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'Three Cups of Tea' lawsuit rejected
April 30th, 2012
HELENA — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims "flimsy and speculative" that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-...


Tester hears economic issues from Havre businesswomen
April 30th, 2012
  Montana’s U.S. Sen. Jon Tester heard concerns from Havre businesswomen and from economic developers that may not be what he would hear in other parts of the country — problems in...


36 years of turning lives around, one child at a time
April 30th, 2012
At the end of this school year, the eight longest serving educators in the Havre Public Schools District will retire with a cumulative 235 years experience. The Havre Daily News will be talking...


Casino robber’s bail revoked
April 30th, 2012
After his third violation of the conditions of his release, Merrill Gray was handed an additional $25,000 bond on his still-pending Oct. 2010 arrest for robbing a casino at knife point....


Rain soaks area, no flooding reported
April 30th, 2012
A timely rain fell in Montana, bringing much-needed moisture to crops and residents’ lawn, without yet repeating the flooding this region has experienced in the last two years.The Nati...


Free screening of ‘Gold Diggers’ Thursday
April 30th, 2012
Area residents have a chance Thursday to see a Montana-made film about investment fraud and how to avoid being scammed.Monica Lindeen, the state commissioner of investments and insurance, wi...


Northern gym renovations move forward
April 30th, 2012
The Montana Board of Regents must be excited about their meeting at Montana State University-Northern in a few weeks. They held a conference call meeting on Friday, just to talk about the universit...


William H. Otto
April 30th, 2012
 


Pioneers move from cyberspace to outer space
April 30th, 2012
  About 50 years ago, outer space was the future, with the USA and USSR battling to see who go farther and explore more.    After the Soviets went broke and America decla...


Former Blue Pony coming home
April 29th, 2012
Havre High moves fast.     Just days after Andy Smith announced his decision not to return as the Blue Pony boys basketball coach, Havre High principal Dennis Murphy has annou...


Havre thinclads strong at the A.R.M.
April 29th, 2012
Heading into Whitefish, the Havre High boys and girls track and field teams knew the competition was going to be as tough as it has been all season long.     The Central A Blu...


Rain sets back Blue Pony fastpitch softball team
April 29th, 2012
The Havre High softball team almost made it out of a Montana spring unscathed, but after a consistent downpour from mid-week last week, through the weekend, the Blue Ponies had three games cancelle...


Foul weather gets in the way of tennis and baseball
April 29th, 2012
A wet and soggy softball diamond wasn't the only casualty of this weekend's torrential rains to hit Havre and the rest of Montana.    Tennis and baseball also fell victim to...


Groseclose track meet set for today
April 29th, 2012
One of the premier track and field meets on the Hi-Line will take place this afternoon in Rudyard.    The North Stars Knights will play host to the annual Groseclose Memorial...


Van plunges off NY road into zoo grounds; 7 killed
April 29th, 2012
NEW YORK — An out-of-control van careered across several lanes of traffic on a highway overpass Sunday, then plunged more than 50 feet off the side of the road and landed in a ravine on the g...


Windows broken at Rehberg's Billings office
April 29th, 2012
BILLINGS (AP) — The state director for Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg says six windows and the glass door at Rehberg's office in Billings were broken early Saturday.Randy Vogel te...


BNSF Railway Company plume trial to begin
April 29th, 2012
LIVINGSTON (AP) — A trial to determine BNSF Railway Company's responsibilities for cleaning up plumes of fuel and toxic solvents beneath Livingston starts Monday in Great Falls.The tr...


Suspect found dead in Washington bunker
April 28th, 2012
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a g...


Sheriff: Body found in Wash. mountain bunker
April 28th, 2012
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man believed to be a murder s...


Police surround bunker in hunt for Wash. fugitive
April 28th, 2012
NORTH BEND, Wash— Law officers hunting for an armed survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter maintained a perimeter early Saturday around an elaborate, underground bunker where...


Reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act is necessary
April 27th, 2012
Editor:     The numbers are staggering.  Montana reported an average of 10 crimes related to domestic violence every day in 2010. According to the Montan...


Hi-Line darts and laurels
April 27th, 2012
Hi-Line darts and LaurelsLaurel — There is a new effort in Montana and in Havre, in particular, to attract tourists to our area. Goal 1 should be to convince people tr...


Death penalty sought in Montana teacher's killing
April 27th, 2012
BILLINGS  — Prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges and said they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was discovered af...


Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped
April 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed that the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from doing the most dangerous farm jobs....


Confessions of a former plastic bag fan
April 27th, 2012
    I am a bag lady.     I am a budding recycling vigilante.   


Helena delegation should stand for life, liberty
April 27th, 2012
  The 2011 session in Helena no more than ended and the 2012 campaign season was in full swing. Candidates have hit the ground running. The economy continues to be the number one issue across...


Full slate of discussions set for Law Day
April 27th, 2012
The Bar Association of the judicial district that includes Hill County has set up a series of discussions to inform people about legal issues ranging from estate planning to contract disputes, from...


Privacy concerns unite Montana lawmakers
April 27th, 2012
During an election year, it’s hard to find issues that politicians from different parties agree on.The latest in a series of bills raising concerns about online privacy, the Cyber Inte...


Children on farms, violence against women, biofuels among activity in...
April 27th, 2012
A flurry of activity in Washington has come through in the last few days with direct effects on north-central Montana. The action included a Senate committee passing a new farm bill to the floor an...


GOP ignores veto threat, passes student loan bill
April 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON — Republicans have ignored a White House veto threat and passed a bill to keep interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer.The House approv...


Infamous Montana 'mountain man' denied parole
April 27th, 2012
DEER LODGE — Montana officials on Friday rejected parole for a notorious "mountain man" who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, and then shot her and left...


Softball game called off
April 27th, 2012
     This afternoon's Havre High vs. Browning softball game has been called off because of rain.    If any other events are cancelled, please let us know...


Huge Central A games awaiting Blue Ponies
April 26th, 2012
Last weekend, in a win over the Livingston Rangers, the Havre High softball program gave fans a preview of what they are capable of when firing on all cylinders. And with three more winnable games...


Blue Ponies hope to play more in Great Falls
April 26th, 2012
The Havre High boys and girls tennis teams have played some hot tennis this week in Great Falls. And while the weather looks like it’s cooling back down, the Ponies don’t want to cool o...


Pony track teams look to stay busy
April 26th, 2012
It is back to business as usual for the Havre High boys and girls track and field teams, and the competition should be as tough as it comes.    The A.R.M. track meet in Whitef...


United win twice on Big Timber's pitch
April 26th, 2012
The Hi-Line United co-ed U19 team started and finished strong last Saturday in Big Timber.    The United shut out the Big Timber Wolves 4-0 in the first of two games last week...


Breaking Sports: Havre High names Kurt Leeds new head boys coach
April 26th, 2012
With Andy Smith stepping down as the boys basketball coach at Havre High School, another former Blue Pony will now take over. On Thursday afternoon, the district announced that former Blue Pony Kur...


Montana budget picture continues to improve
April 26th, 2012
HELENA  — Montana's budget picture continues to improve beyond the original expectations of the state Legislature, as lawmakers were told Thursday there could be close to $500 million i...


