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Articles from the January 27, 2013 edition

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 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Strong Finish: Ponies wrangle Cowboys

The Havre High wrestling team finished off the regular season over the weekend, and only the divisional, and state tournament's are left on the Blue Pony schedule. And like all teams want to do, the Ponies will enter the postseason on a high note....

 By MATT GOURAS, Associated Press    State News    January 27, 2013

Montana bill seeks cash to fight 'dark money'

HELENA — A Republican lawmaker is arguing it will take more money — not less — in politics to beat back the tidal wave of so-called dark money. Rep. Scott Reichner, of Bigfork, wants to increase the donation limits candidates can receive from...

 By Tristan    National News    January 27, 2013

Leading Democrat: Gun control faces uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who's leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation's largest gun-rights group. Feinstein, D-Calif.,...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 27, 2013

Pony swimmers finish in Helena

One day in the pool is all that stood between the Havre High boys and girls swim teams and the 2013 Montana State Swimming Championships. That day was Saturday as the Blue Ponies competed in the...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Blue Pony boys fall to powerful CMR Rustlers

The Havre High boys basketball team ran into the CMR Rustlers for the second time this season, but the Blue Ponies could not take down the Class AA powerhouse. Saturday in Great Falls, the Central A Ponies took on the Class AA Rustlers in non...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 27, 2013

Warriors make it a sweep of the Lights

For the better part of the last four seasons, the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team has had the Lewis-Clark State Warriors' number. But in just seven days, the warriors have... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Rustlers edge HHS girls, again

After a tight matchup with the CMR Rustlers early in the season, the Havre High girls basketball team knew it had a shot at a win the second time around. Havre High's Brandy Lambourne, left, tries to go around a CMR defender during Saturday night's...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 27, 2013

Skylights earn a historic win at Lewis-Clark State

What a difference a week makes. After losing to the Lewis-Clark State Warriors in double-overtime on Jan. 19 in Havre, the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team marched into...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Strong Finish: Ponies wrangle Cowboys

The Havre High wrestling team finished off the regular season over the weekend, and only the divisional, and state tournament's are left on the Blue Pony schedule. And like all teams want to do, the Ponies will enter the postseason on a high note....

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 27, 2013

Elks service pays tribute to war dead

Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Jan. 23, 2012. He was on his fourth tour of the war-born country. Like many in the military, he had written a letter to be read only if was killed in...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 27, 2013

Havre ceremonies honor war dead

The rain had stopped but there was still moisture in the air as the annual Memorial Day ceremonies began on the Hill County Courthouse lawn Monday morning. Havre Daily News/John Kelleher Bob Nieuwenhuyse of the Havre Elks Club lays a wreath at the...

 By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press    National News    January 27, 2013

Border entry fee study sparks northern opposition

SEATTLE — By Michael Hill's estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians. Gas north of the 49th parallel, he said, is about $1.30 per gallon more expensive...

 By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press    State News    January 27, 2013

Hydropower from ag ditches pushed in Congress

BILLINGS (AP) — Federal lawmakers are seeking to lift restrictions on hydropower development so more local irrigation districts could use water flowing through government-sponsored agricultural canals and pipelines to generate electricity.... Full story

 By Tristan    Sports    January 27, 2013

Class A and C State Track Results

Class A Track at Laurel BOYS Team scores: Whitefish 78, Billings Central 69, Dillon 64, Laurel 51.5, Hamilton 50.5, Glendive 39, Frenchtown 32, Lewistown 26, Corvallis 21, Columbia Falls 20, Belgrade 19, Polson 18, Livingston 18, Miles City 8,...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Blue Pony thinclads wrap up the season

LAUREL — The best of the best in Class A track and field were all present at the Class A state track meet in Laurel over the weekend. Havre High junior Peyton Filius runs the 800 meters at the Class A state track meet Friday afternoon in Laurel. Fi... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

Havre High netters finish strong in Polson

Weather has played a role in almost everything the Havre High boys and girls tennis teams have done this season. So it was no surprise that weather dominated the headlines of the 2013 Class A state tennis tournament. Eight Blue Pony netters were in...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 27, 2013

North Star girls bring home another trophy

LAUREL — After the conclusion of yet another Class C state track and field meet, it should come as no surprise that many area athletes had another standout weekend of competition. North Star's Tylynn Rettig, right, competes in the 100 meters Friday...

 By The Associated Press    National News    January 27, 2013

Americans gather to honor fallen service members

Americans planned to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles. AP Photo...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 27, 2013

Rita E. Eagleman

Rita E. Eagleman, 63, of Rocky Boy, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes. Wake services will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, and will continue until her funeral... Full story

 By Tristan    State News    January 27, 2013

Bullock vetoes 9 bills, line-item vetoes a 10th

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed nine more bills and issued a line-item veto for a tenth from the recently ended legislative session. Bullock announced the vetoes Friday. One would have required Fish, Wildlife and Parks to dedicate up...

 By Tristan    State News    January 27, 2013

Health care fight to continue after session ends

HELENA (AP) — The Montana legislative session may be over, but Medicaid expansion advocates say the fight to get health insurance to the working poor will continue. Advocates and Gov. Steve Bullock are considering their options after the Legislatur...

 By HOLBROOK MOHR,Associated Press    National News    January 27, 2013

FBI: Miss. man arrested in suspicious letters case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case, according to the FBI. Everett Dutschke, 41, was...

 By The Associated Press    State News    January 27, 2013

Report: UM football player cited for DUI

MISSOULA — A University of Montana football player was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after a Missoula police officer stopped him for speeding, a newspaper reported Friday. William "Bo" Harris was stopped for driving 45 mph in...

 By Tristan    State News    January 27, 2013

Stillwater fight intensifies as senate race looms

BILLINGS — The struggle for control of Montana's largest publicly-traded company is turning increasingly bitter ahead of a May 2 shareholders' vote. Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer and a team of dissident investors are sparring with Stillwater Mining...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 27, 2013

More local preps honored in hoops

It was an exciting year for Class B boys and girls basketball, especially on the Hi-Line and in North Central Montana. And many area players were recently honored for their outstanding achievements...


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