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Northern's enrollment stays steady

Havre’s branch of the university system reported that after a decade of struggling with enrollment numbers, it has been holding strong for several straight years and has increased its number of freshmen students for the third straight year....

 

Candidates try to engage Montana voters

In the last full week of campaigning, candidates for federal office are all over the Montana map trying to engage voters, including some stops on the Hi-Line. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines scheduled events Monday and today for...

 

Medical marijuana figures released

Hill County has three providers registered with the Montana Marijuana Registry, and there are 122 registered patients in the county who legally use medical marijuana. Blaine County has no providers and 23 patients, and Cascade has 286 patients to...

 

Rosette defends 'secret' payments

Former Plain Green online lending company executive Neal Rosette Sr. — who has a lawsuit against the Chippewa Cree Tribe and Plain Green and other companies pending in tribal court — said he has another side of the story regarding an arbitration...

 

State to open voting offices on reservations

HELENA — Montana will open satellite voting offices on the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap Indian reservations in October as part of a settlement in a federal voting-rights lawsuit. The offices will be open twice a week for late...

 

Clear Creek hit by flooding swelling Montana rivers, washing out roads

Blaine County saw some of the impacts of the recent flooding that is devastating areas in southwestern and central Montana and led to a disaster declaration for the state, with more storms and...

 

Arctic blast hits Hi-Line

A wind-chill warning is in effect for the Hi-Line through noon Sunday, with predictions of temperatures as far as minus 28 degrees tonight. The Weather Channel predicts a high of minus 5 Saturday. The University of Montana, all Missoula County...

 

McLean named lieutenant gov

Staff and wire reports HELENA— Gov. Steve Bullock has named Board of Regents chairwoman Angela McLean as lieutenant governor. McLean will replace John Walsh, whom the Democratic governor appointed last week as interim U.S. senator. The appointment...

 

Fund to aid S.D. ranchers a success

The Montana Ranchers Paying It Forward reached their goal of 40 head as of Nov. 19 to add to the successful fund to aid the South Dakotan ranchers who suffered severe losses in their stock due to winter weather in October. Rene Brown and Alisha...

 

Hill County jail entangled in Ravalli dispute

The number of Native Americans in the Hill County Detention Center became a topic at a meeting between Ravalli County officials and Confederated Salish and Kootena tribal leaders. The comments of the Ravalli County Planning Commission has created a...

 

Rocky Boy declares financial disaster due to gov't shutdown

While the possibility of the federal government reopening inched closer this morning, the Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has prepared for the worse this week. The tribal government declared a financial disaster Tuesday due...

 

Bison en route to Fort Belknap

A controversial animal relocation is back in the works, with state Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Fort Belknap Indian Community officials signing an agreement to transfer 35 bison from the Fort Peck...

 

Gov. Bullock declares emergency in Hill, Blaine, Chouteau counties

Gov. Steve Bullock has declared an emergency in Hill, Blaine and Chouteau counties and on the Rocky Boy's and Fort Belknap Indian reservations. Bullock's order includes 12 other counties, mostly in...

 

Flood effects linger south of Havre

Hill County, especially areas south of Havre, are still feeling the effects of the rains earlier this week. Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Joe Parenteau said this morning...

 

Breaking: Bullock delcares emergency in Hill, Blaine counties

Gov. Steve Bullock has declared an emergency in Hill and Blaine counties and on the Rocky Boy's and Fort Belknap Indian reservations. Bullock's order includes 13 other counties in central Montana. Bullock signed an executive order Wednesday that...

 

House supports ending same-day voter registration

HELENA — House Republicans advanced a plan Thursday to end same-day voter registration that critics blame for long lines on Election Day, but supporters argue improves access to the voting booth. The measure, which cleared an initial 61-39 House...

 

Hagener named again to head Montana FWP

A Havre native has been selected, pending Senate approval, to join other Hi-Line natives on the staff and administration of the incoming governor. Gov. -elect Steve Bullock announced he is appointing Jeff Hagener director of Montana Fish, Wildlife...

 

Senators want animal disease off security list

BILLINGS — U. S. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus are asking federal health officials to lift security restrictions on the bacteria that causes a disease found in wildlife in and around Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Democrats said Tuesday...

 

House passes border land control bill

The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the Border Patrol to circumvent more than a dozen environmental laws on all federally managed lands within 100 miles of the borders with Mexico and Canada. Supporters said...

 

Power grid upgrades may prompt higher energy rates

The rural cooperative based in Hill County is among a slew of co-ops warning that a federal proposal to upgrade the nation's power grid could raise costs in Montana. Rick Stevens, Hill County Electric Cooperative's general manager, provided...

 

Baucus: Postmaster should visit Montana post offices before closures

U. S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is telling the postmaster general, Patrick Donahoe, that he should visit rural Montana post offices before making any decisions to close some of them. The U. S. Postal Service announced last year that it would be...

 

Ruling that blocked bison moves appealed

BILLINGS — Environmental groups say they will ask the Montana Supreme Court to overturn a district court ruling that temporarily halts transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal and public lands. Attorneys for Defenders of Wildlife and...

 

Bison relocation plan challenged in Blaine County court

Opponents of a plan to relocate 68 wild bison filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop the transfer of the animals to Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Indian reservations. The plaintiffs contend Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks should be blocked from relo...

 

Crews gaining ground on northwestern Montana fires

BROWNING (AP) — A pair of rare winter wildfires fueled by 60 mph gusts burned buildings and forced hundreds from their homes overnight on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation, but better weather conditions on Thursday helped firefighters get a...

 

Crews gaining ground on northwestern Montana fires

BROWNING (AP) — A pair of rare winter wildfires fueled by 60 mph gusts burned buildings and forced hundreds from their homes overnight on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation, but better weather conditions on Thursday helped firefighters get a...

 

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