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 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 17, 2017 

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $45k from casino

A Havre woman pleaded guilty Monday in District Court to embezzling more than $45,000 from a local casino while she was as an employee. Kyra Lynne Gerber, born in 1988, will be sentenced Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. for two felony counts of theft by...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 17, 2017 

Havre Optimists continue to support local youth

Coming off a major upgrade to their park in Highland Park, the Havre Optimists Club is continuing to work to support young people in the community. Echoing the motto of Optimist International, Havre c...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 17, 2017 

Benefit set for cancer victim, Swanson trying new treatment

Debbie Swanson of Havre, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in December and has been plagued with endless challenges since, said she hopes a recently approved treatment may be the break she badly...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 13, 2017

Man crashes pickup into train

A man was arrested Thursday morning after driving his pickup truck into a train cargo car, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper said this morning. Alcohol was involved, Trooper Zach Freeman said. The man walked away from the crash uninjured and nobody...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 13, 2017

Montana-made movie coming to Havre

A major motion picture filmed in Montana and directed by Montana directors will debut in theaters including in Havre Oct. 20. “Walking Out,” directed by Alex and Andrew Smith — directors of “The Slaughter Rule” and “Winter in the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 13, 2017

FWP expects local fishery to recover

Despite a summer plagued by heat and drought that contributed to low water levels, a local biologist said the fish population of Fresno Reservoir, Bear Paw Lake and Beaver Creek Reservoir are on...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 13, 2017

Domestic violence awareness walk set for Saturday

People will come together Saturday morning to be part of the fourth annual Walk for Awareness in Havre, a domestic abuse awareness event part of national Domestic Violence Awareness month. Signups...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Opinion    October 12, 2017

Getting to the top of the hill: a birthday column

When I was in my 20s I never thought about getting old. When you are young you will never be old. It’s not that I thought my edgy, action-packed, high-risk life would lead to early death. Although I had some close calls in my youth, I knew I...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 12, 2017

Woman killed after hitting deer identified

The 66-year-old Havre woman who died Oct. 6 after  hitting a deer on U.S. Highway 87 Friday evening has been identified as Annette Vander Ven. Vander Ven died of blunt force trauma, Hill County coroner Jamie Ross said Wednesday.   Vander Ven was...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 11, 2017

Woman enters plea in assault case

A Harlem woman who assaulted a man while in Havre in January agreed to a plea deal Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced in District Court in Havre Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Amber (Black Lance) Lawrence, born in 1985, pleaded no contest to a felony count...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 10, 2017

Health Guide 2017: Health centers take on opioid addiction

Community health centers in north-central Montana have received $350,000 in federal grants to use in the regional battle against rampant opioid abuse and to help treat people with mental health issues. Bullhook Community Health Center in Havre and...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 10, 2017

Members discuss how other cities handle derelict properties

Members of Havre City Council's Vacant Properties Ad Hoc Committee met Monday evening to discuss research they had collected about 10 other U.S. cities that have implemented ordinances meant to...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 9, 2017

Woman dies after vehicle hits deer

A 66-year-old Havre woman died after a deer she crashed into on U.S. Highway 87 Friday evening went through the windshield and hit her, a Montana Highway Patrol news release says. The county coroner was not available to release the name of the woman...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 9, 2017

Veterans come together for second annual Havre Stand Down

Veterans, service groups and sponsors came together Friday for the second annual Hi-Line Veterans Stand down at the District 4 HRDC Building in Havre. The purpose of the Stand Down was to help...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 6, 2017

People come together to fight East Fork Fire

When the East Fork Fire blazed across nearly 22,000 Hill and Blaine County acres in the Bear Paw Mountains, many Montana volunteers rose to the challenge and fought with what they had to offer. North-...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 6, 2017

Work continues on storm recovery

Three days after the end of a record-breaking early season snowstorm that hit Havre and surrounding areas, power companies are still restoring power to those without it and several city parks remain closed until further notice. A NorthWestern Energy...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 5, 2017

Storm cleanup, recovery continues

Havre and towns in north-central Montana are dealing with the havoc left by the record-breaking snowstorm that hit the area Monday and Tuesday. A major task for city officials and workers is getting...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 4, 2017

Recordbreaking storm shuts down region

Monday and Tuesday's regional record-breaking snowfall for October brought down trees and power poles all over Havre and as far east as Malta, resulting in widespread power outages, countywide road...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 4, 2017

Fire dominates park board meeting

Although the East Fork Fire has been contained and is largely suppressed, Monday evening’s Hill County Park Board meeting was heavily dominated by issues relating to lingering effects of the fire. The grass is already sprouting back out in some...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 2, 2017

Educator, lawmaker talks about Northern's Indian Ed potential

An accomplished American Indian woman presented Friday afternoon at Montana State University-Northern a talk on how the university can become the model school for American Indian Education. Margaret Campbell is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 28, 2017

From the courts: District Court

A Box Elder woman received five years probation for illegally selling prescription medication on the street. Seraya R. Standingrock, born in 1993, received a five-year deferred imposition of sentence Monday in District Court in Havre for the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 27, 2017

Triple Dog, Havre experiment to save the environment

The local beer maker and the superintendent of the wastewater treatment plant have teamed up on an experimental project they hope will benefit the environment while saving tax payers money, all while...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 26, 2017

Specialist talks at Northern about preventing rape

Students attended a presentation on sexual assault education Monday afternoon in the Student Union Building ballroom of Montana State University-Northern. Independent consultant Alan Berkowitz's...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 26, 2017

Woman suffers minor injuries in crash

A woman incurred minor injuries after she fell asleep and drove into a ditch off U.S. Highway 2 East Sunday morning, vaulting the car over an embankment, Montana Highway Patrol says. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Zach Freeman said the woman’s...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 25, 2017

Holding a corn fire-sale in Havre

Three Chinook siblings are selling the sweet corn they have grown and donating half the proceeds to relief for people affected by the East Fork Fire. Levi, Ashlyn and January Jensen have been selling...

 

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