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 Breaking News    July 23, 2014

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

HELENA — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The... Full story

 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    July 23, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 24

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. WALSH SAYS ALLEGATIONS WON'T HURT ELECTION CHANCES: Sen. John Walsh said his extensive, unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    July 21, 2014

Havre pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Havre police are looking for a woman suspected of robbing a Havre pharmacy at gunpoint Monday. Havre Police Department Lt. Aaron Wittmer said a person brandished a handgun inside Western Drug in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Hazy conditions reach hazardous levels in much of Montana

Smoke from fires in state of Washington have created unhealthy hazy conditions in several Montana cities, especially those in the western part of the states. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says that in Missoula, Butte and Hamilton... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Blackout hits much of Hi-Line

NorthWestern Energy reports that a large area between Chester east to the outskirts of Havre is without power. The company, in a Twitter feed, says that it believes high winds are to blame. Crews are en route.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    July 15, 2014

Templeton denies abuse charges

The final day of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern public hearing wrapped up in Helena Tuesday. Bachmeier filed a sexual harassment complaint against former provost Rosalyn Templeton last year for allegedly touching him... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 26, 2014

Tadios guilty on all charges in Rocky Boy embezzlement

GREAT FALLS — A federal court jury today convicted the former head of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s health care system after a two-day trial in Great Falls. The jury convicted Fawn Tadios of three counts charging her with using funds the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 24, 2014

New charges against Houle unsealed

Charges against Houle unsealed by Tim Leeds Federal charges against a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member have been unsealed, although indictments in two cases remain sealed until his codefendants appear to enter a plea. John “Ch... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    June 24, 2014

(2:35 p.m.) Power outage caused by Ft. Assinniboine substation

The power outage that took out the power across the Hi-Line from Chester to Glasgow was caused by a problem in the Fort Assinniboine substation. NorthWestern Energy spokesperson Claudia Rapkoch said the outage was caused by a security measure that... Full story

 Breaking News    June 24, 2014

Flags ordered to half-staff after crash killed 6

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor six people, including the Three Forks fire chief, who were killed in a crash east of Helena last week. Authorities continue to investigate Thursday's... Full story

 Breaking News    June 23, 2014

Gas line break shuts down Highway 2 at Chester

Highway 2 in downtown Chester was closed to traffic Monday afternoon because of a gas line break. Traffic is now resumed on the highway. Stricks Ag was evacuated, though employers remained inside the business. Officials said they might evacuate... Full story

 Breaking News    June 19, 2014

Limbaugh 'distressed' upon learning of harassment complaints

The third and final day of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern hearing began at 8 a.m. today with the continued testimony of Chancellor James Limbaugh. Limbaugh said surprised and distressed upon learning that Dean Bachmeier... Full story

 Breaking News    June 18, 2014

Templeton to testify, details explained

(1 p.m. Wednesday) Day two of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern hearing began 8:30 a.m. this morning with the cross examination of Bachmeier. Bachmeier said Tuesday during his examination that the $100,000 he wanted for... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    June 17, 2014

2 testify at Northern sex harassment hearing

(12:30 p.m. Tuesday) The hearing for the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern sexual harassment complaint began 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. The session began with Bachmeier’s attorney, John Heenan, questioning the first witness, Dean... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 13, 2014

Gov. interest reduction saves Havre $2 million

Action by the Montana governor will save the city of Havre nearly $2 million in a project to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. A press release from the governor’s office issued today says Havre will save $1,918,464 in interest on a $4.8...

 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 AMY BETH HANSON MATT VOLZ AP    Breaking News    June 10, 2014

Agreement ends 2-year sex-assault probe in Montana

HELENA — A Montana county attorney's office will change the way it responds to reports of sexual assaults under an agreement announced Tuesday that ends a federal investigation into whether gender bias played a role in deciding whether to... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Kris Hansen wins GOP nod

State Rep. Kris Hansen has won the Republican nomination for state Senate from District 14. She topped Carl Mattison 1,645 to 880. She faces state Sen. Greg Jergeson in the fall. Senate District 14 Kris Hansen Carl Mattison` Partial or complete Hill... Full story

 By Havre Daily News    Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Hill County results are in

Senate District 14 Kris Hansen easily defeated Carl Mattson for the Republican nomination, 1174 to 556. Hansen will face Democrat Greg Jergeson in the general election this fall. House District 27 Roy Hollandsworth leads Darrold Hutchinson 481 to... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Hollandsworth tops Hutchinson

Roy Hollandsworth of Brady has defeated Darrold Hutchinson for the Republican nomination for state representative from District 27. Unofficials results showed him with 1,480 votes to Hutchinson 780. A member of the "responsible Republicans," he won... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Brown renominated treasurer

Sandy Brown has won renomination for Hill County treasurer. She defeated former treasurer Carrie Dickson 834-245 in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Republicans failed to nominate a candidate for the job.... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Havre to review form of government; others reject the idea

The city of Havre will elect a commission to review its form of government. Voters approved the proposal in Tuesday's primary. Voters in Blaine, Hill and Liberty counties and the cities of Harlem and Chinook rejected the proposal to review the way... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

State races (last updated 10:45 p.m.)

U.S. Senate Dem - Primary 222 of 693 precincts - 32 percent x-John Walsh (i) 39,136 - 64 percent John Bohlinger 13,637 - 22 percent Dirk Adams 8,028 - 13 percent U.S. Senate GOP - Primary 222 of 693 precincts - 32 percent x-Steve Daines 80,758 - 84... Full story

 Breaking News    June 3, 2014

AP projects Daines, Walsh the winners

HELENA (AP) — Steve Daines is projected to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Montana, defeating state Rep. Champ Edmunds and political newcomer Susan Cundiff in the primary election. And John Walsh has been nominated by his... Full story

 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    June 3, 2014

Sen. John Walsh vs. Rep. Steve Daines in November

HELENA — Montana voters set the stage Tuesday for a November election that will determine whether a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic hands for a century will stay there after the resignation of six-term Sen. Max Baucus. U.S. Rep. Steve... Full story


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