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 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 30, 2014 

Johnson takes stand in murder trial

The defense of a man accused of murdering his brother Nov. 9 called only two witnesses in his defense Monday, with the first being the defendant himself. Shane Johnson, born in 1968, took the stand in the trial of the accusation he shot and killed Tr... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 30, 2014 

Northern enrollment dips, accounted for

The headcount and full-time equivalent ratios are a little down this year at Montana State University-Northern as compared to last year's numbers. One FTE unit would be one student going to Northern... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 30, 2014 

Republican backs Jergeson in closely watched Senate race

Longtime Montana Republican elected official Bob Brown has endorsed Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Havre, in the race for Montana Senate District 14. Jergeson faces two-term Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, in the Nov. 4 race. Brown is a former legislator...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2014

Murder Trial: No evidence of struggle

In the fourth day of the murder trial of Shane Johnson, an expert’s testimony of his crime scene reconstruction differs vastly from what the defendant’s attorneys said happened Nov. 9. Prosecution is expected to call its last witnesses today,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2014

Farmers can start Farm Bill changes today

Today is the start of agriculture producers being able to decide how to list their yield history and acre allocation in new programs unveiled in the 2014 Farm Bill, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also unveiled some online resources to help... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 26, 2014

Different stories on Johnson murder

Testimony Thursday of a witness for the prosecution in the Shane Johnson murder trial conflicted with testimony of another prosecution witness after a nearly hour-long pretrial discussion of issues including that testimony. Johnson is accused of... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 26, 2014

1 year for Eastlick, Sunchild to plead

One man accused of embezzling money in a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation scandal was sentenced Thursday and another chair of its tribal council is scheduled to change his plea in charges filed against him. James Howard Eastlick Sr. of Laurel,...

 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 25, 2014

Conflicting testimony in murder trial

Jurors heard two sides of a story of how a man was shot to death Nov. 9, 2013, in a Havre residence. The prosecution contends Shane Johnson, born in 1968, went to his bedroom, took a Browning .22 caliber pistol out of its case after he got into a... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 25, 2014

56 file for open Rocky Boy seats

There is no shortage of interest in the four tribal council seats on the ballot in Rocky Boy’s fall elections. Fifty-six people filed for the seats on the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. The Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s primary election... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 24, 2014

Murder trial arguments start today

The state District Court in Havre spent all day Tuesday selecting a jury in the trial of Shane Clark Johnson, born in 1968, accused of murdering his brother Travis Johnson in their shared basement... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 23, 2014

Johnson murder trial starts

The murder trial of Shane Clark Johnson, charged with shooting his brother in the basement where they both lived, started in state District Court in Havre this morning with jury selection. State... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 23, 2014

Native American Week festivities in full swing

Native American Week festivities began Monday with the raising of a teepee at Montana State University-Northern and the diabetes walk at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Joseph Cochran of the Blood Ind... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 23, 2014

Henrys indicted on Rocky Boy embezzlement

Two more prominent officials and another institution have been dragged into accusations of fraud, corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Former Stone Child College President Melody Henry, 49, and her husband, Stone Child... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 23, 2014

Hi-Line no timeline for winter

Digging deeper into National Weather Service records, the Havre Daily News found that recent summertime snow and frost not only wasn't a record for early cold weather, it wasn't even close. Snow fell...

 By Havre Area Chamber of Commerce    Local    September 23, 2014

Havre Festival Days winning button numbers for 2014

819 504 111 691 702 378 226 979 420 52 886 527 303 731 169 838 559 615 73 495 931 299 137 334 200 766 428 717 285 4 908 660 400 Winners can bring their buttons to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce office at 130 5th Avenue to claim their... 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 John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 22, 2014

Festival Days Parade brings thousands

The Havre Festival Days parade brought flocks of people to 5th Avenue Saturday. Many organizations, businesses and individuals took part in the parade. Bullhook Blossom Club, Northern Montana... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 22, 2014

Bennett, endless volunteer, dies at 62

A pall descended over Havre this weekend as word got out that Bonnie Bennett, 62, who epitomized Havre volunteerism, had died. "I feel God was good to me in letting Bonnie come into my life," said... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 22, 2014

Old Post Office opens as event venue

Haley Yost, the events manager at the Havre Historic Post Office, presented the new sign and name of the building for Festival Days Saturday. The new name of the old post office is Havre Historic Post Office, and it is Havre’s newest event venue....

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 19, 2014


The Havre Police Department employs the men and women who keep the city safe at night. Officer Brian Cassidy began his shift Saturday with standard preparative procedures. "At the beginning of the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 18, 2014

Northern celebrates Mexican Heritage Month

At Montana State University-Northern, St. Jude Thaddeus School children were shown how to make traditional tortillas in honor of Mexican Heritage Month. Cristina Estrada-Underwood, director of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 18, 2014

Going to Disney World

A Lincoln-McKinley Primary School student and his family on Wednesday were given an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Walt Disney World. Easton Davison has a rare chromosomal disorder and was... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 18, 2014

Metallica tribute joins demo derby

People celebrating Havre's Festival Days have a chance to bang their heads while drivers bang their cars during this year's E-1 Towing Demolition Derby. Blistered Earth, billed as "The Ultimate Tribut... Full story


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