last two sessions, State Sen. Kris Hansen said Sunday night. But Gov. Steve Bullock's Medicaid expansion program will be coming...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 16, 2015

Republicans celebrate victories

Republicans from Hill and Blaine counties gathered at the Duck Inn Sunday night to celebrate their victories in the November elections. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox were...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 12, 2015

Kegel, Braaten win governor's awards

Two Havre people are among five honored by Gov. Steve Bullock with the Montana Ambassador Award. Renelle Braaten, the founder of Enell Inc., will receive the Montana Ambassadors Entrepreneur of the Year award. Greg Kegel, interim chancellor of... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 11, 2015

Hansen blames politics for Northern funding cuts

A proposed $400,000 allocation for the biodiesel research center at Montana State University-Northern is being used as a political game in Helena, State Sen. Kris Hansen said. Hansen, R-Havre, said... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 11, 2015

Windy Boy 85 mph bill gets hearing

Although letters to the editor and newspaper editorials around the state have endorsed the idea, no one showed up at a public hearing Tuesday in favor of the proposal to raise the daytime speed limit... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 11, 2015

Harlem, Chinook, Malta to study housing needs

Harlem, Chinook and Malta will conduct a study to see what kinds of housing are needed in their communities. Possibilities include projects such as low-to-middle income housing, apartments for senior or single family homes to help convince people to...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 10, 2015

'Neighbor in Need' soon to open in Havre

How can someone ask for help in a private, dignified way and receive help from the community in that same manner? The answer is a unique website that was created by Great Falls resident, Dave Snuggs. The website, at http://www.myneighborinneed.org,... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 10, 2015

Chickens a hot issue at city hall

A crowd of nearly 40 people was on hand at Havre City Council Chambers Monday night as city officials tackled the question of whether residents should be allowed to have chickens in their yards. The Council’s Ordinance Committee listened to people... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 10, 2015

Heather Adkins to lead the 'Neighbor in Need'charge in Havre

Longtime resident and community volunteer Heather Adkins has been hired as the project services director for My Neighbor in Need – Havre. The program, at the website http://www.myneighborinneed.com, was created by Great Falls resident Dave Snuggs...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 9, 2015

Highway 2 group will redouble efforts

Members of the Highway 2 Association are worried that some people think their cause is dead. Two members said at Friday’s meeting in Havre that people have told them they thought that supporters had given up on the thought of making the highway... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 5, 2015

Area lawmakers back guns on campus bill

Hi-Line lawmakers gave strong support to legislation that would allow guns on campus. Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, and Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, spoke on the Senate floor in favor of the legislation Wednesday. Sen. John Brenden, R-Scobey, was... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 4, 2015

Hays-Lodge Pole senior honored in Helena

Hays-Lodge Pole senior Brandon Bradley got a shout-out from Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau during her State of Education address Monday. As she spoke to the joint session Montana Legislature, Juneau praised Bradley for... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 4, 2015

Hess speaks at Havre legislative video conference

State Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, said she believes a deal will be worked out to fund major infrastructure repairs in Montana. She said lawmakers on both sides of the aisle favor spending money to fix decaying roads, bridges and sewer systems. The...

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 3, 2015

Skate park may be in line for some repairs

Havre's skate park could be in for some sprucing up. City resident Anthony Thomas, a skater, appeared before City Council Monday night to see if the city would agree to fix up the park, which he said “in complete disrepair.” The park could be som...


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