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Articles from the July 11, 2014 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 11, 2014

So Close: North Stars fall just short in home finale

There were some tense, emotional moments Thursday night at Legion Field. The Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club was playing their final two home games of the season, and with them, the fi... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Burns sentenced in Rocky Boy case

A federal judge Thursday sentenced the first of a series of people who have pleaded guilty in a complex, interrelated set of plea agreements dealing with corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Thursday, U.S. District Judge... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 11, 2014

Rocky Boy talks economy with Lt. Gov.

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean attended a Main Street Montana Project meeting at Stone Child College in Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Thursday, looking for feedback from the community. Main Street Montana... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Tester concerned about Iraq

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the situation in Iraq has him worried and the United States needs to be careful that sending advisers, to help the Iraqi government deal with rebels, doesn’t escalate into sending combat troops back to the Middle...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Sen. Tester hopes 'gamesmanship' doesn't bog down Congress

Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday he hopes several important bills will move forward quickly but is not so sure after what he called political gamesmanship stalled an outdoors bill he said was a “slam-dunk.” At the start of a press...

 
 Obituaries    July 11, 2014

Robert D. Strandberg

Robert D. Strandberg, 86, passed away July 5, with his wife of 61 years by his side. Robert was born in Crosby, North Dakota, to Fred and Carrie Viola (Basham) Strandberg, growing up in Minot, North D... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 11, 2014

Sandra Lee Carrier

March 26th, 1946 – July 5th, 2014 (68 years young) Sandy Lee Carrier died July 5, 2014. She was 68 years young. She was born in Havre, Montana, on March 26, 1946, to Edwin and Viola Freier. She was the first born of six siblings. She lived a... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 11, 2014

Burl Miner

A memorial service will be held for Burl Miner, July 20, 1 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Big Sandy, with a luncheon to follow.... Full story

 
 Local    July 11, 2014

For the Record, July 11, 2014

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 7:45 a.m. Thursday call from Cleveland Avenue about a mailbox that was smashed during the night. ——— Officers investigated an 11:53 a.m. Thursday call from 4th Street about someone breaking into... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 11, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Small Towns in Focus: Turner

Turner has a population a little higher than 60, and the people who make up the citizenry of the town employ a sense of community and family rarely found in larger towns. Fifteen miles south of the Ca... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 11, 2014

The devil is in the details

I am willing to entertain the idea that the devil is real and he is working in the manufacturing business as a design concepts innovation engineer. Yes, I just made up that job title, but with the dev... Full story

 
 Opinion    July 11, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 11, 2014

Dart — The idea of the state taking control of federal land in Montana is, unfortunately, taking hold in some quarters. Montana’s federal lands are national treasures that are enjoyed by people around the country. The people of the United States... Full story

 
 Obituaries    July 11, 2014

Lloyd Earl (Pete) Tribby

MALTA — Surrounded by loved ones, Lloyd Earl (Pete) Tribby, Jr. passed away on July 9, 2014, in Malta. A celebration of Pete’s life will be held at Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta Sunday evening, July 13 at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

BNSF train derails near Worden; 13 cars off tracks

BILLINGS (AP) — A BNSF Railway spokesman says the company is investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in which 13 cars came off the tracks in southeastern Montana. BNSF spokesman Matt Jones said the loaded train originated at the Decker... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

Man gets 15 years for hitting public defender

BILLINGS (AP) — A California fugitive who hit his Montana public defender in the head during an extradition hearing, possibly causing permanent injuries, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Assistant Public Defender Erik Moore lashed out at... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 11, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns: BILLIONS FOR COAL:... Full story

 
 State News    July 11, 2014

Montana tops federal corruption prosecutions

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Montana has had more corruption prosecutions than any other federal court district in the nation in recent months, mainly because of an effort to target fraud in tribal programs, the state's U.S. Attorney's Office says. According... Full story