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Montana Senate OKs two anti-health care reform measures

Mont. Senate acts to undermine federal health care MATT GOURAS,Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Republican bills aimed at undermining federal health care reform advanced Wednesday in the state Senate despite objections that one of the...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 26, 2011

Herbergers reopens

Herbergers Department Store reopened on Tuesday after Monday's efforts to ensure the safety of the building, according to Mary Kerr, the vice president of investor and public relations for Bon-Ton, Herbergers' parent company. "The section that was...

 

HDN Athlete Profile: Kacie Johnson

Senior swimmer Kacie Johnson has been a big part of the Havre High girls swim team success. Johnson has been a varsity letter winner all four years, and has participated in the all-class swim meat for three years, as well as now preparing to compete...

 

Blue Ponies take down Rustlers

The Class AA CMR Rustlers came to town, but the Havre High Blue Ponies handled their own business. The Central A Ponies hosted the Rustlers Tuesday night at the Havre High gymnasium. And the Ponies came away with the 52-27 victory. But the Ponies' li...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 26, 2011

Montana lawmakers respond to State of the Union address

Montana's U.S. lawmakers gave quick responses today to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Two said they would work to make sure government action will include what is right for their home state, and the other saying he will watch...

 

Montana jobless rate is stable, Hi-Line’s rate rises

Montana jobless rate is stable, Hi-Line's rate rises The jobless rate increased on the Hi-Line in December, even as it remained stable statewide. In each of the four counties in north-central Montana, the rate went up in December. The seasonally adju...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 26, 2011

Gulfstream addresses safety concerns

With the new airline likely serving Big Sky Country soon, Gulfstream International Airlines is defending it safety record and history. About a week from an official decision from the Department of Transportation on whether to follow the Montana... Full story

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 26, 2011

Herberger’s reopens after leak fixed

Herberger's reopens after leak fixed Herberger's department store reopened on Tuesday around noon. The store was closed Monday after company officials said they wanted to "ensure the safety of the building," according to Mary Kerr, the vice president... Full story

 

Frank Edward Rucinsky

Frank Edward Rucinsky, 90, who enjoyed golfing, gardening and dancing with his wife, died of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. His funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Jude Thaddeus...

 

Carlson’s award was well-deserved

Carlson's award was well-deserved Editor: It is personally gratifying to see Gregg Carlson awarded the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's North Start Award. At the same time, it is bittersweet since he suffered a brain injury from his recent fall.... Full story

 

Republicans back at work cutting spending

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly on their own priorities, House Republicans pushed legislation to abolish partial public financing of presidential campaigns on Wednesday, one day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronoun... Full story

 

'Clean and healthful' provision under review

MATT GOURAS,Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Legislative supporters of extractive and other industries want to ask voters to change the Montana Constitution's "clean and healthful environment" provision to help aid development. The...

 

Billings girl says State of the Union was amazing

BILLINGS (AP) — Overwhelmed and almost giddy, Billings Central High freshman Mikayla Nelson was ecstatic as she left the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night after the State of the Union address. "It was the most amazing and touching experience of my... Full story

 

Montana Senate moves to undermine federal health care

Senate moves to undermine federal health care HELENA — The state Senate is advancing two Republican measures aimed at undermining federal health care reform. One measure tells the attorney general to join an ongoing lawsuit from other states challe...

 

Chicago car salesman fired for wearing Packers tie

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A car salesman in suburban Chicago who was fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie says he won't be coming back even though his former boss has relented. John Stone wore the tie to work at Webb Chevrolet in Oak... Full story

 

Texas police: Man in Santa suit killed 6 relatives

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit apparently shot six relatives and himself on Christmas. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert... Full story

 
 By Tristan    State News    January 26, 2011

Ravalli County to pursue pot grow-op owners

HAMILTON (AP) — The Ravalli County prosecutor says the owners of a Stevensville marijuana growing operation raided in July will face four felony charges. The Ravalli Republic (http://bit.ly/uC23Io ) reports the partners who ran Banana Belt...

 

Hi-Line Girls Basketball Roundup

North Star's Lisa Carlon (right) races to the hoop during a District 9C girls game last Tuesday in Box Elder. Before high school t Box Elder's Alicia Wolf Chief (middle) is surrounded by North Star...

 

Hi-Line Boys Basketball Roundup

Box Elder's Skylar Parisian (right) shoots over a North Star defender during a 9C boys game between the Bears and Knights last Tuesday night in Box Elder. It was an exciting week North Star's Cooper... Full story

 

Sports stayed memorable in 2011: Havre Daily News Top 10 Local Sports Stories

MSU-Northern's Evan Hinebauch (right) is locked up with UGF's Michael French during an NAIA dual last fall in Havre. Hinebauch went on to beat French in the 184-pound NAIA national championship match... Full story

 
 By Tristan    State News    January 26, 2011

Third teen charged in Glacier High School hazing

KALISPELL (AP) — A third Glacier High School student accused of hazing teammates on a freshman football bus has been charged with misdemeanor assault. KCFW-TV reported Friday the 15-year-old boy was charged this week after prosecutors took another...

 

Obama to be just at fan at this basketball game

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama was just a fan at this basketball game. Obama, who plays in pick-up games as often as he can, including one Saturday morning, brought his family Towson University near Baltimore for an afternoon game that... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Sports    January 26, 2011

Breaking Sports: Skylights fall to Minot State

In a second straight exhibition game, the MSU-Northern women's basketball team came up just short against NCAA DII power Minot State University. Saturday afternoon in Billings, the Beavers defeated the Skylights 62-56 at the MSU-Billings Tournament....

 
 By Tristan    State News    January 26, 2011

Audit: Some transportation dept. hires unqualified

HELENA (AP) — A new legislative audit found several issues under the Department of Transportation that recently underwent a high-profile change in command when the former Director Jim Lynch resigned after a disagreement with the governor over the... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Sports    January 26, 2011

Hi-Line Sports Schedule

Wednesday College Wrestling Lights vs W. Wyoming, 6 p.m. Thursday High School Volleyball District 6C East Tournament at Chester Matches begin at 9 a.m. with each match 30 minutes following the last. Friday High School Volleyball District 6C East... Full story

 

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