Developmental center investigation released
April 26th, 2012
HELENA  — A Montana investigation into allegations of sexual assault on mentally disabled patients at a state hospital found the hospital's chief investigator encouraged one woman to re...


Betty Jones
April 26th, 2012
Betty Ann Jones, 66, of Deer Lodge died April 3, 2012.She was born April 17, 1945, to Floyd and Rosella Dedman or Great Falls.Betty is survived by her husband of 46 years, Deryl Jones...


County commissioner candidates address Democrats
April 26th, 2012
The two Democrats running for Hill County commissioner made their case to their party this week on why they should win the June 5 primary.Hill County Road and Bridge Department office manage...


Postal Service reform bill passes Senate
April 26th, 2012
A bill intended to reform the U. S. Postal Service passed the U. S. Senate Wednesday, with Montana’s senators praising amendments they sponsored or supported that they say will keep rural ser...


Harem, scarem: or, my life in the seraglio
April 26th, 2012
   My friends, Cheryl and her husband Dave, are touring Spain and Portugal this summer. They will stay the nights in monasteries, fortresses and castles. In one stronghold, many of the be...


Hard work shows in school play
April 26th, 2012
Editor:    We were privileged to attend the play put on by the St. Jude Thaddeus School last Friday.     We were amazed that over 60 kid...


Smith stepping away from HHS bench
April 26th, 2012
For the last 10 years, the term "head coach Andy Smith" has repeatedly showed up in newspaper headlines.      But after a decade of head coaching experience on t...


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Lisa Carlon
April 26th, 2012
In just her junior year, the North Star Knights’ Lisa Carlon still has a lot of prep athletics ahead of her. But three years in, she has also already done a lot for Knight’s sports team...


Beeters thriving on the tennis courts this spring
April 26th, 2012
The high school tennis season is hitting the stretch run, and area girls teams are starting to hit their stride.     Last Thursday, Chinook and Chester/J-I squared...


North Stars stay on the road
April 26th, 2012
The Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club got the bats rolling last Sunday in Great Falls.     Now they'll look to do it again against a more formidable...


Supreme Court hints OK on Ariz. immigration law
April 25th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona's tough immigration law that require police to...


Montana high court hears Hutterite case
April 25th, 2012
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Religious colonies of Hutterites in rural Montana are fighting the state's attempts to impose a labor law backed by businesses that complain they can't outbid the low c...


Violet M. Dannels
April 25th, 2012
Violet M. Dannels, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center due to natural causes.Violet has been cremated and along with her husband’s ashes will be sp...


Lynn Roll Nelson
April 25th, 2012
Lynn Roll Nelson, 74, died Jan. 21, 2012, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.Her memorial service will be 2 p. m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Northern Montana Care Center...


Tourism raises voice for support at Chamber
April 25th, 2012
A representative of a recently formed group was in Havre this morning, telling the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Committee the importance of letting state leaders know...


Casino robber back in jail for drinking
April 25th, 2012
Merrill Gray is being held in the Hill County Detention Center this morning, just two days after his sentencing for robbing a casino at knife-point was delayed.Gray was arrested for violatin...


Local, statewide, national Democrats stump in Havre
April 25th, 2012
A slew of Democratic candidates ranging from contenders for a county position to candidates shooting for Congress were at a fundraising dinner in Havre Tuesday, pushing for party members to help ta...


What’s good for cows is good for sage-grouse
April 25th, 2012
Editor:     I grew up in Forsyth and have ranched there for 15 years. As a young boy driving through the snow, I could practically see a sage-grou...


Turiano has strong convictions
April 25th, 2012
Editor:     Montana voters, if you are like me, you appreciate those very few politicians who understand Constitutional principles and the foundat...


Secret Service agents get lonely too
April 25th, 2012
 People need pets; except tropical fish, which are a form of fungus. Your typical dog or yak provides unconditional love, devotion, and a furry surface to caress — much like your Fed Ex...


Ponies, Beeters star in Malta Invitational
April 25th, 2012
Area track teams, including the Havre High boys and girls are in the midst of a busy portion of the schedule. And prep athletes took full advantage of a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon.&nbs...


HHS tennis teams shine in Great Falls
April 25th, 2012
After a week off from regular season competition, the Havre High boys and girls tennis teams got what it was looking for, and then some.     On Tuesday afternoon,...


Skylight golfers finish fourth at Frontier finals
April 25th, 2012
It turned out to be a great showing by the Montana State University-Northern women's golf team.     Tuesday at the Frontier Conference Championships in Missoula,...


Romney sweeps 5 wins, promises 'better America'
April 25th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky...


New case of mad cow disease in California
April 24th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new case of mad cow disease has surfaced in a dairy cow in California, but the animal was not bound for the nation's food supply and posed no danger, the Agriculture Depa...


Commissioner vows fast action on Miller complaint
April 24th, 2012
HELENA  (AP) — The commissioner of political practices says he hopes to reach quick resolution on campaign finance allegations made against a Republican candidate for governor.Com...


Stanley Gene Corp
April 24th, 2012
 


Havre 15-year-old charged on concealed weapon, assault
April 24th, 2012
A 15-year-old Havre boy was arrested on 7th Avenue Monday night on nine charges, including three counts of assault with a weapon.A man who lives in the area called the Havre Police Departmen...


Fire chief: Get a permit before burning
April 24th, 2012
Spring cleaning can frequently lead to piles of plants best disposed of by burning, but burning requires a permit.Havre Fire Chief Dave Sheppard is reminding people of the requirement and th...


Beaver Creek Park cleanup project set for Sunday
April 24th, 2012
In conjunction with Saturday’s Havre Pride cleanup, a new group formed to help with the county park south of town is holding another cleanup project Sunday.Friends of Beaver Creek Park...


Havre hits 89 degrees, new record high
April 24th, 2012
Summer-like temperatures across the region set new records, with Havre posting a top temperature 4 degrees higher than the previous top mark.The National Weather Service reports that, at its...


Blue Cross: Marketing exec fired over missed bid
April 24th, 2012
   HELENA  (AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana said it fired its chief marketing officer last winter because the company missed a deadline to bid on a nearly $4 millio...


Our View: Northern seems to be on upswing
April 24th, 2012
  At the inaugural ceremony formally inducting James Limbaugh as chancellor of Montana State University-Northern, you couldn't help but feel that things were poppin'.   ...


Havre High thinclads right back at it in Malta
April 23rd, 2012
The Havre High track and field program has filled its schedule with tough meets this season, and still in the shadows of the weekend’s Belgrade Invite, the Blue Ponies are back on the road.


Pony netters go to work in Great Falls
April 23rd, 2012
After a weekend off from regular competition, the Havre High tennis teams will get back at it today in Great Falls. The Blue Pony boys and girls are in the Electric City for three duals, including...


MSU-N golf teams shine in Missoula
April 23rd, 2012
With perfect weather, the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's golf teams played a high caliber of golf on the first day of the 2012 Frontier Conference Championshi &nb...


Lenient sentence for casino robber is questioned
April 23rd, 2012
Punishment has been delayed for Merrill Gray who pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon and theft after a casino robbery in October 2010.Judge E Wayne Phillips of Lewistown granted a delay...


