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 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...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 21, 2014

BNSF continues cleanup

BNSF Railway Co. has been trying to clean the groundwater pollution caused by decades of spills from its business. On Havre's north side, between the Milk River and the viaduct, the problem of polluti... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 21, 2014

New nursing director hired at Northern

A new nursing director at Montana State University-Northern has been hired. Janice Starr will begin her role as director for the nursing program Sept. 8. Starr is finishing her employment at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo as director of...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 21, 2014

Havre High students revive old tradition

Students of Havre High School hiked up the side of Saddle Butte to make their mark on the history of Havre Wednesday. Lindsey Kudrna said she invited the entire Havre High School Class of 2015 to... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 20, 2014

Havre Police comment on Klan flyers

In light of the public outcry against the United Klans of America flyers at the Havre City Council meeting Monday, the Havre Police Department sent out a press release about the matter Tuesday. “Our officers work diligently at patrolling the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 19, 2014

Klan flyers concern public

Havre City Council meeting saw its biggest audience in a long time Monday night as community members showed up to voice concerns about the United Klans of America flyers that were distributed around town over the weekend. The flyers read... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 19, 2014

Judge: City Court is "crippled," needs help

City Court Judge Virginia Seigel spoke again at Monday’s Havre City Council meeting to request at least a part-time employee to help get City Court up to speed. “I wanted to bring the historical aspect of the struggle for staffing and also to...

 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 Paul Schmidt    Local    August 15, 2014

Northern's new N-deavor

Montana State University-Northern is teaming up with the Havre Chamber of Commerce to kick-start its "Big N" contest. Business owners and residents may visit the chamber office on 5th Avenue to... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 15, 2014

Samson's audit report released

A report of the investigation into former Montana State University-Northern head football coach Mark Samson’s violation of university policies has been released. An auditor’s investigation the matter revealed that Samson “misappropriated...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 15, 2014

Gnarly times in Big Sandy

The Annual Big Sandy BBQ and Skate Jam brought skaters from all over the western United States and even one from Costa Rica to take the bowl that the bassist for Pearl Jam had built for his old... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 14, 2014

Samson resigns, admits violation

Montana State University-Northern's head football coach resigned Wednesday. Mark Samson was placed on administrative leave with pay Tuesday as the university conducted an investigation into financial... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 13, 2014

School board accepts tech club, counselor

The Havre Public School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to accept the formation of a Technology Student Association chapter at the high school. The TSA is designed to build leadership skills and technological literacy through competition and...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 12, 2014

Skaters shred Big Sandy

The Big Sandy BBQ and Skate Jam Saturday brought Hi-Liners and visitors from farther away to the small town to watch skateboarders drop into the bowl. The bassist for Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament, is from... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 12, 2014

Local Natives audition for film

The casting director for “Winter In the Blood,” a feature-length film that was shot in Havre and surrounding areas, came back to town Wednesday to watch auditions for another movie. Rene Haynes specializes in finding and casting Native Americans...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 11, 2014

Relay for Life walks to fight cancer

Relay for Life Friday sought to raise money in Havre to donate to the cause of finding a cure for cancer. The event began with a barbecue and opening flag ceremony in which the cancer survivors and caregivers who attended the event began the first la...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 11, 2014

City block without water more than 19 hours

The houses of the 1200 Block of 4th Street were without water beginning around 1 or 2 p.m. Sunday but were expected to have it back on before noon today. David Peterson, director of Havre Public Works, said the cause of the water line break is...


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