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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 17, 2014 

Hearing held on Windy Boy challenge to election

A hearing for Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s contest against the results of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee elections was heard in tribal courts Tuesday. Windy Boy was represented by his attorney Teresa Harris of Box Elder, and representing the...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 17, 2014 

Sunnyside ceremony show community projects

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for some of the renovations at Sunnyside Intermediate School was held Tuesday, and the facilities were opened to the community. Havre Public School District Superintendent An... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 16, 2014

Eastlick sentencing rescheduled

A man indicted during the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation investigations into corruption was to be sentenced Wednesday, but he has been given more time. James Howard Eastlick Jr.’s sentencing has been pushed back to March 11. Eastlick pleaded...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 16, 2014

Casino thief pleads guilty

One of the three women who is charged with stealing money from a Rocky Boy casino has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of theft from an Indian gaming establishment. Maria Rose Newton, 34 at the time of the burglary, of La Junta, Colorado, has her...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 15, 2014

Congress OKs Border Patrol pay system reform

Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester and John McCain’s bill to reform the way in which Border Patrol employees get paid was unanimously passed at the U.S. House. Once the bill is signed by President Barack Obama, the pay system will be changed. According... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 12, 2014

Native American trauma to be discussed

A workshop that will discuss and take an inside look at the historical and intergenerational trauma of Native Americans will be held at the Vo-Tech Building at Stone Child College Monday and Tuesday. Danita Strawberry has been giving these lectures... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 10, 2014

3 finalists for Northern football coach

Three candidates for the head football coach position at Montana State University-Northern have been named and will be interviewed next week. Ryan Gatch, Kelly Bills and Aaron Christensen are the finalists out of 62 applicants for the position. Gatch... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 9, 2014

Rocky Boy embezzler pleads guilty

John “Chance” Houle, a former Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday in the ongoing probe in corruption at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.. Houle attended his change of plea hearing at... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 5, 2014

Havre Historic Post Office Receives Award

Havre Historic Post Office has been chosen to receive a 2015 Montana Historic Preservation Award in January. Four awards from the Montana Historical Society are being given in the Jan. 23 ceremony.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 5, 2014

Hi-Line Living: From Field to Fork

Jim Dumas, the owner of Big Sandy Meat Shop, has run his relatively modest meat processing facility in Big Sandy for a few years. A crew of four or five, including himself, operates the processing...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 4, 2014

'Chaos' prompts Rocky Boy to call off meeting

The Chippewa Cree Business Committee meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today was canceled due to the chaotic environment surrounding the expulsion of chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks and the delay of the swearings-in of the new members of the committee. Richa... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 4, 2014

Hi-Line 'food deserts' being studied

Opportunity Link Inc. has received a $25,000 grant allowing it to take a look at the availability of food in remote areas throughout north-central Montana. Communities are being surveyed on topics... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 3, 2014

Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

"Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" will be bringing the trailer park to Montana State University-Northern Friday. Pam Veis, the artistic director of "Great American Trailer Park Christmas... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 3, 2014

Nominations sought by MSU-Northern

The Montana State University-Northern Alumni Foundation is opening its doors to submissions for the Northern Excellence Award and the athletic Hall of Fame. “The award is given annually to people who are either graduates of Northern, former...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 2, 2014

St. Marks won't respond to attorneys

Dozens of people filed through the metal detector Monday at the tribal offices, past police officers anticipating the crowd and into the tribal chamber to watch the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 1, 2014

Raucus meeting at Rocky Boy, no action

Ken Blatt St. Marks, the elected chair of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Business Council Monday morning refused to enter closed-door session when defending himself against nine charges he may be facing. A large crowd, mostly of St. Marks... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 28, 2014

Council defends removing St. Marks

(Correction: An earlier version of this story said the meeting ws Thursday. It was Wednesday.) Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Business Council held a special meeting Wednesday to explain their move to remove Tribal Chair Ken Blatt St. Marks out of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 26, 2014

St. Marks to address council, allegations

A hearing on whether to remove Ken Blatt St. Marks as Chippewa Cree tribal chairman will be held Monday at tribal headquarters. Tribal council voted Friday to suspend St. Marks for a second time. Monday’s hearing is being held “to afford Ken... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 26, 2014

Rocky Boy gives 1,200 turkeys

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation departments and programs donated money to keep the tradition of giving a Thanksgiving meal free to every enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe. The Vocational... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 26, 2014

Four things to do for Thanksgiving: Parade of Lights

"The parade of lights has been such a huge thing in Chinook for so many years," said Heather DePriest, the president of the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce. The 29th Annual Parade of Lights and 4th...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 24, 2014

Huston sentencing rescheduled, others to come

A Havre man who embezzled funds from Rocky Boy‘s Indian Reservation is now to be sentenced in January. Shad James Huston’s sentencing, which was was rescheduled from Nov. 24 to Nov. 17, was reset for Jan. 7. The final pre-sentence investigation... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 21, 2014

St. Marks sworn in as Rocky Boy chair

ROCKY BOY - Ken St. Marks was sworn in as tribal chair at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Thursday after almost two years of waiting. "It's time for us to start doing what's right" St. Marks said to... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 21, 2014

Hi-Line Living: The world is a stage

The auditions for "Nine Circles," Montana Actors' Theatre's January production, had people cold-test lines for a chance to be in the show. "Nine Circles" is a play about a man who fought in Operation... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 21, 2014

Off to the championship

CHINOOK - Sugarbeeter fans gathered in the Chinook High School Gymnasium this morning to send off their football team to the state Class C 8 man football championships after a grueling season.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 20, 2014

Charter moving to all-digital service

Charter Communications said Wednesday that they are moving to an all-digital network in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. The move should double Internet speeds at no additional cost to the user, a press release from the company said. It will also... Full story


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