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 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 23, 2013

Rex E. Dramstad

Rex E. Dramstad Rex Edward Dramstad, 65, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, after a brief struggle with cancer. Services for family and friends to celebrate Rex's life will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Havre at 2 p. m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013....


Ponies breeze by Rustlers on the mat

Tuesday night the Havre High wrestling program earned another impressive win over a Class AA opponent. This time, it was a win over the visiting CMR Rustlers for the Central A Blue Ponies. Hosting CMR at the Havre High gymnasium, the Ponies defeated... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 23, 2013

John K. Codden

John K. Codden John K. Codden, 58, of Havre, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in the care of his daughters in Lincoln, Neb., due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Viewing will be 4 to 7 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Holland &...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 23, 2013

Rex E. Dramstad

Rex E. Dramstad Rex Edward Dramstad, 65, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, after a brief struggle with cancer. Services for family and friends to celebrate Rex's life will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Havre at 2 p. m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 23, 2013

Bullock at Northern Thursday to talk auto building

Montana's new governor will be in Havre Thursday to look at an issue the local university has been pushing for years — replacing a decades-old building that was out of date when it was erected in the 1950s. "I got a call this morning, " Montana... Full story

 By Zach White    Local    January 23, 2013

Havre City Council to hold public meeting over water rates

For the first time in five years, water in and around Havre may soon cost a little more. Havre City Council agreed at their meeting Tuesday night to hold a public hearing at 6:30 p. m. before their March 4 meeting. The hearing follows a Water & Sewer...

 By Zach White    Local    January 23, 2013

Havre saw modest crime decrease

Following drops in a few criminal categories and recent police activity, Havre Police Chief Kirk Fitch is confident that 2013 will see a safer Havre, across the board. Fitch presented the Havre City Council with a comparison of statistics for the pas...


Montana's coal opportunity could be held up by feds

Some members of Congress in Washington, D.C., have begun suggesting that coal companies are not paying the full amount of taxes they owe to the federal government; all in the name of helping shore up revenues for the struggling federal budget, of...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 23, 2013

Our View: Dropout declines are good news

Early indications are that programs aimed at increasing the number of Montana students who graduate from high school are succeeding. While it may be too early to start doing cartwheels, Hi-Line schools are doing better at seeing students get...


Wanted: More local commentary for this page

The focus of Havre Daily News is local news. We are a complete newspaper, but our emphasis — and our heart — is in Havre, the Hi-Line and north-central Montana. We love covering and being in the middle of the news developments, the sports...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 23, 2013

Second Amendment means protection

Editor: In regards to Mr. Donald Kaul's column ("If you deploy satire, you do so at your own risk," Page 4) in the Jan. 8 Havre Daily News, I wish to remind him that people have been killing each other for hundreds of thousands of years. What did Cai... Full story

 By Tristan    State News    January 23, 2013

Polson police chief, officer to do ethics training

POLSON (AP) — The board that sets employment and training standards for law enforcement officers is requiring the Polson police chief and one of his officers to attend ethics training. The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training...


Montana Republicans seek business tax cuts

HELENA — Montana Republican leaders pitched their plans Wednesday to cut business equipment taxes and argued that the state's clean energy tax break should be expanded to include fossil fuels. AP Photo/Matt Gouras Senate Taxation Committee...


House endorses plan to criminalize killing 'unborn children'

House endorses plan to criminalize killing fetus Reps. Wendy Warburton, R-Chinook, and Kris Hansen, R-Havre, voted for the legislation. Rep. Clarena Brockie, D-Harlem, voted no. HELENA (AP) — The House is backing a proposal sought by abortion foes...


Pentagon opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday. AP...

 By Tristan    Sports    January 23, 2013

Hi-Line Sports Schedule

Thursday High School Basketball Havre boys vs GFH, 7 p.m. Havre girls at GFH, 7:30 p.m. Rocky Boy girls vs Malta, 6 p.m. Rocky Boy boys vs Malta, 7:30 Turner girls vs Hinsdale, 6 p.m. Turner boys vs Hinsdale, 7:30 College Basketball Skylights at UGF,...


Local Bowling Report: Holden's Hot Wheels Scotch Doubles set for the weekend

The ever popular Holden's Hot Wheels Scotch Doubles is set for this weekend, with shift times of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. You may sign up at the desk. A team is one adult and one junior and they need... Full story


Lights hold steady in new NAIA Poll

Last Saturday night was a rough one for the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball. And though the loss to Lewis-Clark State was disappointing, the Lights are still garnering plenty of...


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Peyton Filius, HHS Girls Basketball

As a junior, Peyton Filius has already had a standout career at Havre High. And with her senior season still ahead of her, Filius still has time to leave an even bigger impact as a three-sport athlete for the Blue Ponies. Filius is a three-year... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 23, 2013

Ethel Doyle

Ethel Doyle, 90, passed away Nov. 12, 2012. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Turner Lutheran Church in Turner....


Box Elder grad makes family feel proud

Jonni Bacon graduated from Box Elder High School Saturday with some outstanding achievements to her name: valedictorian, recipient of numerous scholarships and grants and future Montana State University-Bozeman Bobcat. Throughout high school,...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 23, 2013

Rain possible through holiday

Forecasters were calling for iffy weather for people wanting to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service forecast this morning called for a 90 percent chance of rain tonight, with a 60 percent chance Friday and showers... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 23, 2013

Park is prepped for Memorial Day weekend

Although weekend forecast is predicting rain, rain showers and thunderstorms through the Memorial Day holiday, staff members of Beaver Creek Park south of Havre have been gearing up for the traditional start of the summer camping season. Park... Full story


Feds lift hold on Rocky Boy pipeline project

HELENA — Federal officials this week lifted their temporary hold on funding for a $361 million water pipeline for a Native American reservation in northern Montana after Chippewa Cree tribal officials demonstrated they were addressing conflicts...


Lawmakers move closer to budget deal with governor

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Legislature moved closer Tuesday to an agreement on the remaining big pieces of the state budget and eyed an early adjournment. Bullock said a gap of only about $30 million remained between lawmakers...


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