Havre Daily News
119 2nd Street
P.O. Box 431
Havre, MT 59501
Toll Free: 800-993-2459
The Havre Daily News is a small, energetic newspaper that has one overwhelming purpose: to give our readers the best and most complete report of what's going on in their communities.
The Daily News is based in Havre, a town with uncompromised Western flavor that is the headquarters of commerce in north-central Montana and the Hi-Line, the beloved name of the area served by U.S. Highway 2 as it stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the North Dakota border.
We're a five-day-a-week afternoon newspaper with a readership of 11,500 serving a vast area of huge farms and ranches and the small commercial hubs that serve them. Its people are deeply proud of their homesteading roots. The Hi-Line is rural and small-town American at its finest, cheering on its girls and boys sports teams, strongly supporting community and school activities, including those at Montana State University-Northern. People here know each other and greet each other on the street, and smile whenever they encounter a stranger.
People of diverse backgrounds make their home here, including members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre people of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Later arrivals were the Hutterite colonies and their extensive agricultural operations. Settlers here represent the melting pot of America.
Agriculture provides the economic base of the Hi-Line but local folks are working harder to promote wonderful local treasures, like the world-class dinosaur collection in Malta, the Wahkpa Chu'gn bison kill site near Havre, Fort Assinniboine and Havre's underground, called Havre Beneath the Streets. The Hi-Line is also along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
And there's more. The Hi-Line offers incredible fishing and hunting opportunities, plus hiking in the Bear Paw Mountains and Sweet Grass Hills. It is the direct route to Glacier National Park.
MSU-Northern has become home to a hi-tech center that is promoting a rural connection to the world through the Internet. Area residents cherish the old as they embrace the wonders of modern technology.