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 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 20, 2017

Rocky Boy casino lawsuit stretches back more than a decade

Wednesday’s hearing in a lawsuit that has led the government of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to warn it would be laying people off and not making payments in some areas to its members is the latest step in a story about funding a tribal casino...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 17, 2017

Blaine County flood warning in effect

National Weather Service has put a flood watch out for Clear Creek in Blaine County near Chinook, saying that snow melt from the Bear Paw Mountains has put the creek level above the flood stage. Blaine County Commissioner Frank DePriest said this...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 9, 2017

Report: Study 'clearly demonstrates' benefits of upgrading Wild Horse

Another study on the impacts of upgrading the status of the crossing on the Canadian border north of Havre has found the same results: An increase in hours and easing the ability to haul freight across the border will help the economies of both...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 7, 2017

Two fundraisers set for local man after bale rolls over him

Friends and family of a local man, severely injured after a 2,000-pound round bale rolled over him while loading hay, are holding fundraisers Thursday and March 25 to help with his expenses. Lex...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 25, 2017

People warned of scams in area

Scammers appear again to be trying to persuade people to give them money, and local residents are warned if something seems too good to be true — or someone is threatening them over the phone with some kind of legal action — they probably...

 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    January 23, 2017

Thanks to the community on speech divisionals

I am going to do something I probably shouldn’t do while doing something I should do, mix my jobs while thanking north-central Montana for its giving, volunteer nature both in specific and in general. It has been my privilege to coach on Havre...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 9, 2017

More cold, snow expected in north-central Montana

The wintry weather is expected to stay in the region for some time to come, with a winter weather advisory in place in north-central Montana. The National Weather Service advisory is in effect until...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 30, 2016

Top local stories for 2016

It was a year of many surprises - some happy, some sad, some troubling - in north-central Montana, with some of the issues covered here picked up nationally. The Havre Daily News polled members of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 27, 2016

Tempel selected to fill the space in state Senate District 14

Liberty County Commissioner Russ Tempel will be moving to work in Helena next month after representatives of the county commissions from Liberty, Cascade, Chouteau and Hill County selected him to be...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 23, 2016

Tempel picked to replace Hansen in Senate

Members of the county commissions from Cascade, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties picked a county commissioner to take the place of a senator who is on her way to work at the state Auditor's... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 22, 2016

GOP presents list of candidates for Senate seat

The Republican central committees from four counties have advanced a list of three candidates to take the seat in Senate District 14 to replace Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, who announced she is leaving her position to start as chief legal counsel for...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 22, 2016

Tester on Obamacare: 'I don't know what's going to happen'

Montana's senior U.S. senator was in Havre at Bullhook Community Health Center Tuesday collecting input on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be ready when Republicans bring the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Council annexes property west of Havre

The Havre city government has completed an annexation process it first raised some 10 years ago. Council members at the Havre City Council meeting Monday voted unanimously to pass a proposal on second reading to annex some 15 properties west of the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Havre fire chief to retire

The Havre fire chief has announced he will retire at the end of this month, after serving 30 years with the Havre Fire Department. “I feel very fortunate to serve the citizens of Havre for the last 30 years,” Hedges said during a meeting of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Care Center limits visitation to reduce spread of illness

Northern Montana Care Center has put visitation restrictions in place to try to reduce the spread of illness to residents at the long-term care center. “We are trying to keep everyone as healthy as possible during the holiday season,” said Christ...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Frames bring food to Havre Food Bank

Another local business has wrapped up a drive to help Havre Food Bank help people in need this holiday season, with Havre Optometric Clinic donating 204 pounds of food collected through its Food for...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Tester holding health care roundtable in Havre

Montana’s senior senator will be in Havre Wednesday to hear from people in the health care field about health issues including talk of repealing or rolling back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Sen. Jon....

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 19, 2016

Local residents celebrate 202 years of Christmases

Two Havre women this year are celebrating, between the two of them, 202 years of Christmas. Care and Comfort Home residents Eleanor Bickel and Helen Kallenberger each celebrated their 101st birthdays...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 19, 2016

Blowin' off the snow

After a week of bitter cold where the high temperatures rarely crept higher than 10 degrees and the low was consistently below zero, forecasters are calling for warmer weather - at least until the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 9, 2016

Chester deaths ruled murder- suicide

The superintendent of Chester-Joplin-Inverness shot his estranged wife before turning the .357 caliber pistol he used on himself, the Liberty County sheriff said in a press release Thursday. The deaths of Francis LaBounty, 47, and his wife, Tanya,...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 9, 2016

Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign needs help

The Havre Salvation Army says it hopes that the warm hearts of people in the region will overcome the cold weather hitting the area and cutting into donations during its annual Red Kettle campaign. “We are really desperately hurting for both money...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 8, 2016

MAT's 'Hansel and Gretel' pant opens Friday

A classic children's story with a British twist is opening this weekend as the holiday production for Montana Actor's Theatre. MAT's production of "Hansel and Gretel: A Christmas panto," by Archie...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 5, 2016

Winter hits the Hi-Line, looks to be here to stay

Winter has blanketed the state, with no indication of fall or summer returning any time soon on the Hi-Line. After the temperatures rose over the weekend following a snowstorm last week, the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 29, 2016

Forecast predicts major winter storm next week

National Weather Service is forecasting a chance for much colder weather and a chance of widespread snow next week as an arctic air mass pushes into the region. A notice from Weather Service released...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 28, 2016

Ailing Big Sandy boy gets wish granted

A Big Sandy kindergartner is going on his dream trip of a lifetime, after four years of battling a rare heart condition. Make-A-Wish Montana is sending 5-year-old Henry Merrill, his parents and three...


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