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 By John Kelleher    Local    September 1, 2015

3rd Street hole will remain till next spring

It will be spring before the city of Havre can make repairs to the gaping hole on 3rd Street between 5th and 6th avenues. The street collapsed into Bullhook, the creek that drains storm runoff through...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    September 1, 2015

Ex-deputy clerk worries about manager form of gov't

The city manager form of government would be advantageous to Havre, former Deputy Clerk Annette Sweeney told the city’s Study Commission Monday night. But she’s afraid that adding a city manager would be cost-prohibitive. The three-member panel...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

Smoky air worries health officials

For updates on the smoke situation this weekend, see www.havredailynews.com or our Facebook page. For a complete chart explaining various air quality indexes, see www.havredailynews.com. The thick haze of smoke that has covered the Hi-Line is...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

City to consider funding transit system

A proposal on whether to fund North Central Montana Transit appears to be the only issue outstanding in the effort to pass a 2015-16 Havre city budget. A public hearing on the spending plan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at City Hall. Counc...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

Bullock requests disaster declaration for Blaine County

Gov. Steve Bullock has asked the United States Department of Agriculture to designate Blaine County a disaster area because of damage caused by the July 4 hail storm. If Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack grants the request, Blaine County farmers...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 24, 2015

Setback for Rocky Boy's Plain Green in federal court

Plain Green, the online Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation-based high-interest loan company, has suffered a legal setback in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois, the Chicago area. A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a company trying to...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 24, 2015

State jobless rate up slightly, Hi-Line down

The jobless rate in Montana went up slightly during July, but Gov. Steve Bullock said Montana still leads the nation in the improved economy. The unemployment rate increased from 3.9 percent to 4.0 percent. The national average has been about 5.3...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 21, 2015

Scout plans to refurbish S-Curve Park

The Havre city park known only as S-Curve park at the entrance to Montana State University-Northern is a popular place for people to rest and watch their kids play. College students walk through it...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 18, 2015

Flap over booze breaks out at council

The proposal to allow alcohol during Sounds on the Square prompted another controversy at Monday night's City Council meeting. Havre resident Val Murri said he was concerned about the council's...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 18, 2015

Havre $30M street repair program goes to voters

Havre City Council Monday night officially put the proposed $30 million street repair program on the fall election ballot. As they voted on the proposal, several council members urged that the city undertake a public information campaign to let...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 17, 2015

Editor's Note: Gary Wilson leaves a legacy

Historians tell us that we need to know where we came from if we are to know where we are and where we’re going. If that’s the case, we in Havre and the Hi-Line know a lot more about ourselves because of the work of Gary Wilson. Wilson wrote...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 13, 2015

Company tears off wrong roof

Krissa Kirby was in for a big surprise when she arrived at her home on the 800 Block of 6th Ave. after work Tuesday afternoon. The roofing of her home was torn off, the lawn was strewn with roof...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 12, 2015

Havre eyes job fair Sept. 30

The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and is looking for ideas on what it should include. The Chamber is looking to find out how many businesses would be interested in participating, said Debbie Vandeberg,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 11, 2015

Wastewater project moves ahead

Work on the $11 million upgrade to Havre's wastewater treatment plant is moving forward to an on-time completion. Dave Peterson, the city's Public Works director, said the weather has been good and th...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 11, 2015

More support for city manager

Havre’s Public Works Department works well with other departments. It helps other departments where needed and they reciprocate, Deputy Public Works Director Jeff Jensen said Monday night. Just Monday, the department lent a backhoe to the fire...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 10, 2015

Lindeen aides offer help to storm victims

Aides to State Auditor Monica Lindeen, the state's insurance and securities commissioner, will be in Havre Tuesday and Wednesday to talk to people about concerns about damages caused by the July 4 hai...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 10, 2015

Bullock makes board appointments

Jude Sheppard, curator of the Blaine County Museum, has been named to the board of trustees of the Montana Historical Society. Gov. Steve Bullock named her to the post Friday. Chuck Johnson, a retired capitol bureau chief for Lee Newspapers, was...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 6, 2015

Judge, council conflict cools down

Havre city officials are attempting to calm down a dispute between the city judge and City Council members after a tense session Monday night. City Judge Virginia Seigel lit into the city...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 5, 2015

Emily Mayer to discuss her new book

Emily Mayer has made a name for herself when it comes to Hi-Line history. She operates Hi-Line Heritage House Museum, she is a speaker on all kinds of topics relating to local history and she writes a weekly column on Hi-line history for the Havre...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 4, 2015

Sounds on the Square drinking OK'd

Discussion about two people being charged for violation of Havre’s open container law during last week’s Sounds on the Square program prompted a flare-up at Monday night's City Council meeting. Joe Ross and Shawn Holden, president of the Havre...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 3, 2015

National Night Out set for Tuesday

National Night Out, an opportunity to build relationships between the community and law enforcement, will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Union Building lawn at Montana State University-Northern. The Havre Police Department, which is...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 3, 2015

Jergeson added to ag council

Former State Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Chinook, has been named to the Montana Agriculture Development Council. His appointment to a three-year term was announced Friday by Gov. Steve Bullock The council establishes policies and priorities to enhance...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 31, 2015

Library's Community Heroes Carnival a huge success

Nearly 700 people were on hand for the Community Heroes Carnival in downtown Havre that gave young people a chance to salute law enforcement officials. "It was great. Everything went well," said Lori...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 31, 2015

Police warn of scam callers claiming to be from IRS

Havre police say people should be wary if they get a phone call from someone claiming to be an agent for the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant Police Chief Jason Barkus said that several people have reported receiving calls from someone who tells...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 30, 2015

Fundraiser set to help cancer victim

Kathy Bilger is well known around Havre. Over the years, she has waited on people at 4Bs Restaurant, provided needs for seniors at Northern Montana Care Center and served folks at Town Pump She is...

 

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