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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 16, 2014 

FWP game warden detained 5 1/2 hours

A Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap Indian Reservation law enforcement for five-and-a-half hours Saturday, 12 miles west of Hays. The incident did not occur on tribal lands, but tribal officers maintained that the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 16, 2014 

High-speed chase leads to drug charges

A Great Falls man is in state District Court in Havre after a high-speed chase ended with a drug task force searching his vehicle. Andrew S. Ketchum, born in 1988, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Oct. 6 on two felony counts of drug...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2014

Family Medical Center opens today

A new remodel of a 25-year-old building to combine some practices in the same location culminates today with the opening of Northern Montana Health Care's Northern Montana Family Medical Center.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2014

Warm this week, winter - who knows?

After a chilly, frosty, snowy mid-September week last week, the weather has turned around this week with forecasters predicting summery 80s for highs and lows in the 50s this week. How that will proceed in the months ahead depends on who is talking,... Full story

 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 Kim Larson Havre Hill County Health Department    Local    September 12, 2014

Whooping cough cases on the rise in Hill County

As of Sept. 10, there have been three confirmed cases of pertussi, commonly called whooping cough, reported in Hill County, and as of Sept. 5, there have been 275 confirmed cases in Montana. The Hill County Health Department wants people to know how...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Snow and frost hit in the summer

A storm this week did not seem to drop as much snow as expected in north-central Montana - and skipped Havre and points east entirely - but did bring some white stuff, including in the Bear Paw... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 11, 2014

Woman denies guilt in 100 mph chase

A Havre woman — who officers say passed a police car during a high-speed chase in Havre Aug. 29 — pleaded not guilty to multiple charges this week. Dakota Rose Greshock, who was 19 at the time of the chase, faces felony charges of criminal endang... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 11, 2014

USDA plans meetings on Farm Bill

With federal farm programs rewritten in a long-delayed Farm Bill, Montana ag producers can hear about how to pick the best programs for their operations in a series of meetings set throughout the state in the next two months. The USDA Farm Service... Full story

 By Staff and Wire Report    Local    September 10, 2014

Rosette defends 'secret' payments

Former Plain Green online lending company executive Neal Rosette Sr. — who has a lawsuit against the Chippewa Cree Tribe and Plain Green and other companies pending in tribal court — said he has another side of the story regarding an arbitration... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 10, 2014

Winter warning in the summer

National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for north-central Montana in the waning days of summer. The Weather Service put out a warning this morning, effective through noon Thursday, for much of the state, with a stronger warning... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 10, 2014

Residents warned about flying rodents

The Hill County sanitarian said a local animal that helps keep down pests needs to be left alone, especially since tests recently confirmed that one was found with rabies. “Because Hill County currently has a positive case of rabies in a bat,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 9, 2014

Limbaugh to be paid until June

Montana State University-Northern is paying former Chancellor James Limbaugh his normal salary until June. Limbaugh will continue to receive the rest of his $162,419 annual salary until his contract is up June 30, 2015. “It’s basically part of... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Five years deferred for 300 pills

A man who pleaded guilty to illegally having nearly 300 prescription pain pills when he was pulled over on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation will spend five years on probation - and have a chance to clear his record - in return for his guilty plea.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Simpson: deferred sentence, pay $10,000 on pot charges

A former Montana State University-Northern star athlete and later recruiter will spend four years on probation, pay more than $10,000 in fines and fees and have a chance to clear his record of charges two pounds of marijuana were mailed to him from... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Park board argues Beaver Creek rules

The Hill County Park Board again extensively debated during its monthly meeting in Havre Monday what are — and what should be — the rules at Beaver Creek Park. Board Chair Steve Mariani said several people had come to talk to him, and to Hill... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2014

Curtis stumps in Havre

North-central Montana Democrats heard from a recent addition to a U.S. Senate race as high school mathematics teacher, Montana Rep. Amanda Curtis, D-Butte, told them why she should go to Washington... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 8, 2014

Council nixes lower salaries to pay for clerk

Havre City Council, at Wednesday’s budget meeting, voted against allowing City Court Judge Virginia Seigel to hire a new part-time clerk. Ward 4 councilmember Andrew Brekke proposed a budget that would reduce each councilmember’s monthly salary...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 5, 2014

Clash of the Titans: Hi-Line state Senate race gets statewide attention

In a fight for control of the state Senate, both sides of the aisle are keeping a close watch on a local Senate race for the seat in a massive new district that could be a key seat in determining who... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 5, 2014

Disaster declared at Fort Belknap

Heavy rains in August once again led to flood disaster declarations by Montana’s governor, including the third disaster for Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in five years. The disaster declaration is the fourth year a flood disaster has been... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 4, 2014

Cruzado upbeat in addressing Northern group

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado visited Montana State University-Northern Wednesday to answer questions from the community and university faculty and staff. Chair of the Montana... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 4, 2014

MSU-N education programs coming back

Montana State University-Northern Provost William Rugg said Wednesday that plans to bring back the secondary education programs at the university would have them back next year. Rugg and the administration of Northern is going to present the plans... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 4, 2014

MAT season opener is Death by Chocolate

The local acting troupe is revving up for its next season, and kicking it off with its annual fundraiser, in a new location with a new play and some new features. Montana Actors' Theatre is holding...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 3, 2014

Novel set in Hi-Line hits the shelves

A former Big Sandy resident’s first book has been published and is being released to major bookstores today. Kathryn R. Stahl wrote “Cold Hands,” a book that follows the tales an elderly woman spins about her younger days. The book is set in... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 3, 2014

Lt. gov. touts Northern in visit

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean visited Montana State University-Northern Tuesday to tour the technical science facilities and talk about the future of Montana education. McLean made a stop at Northern as... Full story


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