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Hawks sweep; Morning Stars win twice

The race is on. It's now just one month from postseason basketball play, and things are going to get interesting in girls hoops along the Hi-Line. This past week started with the Rocky Boy Morning Stars picking up a nonconference win over Box Elder...


Court reinstates death sentence for Ohio neo-Nazi

T h e Supreme Court this morning reinstated for a second time the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio more than a quarter century ago. The justices ruled unanimously that a federal appeals court wrongly set aside...


Tester to speak during grazing seminar

The keynote speaker during an agricultural seminar is Montana's junior senator, who will focus on his legislation on Montana forest policy and how it would affect agriculture. Sen. Jon Tester's communications director Aaron Murphy said Monday that...


Steering Northern

A new face is taking the helm of the private organization that helps fund the local university. Shauna Albrecht, 33, a native of Helena, will take over the Montana State University-Northern Foundation Monday, Jan. 25, she said Monday. "My duties...



His funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the Van Orsdel United Methodist Church in Havre, with Pastor Marvin Eldridge officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church... Full story


Big night for tea party: O'Donnell wins Delaware

Big night for tea party: O'Donnell wins Delaware MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer It's tea time in America. Conservative Christine O'Donnell pulled off a stunning upset over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary in...


Larson fails in bid for Republican treasurer nomination

In a shor t special meet ing Wednesday, the Hill County Republican Central Committee nixed Deputy Hill County Treasurer Wanda Larson's bid for its nomination as the Republican candidate in the race for Hill County treasurer and assessor. The... Full story


Manhunt for fugitives reaches Arkansas

Law enforcement officers descended on back roads and densely wooded terrain in northwest Arkansas, following a lead that apparently took them nowhere. Word had spread that a local beauty salon may have been robbed by a couple who fancy themselves a...


Research hunts weighed for Northern Rockies wolves

Wildlife officials in the Northern Rockies said Wednesday they are considering hunting gray wolves in the name of research to get around a recent court ruling that restored federal protections for the animals. Environmentalists derided the proposal,...


Five women and the bears

Donna and Linda from Lincoln invited Karen, who is from Floweree, and me to pick huckleberries. I had important business in Malta Saturday morning, so I took the long route, but that is another story. I met Karen at her house at the end of the...


Denham signs with Skylights

A lot of good athletes have joined the Montana State University-Northern Skylights basketball program over the off-season, and as another signing was announced this week, the talent pool continues to grow. Skylights head basketball coach Chris Mouat... Full story


Hingham celebrates one hundred years

One hundred years in the making, Hingham celebrated itself and remembered its roots over the weekend. Coming home for the celebration was tinged with sadness for Cindy Keaster, who grew up in Hingham and moved away before finishing high school. Now... Full story


Obama declares disaster at Rocky Boy, Hill County

President Barack Obama over the weekend approved a request from Gov. Brian Schweitzer, declaring a disaster on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and in Hill County resulting from severe storms and flooding starting June 15. "Number one, the Tribe is...


Montana group halts its cannabis caravans

A Montana advocacy group is shutting down its traveling medical marijuana clinics amid criticism that the so-called cannabis caravans have added thousands of people to the state registry without conducting thorough patient screenings. The Montana...

 By Tristan    Local    January 12, 2010

You just can't cure stupid

Dear Alice Campbell, regarding jumping into Fresno. As we are fond of saying in the local ER, "You just can't cure stupid." You got very lucky. A young gentleman did the same thing you did a few years ago with tragic results. I would like to suggest... Full story


History does not need to be repeated

Wednesday, July 14, is the French holiday known as Bastille Day. Wait, please do not put the paper down while muttering "Who gives a rat's derriere about some French holiday?!" Bastille is derived from the word bastide which means fortress. In the...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 12, 2010

Dave Briere

Dave Briere, 84, passed away on July 10, 2010, at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 3 p.m. in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery with...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 12, 2010

AnnaRae Miller

AnnaRae (Olson) Miller, 69, passed away July 8, 2010, at the family home due to complications from a stroke in July 2003. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 11 a.m., in the Zion Lutheran Church with burial following in Kuper...


Hawks sweep; Morning Stars win twice

The race is on. It's now just one month from postseason basketball play, and things are going to get interesting in girls hoops along the Hi-Line. This past week started with the Rocky Boy Morning Stars picking up a nonconference win over Box Elder... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 12, 2010

Martina Lester

Martina M. Lester, 23, of Lodge Pole, passed away July 8, 2010, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Enemy Killer Recreation Center, with burial following in the Lodge Pole Cemetery....

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 12, 2010

Thomas Vinberg

Thomas Lee Vinberg, 53, died Friday morning, July 9, 2010, at his home, of colon cancer. His memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Fifth Avenue Christian Church, with Ila McClenahan officiating. Burial will follow at Highland... Full story


Long-running Ponzi scheme preyed on elderly

During the week, Roberto Heckscher was a socially awkward accountant who drove a Saturn and kept an office above a flower shop in a quiet neighborhood. On the weekends, he transformed into a high-rolling casino "whale" who enjoyed VIP treatment... Full story


North Stars roll to Glendive championship

A slow start to their weekend didn't prevent the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball team from finding ultimate success. Going 4-1 over the course of three days, the North Stars captured the title at the Cullinan Memorial Baseball Tournament...


Army band has members with varied backgrounds

Being a member of the Volunteers, the Army band that will perform in H a v r e o n Saturday, is not the luxur i o u s l i f e many people envision. T h e Vo l u n t e e r s will perform in Glasgow on Friday, pack up their own gear, drive their...


Grant comes through for Highland Park addition

Because of a more than $800,000 grant, Havre Public Schools will likely not have to take out a loan to pay for an addition at Highland Park Early Primary School South. Interim Superintendent Andy Carlson received the $881,875 Quality Schools Project...


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