Man admits to Billings police he murdered a man in 1987
April 23rd, 2012
STIGLER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday that a man has confessed to the 1987 shooting death of Haskell County Commissioner Leo Boyd Reasnor.Cliffor...


Fire at Billings stable kills 19 horses
April 23rd, 2012
BILLINGS (AP) — Fire officials say 19 horses died when a fire destroyed a large horse barn on the west end of Billings. 


Sanford, Fla., chief to resign; officials must OK
April 23rd, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The police chief in the city where Trayvon Martin was shot is set to permanently step down from his post after enduring strong criticism of his department's decision not...


Aaron Thomas Utsler
April 23rd, 2012
 


Sandra Jean Monteau-Murie
April 23rd, 2012
 


Evelin Martha LaBuda
April 23rd, 2012
 


Northern to offer education courses online
April 23rd, 2012
Correction: The print version of this story listed the wrong date for the first informational session.Montana State University-Northern wants people to know about upcoming opportuni...


Record high temperatures possible today
April 23rd, 2012
The summery spring weather is continuing today with the forecast for Havre calling for a possible record high temperature.The National Weather Service reported at 10 a. m. today that the for...


Traditional businesses should embrace technology, but often don’t
April 23rd, 2012
   TV/movie studios and record labels are fighting for their survival against an army of cyber-pirates.    This is nothing new.    The same act...


As Bakken oil booms, police prepare for change
April 23rd, 2012
   BILLLINGS — Booming oil production across a wide expanse of the Northern Plains is forcing law enforcement from the U.S. and Canada to gird for a spike in crimes ranging from dru...


Rehberg hears comments on wilderness bill
April 23rd, 2012
   CHOTEAU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg held a listening session concerning proposed legislation that aims to preserve existing uses such as grazing on land along the Rocky Mounta...


Neighborhood Watch shooter released from Fla. jail
April 23rd, 2012
MIAMI (AP) — In a low-key event, George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon M...


North Stars clobber Great Falls Stallions, twice
April 22nd, 2012
Mid-April may be a bit early for district play, but the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club appeared ready Sunday afternoon.    On a warm and sunny day in Great Fa...


Panthers too much for HHS
April 22nd, 2012


Short-handed Ponies compete in Belgrade
April 22nd, 2012
It is tough to compete in a meet as tough as the Gallatin Valley Invitational in Belgrade, when you are low on numbers, and without some of your top athletes.      But de...


North Star's Donoven, MSU-N's Hyder honored for football
April 22nd, 2012
A pair of local football players have earned a prestigious honor for the 2011-12 school year. An elite list of college and high school football players in Montana were named National Football Found...


Hollande, Sarkozy heading to French vote runoff
April 22nd, 2012
PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a runoff election in their race for France's presidency, according to partial official res...


Sandra Jean Monteau-Murie
April 22nd, 2012
   Sandra Jean Monteau-Murie, 64, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2012, at her home in Rocky Boy due to cancer. Her wake service began Sunday and will continue through Monday. Her funeral...


US Attorney breaks silence on medical pot probe
April 22nd, 2012
HELENA — The Justice Department has broken its long silence about last year's crackdown on medical marijuana operations in Montana, with U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter saying more than two doz...


Iran says is building copy of captured U.S. drone
April 22nd, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.Gen. Amir Ali Hajizade...


Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80
April 21st, 2012
WASHINGTON — Charles Colson, the tough-as-nails special counsel to President Richard Nixon who went to prison for his role in a Watergate-related case and became a Christian evangelical helpi...


Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary fight
April 21st, 2012
SANDY, Utah — Utah Republicans denied U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch a clear path to a seventh and final term Saturday, forcing the 78-year-old lawmaker into a June primary with 37-year-old former sta...


Pakistan probes jet crash amid criticism
April 21st, 2012
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday barred the head of the airline whose jet crashed near the capital from leaving the country, vowing to investigate a tragedy that has revived fears about...


Billings medical marijuana operation raided
April 21st, 2012
BILLINGS  (AP) — Federal and local authorities have raided a medical marijuana business in Billings and seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana and equipment. The Billings Gazet...


More Secret Service agents gone; Obama briefed
April 20th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more Secret Service officers resigned Friday in the expanding prostitution scandal that has brought scorching criticism of agents' behavior in Colombia just before Pr...


Bears to keep threatened tag until at least 2014
April 20th, 2012
BILLINGS — Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will keep their threatened status for at least the next two to three years, as wildlife officials said Friday they plan to bol...


Speakers, new chancellor see bright future for Northern
April 20th, 2012
   Following an afternoon celebration with half the attendees decked in formal academic robes, the 11th chancellor in Montana State University’s history, James Limbaugh, was inaugur...


Zimmerman apologizes for shooting; gets $150K bail
April 20th, 2012
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A routine bail hearing for George Zimmerman took a surprising turn into remorse and explanation Friday when the neighborhood watch volunteer got on the witness stand and...


‘Give me a home where the buffalo roam … ’
April 20th, 2012
Editor:   Montana State Rep. Wayne Stahl, R-Saco, wanted to impeach Gov. Schweitzer for “relocating” bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. There i...


Last weekend, I was positively pony punked
April 20th, 2012
  So I've read a few articles on the power of positive thinking, and I think it's safe to say that when I fell off my pony last weekend, I positively didn't mean to dismount that way.


Steven LaMere
April 20th, 2012
Steven Charles LaMere, 58, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, due to undetermined natural causes.Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held Monday, April 23, 2012, at 11 a. m...


iPads help Havre students
April 20th, 2012


Senators hopeful post office rescue bill will advance
April 20th, 2012
Montana’s U. S. senators say they are not happy with the form of a bill now in the Senate to reform the U. S. Postal Service and possibly prevent the closure of 3,700 post offices including 8...


St. Jude’s offers scholarships through Gianforte donation
April 20th, 2012
Havre’s private Catholic school has some extra help for local students, thanks to a multi-million dollar donation by a Bozeman businessman.Michale Beck, secretary at St. Jude Thaddeus...


Montana, Hi-Line jobless rates hold steady
April 20th, 2012
The unemployment rate in Montana held steady in March. The rate also was stable on the Hi-Line.For the previous six months, the jobless rate has declined in the state, but in March, the rate...


Ponies brace for Central A home stand
April 20th, 2012
Already this season, the Havre High softball team has shown flashes of great softball. And if it weren’t for a couple of letups last weekend, the Blue Ponies could be riding into a very tough...


Blue Ponies run in Belgrade
April 20th, 2012
Typically, the Belgrade meet is a great place for a Central A track and field team to get an extensive look at the conference, as well as their own times and marks. But with the District 7 Music Fe...


Hi-Line United soccer split opening games in Sidney
April 20th, 2012
The Hi-Line United U19 co-ed soccer team picked began defense of its magical state title with a 1-1 start to the season.     After capturing the 2011 state champio...


Era of missing children on milk cartons recalled
April 20th, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — He was America's missing child, the little boy who went off to school alone and vanished.A renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz in...


