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Articles from the May 16, 2014 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 16, 2014

Summit focuses on school issues

More than 150 people heard views Wednesday on public education ranging from a state senator saying “dark money” is anonymously trying to destroy the state’s public education system to a discussion of the return of every dollar the state invests... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 16, 2014

Rocky Boy, Box Elder fight drug use

The theme of Thursday's empowerment luncheon at Rocky Boy's Stone Child College was "Rise Above the Influence," and many speakers were present to share how they did just that. Bruce Myers, who is... Full story

 
 By Special to the Havre Daily News    Local    May 16, 2014

Havre Pride hopes to sweep city clean

Saturday is Havre Pride Day. The community is asked to take some time between 9 a.m. and noon and focus on cleaning up the Havre community. The long winter has taken a toll on the area. “Many helping hands will help to make this must-needed spring...

 
 Obituaries    May 16, 2014

Richard Allen Knapp

Richard Allen Knapp, 91, lifelong farmer and rancher, passed away May 13, 2014, at the Northern Montana Care Center. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Van Orsdel United Me... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 16, 2014

Arthur 'Freddy' Ruff

Arthur "Freddy" Ruff, 54, passed away at his home, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Services are pending. Arrangements are through O'Connor Funeral Home, Great Falls.... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    May 16, 2014

Celebrating history: Fundraisers for playground equipment

For this 19th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, information comes from the Havre Daily Promoter's May 15, 1914. edition. Most news pertained to the war in Mexico and...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 16, 2014

Internet: philosophy conductor

The Internet is the biggest thing to happen to mankind since the wheel — and some of us use it just to watch funny videos on Youtube. I know, if I lived in those prehistoric times when the wheel... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 16, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 16, 2014

Laurel — Independence Bank and BNSF Railway launched the first Hi-Line Economic Summit Wednesday. Lots of talk and interesting ideas flowed from the many speakers and panelists who were on hand. The job now is to be certain that the ideas are... Full story

 
 By Havre TURF organization    Opinion    May 16, 2014

TURF appreciates support for Arbor Day celebration

The Havre TURF organization would like to thank the USDA Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation and congratulate the city of Havre for receiving the Tree City USA Award for the 24th year. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and the... Full story

 
 By Trina Crawford    Opinion    May 16, 2014

Salvation Army has helped 1,600 - with community help

This week is National Salvation Army Week, and I would like to acknowledge the great staff and volunteers we have here at the Salvation Army in Havre and the great community of Havre.   Through your efforts, we have been successful in helping more... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    May 16, 2014

Remembering our fallen officers

Reporters who have covered the death of a police officer on duty come to realize very quickly that the loss affects the whole community. I've covered three: • An undercover state police officer was killed by big-time drug dealers who feared they... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 16, 2014

High-tech on the High Plains

Wednesday saw the last herd of Montana State University Northern Agricultural Research Center's cattle branded and vaccinated. Andy Matakis, the livestock operation manager at Northern Ag Research Cen... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 16, 2014

The six who made tennis their sport

With a pair of state championships under its belt, the Havre High girls tennis program has seen great days in the past. But that doesn't mean the Blue Pony girls who currently make up the team aren't... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 16, 2014

Blue Ponies close out the regular season in Butte

There is a solid list of things that the Havre High softball program would like to clean up before entering the post season. But time to do so is quickly running out as it enters the final weekend on... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    May 16, 2014

Teacher in Montana rape case seeks new hearing

BILLINGS — A high school teacher who served one month in prison for raping a 14-year-old student is asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that could send him back to prison for at least two more years. The high court in April... Full story

 
 State News    May 16, 2014

UM lands five-year, $45M research award

MISSOULA (AP) — The University of Montana has received a $45 million cooperative agreement award to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study and solve environmental and cultural resource problems across the nation. The university says UM... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    Breaking News    May 16, 2014

Judge: Oil patch slaying suspect fit for trial

BILLINGS (AP) — A judge says a mentally disabled Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a Montana teacher who disappeared after she went jogging in the Bakken oil patch. District Judge Richard Simonton in a Friday ruling cited... Full story

 
 State News    May 16, 2014

Wittich: Bullock, commissioner trying to oust him

HELENA (AP) — A Republican Senate leader is claiming the governor and the commissioner of political practices are conspiring to remove him from office. Commissioner Jonathan Motl previously filed a civil action against Senate Majority Leader Art... Full story

 
 State News    May 16, 2014

Montana college costs rise 55 percent in 10 years

BOZEMAN (AP) — A higher education official says tuition and fees at Montana's two flagship universities are going up slowly compared to other states. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (bit.ly/1lMSkf5) a new affordability study shows the cost of... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    May 16, 2014

State senator released after Blackfeet arrest

HELENA — Tribal law-enforcement officers Friday arrested a state senator and Blackfeet leader accused of not complying with the terms of a plea agreement for drunken driving, a charge he has called false and politically motivated. Sen. Shannon... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    May 16, 2014

Frustration grows over $3.4B settlement delay

HELENA — Laura Juarez is supposed to receive close to $1,200 as her share of a $3.4 billion settlement among hundreds of thousands of Native Americans whose land-trust royalties were mismanaged by the government for more than a century. The... Full story