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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 16, 2014 

Interim chancellor shares vision

Montana State University-Northern Interim Chancellor Greg Kegel has amassed more than 40 years at the institution. Kegel said what he wants for Northern's future is for the university's faculty,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 16, 2014 

FWP game warden detained 5 1/2 hours

A Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap Indian Reservation law enforcement for five-and-a-half hours Saturday, 12 miles west of Hays. The incident did not occur on tribal lands, but tribal officers maintained that the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 12, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Theatre Excitement

Actors from Montana Repertory Theatre visited Havre to work with St. Jude Thaddeus School students and perform at Montana State University-Northern Monday. Three actors from the group performed "Once... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 12, 2014

Northern remembers 9/11

On the campus of Montana State University-Northern, people gathered in the courtyard to take a moment to remember the events that took thousands of lives one fateful day 13 years ago. Flags lined the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 10, 2014

University defends Limbaugh's yearlong pay

An official from the Montana University System said former Montana State University-Northern chancellor James Limbaugh being paid until June of next year is part of a contractual obligation. “Essentially when we enter a contract with someone, we... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 9, 2014

Limbaugh to be paid until June

Montana State University-Northern is paying former Chancellor James Limbaugh his normal salary until June. Limbaugh will continue to receive the rest of his $162,419 annual salary until his contract is up June 30, 2015. “It’s basically part of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 8, 2014

Atlatl tests would-be warriors

The annual Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump Atlatl Competition brought Havreites and visitors to the historic site to try their hand at spear throwing. The atlatl is an ancient contraption that allows... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 8, 2014

Council nixes lower salaries to pay for clerk

Havre City Council, at Wednesday’s budget meeting, voted against allowing City Court Judge Virginia Seigel to hire a new part-time clerk. Ward 4 councilmember Andrew Brekke proposed a budget that would reduce each councilmember’s monthly salary...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 5, 2014

Community Orchestra

Violins, violas, a bassoon and a bass were but a few of the ensemble that comprise an orchestra playing in Pershing Hall on the Montana State University-Northern campus. The Havre Community Orchestra...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 4, 2014

Cruzado upbeat in addressing Northern group

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado visited Montana State University-Northern Wednesday to answer questions from the community and university faculty and staff. Chair of the Montana... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 4, 2014

MSU-N education programs coming back

Montana State University-Northern Provost William Rugg said Wednesday that plans to bring back the secondary education programs at the university would have them back next year. Rugg and the administration of Northern is going to present the plans... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 3, 2014

Novel set in Hi-Line hits the shelves

A former Big Sandy resident’s first book has been published and is being released to major bookstores today. Kathryn R. Stahl wrote “Cold Hands,” a book that follows the tales an elderly woman spins about her younger days. The book is set in... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 3, 2014

Lt. gov. touts Northern in visit

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean visited Montana State University-Northern Tuesday to tour the technical science facilities and talk about the future of Montana education. McLean made a stop at Northern as... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 3, 2014

Minigrant given to drawing class

The Hill County Community Foundation awarded the Havre-Hill County Library $500 to give to Vince Woodwick for his basic drawing class. Woodwick said this is the second official year of his class, but... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 2, 2014

High-speed car chase leads to arrest

A Havre woman is jailed after she led police on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon. Officers were called to a car chase after a woman from the passenger seat of the fleeing vehicle called them. At 4:29 p.m. Friday, the woman told officers that the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 2, 2014

Firefighters to fill their boots

Havre firefighters will be celebrating their 60-year partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association with their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. The money will be donated directly to... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 29, 2014

Kegel named interim chancellor

Greg Kegel, dean of technical sciences at Montana State University-Northern, has been named interim chancellor. Kegel will replace James Limbaugh, who announced his resignation Thursday and will leave office at 5 p.m. today. According to a press... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 29, 2014

Northern lights up: Students head back to college

The halls and classrooms of Montana State University-Northern are again filled with students, faculty and staff as the first week of school comes to an end. Orientation at the college saw high...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 28, 2014

Chancellor Limbaugh resigns

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh has announced his resignation one week into the school year. In an email sent out to the faculty and staff this morning, Limbaugh cited discord in the university and the community as... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 27, 2014

Hi-Line kids return to school

Students returning to Highland Park for first grade were dropped off by buses and family members this morning, with new school supplies and a whole school year ahead of them. "We have a lot of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 27, 2014

Schools open, but projects delayed

Havre schools have their first day today, despite students being somewhat displaced by the ongoing projects at the high school and Sunnyside Intermediate. Andy Carlson, superintendent of the Havre... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 26, 2014

Petition calls for Limbaugh removal

A petition to remove Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh has been floating around town. Mike Tilleman, owner of Tilleman Motor Co., said he was approached by community members to help in getting signatures for a petition that... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 25, 2014

Havre native to be on reality show

A Havre resident has found herself on a reality television show which will air tonight on Fox — KFBB, Charter channel 4, at 8 p.m. Shannon Heggem, who ran the Doggy Day Care and Pet Resort in Havre for 21 years before winning the $2 million...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 25, 2014

Flooding causes issues in Harlem

Richard Mohar, the Harlem Public Works director, said most of the water that flooded Harlem during the late week storms has receded but the town is still having issues. “Thankfully, the flooding problems are not problems this morning,” Harlem...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 22, 2014

Small towns in focus: Loma

Loma sits wrapped around U.S. Highway 87 north of Fort Benton and south of Havre. The town has a population of 85, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The town grew up at a mecca where three rivers...


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