Surviving WWII Raiders in Ohio mark 70 years
April 19th, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A flyover by World War II bomber planes, Chinese visitors and a memorial ceremony with four Doolittle's Raiders helped mark the 70th anniversary of the daring U.S. air at...


Levon Helm, key member of The Band, dies at 71
April 19th, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," ''The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek," The Band fused rock, blues, folk and gospel to create a sound that s...


My life on the Swimming Pool Committee
April 19th, 2012
  Maybe we could then combine the pool budget for this year with the budget for next year to do the most needed repairs. Maybe the person who made that comment was me.    ...


Jobs first. Pensions second
April 19th, 2012
  More than 30,000 Montanans are unemployed. Our country is $16 trillion in debt. And if Obamacare is allowed to be implemented as currently written, Montana’s current budget surplus cou...


Winning a common sense revolution
April 19th, 2012
  I am often asked “why run for office given the present political environment of distrust, misrepresentation, and personal attacks?”     The simple answer is...


Ethel Arendt
April 19th, 2012
 


WW2 Rosies share stories
April 19th, 2012
 


Fitzpatricks in jail awaiting new drug charges
April 19th, 2012
Two Havre women awaiting an appeal to the state Supreme Court on charges they broke state drug laws while being medical marijuana caregivers are back in jail awaiting new drug charges.Agent...


Northern to hold inauguration ceremony for Chancellor Limbaugh
April 19th, 2012
During the first few months of Chancellor James Limbaugh’s time at Montana State University-Northern, he has talked with a lot of people with a lot of ideas about what Northern is, should be...


Rehberg sets listening session on Baucus’ Rocky Mountain Front act
April 19th, 2012
A high-profile issue has Rep. Denny Rehberg holding a meeting Saturday to hear people’s views on Sen. Max Baucus’ bill on managing the Rocky Mountain Front.Rehberg, R-Mont., set...


State Knights of Columbus meeting in Havre
April 19th, 2012
About 140 people from throughout Montana will be in Havre this weekend for the 108th Montana state convention of the Knights of Columbus.Social activities will take place today, while real w...


Fresno Dam bridge closing for repairs
April 19th, 2012
The bridge across Fresno Dam will close at the end of the month for repairs, while another project will replace a bridge north of Rudyard with culverts, although the date on that project is not yet...


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Michaela Boles
April 19th, 2012
Michaela Boles has been in a Blue Pony uniform for the last four years. And as a Havre High volleyball and softball player, Boles has had a solid prep career thus far.   &nb...


Lights add quality matmen
April 19th, 2012
The NAIA wrestling season came to an end over a month ago. But the future is certainly looking good for the Montana State University-Northern Lights and head coach Tyson Thivierge. ...


'American Bandstand' host Dick Clark has died
April 18th, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and ho...


Sevrie E. Olson
April 18th, 2012
    Sevrie “Sis Green” E. Olson, 103, passed away on April 13, 2012, at the Big Sandy Medical Center due to natural causes.  Per her request, no services are planned...


Workplace elections should be handled with care
April 18th, 2012
Editor:     When making major purchases in our lives — homes, cars, college, etc. — we often deliberate for months before finally maki...


Janet D. Bibus
April 18th, 2012
 


Northern plans major campus spruce-up
April 18th, 2012
Montana State University-Northern will be a busy place this summer as the campus undertakes a massive sprucing-up project.“We’ve become a little frayed around the edges, ”...


Highland Park considers pre-kindergarten program
April 18th, 2012
Anyone who spends time around kindergarten-age children knows they can be a handful.According to a presentation during Tuesday’s school board meeting, the staff at Highland Park Early...


Fair board won’t allow youths in demolition derby
April 18th, 2012
Acting on the advice of the Hill County attorney, the Great Northern Fair Board Tuesday rejected the Havre Jaycees request to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to join in the annual demolition derby spons...


Carnival worker gets probation on sex violation
April 18th, 2012
Joshua Nessederine of New Jersey will spend most of the next four years under state supervision for having sex with an underage Havre girl while he was in the area working at a carnival.Judg...


Online sales of Great Northern Fair tickets shot down
April 18th, 2012
After a discussion of selling tickets to Great Northern Fair events online showed a preference to continue giving business to local printers, the fair board at its monthly meeting Tuesday put the k...


Skylights ink two standouts
April 18th, 2012
The 2012 recruiting class for Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has grown by two.     Mouat recently announced the signi...


Sugarbeeter netters win big matches on the court
April 18th, 2012
The Chinook girls tennis team got plenty of court time this past weekend. The Sugarbeeters were in Wolf Point for a dual on Friday, then played three matches Saturday in Fort Benton. 


MSU-N rodeo teams compete in Bozeman
April 18th, 2012
The Montana State University-Northern men's and women's rodeo teams got the 2012 Big Sky spring rodeo season underway this past weekend.     The Lights and Skyli...


Three Forks school sued over player's concussions
April 17th, 2012
BOZEMAN  (AP) — A former Three Forks High School football player and his parents have filed a lawsuit against the school district claiming he suffered a life-altering brain injury after...


Warren Buffett says he has early prostate cancer
April 17th, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett told his company's shareholders in an open letter Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.The 81-year-old billionaire inv...


Police handcuff Georgia kindergartner for tantrum
April 17th, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. — Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner with her arms behind her back after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action as a safety measure.Th...


Gov. orders flags at half-staff for soldier
April 17th, 2012
HELENA (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has ordered all flags flown in Montana to be lowered to half-staff from Tuesday morning until sundown Wednesday in honor of a 31-year-old Great Falls soldi...


Gov. shows lack in leadership
April 17th, 2012
  Editor:    I’m writing this because in the last few weeks, I’ve become very concerned by the leadership, or lack thereof...


Celebrating People in Action!
April 17th, 2012
Editor:     I believe Havre is the best small town in America. But it is not for the obvious reason that I have this strong love for Havre. It is...


Rehberg super PAC is dishonest
April 17th, 2012
Editor:    Medicare recipients beware of the dishonest attack ads by Rep. Dennis Rehberg and his PAC henchmen against Sen. Jon Tester. Medicare was enacted in...


Gov. shows lack in leadership
April 17th, 2012
Editor:    I’m writing this because in the last few weeks, I’ve become very concerned by the leadership, or lack thereof, shown by our governor.


Warren Ross
April 17th, 2012
 


William Brisbo Jr.
April 17th, 2012
William Brisbo Jr., 78, an Army veteran and ranch hand, died April 14 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, Chinook.Funeral services will be 10 a. m., Tuesday, at Red Whip Community Center, Fo...


Treatment plant upgrades OK’d; water rates to rise
April 17th, 2012
After months of planning, evaluation and hearings, Havre City Council decided Monday night to move forward with an $8 million overhaul of the city’s wastewater treatment system.This la...


Land purchase proposed for for Kremlin fishing access
April 17th, 2012
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking to buy some land at Bailey Reservoir south of Kremlin and is holding a meeting in Havre tonight to accept comments and discuss the idea.FWP said i...


Cooks for Books raises money, encourages kids to read
April 17th, 2012
The way Lorraine Verploegen looks at it, adults have "Men Who Cook for Women who Wine," and children have "Cooks for Books."Verploegen, executive director of United Way of Hill County, o...


