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 By Alex Ross    Local    February 27, 2017 

Fort Belknap holding water rights meetings

Meetings are set in Hays and Havre to talk about water rights and water compacts. The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council and the Fort Belknap Water Resources Department will hold two meetings next week to inform their members about their water...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 24, 2017

Daines: Montana lifestyle an asset for business

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. spoke about rural economic development and the rollback in federal regulations that can be expected with the new administration of President Donald Trump in his keynote...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 24, 2017

Protesters line up outside Daines' keynote speech

Demonstrators were undeterred by the snow and slush Thursday as they gathered at the side of U.S Highway 2 outside the Havre Inn & Suites to protest Sen. Steve Daines. Daines was in Havre...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 24, 2017

Tuss: Another 'great year' for Bear Paw Development's activities

Bear Paw Development Corp. Executive Director Paul Tuss said 2016 was another great year for the economic development organization. "This good work was because Bear Paw Development has a talented,...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017

Henny Penny moving

An owner of Henny Penny Cupcakes, the hen-themed eatery known for its cupcakes and soups, said she hopes to open the restaurant at a new location sometime next week.   Penny Velk, who co-owns and operates Henny Penny’s with her husband, Michael, s...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017

Reward offered for help finding missing man

The Chippewa Cree Tribe is offering a $1,000 reward for credible information that could lead to the location of Richard “Smokey” Roastingstick, said Ed Longknife, a Rocky Boy Police detective and the lead investigator on the case. Longknife said...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017

Essmann blasted for email opposing all-mail-in ballots

County officials throughout Montana blasted state Republican Party Chairman and Billings Rep. Jeff Essmann Wednesday after he said in an email that he would oppose allowing the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke to be carried out by a mail...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 22, 2017

Legislators talk mail ballots at videoconference

A bill to conduct the upcoming special congressional election entirely by mail ballot was discussed by area lawmakers at Tuesday’s weekly legislative video conference. The legislation Senate Bill 305, proposed by state Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick,...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 22, 2017

Council votes on parked trailers, vehicles left parked 5 days

Havre City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to approve ordinances that will result in fines and the impoundment of any trailer or recreational vehicle parked on a city street for more...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 21, 2017

Bearly Square holding RARE Bear event

A Havre quilting supply store is looking for volunteers to make teddy bears Saturday for children afflicted with rare diseases. “It’s a day of community service, but you are doing it on a bigger scale for a bigger organization,” said Wendy...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 20, 2017

Lincoln-Reagan dinner praises Republican victories

Three months after their party won the presidency and most of Montana's statewide offices, Blaine and Hill county Republicans held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Saturday in the Commercial Buildin...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 20, 2017

Miller highlights congressional race in Chinook dinner

Though only one of the party’s candidates — former state legislator Ken Miller — was there, the upcoming election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont, dominated much of the discussion at the Blaine and Hill county Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Saturday...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 17, 2017

Daines to keynote Bear Paw annual meeting

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., will speak about rural economic development at Bear Paw Development Corp.'s Annual Meeting Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 23, a press release from Bear Paw Development said today. “Bear Paw Development has always had a...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 17, 2017

Essmann apologizes to Bachmeier for insulting post

Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann has apologized to state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, days after the party had posted a photoshopped image of the freshman legislator on the party’s social media accounts, Bachmeier said in a...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 16, 2017

Search on for missing man on Rocky Boy

Rocky Boy Police and other law enforcement started scouring an area near Northern Winz Casino on U.S. Highway 87 Wednesday for a man reported missing. Richard Roastingstick, 57, was reported missing Monday morning by his family after his vehicle was... Full story

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 16, 2017

GOP Bachmeier Valentine stirs outrage in state Democrats

A photoshopped image of state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, that was posted on the Montana Republican Party's Facebook and Twitter accounts Tuesday has garnered criticism from Democrats and some of...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 16, 2017

Tester wants look at Russia

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday that he wants a non partisan blue ribbon committee established to investigate possible Russian influence on members of the Trump administration. “If it’s nothing, that is a good thing, if it is...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 15, 2017

Triangle expanding into section of Havre

After several months of reaching out and gauging the interest of area businesses, Triangle Communications will soon provide phone and fiber-optic internet service in an area within Havre city limits....

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 15, 2017

Legislators a no-show in weekly videoconference in Havre

No local state lawmakers showed up for their weekly legislative videoconference Tuesday, with several of them saying they had committee meetings or other engagements at that time. Lawmakers did not...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 14, 2017

Jergeson appointed to transportation commission

Former state Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Chinook, has been selected by Gov. Steve Bullock to serve on the Montana Transportation Commission, a press release from the governor’s office said Friday. Jergeson was listed on the release as one of eight...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 14, 2017

Buffalo jump sees record number of visitors

The Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump had a record number of visitors in 2016, manager Anna Brumley said Monday in a report to the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board at their monthly meeting. “We’re thrilled, we’re actually thrilled,” said...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 14, 2017

Break again causes water loss at Rocky Boy

Several homes on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation had to have access to drinking water restored again after they went without it for part of the weekend, Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resources  Director Dustin White said Monday. Seven or eight homes...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 13, 2017

Video conference venue change

The weekly legislative video conference usually held in the Robins Administration Building Tuesdays at noon will be changing locations. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the videoconference which allows north-central Montana lawmakers to...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 13, 2017

McCarthy pitches his House candidacy in conference call to Hill County Dems

State Rep. Kelly McCarthy, D-Billings, held a phone conference Sunday night with members of the Hill County Central Committee to convince area Democrats he is the party’s best candidate to win the special election for Montana’s only seat in the...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 13, 2017

Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner set for Saturday

Blaine County and Hill County Republicans will hold their Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Saturday in the Commercial Building on the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Don Richman, chairman of the Blaine County Republican Party and former state Senate candidate, said...

 

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