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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 1, 2014 

Crowning Blue Pony Royalty

Wyatt Lindbloom and Shania Carlson were named 2014 Homecoming King and Queen this morning at the coronation in the Havre High School auditorium. The class representatives were introduced first,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 1, 2014 

VanDyke campaigns for high court

Lawrence VanDyke has never run for office or been involved in partisan politics except for a contribution to his friend Tim Fox’ campaign for Montana attorney general. Now he finds himself in a statewide race for a seat on the Montana Supreme... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 30, 2014

Northern enrollment dips, accounted for

The headcount and full-time equivalent ratios are a little down this year at Montana State University-Northern as compared to last year's numbers. One FTE unit would be one student going to Northern... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 30, 2014

St. Jude Thaddeus revives history

Some of the boarded-up windows in the St. Jude Thaddeus School's historical building are being replaced. The BNSF Railway Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the school in the summer of 2013,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 29, 2014

Sugarbeet Festival

The 10th Annual Chinook Sugarbeet Festival saw a little bit of rain over the weekend, but people still lined the streets to watch the parade Saturday. Montana Actors' Theatre, FFA and political... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 26, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Native American Week

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and Montana State University-Northern have been celebrating Native American culture with various events as part of Native American week. In Rocky Boy, the community was... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 26, 2014

Havre PD awarded $125K grant

The Havre Police Department has been awarded $125,000 to hire or retain police personnel through a grant also given to three other communities. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh announced Thursday that the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 25, 2014

Community nonprofit talks money

The Hill County Community Foundation met with its umbrella organization, the Montana Community Foundation, Wednesday to talk about methods for raising funds for the community. Chair of the HCCF Pam Veis was newly appointed to the position of the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 24, 2014

Hello Walk painted for Northern homecoming

To kick off homecoming week at Montana State University-Northern, many organizations and clubs painted a step on the "Hello Walk" Tuesday. The repainting of the Hello Walk is a tradition at the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 24, 2014

School board to decide on Mat Corner, renovation penalties

At a special Havre District School Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon, the trustees discussed the choices they will have to make regarding the Mat Corner and whether or not to charge a penalty to the contractors in charge of the renovations... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 23, 2014

Native American Week festivities in full swing

Native American Week festivities began Monday with the raising of a teepee at Montana State University-Northern and the diabetes walk at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Joseph Cochran of the Blood Ind... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 22, 2014

Festival Days Parade brings thousands

The Havre Festival Days parade brought flocks of people to 5th Avenue Saturday. Many organizations, businesses and individuals took part in the parade. Bullhook Blossom Club, Northern Montana... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 22, 2014

Old Post Office opens as event venue

Haley Yost, the events manager at the Havre Historic Post Office, presented the new sign and name of the building for Festival Days Saturday. The new name of the old post office is Havre Historic Post Office, and it is Havre’s newest event venue....

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 19, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Havre pride cleans streets

Havreites and Hi-Liners gathered to pick up garbage in the area to keep Havre and the area looking sharp. Havre Pride has been held for around 17 years, according to Kim Cripps, one of the main...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 19, 2014


The Havre Police Department employs the men and women who keep the city safe at night. Officer Brian Cassidy began his shift Saturday with standard preparative procedures. "At the beginning of the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 18, 2014

Northern celebrates Mexican Heritage Month

At Montana State University-Northern, St. Jude Thaddeus School children were shown how to make traditional tortillas in honor of Mexican Heritage Month. Cristina Estrada-Underwood, director of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 18, 2014

Going to Disney World

A Lincoln-McKinley Primary School student and his family on Wednesday were given an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Walt Disney World. Easton Davison has a rare chromosomal disorder and was... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 18, 2014

Book sale kicks off

The Friends of the Library Book Sale began at 8 a.m. today, but the library staff and volunteers were preparing for the event more than a day in advance. Bonnie Williamson, the treasurer for the Friends of the Library, said yesterday the...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 17, 2014

Artitudes Gallery celebrates 10 years

Artitudes Gallery celebrated its 10-year anniversary Friday by inviting the community for a party. Kris Shaw, one of the co-founders of the cooperative artist gallery, said she and Mary Nault got... Full story

 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


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