Articles from the April 18, 2014 edition

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 By Daniel Horton    Sports    April 18, 2014

Blue Ponies set for home debut

Compared to Thursday's matchups with the Belgrade Panthers, Saturday’s home games against the Browning Indians will have a much different feel for the Havre High faspitch softball team. After...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    April 18, 2014

MSU-N's Kyle Samson named Flathead coach

Since 2004, the name Kyle Samson has been synonymous with the Montana State University-Northern football program. For over a decade now, Samson has been an important staple in the growth of the...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    April 18, 2014

HHS netters excited for Havre Invite

The Havre High tennis teams are in Cut Bank today and Saturday for some big duals against Class A rivals from the west. But the busy weekend will spill over into next week for the Blue Pony netters....

 Publications    April 18, 2014  
 Obituaries    April 18, 2014

Thomas Murphy Walker Jr.

Thomas Murphy Walker Jr., 28, of Harlem, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Wake services will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014, at t...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 18, 2014

Feds: Ex-pastor stole St. Jude funds

A former Havre priest has denied charges in federal court in Great Falls alleging he stole money donated to St. Jude Thaddeus Church. The Rev. Dale Yurkovic is scheduled to go on trial June 18 for cha...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 18, 2014

Tadios gets attorney for $500 a month, trial set for June 25

A woman accused of embezzling money from the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation health care system to pay for trips to visit her husband while he was serving a sentence for embezzling from Rocky Boy can get an attorney — with a price. Fawn Tadios,...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 18, 2014

Northern students, faculty receive highest award

The Student Excellence Award is the highest award given by Montana State University-Northern. Provost William Rugg stood at a podium before a crowd in the Student Union Building Ballroom to give this...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 18, 2014

Visitor restrictions in place at care center

Some holiday events have been canceled at the Northern Montana Care Center, and the administration is requiring visitors to take extra steps to prevent spreading norovirus to its residents. Care Center Administrator Ron Gleason said this morning...

 Opinion    April 18, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, April 18, 2014

Laurel — Havre High School students and those from several other area high schools did very well at the District 7 Music Festival last weekend. It was a tribute to the students, their talent and their hard work that they did such a good job. It...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 18, 2014

Life lessons: A pain in the head

One of the latest trending videos on the Internet is of a young man, presumably the Jared Michael who originally downloaded it, who was trying to get a video of himself, with his back to the tracks,...

 By Jolene Standing Rock    Opinion    April 18, 2014

Thoughts on Rocky Boy corruption

Our kids have only one hope of escaping fear in their lives. That hope is what I call Teacher, we as a whole community. The symbol of tough love education is: Don’t lean toward excuses, drugs and danger, but to lean toward health and happiness. But...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 18, 2014

Activities and crafts at Hands on History

Story by John Paul Schmidt Photos by Eric Seidle Hands On History celebrated its 10-year anniversary Saturday with a record amount of support and attendees. This is the largest event of the year for...

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 State News    April 18, 2014

Federal, state leaders condemn Keystone delay

HELENA (AP) — Montana officials are condemning a new delay in the decision whether to approve construction of an oil pipeline from Canada. The U.S. State Department said Friday it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL...

 State News    April 18, 2014

Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana

HELENA (AP) — A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses. The proposal by Steve Zabawa would change state law to say any Schedule I...

 State News    April 18, 2014

Western officials discuss taking land from feds

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it's time they take control of federal lands within their borders. The lawmakers and county commissioners met at Utah's Capitol on Friday to discuss their joint goal of wresting oil-,...

 By MATTHEW BROWN    State News    April 18, 2014

UPDATE: Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a...

 State News    April 18, 2014

Foundation head expects assets to grow to $150M

HELENA (AP) — The chairman of a foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana says he expects the foundation's assets to grow from $40 million to more than $150 million. Board chairman Denis Prager says the Montana...

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 Local    April 18, 2014

Harlem woman killed in crash near Havre

GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says a woman was killed and two men were injured when a minivan crashed east of Havre. The Great Falls Tribune reports ( ) the Dodge Caravan drifted off U.S. Highway 2 shortly...