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 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 17, 2014 

Fair board looks at budget

The Great Northern Fair Board Monday held in-depth discussions of its budget, including setting a new committee to look at ways to better fund the annual Great Northern Fair. Board members Scott Doney, Chad Murnin and Gus Sharp advocated creating a... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 17, 2014 

Havre businessman accused of raping teen with mental disabilities

A Havre businessman is in state District Court to face charges he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl with the mental ability of a 5-year-old. Joseph E. “Jed” Damson is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 3 on felony charges of sexual intercourse... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 17, 2014 

Atchison, Brewer file for government review commission

Two candidates have filed for the election for three seats on a commission to review Havre’s form of government, and anyone else who would like to run will have to file as a write-in candidate. The Hill County Clerk and Recorder reports that Perry...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 16, 2014

High-speed chase leads to drug charges

A Great Falls man is in state District Court in Havre after a high-speed chase ended with a drug task force searching his vehicle. Andrew S. Ketchum, born in 1988, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Oct. 6 on two felony counts of drug...

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 16, 2014

Tester calls on colleagues to keep government running

Montana’s U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said in a press conference Monday that his colleagues in Congress need to put politics aside and pass a resolution to keep the government operating, and not repeat the 16-day government shutdown of last year. “The...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2014

Family Medical Center opens today

A new remodel of a 25-year-old building to combine some practices in the same location culminates today with the opening of Northern Montana Health Care's Northern Montana Family Medical Center.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2014

Warm this week, winter - who knows?

After a chilly, frosty, snowy mid-September week last week, the weather has turned around this week with forecasters predicting summery 80s for highs and lows in the 50s this week. How that will proceed in the months ahead depends on who is talking,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Corporate election spending raising heat

The U.S. Senate narrowly killed debate on a bill that could have given Montana more control over corporate spending in elections, a bill one of its co-sponsors praised in a press conference shortly before the vote. And Democratic candidates for the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Snow and frost hit in the summer

A storm this week did not seem to drop as much snow as expected in north-central Montana - and skipped Havre and points east entirely - but did bring some white stuff, including in the Bear Paw... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 11, 2014

Woman denies guilt in 100 mph chase

A Havre woman — who officers say passed a police car during a high-speed chase in Havre Aug. 29 — pleaded not guilty to multiple charges this week. Dakota Rose Greshock, who was 19 at the time of the chase, faces felony charges of criminal endang... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 11, 2014

USDA plans meetings on Farm Bill

With federal farm programs rewritten in a long-delayed Farm Bill, Montana ag producers can hear about how to pick the best programs for their operations in a series of meetings set throughout the state in the next two months. The USDA Farm Service... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 10, 2014

Winter warning in the summer

National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for north-central Montana in the waning days of summer. The Weather Service put out a warning this morning, effective through noon Thursday, for much of the state, with a stronger warning... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 10, 2014

Residents warned about flying rodents

The Hill County sanitarian said a local animal that helps keep down pests needs to be left alone, especially since tests recently confirmed that one was found with rabies. “Because Hill County currently has a positive case of rabies in a bat,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Five years deferred for 300 pills

A man who pleaded guilty to illegally having nearly 300 prescription pain pills when he was pulled over on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation will spend five years on probation - and have a chance to clear his record - in return for his guilty plea.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Simpson: deferred sentence, pay $10,000 on pot charges

A former Montana State University-Northern star athlete and later recruiter will spend four years on probation, pay more than $10,000 in fines and fees and have a chance to clear his record of charges two pounds of marijuana were mailed to him from... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 9, 2014

Park board argues Beaver Creek rules

The Hill County Park Board again extensively debated during its monthly meeting in Havre Monday what are — and what should be — the rules at Beaver Creek Park. Board Chair Steve Mariani said several people had come to talk to him, and to Hill... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2014

Curtis stumps in Havre

North-central Montana Democrats heard from a recent addition to a U.S. Senate race as high school mathematics teacher, Montana Rep. Amanda Curtis, D-Butte, told them why she should go to Washington... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 5, 2014

Clash of the Titans: Hi-Line state Senate race gets statewide attention

In a fight for control of the state Senate, both sides of the aisle are keeping a close watch on a local Senate race for the seat in a massive new district that could be a key seat in determining who... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 5, 2014

Local legislative races full and running

While the state focus primarily is on the race for the local Senate race between Republican Kris Hansen and Democrat Kris Hansen, battles are ongoing in every local race, in newly revised House districts. Watch for in-depth candidate profiles of...

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 5, 2014

Following the money: Hansen raises $23K by primary, Jergeson $15K

In a closely watched Senate race, the money had been pouring in by the time the last official report was filed a few weeks after the primary election. By her candidate campaign report in the race for Senate District 14 filed June 5, Rep. Kris...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 5, 2014

Disaster declared at Fort Belknap

Heavy rains in August once again led to flood disaster declarations by Montana’s governor, including the third disaster for Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in five years. The disaster declaration is the fourth year a flood disaster has been... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 4, 2014

MAT season opener is Death by Chocolate

The local acting troupe is revving up for its next season, and kicking it off with its annual fundraiser, in a new location with a new play and some new features. Montana Actors' Theatre is holding...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 2, 2014

Scholarship offered for mental health program

A local mental health council is offering assistance to get someone to help with mental health training in the area. The Hill County Health Consortium’s Mental Health Local Advisory Council is offering a scholarship valued at about $5,000 to send...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 2, 2014

Atlatl is set for this weekend

A long-standing tradition is again set at one of the oldest attractions in the area — throwing large darts with an atlatl at the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump west of Havre Saturday and Sunday. This is the 12th year that the competition has been...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2014

Cattle back at Beaver Creek Park Tuesday

The last major camping holiday often brings many visitors to Beaver Creek Park south of Havre, and its end brings more visitors of the bovine type. The cattle grazing season, the single largest source of revenue for the park, starts the day after... Full story


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