Hands on History set to roll again Saturday
April 17th, 2012
The county museum funding foundation is looking for children who want to experience history — and people who would like to help them experience it — at its annual Hands on History fundr...


North Stars get underway
April 17th, 2012


Blue Ponies dual Great Falls High
April 17th, 2012
The Havre High track and field teams are in a busy portion of the schedule and it continues today.     This afternoon at 3, the Ponies will be at home to host the...


Disaster mitigation drafts online, counties seek comments
April 16th, 2012
Drafts of the plans to update three counties’ plans to reduce damage and danger in case of a disaster have been placed online for review and comment.Tetra Tech Inc., the company updati...


Northern organizes trash pickup effort
April 16th, 2012
Saturday morning, Melissa Oberquell, her 12-year-old son Shandon and their friend Patricia Lucas walked down 5th Avenue in Havre, attired in yellow vests and Montana State University-Northern T-shi...


Va. Tech marking 5 years since campus massacre
April 16th, 2012
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Students were headed to class Monday at Virginia Tech, the first year the school hasn't suspended instruction to mark the anniversary of a 2007 rampage that left 32 pe...


Blue Ponies get plenty of tennis in Cut Bank
April 15th, 2012
What was already a busy week turned into an even busier weekend for the Havre High boys and girls tennis teams as the Ponies played five duals in two days at the annual Cut Bank Class A Duals.


HHS drops twin bill to Wildcats
April 15th, 2012
Unfortunately for the Havre High softball program, two games slipped away from the Blue Ponies this weekend. But despite the two losses, the signs of improvement were still there. 


Area thinclads stand out at the Havre Invitational
April 15th, 2012
The Havre Middle School track was a hot spot for talent this weekend, and plenty of area teams took full advantage.     Saturday the Havre High Blue Ponies hosted the annual L...


2012 Havre Lions Invite Track Results
April 15th, 2012
Havre Invitational  GIRLS Team scores -- Glasgow 143.5, Havre 96, Chinook 81, Malta 64, North Star 48.5, Fort Ben...


Taliban attack Afghan capital, 3 other cities
April 15th, 2012
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks across the Afghan capital and at least three eastern provinces on Sunday, targeting NATO bases, parliament and foreig...


1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole
April 15th, 2012
HELENA — A notorious "mountain man," who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, once wrote that blame for the "incident" lies with her and a would-be rescue...


Titanic sinking being remembered near and far
April 13th, 2012
 Was a Chinook woman on the ill-fated Titanic? Read Monday's Havre Daily News.PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Titanic survivors who later became tennis pros...


Ryan Leaf formally charged with 4 felonies
April 13th, 2012
HELENA — A Montana prosecutor has formally charged former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf with four felonies in connection with allegations that he broke into homes to steal prescription painkiller...


Pamville News Editorial: Opinions, we got ’em
April 13th, 2012
   I started reading the Women's Health Magazine article "First bite warning: Foods that make you do bad things," which explains how eating sugary, fatty and other junk foods starts pe...


Graduation Matters
April 13th, 2012
 As the end of the school year rapidly approaches students in the class of 2012 have already began to make plans for graduation. Graduation is the culmination of a K-12 journey that is cause f...


New rules will lead to workplace ambush elections
April 13th, 2012
  Should workers and employers have only seven to 10 days notice before they face a unionization election? Apparently, that’s the union boss standard being forced on Montana’s work...


Havre Daily News should keep opinions on Opinion page
April 13th, 2012
Editor:     This is in response to a controversy to an "advertisement" or a "news item" you ran on the front page on the topic of a negative m...


Same-sex benefits case goes to state Supreme Court
April 13th, 2012
MISSOULA — Six gay couples who are suing Montana for the benefits that married couples have asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to rule that denying those benefits is an unconstitutional...


Romney to woo key conservative group at NRA event
April 13th, 2012
ST. LOUIS — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will tell National Rifle Association members that President Barack Obama is not protecting gun owners' rights, even though the admin...


Jonathan ‘Jon’ Earl Mullinex
April 13th, 2012
 


Joann (Braaten) Overcast
April 13th, 2012
 


Frances Houle Willams
April 13th, 2012
Frances Houle Williams, 72, died Wednesday morning at her home in Box Elder of cancer. Her rosary service was 8 p. m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, with her funeral service at 11 a. m. Friday, April 13...


MAT holds Titanic gala Sunday
April 13th, 2012
 


Northern process returns viable jet fuel — and coconut oil
April 13th, 2012
The new process in producing aviation fuel for which Montana State University-Northern has a patent pending is several years in the making, and is closely related to work the university has done re...


Saturday concert will help fund Salvation Army projects
April 13th, 2012
At Christmas, people without enough money can turn to the Salvation Army to ensure that their children get gifts for the holiday.When these people run out of home heating oil, they can get m...


Ponies ready to roar at Lions Invite
April 12th, 2012
It has been over a week since the Havre High track and field team has seen any competition, and after a solid outing the last time out, the Blue Ponies are looking forward to getting back out on th...


Cowgirls edge Blue Ponies
April 12th, 2012


HHS tennis teams face some of the best in Class A
April 12th, 2012
The Havre High tennis teams are coming off a long, but successful showing at the Havre Invitational on Monday. Now, the Ponies turn their attention to a road trip with five duals against top-notch...


Lights host annual spring scrimmage
April 12th, 2012
The Montana State University-Northern football team has accomplished a lot this spring. But the Lights would like to accomplish even more before spring drills are over.    Nor...


Rehberg, Tester each raise $1.2M for quarter
April 12th, 2012
HELENA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Republican challenger Rep. Denny Rehberg are reporting that they each raised $1.2 million in the first three months of 2012.Tester and...


Jonathan “Jon” Earl Mullinex
April 12th, 2012
 Jonathan “Jon” Earl Mullinex was born on Oct. 3, 1985, to Charlene Ahenakew and Shane Mullinex. He was affectionately known as “Mo-ni-yahw.” Jon passed on and went hom...


Postmaster general visits potential closure sites
April 12th, 2012
INGOMAR (AP) — The top U.S. Postal Service official on Thursday took his case for rural post office closures straight to the people it will hurt most, telling residents in Montana's capital...


Montana high court rejects justices ballot measure
April 12th, 2012
    HELENA  (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a ballot initiative that would have required candidates for the high court to be chosen from geographical...


Power will be out at Rocky Boy
April 12th, 2012
         Hill County Electric Co-op members served by the Rocky Boy substation will be out of power starting at 4 p,.m. today.  &nb...


Zimmerman makes court appearance in Fla. shooting
April 12th, 2012
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as a cour...


The Montana chain saw for the Canadian he-man
April 12th, 2012
 “I don’t know what to do,” said Kathy. “Richard thinks he has to have a chain saw. I keep telling him we don’t have money in the budget for a chain saw, but you...


Rehberg unclear on health care reform
April 12th, 2012
Editor:    So Rep. Denny Rehberg — Republican U.S. Senate candidate running against Big Sandy's Sen. Jon Tester — has had his public life made "...


