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 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 30, 2014

Empire Builder to resume regular schedule in January

With 2014 work on BNSF Railway tracks wrapping up, the national rail transportation service plans to get its Hi-Line trains back on schedule. Amtrak announced that The Empire Builder that runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, Ore., will resume... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    December 24, 2014

Former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson takes over probation and parole

Department of Corrections director Mike Batista announced Monday in a press release that former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson has joined the department as administrator of the Probation and Parole division. Olson, who was appointed Havre police...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 1, 2014

Man jailed on charge of attempted murder

A man was in the Hill County jail this morning being held on suspicion of attempted murder, but details of his arrest were not available by printing deadline this morning. The Hill County Detention Center inmate population listed Doug Hopf, 46, of... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 21, 2014

Young faces strangulation charge in fed court

A Fort Belknap Indian Reservation man is facing federal charges alleging he, on multiple occasions, strangled a woman and threatened to “end her.” Kyle Young, 33, a former law enforcement officer, pleaded not guilty in federal District Court in...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2014

Winter hits Montana for real

Old Man Winter blanketed the state with white Sunday night and this morning, with snow falling throughout Montana and a sharp drop in temperatures - with no end in sight for the short term. In Havre,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2014

Local voter turnout lowest in 14 years

In another Republican major victory in traditionally Democratic Hill and Blaine counties, voters generally had the lowest turnout since 1998. The Secretary of State website reports, with all 17 Hill... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2014

Havre man pleads guilty in sex assault

A Havre man has pleaded guilty to raping a 7-year-old girl in 2005. Jacob Walker, born in 1985, had asked Judge Daniel Boucher, to dismiss the charges against him, but ended up pleading to a reduced charge. Walker pleaded guilty to sexual assault whe... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 3, 2014

Election 2014: House District 27: Rob Laas

Born: March 20, 1965, Chester High school graduation: Chester High School, 1983 College: Montana State University, Northern Montana College, no degree Military: None Political office: None Family:...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 31, 2014

Election 2014: House District 33: Mike Lang

Born: Aug. 30 1949 Fort Belknap High school graduation: Malta High School 1967 College: Studied at Carroll College, received a Bachelor of Sciene in business from Eastern Montana College in Billings...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 31, 2014

Election 2014: House District 33: Mike Finley

Born: Dec. 20, 1948, Butte High school graduation: Butte Central High School, 1967 College: Two years Montana Tech in Butte Military: None Work: Dishwasher; Anaconda Copper Company miner, mine truck...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 30, 2014

Election 2014: House District 32: Gilbert Bruce Meyers

Gilbert Bruce Meyers of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation said he decided to try another tack this year in improving lives in Indian Country and filed as a candidate in House District 32 in this year's... Full story

 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


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