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 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 16, 2014

MAT looks at life, death in 'On Borrowed Time'

A co-director of the latest Montana Actors' Theatre production urged people to come see the show, which opens Friday in Montana State University-Northern's Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. "It's a... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 16, 2014

Region stays pleasantly warm for season

After a steady shower with a spectacular lightning show soaked the region Wednesday evening and this morning, the area is expected to return to unseasonably mild temperatures this weekend and early... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 15, 2014

Clack Museum events in the works

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board heard an update of upcoming events during its monthly meeting Monday in the Holiday Village Mall. Clack Foundation President Elaine Morse and the Clack Museum Board Chair Judi Dritshulas, also an ex officio...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 15, 2014

Last Clack child dies, museum sends condolences

The board of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum heard Monday about the death of the last surviving child of the Havre businessman for whom the museum is named, and the condolences the museum is sending to the family. Board Chair Judi Dritshulas said...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2014

Museum move to Griggs on-going

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board heard an update Monday on the move to a new location, with items now in storage at the Griggs Building on the 100 Block of 5th Avenue and plans to move its board meetings there in a few months. Board President... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2014

Scouts look to join Clack Museum

The Boy Scouts of America soon may be joining a Hill County museum to preserve and present history. The board of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Monday approved a proposal by board member Thomas Huether, also the Boy Scouts of America Hi-Line... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 13, 2014

Farm Bill listening session Tuesday

The Montana Grain Growers Association is holding a listening session on the Hi-Line Tuesday with a discussion of the new Farm Bill on the agenda. In a press release, the association says the focus of the 12 sessions being held this week and Thursday... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 10, 2014

Disaster declared for Blaine County, Ft. Belknap

Thursday, the president declared the fourth federal flooding disaster in five years in north-central Montana, with President Barack Obama approving Gov. Steve Bullock’s request for a disaster declaration for Blaine County and the Fort Belknap... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 10, 2014

Rocky Boy gets flood-mold repair grant

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is getting some extra help recovering from flooding earlier in the decade, as new flooding is bringing the federal government back to the region to look at damage from a storm in August.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 9, 2014

Loan lawsuit filed against Rocky Boy

In the midst of political turmoil and a scandalous federal investigation of corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, the Chippewa Cree Tribe now faces a multi-million dollar... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 9, 2014

MDT's Tooley to speak at Highway 2 meeting

A group pushing to upgrade U.S. Highway 2 through Montana is calling on as many Hi-Liners as possible to attend its annual meeting to hear from a prominent guest: The director of the Montana Department of Transportation that oversees maintenance,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 8, 2014

Habeger pleads on drug charges

A Havre man accused of possessing drugs involved in an incident with another man found “freaking out” at a local parking lot last winter has pleaded guilty to some charges. Cory J. Habeger, born in 1987, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement Tuesday... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 8, 2014

MAT to run 'Seven' Saturday

The second showing of "Seven" runs Saturday in Havre in a special two-show event put on by Montana Actors’ Theatre. MAT premiered its dinner-theater production of “Seven” in the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton Sept. 26, and is running the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 7, 2014

Park board hears of flood repairs, complaint

The Hill County Park Board at its monthly meeting Monday heard about progress in fixing flood damage at Beaver Creek Park and heard a complaint from a cabin owner about those repairs. Park Superintendent Chad Edgar told the board that he and his staf... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 7, 2014

State brings water plan proposal to Hi-Line

A proposed plan to manage water in Montana is coming to Havre next week, with the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation bringing the Montana State Water Plan for a meeting to collect comments Oct. 15. DNRC’s Water Management... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 7, 2014

Park Board hears updates on variety of issues

The Hill County Park Board Monday at its monthly meeting heard about a fundraiser and a complaint about its support for the group that held the fundraiser. Ursula Brese of the nonprofit Friends of Beaver Creek Park, created in 2011 to help with the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 6, 2014

State property appraisal: Hill Co. farmers pay more, businesses less

While the total should come out to be a wash statewide and in Hill County, state Department of Revenue tax value appraisals could mean some major shifts in taxes in this area. At a recent meeting in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 3, 2014

Varying views at forum: State Senate Dist. 14

Senate District 14 candidates Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, and Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Havre, gave their views on a variety of topics Thursday at the Havre High School Theatre during a forum sponsored by the Havre Daily News. Havre High government... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 3, 2014

Varying views at forum: House District 27

Two north-central Montana farmers faced off in a public forum Thursday at Havre High School to tell voters why they are the best candidate in House District 27, which runs from the Canadian border in Hill and Liberty counties south to just outside... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 2, 2014

Leischners plead, Sunchild reset in Rocky Boy embezzlement

This weeks former tribal council chair’s change-of-plea hearing in federal court in Great Falls was reset, but three Laurel residents pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and corruption related to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Tammy Leischner, Ma...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 2, 2014

Park fundraiser set for Saturday

A group organized to help Beaver Creek Park is moving its third annual fundraiser off the park, with "Fall in Love with Beaver Creek Park" starting Saturday afternoon in Havre. Ursula Brese of... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 1, 2014

Johnson guilty of lesser charge

The jury in the murder trial of Shane Johnson of Havre Tuesday night could not come to a decision on the first charge filed against him but convicted him of a lesser included offense offered over the objection of his attorneys. Johnson, born in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 1, 2014

Bear Paw Development extends loan fee reduction

The local economic development agency announced this week it is extending to the end of the year a loan fee reduction to help local entrepreneurs with their businesses. “What we discovered over the past three months is a fairly significant demand... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 30, 2014

Johnson takes stand in murder trial

The defense of a man accused of murdering his brother Nov. 9 called only two witnesses in his defense Monday, with the first being the defendant himself. Shane Johnson, born in 1968, took the stand in the trial of the accusation he shot and killed Tr... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 30, 2014

Republican backs Jergeson in closely watched Senate race

Longtime Montana Republican elected official Bob Brown has endorsed Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Havre, in the race for Montana Senate District 14. Jergeson faces two-term Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, in the Nov. 4 race. Brown is a former legislator...


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