Annabelle J. Lambert
April 12th, 2012
Annabelle J. Lambert, 92, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.Cremation has taken place, and her memorial service will be 11 a. m. Friday, May 18, 2...


Efforts to move bison have a long history
April 12th, 2012
During Wednesday’s hearing, Cory Swanson, the lawyer representing ranchers, Valley County commissioners and state Sen. Rick Ripley, R-Wolf Creek, against Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, spe...


Brucellosis, property damage concerns ranchers
April 12th, 2012
The Hi-Line residents and ranchers who are upset with the state’s moving of wild bison up north have a number of concerns about the bison that they would like to see addressed.The main...


Two men sentenced in Rocky Boy stabbing
April 12th, 2012
Two more men have been sentenced for charges stemming from a brutal stabbing on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation June 19, 2010.Austin Joseph Denny, 23, was sentenced in federal District...


Tester asks more questions on ag disease lab move
April 12th, 2012
U. S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is again raising questions about a proposal to move a disease research facility to the heart of cattle processing country.Tester, who faces challengers includ...


HDN wants to feature local volunteers
April 12th, 2012
National Volunteer Week is nearing. The Havre Daily News would like to feature some of the people who volunteer their time for community, social, educational and religious.If you know anyone...


United continues to grow soccer in Havre
April 12th, 2012
Soccer is consistently growing in the state of Montana, and Havre is no exception, as three Hi-Line United squads get ready for the new season. 


North Stars getting ready to go
April 12th, 2012
After being stropped in their tracks last season at the Northern district tournament in Great Falls, the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball team is heading into a new season with anxiousnes...


Local Bowling Report: HYBA fundraiser bowling tourney on tap Saturday
April 12th, 2012
The 2nd  Annual Havre Youth Baseball Jackpot Bowling Fundraiser is this coming Saturday, April 14. Taco in a Bag and Silent Auction starts at 5:30 along with bowling sign up with bowling to st...


Senior Classic held in Rudyard
April 12th, 2012
The annual Senior Classic Class C All-Star Games were held in Rudyard this past Tuesday.     On the girls side, the Light Team beat the Dark Team 63-61 in double o...


Judge extends injunction against bison move for 30 days
April 11th, 2012
  The 61 bison on Fort Peck Indian Reservation will stay put for at least 30 days, after District Court Judge John McKeon upheld a temporary restraining order against moving the bison.&...


Murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case
April 11th, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after weeks of mounting tensions an...


Frances Houle Williams
April 11th, 2012
   Frances Houle Williams, 72, died Wednesday morning at her home in Box Elder of cancer.     Her rosary service will be 8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012, with...


Prosecutor throws the book at Zimmerman
April 11th, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of mounting tensions...


GOP lawmaker says 75-plus Dems are communists
April 11th, 2012
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Allen West said he believes 75-plus House Democrats are members of the Communist Party, a claim that echoed Joe McCarthy's unsubstantiated 1950s charges that com...


Fracking is safe for Montanans, good for Montana
April 11th, 2012
    So what's all the fuss about fracking? Its most vocal opponents charge that fracking will burn your water, pollute your air and cause the very ground to shift beneath you. The o...


This year, baseball’s promises will be kept
April 11th, 2012
  Baseball, like the swallows, is again moving north. It is spring and the national pastime with its civility and elegance is arriving in Montana just in time.    Our fou...


Little Shell needs more publicity
April 11th, 2012
Editor:     There are a few things I would like to know. I don't live in Montana anymore, so it is hard for me to get to any of the Little Shell...


Hill holds big lead in gubernatorial fundraising
April 11th, 2012
HELENA — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill appears well-positioned financially to hold off a half-dozen other Republican hopefuls for Montana governor in the final run-up to the party's June 5 prim...


Edwin Laurence Green
April 11th, 2012


Republicans back Romney candidacy
April 11th, 2012
 


Baucus: FEMA needs to rethink flood plain designations
April 11th, 2012
Montana’s senior U. S. senator, Democrat Max Baucus, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency needs to use “common sense” while it reviews flood plain designations that includ...


Hinebauch legacy will keep on going
April 11th, 2012
When your last name is part of a legacy, there can be an immense amount of pressure that comes with it. And when your last name is Hinebauch, choosing whether or not to stay home and continue your...


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Lacey Waid
April 11th, 2012
Nearing the end of just her second year as a Havre High Blue Pony, Lacey Waid has a bright athletic future ahead of her.     Waid is a three-sport athlete for the...


Blue Pony fastpitch team thumps Browning
April 11th, 2012
The Havre High softball program’s schedule has been subject to all kinds of changes in the last couple of weeks, but on the road on Tuesday, the Blue Ponies finally got a proper start to thei...


Powerful Indonesia quakes trigger tsunami warnings
April 11th, 2012
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the b...


Judge's solicitation letter raises questions
April 10th, 2012
HELENA — A district judge may have broken Montana's code of judicial conduct when he wrote a letter soliciting donations for another judge who is running for a seat on the state Supreme Cour...


Schweitzer proposes aggressive pension fix
April 10th, 2012
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer is proposing an aggressive public pension fix as he nears the end of his term.The projected shortfall for the state's government worker pension system e...


Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign
April 10th, 2012
GETTYSBURG, Pa.  — Bowing to the inevitable after an improbably resilient run for the White House, Rick Santorum quit the presidential race on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney t...


Santorum bows out, vows to fight Obama
April 10th, 2012
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.Santorum, app...


Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign
April 10th, 2012
 GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.A Republican close to t...


Our View: Drug, DUI court will help Hill County
April 10th, 2012
    Local teams are working toward the creation of drug and DUI courts that will put some offenders under strict supervision with programs that can help them overcome addictions.&n...


There are consequences when children go hungry
April 10th, 2012
   Few people would consider it right to let a child go hungry, though odds are many do not consider the implications of such hunger beyond the discomfort of a growling stomach. However,...


Inga Walborg Haugen Sears
April 10th, 2012
 


Victor Leon Fields
April 10th, 2012
Victor Leon Fields, 66, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Northern Montana Care Center due to cancer.His funeral service will be at 2 p. m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Space for G...


Museum move on track
April 10th, 2012
 


Buffalo Jump improvements nearly finished
April 10th, 2012
The manager of a local archaeological site where visitors can see centuries of history said work is on track to open a new interpretive center in time for the 50th anniversary of the first excavati...


Skylights land Butte Central standout
April 10th, 2012
The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team is coming off a great 2011-12 season. And now the Skylights have begun building their new recruiting class  &n...


Hill's opponents aim for conservative ground
April 9th, 2012
HELENA — Republican hopefuls for governor are increasing their efforts to carve out conservative ground from perceived front-runner Rick Hill with less than two months until the GOP primary.


Gerald ‘Charlie’ Rennick
April 9th, 2012
 


Gabriel Louis Champagne
April 9th, 2012
Gabriel Louis Champagne, born April 20, 1931, joined his loved ones on April 1, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Philomina Champagne; brothers, Buddy, Walter, Gibbons,...


Weekend blizzard misses Hi-Line
April 9th, 2012
A potential blizzard that could have repeated a storm that came through north-central Montana three weeks ago turned out to be just a blip in the weekend weather.The center of a large storm...


