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 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

 State News    October 2, 2014

Walk to defeat ALS is this weekend in Missoula

MISSOULA — The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter’s 8th annual Missoula Walk to Defeat ALS will take place at McCormick Park in Missoula on Saturday. Pam Hillery and Brendan Brady, two Havre people with ALS, will be participating with their famili...

 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 Tim Leeds    Local    September 22, 2014

Campaigning during Festival Days

Both Democrats and Republicans held events over the weekend, with candidates telling voters why they were the best selection in the midst of Festival Days celebrations. The Democrats held their annual Pasma-Peck fundraising dinner Friday night in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 19, 2014

'Loving Our Treasures' kicks into high gear

Residents and visitors have a chance to have some fun and appreciate the community during this year's Havre Festival Days, themed "Loving Our Treasures." "We are having an event!" Havre Area Chamber... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 16, 2014

Tester calls on colleagues to keep government running

Montana’s U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said in a press conference Monday that his colleagues in Congress need to put politics aside and pass a resolution to keep the government operating, and not repeat the 16-day government shutdown of last year. “The...

 By AP    State News    September 15, 2014

Daines seeks to woo Indian Country voters

HELENA - A delegation from Montana's Crow Tribe met with Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer back in March to present him with a resolution affirming Israel's right to exist and offer support from one...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Corporate election spending raising heat

The U.S. Senate narrowly killed debate on a bill that could have given Montana more control over corporate spending in elections, a bill one of its co-sponsors praised in a press conference shortly before the vote. And Democratic candidates for the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Region celebrates Bullhook opening

Rain drove the event inside Friday but didn't dampen the spirits of well more-than 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Havre's newest medical facility. The grand opening of Bullhook...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Tester slams D.C. politics

In an interview Friday, Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, said partisanship still is clogging the hallways in the nation’s capital. “It’s not good. It hasn’t been good for a while,” Tester said. “I put it on the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 8, 2014

Bullhook grand opening next Friday

As the culmination of its celebration of National Health Center Week, Havre's newest health care facility is holding a grand opening celebration next Friday with a U.S. senator as the keynote... Full story

 By Lisa Baumann and Matthew Brown - Associated Press    State News    August 8, 2014

Walsh departure leaves Democrats scrambling

LISA BAUMANN MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press HELENA - Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 7, 2014

Bullhook gets $250K to expand mental health services

In the midst of preparations for a grand opening of Havre’s newest medical facility, a U.S. senator announced the clinic has received a quarter-million dollars in funds to expand its services. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Wednesday...

 Opinion    August 1, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 1, 2014

Laurel — A lot of Hill County residents have never been to the powwow at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. They are cheating themselves out of a treat. The powwow will be held this weekend. There also will be a rodeo. The grand entry at the powwow is... 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...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Daines joins water project funding group

Montana’s sole U.S. representative joined colleagues from the Dakotas Wednesday in shifting money to regional rural water projects including in north-central Montana. A press release from Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the congressman joined Reps... Full story

 By Bob Sivertsen    Opinion    July 8, 2014

Montana delegation should work to close southern border

To Sen. Jon Tester, Sen. John Walsh, Rep. Steve Daines: The United States of America, the land of the free, just celebrated its 238th birthday. We, the people, enjoy more freedom than anywhere else in the world. Having said that, though, I have not,... Full story

 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    June 11, 2014

Parole board rejects Barry Beach's clemency bid

HELENA (AP) — Montana's parole board on Wednesday rejected a clemency application from Barry Beach, meaning he will continue to serve a 100-year prison sentence for the 1979 slaying of a high-school classmate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 5, 2014

Tester continues push for extended Wild Horse hours

Montana’s senior U.S. Senator said Wednesday he is continuing to push for extending hours at the main border port north of Havre, an effort supporters of which say will help the economies of north-central Montana as well as the rest of the nation...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 5, 2014

Tester defends VA, calls to hold abusers responsible

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Wednesday that while he wants to investigate and prosecute alleged abuse of the system by Veterans Administration health care officials, the system needs more resources, not attacks. Tester in a telephone press...

 State News    May 23, 2014

Montana VA ranks near bottom for wait times

MISSOULA (AP) — In a recent review, the Department of Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System ranked higher in patient satisfaction and call responsiveness but came in near the bottom for patient wait times, employee satisfaction and nurse... Full story

 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    May 23, 2014

Tester: fix 'dysfunctional' Indian health

BILLINGS — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee says he wants the Obama administration to address the "dysfunction" that is hobbling Native American health care and causing rising dissatisfaction over poor and delayed care on...

 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

 State News    May 2, 2014

Whiting-Sorrell resigns Indian Health Services job

BILLINGS (AP) - The director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service has resigned less than 18 months into the job, saying her efforts to improve health care for Indians were being crippled by a dysfunctional system. The Billings Gazette reports... Full story


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