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 By Tristan    Sports    January 12, 2013

Saturday's Prep Basketball: Ponies swept by Conrad

After having their games against Browning postponed on Friday night, the Havre Blue Pony boys and girls basketball teams returned to action Saturday. In Havre, the Blue Pony boys were defeated by Class B Conrad 50-46, while the HHS girls lost 38-35...


Legislators have issues with redistricting plan

HELENA — Montana lawmakers said Friday they expect to seek changes to a recently completed plan to redraw the state's legislative map. The Districting and Apportionment Commission is submitting the proposal to the Legislature for comment. The...


Montana flu season could be worst since 2009

HELENA (AP) — Flu outbreaks are spreading across Montana, with one death reported and 57 people hospitalized so far, a state health official said Friday. Influenza cases have been reported in all but 18 of Montana's 56 counties, and the number of...

 By Tristan    State News    January 12, 2013

Ex-UM football player sentenced to prison for rape

MISSOULA (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former University of Montana football player to 30 years in prison with 20 years suspended for raping a female friend in his apartment. Beau Donaldson pleaded guilty in September to sexual intercourse... Full story


Obama's 2nd inauguration smaller, yet still grand

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's second inauguration is shaping up as a high-energy celebration smaller than his first milestone swearing-in, yet still designed to mark his unprecedented role in American history with plenty of...

 By Tristan    Sports    January 12, 2013

Breaking Sports: Griffins sweep Northern hoops teams

Salt Lake City was not the place to be for the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's basketball teams Saturday night. The Westminster Griffins swept the Lights and Skylights, in they did it in dominating fashion. In the women's game,... Full story

 By Tristan    Sports    January 12, 2013

Saturday's Prep Basketball: Ponies swept by Conrad

After having their games against Browning postponed on Friday night, the Havre Blue Pony boys and girls basketball teams returned to action Saturday. In Havre, the Blue Pony boys were defeated by Class B Conrad 50-46, while the HHS girls lost 38-35...


Medical marijuana by the numbers

HELENA (AP) — A breakdown of the federal crackdown on marijuana trafficking by people operating under Montana's medical marijuana law. Time period 2010-2013 Investigations 3: Operation Smokejumper, Operation Weed Be Gone, Operation Noxious Weed... Full story


AP Exclusive: Montana goes its own way on marijuana

HELENA — If American society's tolerance for marijuana is now growing, then what happened in Montana illustrates just what can happen when the government decides things have gone too far. Pot advocates were running caravans, helping hundreds of...


19 New Orleans shooting victims included 2 kids

NEW ORLEANS — Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people. The shooting shattered the festive mood surrounding the parade that drew hundreds of people... Full story


Electrics zap North Stars

The Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club was excited to open Northern District play Sunday afternoon. But the North Stars had to face one of the best teams in the Northern A in that opener. Havre took on the Great Falls Electrics Sunday...


Havre tennis teams wrap up the regular season

The Havre High boys and girls tennis teams had work left to do before this week's Central A Divisional tournament. And the Blue Ponies completed that work Saturday at the Lewistown Invitational. Havre faced off against Central A rivals Livingston,... Full story


Blue Ponies sweep four in Butte

The weekend plans for the Havre high softball team included winning a couple of games, and gaining some momentum heading into the postseason. And after a clean sweep of the competition, the Blue Ponies accomplished both. The Havre High girls...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 12, 2013

Need assistance paying your heating bill?

Editor: Havre Hi-Line's home heating help program is still accepting applications until 5 pm, Tuesday, April 30. If you live in Hill, Blaine or Liberty counties, our office wants to help you! The program, pronounced LEE-APP, is a supplement for...


Relay for Life will paint the park purple

Editor: It's that time of year again. North Central Montana Relay For Life will be holding its Third Annual Paint the Park Purple event at Town Square Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m, to 3 p.m. We will have team registration, survivor registration,... Full story

 By Tristan    State News    January 12, 2013

Senate Democrats offer to pay for damaged desks

HELENA (AP) — Democrats are offering to pay for the damage caused when they pounded mugs on their Senate desks during last week's attempt to drown out a floor session. Legislative Services Executive Director Susan Fox says the scratches and ring...

 By Tristan    State News    January 12, 2013

Anti-concussion bill heads to Bullock's office

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A bill that would require student-athletes to be removed from play after they show signs of having a concussion is headed to Gov. Steve Bullock's desk. The Senate passed Senate Bill 112 on Thursday. It is named for Dylan...


Bullock opening to tinkering with Medicaid expansion

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock says he is open to modifying the proposal to take federal money in order to expand Medicaid to the working poor. Bullock talked about spending and other issues on Friday, as the Senate prepares to take up the...


GOP split lingers over 'dark money' crackdown

HELENA — Senate debate on a relatively minor bill dealing with so-called "dark money" in politics is leading to another row in the Republican caucus. The issue has split Republicans all session after anonymous groups' spending in recent elections...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 12, 2013

Havre, Box Elder, get Graduation Matters grants

The state Office of Public Instruction has awarded two local schools funding to help retain students and improve graduation in a program a local official said already has helped more students graduate. "It has (made a difference), and we are lucky... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 12, 2013

Northern building, K-12 funding still in the works

Some local legislators have commented on actions in the Legislature Wednesday that could have significant impacts in north-central Montana. Most think bills cut or stalled could still move forward. Wednesday, a Senate committee tabled House Bill 5,...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 12, 2013

MAT opens gritty two-man show 'A Steady Rain'

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Dennis Teigeler playing Joey, left, and Martin Holt playing Denny speak during Thursday's rehearsal of "A Steady Rain" at the Montana Actors' Theatre. The local acting troupe is bringing what has been described as a...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 12, 2013

Hi-Line darts and laurels Hi-Line Darts and Laurels

Our View: Laurel — A working group has been struggling for some time on a way to make necessary renovations to the St. Mary Diversion, a program that has been vital to the area for a century. The group moved forward this week when it decided to...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 12, 2013

The grass shouldn't be greener on my side

No job is perfect, but mine, I've recently discovered, is ruining my life. No biggy, you're thinking. You've read my column and you think it wasn't much of a life to begin with. But I will have you...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 12, 2013

Clack Museum plans display for Sen. Cowan

Courtesy photo Montana businessman, rancher, state senator and active community member William T. Cowan of Box Elder wears the clothing given to him by the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. The local museum has set a special disp...


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