Northern lags in faculty salaries in state, nation
April 9th, 2012
Updated: The story originally said the regents recommend 50 percent of college budgets should be spent on instructional staff salaries. The regents actually recomment 50 percent be spent on ins...


2 held in deadly Tulsa shooting rampage; no charge
April 9th, 2012
TULSA, Okla. — Police arrested two men suspected in a deadly shooting rampage that terrorized Tulsa's African-American community, and said online postings indicated one may have been trying...


Weather gets in the Ponies' way again
April 8th, 2012
Local spring sports teams were spoiled early on with great practice weather, but the threat of an unwanted snowstorm put a hitch in the schedule once again for the Havre High softball program.


Children gather for Optimists' Easter Egg Hunt
April 8th, 2012
    The second of two days of Easter Egg hunts took place Sunday when youngtsters searched for eggs at Optimist Park for the annual Optimist Club hunt.


Great Falls soldier killed in Afghanistan
April 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 31-year-old soldier from Great Falls has been killed in Afghanistan.The Department of Defense said Sunday that Spc. Antonio C. Burnside died Friday at Ghanzi provin...


'Three Cups' probe shines light on charity regs
April 8th, 2012
HELENA — A charity watchdog says the penalties leveled against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson for mismanaging and financially benefiting from his Central Asia Institute underscor...


2 arrested in Tulsa shooting deaths
April 8th, 2012
TULSA, Okla. — Acting on a tip and shadowed by a helicopter, police arrested two men early Sunday in the recent shootings that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead a...


Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' interrogator, dies
April 8th, 2012
NEW YORK — "Mike Wallace is here to see you."The "60 Minutes" journalist's reputation as a pitiless inquisitor was so fearsome that it was often said that those were the most drea...


A great day to hunt for eggs
April 7th, 2012
    A good crowd was on hand for the annual Eagles Club and Havre Jaycees' Easter Egg Hunt at  Eagles Park. event.


It’s April
April 7th, 2012
Editor:    It's April, an odd month of "maybe" and "if"    When you never know what to expect    But it alway...


Energy assistance still available
April 7th, 2012
Editor:     The Hi-Line’s home heating help program, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, is still accepting applications until 5 p.m., Apr...


Be prepared: It ain’t just for Scouts anymore
April 7th, 2012
  I am planning a train trip to North Dakota and — as hard as it is for me to contemplate going to an exotic foreign country without my husband, my dog and that herd of four-legged free-...


APNewsBreak: Hardin may give jail to bondholders
April 7th, 2012
BILLINGS — Hardin officials said Friday they are considering relinquishing control of a $27 million jail that was built with the promise of spurring economic development but instead became a...


Lights installed at UM football stadium
April 7th, 2012
MISSOULA  (AP) — Workers have installed eight banks of lights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, giving the University of Montana football program the ability to hold late afternoon practice...


Big lottery winners often prize anonymity
April 7th, 2012
RED BUD, Ill. — The tiny Illinois farm town of Red Bud is the kind of place with few strangers and few secrets. Yet the community of 3,700 has a lingering mystery on its hands: Who bought the...


Soldier injured in Iraq in 2007 dies in Kalispell
April 6th, 2012
KALISPELL — An injured soldier who struggled daily to overcome the physical challenges left by an explosion in Iraq died early Sunday morning in his sleep, just two weeks before a home being...


Navy jet crashes into Va, apartments, pilots eject
April 6th, 2012
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two Navy pilots ejected from a fighter jet Friday, sending the unmanned plane careening into a Virginia Beach apartment complex and tearing the roof off at least on...


Rehberg: Let’s have a serious talk on health care
April 6th, 2012
Montana’s U. S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., said waiting on the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision on health care reform is complicating his life in more ways than just deciding whether pa...


Hi-Line blizzard prediction upgraded to warning
April 6th, 2012
The National Weather Service this morning still was predicting severe winter weather in north-central and central Montana, with more counties added to a prediction that was upgraded from a blizzard...


Reports: Navy jet crashes in Va., 2 pilots eject
April 6th, 2012
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy jet with two aviators aboard crashed Friday into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, according to the Navy and media reports.There were no immedi...


Better Montana spill plan eyed by Exxon, agencies
April 6th, 2012
BILLINGS (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. is working with government agencies on a plan to speed up the response to oil spills along Montana's upper Yellowstone River, after a major spill last year...


Blue Ponies will hit their home courts
April 6th, 2012
Like always, weather is playing tricks on the Havre High tennis teams.     All week long, the Blue


HHS still set to host Panthers
April 6th, 2012
Update 8 p.m.: Havre vs Belgrade doubleheader moved to April 20The Havre High softball team is excited to make its home debut this w...


Skylight spikers add veteran middle blocker
April 6th, 2012
Montana State University-Northern head volleyball coach Bill Huebsch is continuing to add to an outstanding recruiting class.     Huebsch recently announced the si...


US economy adds 120K jobs, jobless rate at 8.2 pct
April 6th, 2012
WASHINGTON — The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy's growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more...


UM interim coach says he's staying for 2012 season
April 6th, 2012
BILLINGS — Montana interim football coach Mick Delaney says he will coach through the 2012 season.Delaney was named interim coach last Friday, a day after former coach Robin Pflugrad w...


Montana coach, AD due at least $147K under contracts
April 5th, 2012
MISSOULA AP) — Contracts for former University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad and former athletics director Jim O'Day indicate the school still owes them at least $147,000.U...


Queen said it best, I want to ride my bicycle!
April 5th, 2012
 I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like. And therein lies the problem. My bicycle doesn’t go anywhere.     I grew up with a bike. I remember lear...


Sewer rates and religious beliefs: That’s a non-sequitur
April 5th, 2012
Editor:     Most of us have heard of the idea of a non-sequitur from science, history, writing, speech and political science classes well before m...


Thanks, and come again next year
April 5th, 2012
Editor:     “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth.” The sixth annual Men Who Cook for Women Who Wine, proved once again...


'Three Cups' author to stay with CAI
April 5th, 2012
HELENA — The interim director of Greg Mortenson's charity says the "Three Cups of Tea" author will continue to be a paid employee of the Central Asia Institute.Anne Beyersdorfer tel...


US unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K
April 5th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace.Weekly applicat...


Gabriel Louis Champagne
April 5th, 2012
Gabriel Louis Champagne, 80, passed away in Spokane, Wash., A wake service in his honor began Wednesday night, April 4, 2012. His funeral service will be at 9 a. m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at Rocky...


Another blizzard in Hi-Line’s forecast
April 5th, 2012
Cool, gloomy weather including skiffs of snow this morning are just a foretaste of what is predicted in the next 48 hours.The National Weather Service this morning issued a blizzard watch fo...


Old Wendy’s building for sale in Havre
April 5th, 2012
It appears Wendy’s Restaurant’s closing will last longer than first thought.The Havre franchise, which closed its doors earlier this year following a lawsuit filed by Wendy&rsquo...


Disaster mitigation plan update progressing
April 5th, 2012
Hill County, along with its partners in a funding grant, Blaine and Phillips counties, is close to completing its update on a plan describing the best way to minimize damage in case of a disaster.


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Blaine Grisak
April 5th, 2012
The Havre High tennis team has produced a lot of talented tennis players over the years, and Blue Pony senior Blain Grisak is no exception. G


HHS's Schaub headed to RMC
April 5th, 2012
There was no question that Havre High standout wrestler and football player, Casey Schaub would move onto the college ranks, it was just a matter of which sport he would choose to play, and which s...


Local Bowling Report: Leagues winding down at Hi-Line Lanes in Havre
April 5th, 2012
For those of you who watched the U. S. Open a few weeks ago you will remember the statement that the winner Pete Weber uttered with a big outburst when he won the event: “Who do you think you...


Frank Maynard Earl
April 4th, 2012
Frank Maynard Earl, 83, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.Cremation has taken place and at his request no services are planned.He was prece...


Advocates of port upgrade applaud summer hour extension
April 4th, 2012
Advocates of upgrading the port on the U. S.-Canadian border north of Havre are hopeful that a sudden about-face by Customs and Border Protection on having a longer period of summer hours will pay...


Park board looks into hanging permits
April 4th, 2012
The Hill County Park Board is taking up the suggestion of a Havre resident and looking into an easy way to display permits purchased for the use of the park.At its monthly meeting Monday, th...


Leaf to stay in jail while officials decide parole
April 4th, 2012
GREAT FALLS  (AP) — Ryan Leaf will stay in jail in Great Falls a while longer while Texas prosecutors work with their Montana counterparts to revoke the ex-quarterback's probation on 20...


Ponies finish strong at Cal Wearley
April 4th, 2012
The Havre High boys and girls track and field teams competed in a field packed with Class B and Class C talent, but that didn’t mean the Blue Ponies d


Cal Wearley Invitational Results
April 4th, 2012
Cal Wearley Invite  BOYS 1. Fairfield 105; 2. Malta 89; 3. Havre 85; 5T. Power 42; 5T. C...


Romney turns from primaries, toward Obama
April 4th, 2012
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mitt Romney is turning away from his primary opponents and toward Democratic President Barack Obama after sweeping three more Republican contests.The likely GOP nomine...


Large tornadoes, damage reported in Dallas area
April 3rd, 2012
DALLAS — Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking...


Guest column: Foster parents help prevent abuse, neglect
April 3rd, 2012
   The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is raising awareness this spring about the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the need for foster parents. ...


Kathrine Rae Vickers
April 3rd, 2012
 


Joann Overcast
April 3rd, 2012
Joann (Braaten) Overcast, 75, died Saturday at the Conrad hospital. Survivors include children, Cindy Gallagher, Darla Overcast, Dana Baldwin, Dennis Overcast and Darren Overcast; siblings, Linda R...


Gerald Rennick
April 3rd, 2012
A memorial service will be held for Gerald Rennick, 58, of Havre. at 1 p. m., Saturday, April 14, at First Lutheran Church, 303 6th Ave., Havre.Condolences may be sent to the family by visit...


No levy, no trustee race, no election
April 3rd, 2012
Havre Public Schools would usually spend this time of year gearing up for an election, for trustees and a possible mill levy, but not this year.After filings closed last week for the three t...


CBP to announce summer hour extension at Wild Horse
April 3rd, 2012
The U. S. agency that handles the border crossing north of Havre announced today that summer hours will start early at the port, with Canada matching the change.Customs and Border Protection...


Park board OKs more beaver trappers
April 3rd, 2012
More people should be trapping beavers next fall in the Hill County park that is the animal’s namesake.After several months of discussion, the Hill County Park Board at its monthly mee...


Board discusses road problems in Park
April 3rd, 2012
Problems with the roads — and getting them fixed — in Beaver Creek Park cropped up in discussions during several different parts of the Hill County Park Board’s monthly meeting Mo...


Final OK given to new Atrium sidewalks
April 3rd, 2012
City Council Monday gave final approval to a plan to reconstruct sidewalks around the Atrium Mall in downtown Havre.Without objection, the city agreed to forward a $19,000 grant under the Mo...


Ponies, Beeters meet today
April 3rd, 2012
It's a busy week for the Havre High tennis teams, as the Blue Ponies play on their hoe courts for the only time this season.     And that week officially starts t...


Montana Senate campaigns living high on the hog
April 3rd, 2012
  HELENA — Campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat can be a long, stressful ordeal — but it turns out some of the perks can be pretty good, according to an analysis of campaign finance...


Report: James Murdoch to step down from BSkyB
April 3rd, 2012
LONDON — Media executive James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, the Sky News channe...


Sources: 5 dead in Oakland university shooting
April 2nd, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A suspect has been detained in a shooting attack at an Oakland Christian university that sources said has killed at least five people.Law enforcement sources clo...


Supreme Court OKs routine jailhouse strip searches
April 2nd, 2012
WASHINGTON — Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring t...


Combining church and state precipitates a higher sewer rate
April 2nd, 2012
    The United States has a long tradition of keeping church and state separate. The U.S. Declaration of Independence was based on Virginia’s Declaration of Rights, which was w...


Police: Leaf burglarized home Sunday
April 2nd, 2012
HELENA — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested again on Monday and is accused of committing another burglary two days after he posted bail on charges that he broke into a friend's ho...


Richard L. ‘Moldy’ Morsette
April 2nd, 2012
 


Joyce Tempel
April 2nd, 2012
 


Counties plan for dealing with disasters
April 2nd, 2012
Meetings are set for the next stage of Blaine, Hill and Phillips counties planning to mitigate damage from future disasters, with one set for the morning in Chinook and another in Havre Wednesday a...


Tribe, state to sign deal to open doors to development
April 2nd, 2012
An agreement to be signed by Chippewa Cree tribal leaders and the state of Montana in Helena Wednesday morning will open the doors to economic development on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, offici...


Hi-Line residents warned about using generators
April 2nd, 2012
Following the recent power outage in north-central Montana caused during the blizzard conditions March 19, the local coordinator for the state Disaster and Emergency Services is urging people to ma...


Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf arrested 2nd time in Montana
April 2nd, 2012
HELENA — Two days after posting bail for drug and burglary charges, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested a second time in Montana.Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chr...


Blue Pony netters off to a strong start
April 1st, 2012
The Havre High boys and girls tennis teams got what they were looking for this past weekend.    On Saturday, the Blue Ponies finally kicked off the 2012 season with three dual...


HHS track teams compete well at Lewistown Invite
April 1st, 2012
After weeks of practice, the Havre High track and field teams were finally able to get out and compete.    On Saturday, the Central A Blue Ponies were in Lewistown for the Lew...


Blue Ponies get valuable experience in Great Falls
April 1st, 2012
  Going into the start of a new season, the Havre High softball team knew it was going to learn a lot about itself. And still young and on the rise, four games against top talent was just what...


2014 campaign begins: Baucus will run
April 1st, 2012
HELENA— U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is coming out with an early campaign advertisement this week and clearly making an announcement that he will run again in 2014 despite some speculation to the con...


Fired UM coach, athletic director hire attorneys
April 1st, 2012
MISSOULA (AP) — Fired University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O'Day have met with attorneys in the wake of their sudden dismissals.The Missoulian...





 

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