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Articles from the May 31, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 31, 2013

Water over some roads on Hi-Line

(See photos of flooding at Beaver Creek Park on Havre Daily News website) Rain, expected to continue through this afternoon, has raised stream levels and put water over some roads and campgrounds in the area, but the Hill County Disaster and... Full story

 
 State News    May 31, 2013

Unlikely effort to override vetoes picks up steam

HELENA — A longshot bid to override two of Gov. Steve Bullock's vetoes is gaining momentum. Bullock said Friday that all of his vetoes were needed to cut spending. The Democrat says he wanted to make sure the state had a projected surplus of at... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 31, 2013

Plaintiff responds in Giveaway House case

The attorney for the board that filed a lawsuit against another board disputing who is in charge of a local charity is filing responses to requests that the defendants made in a counterclaim for money and that the complaint be dismissed. The issue... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    May 31, 2013

Havre of the Past: Some news in the war front

Havre had been incorporated for only five years in 1898, but it was a growing and bustling little Western town. The Milk River Eagle was Havre’s newspaper, with Dudley Axtell as editor and publisher... Full story

 
 Local    May 31, 2013

Juneau names 23 new members to Student Advisory Board

Press release Judi-Ann Doney, a junior from Havre High School, will served as one of 23 new members of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau's Student Advisory Board. Juneau said, "I'm really excited to welcome these new members to the... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 31, 2013

North Stars begin three-game home stand

It has been a while since the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club had their last home stand, but the return home doesn’t make the competition any easier. Tonight, the North Stars will return to Legion Field in Havre for one... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    May 31, 2013

HHS Athletes of the Year named

Havre High School held its annual spring sports awards night on Thursday, where many different preps were honored. Havre High announced its 2012-13 athletes of the year, as voted on by the school's head coaches. The Female Athlete of the Year was giv... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    May 31, 2013

Area preps playing in all-star grid games

Though summer is barely under way, many area football players will be taking to the gridiron this weekend. Several local players from the Class C Eight-Man and Class C Six-Man ranks will take part in... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 31, 2013

Hi-Line Darts & Laurels

Laurel — Montana’s congressional delegation has said it favors a federal shield law that would protect reporters from having to reveal their confidential sources, That is encouraging, given the shameful tactics of the U.S. Department of Justice.... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 31, 2013

Invasion of single-cell body snatchers

Researchers have discovered that humans aren’t humans so much as we are walking petri dishes of single-cell organism called microbes. Yes, that means we are covered with fungus, bacteria and mold.... Full story

 
 By Gov. Steve Bullock    Opinion    May 31, 2013

Too much spending caused governor's vetoes

As governor, my top priority is job creation. To create jobs, we need a strong economy. Running a tight fiscal ship and balancing the state budget are critical for our economic strength. But a... Full story

 
 By Pat Williams    Opinion    May 31, 2013

Tale of two cities: Butte and Detroit

Some cities are wondrous things. Organisms at once propagating and receding, a single entity with parts living and others dying. We don’t often experience whole cities where success and despair are... Full story

 
 By Bob Nieuwenhuyse    Opinion    May 31, 2013

Many contributed to success of Memorial Day services

Editor: Havre Elks Lodge 1201 is very grateful to the Havre Daily News and particularly Mr. John Kelleher for his excellent coverage of the Memorial Day services in Havre on Monday. However, we would like to make a notable correction. While the Elks... Full story

 
 State News    May 31, 2013

Assault charge dismissed against prosecutor

KALISPELL (AP) — A misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault filed against a deputy Flathead County attorney has been dismissed. Thane Johnson is the attorney for Kenneth "Rusty" Park. He tells The Daily Inter Lake... Full story

 
 State News    May 31, 2013

Editor of Montana's largest newspaper resigns

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The editor of Montana's largest newspaper, The Billings Gazette, is leaving in mid-June after 13 years with the newspaper. "I've had 13 exhilarating years helping the best team of journalists in the region do terrific and... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    May 31, 2013

Update: County can't arrest tribal members on reservation

County can't arrest tribal members on reservation MATT VOLZ,Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state senator and Blackfeet leader who fled a traffic stop appears to have been right when he told a Glacier County sheriff's deputy the officer had... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    May 31, 2013

Montana couple appeals defective rifle claim

HELENA — A Montana couple is appealing a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against gun manufacturer Remington claiming a 1989 shooting that left a man paralyzed was caused by a defect in a rifle. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull ruled on April... Full story

 
 State News    May 31, 2013

Billings schools drop marching bands

BILLINGS (AP) — The Billings School District has decided to drop the "marching" part of its high school band classes. Music director Scott Corey tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/ZeZtec ) the bands will continue to play at sporting events,... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    May 31, 2013

Prosecutors want tougher sentences for pot providers

HELENA (AP) — Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentences of a former University of Montana quarterback and three other medical marijuana providers who were convicted in the largest drug-trafficking investigation in state history. The U.S.... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 31, 2013

More rain headed our way Sunday night, Monday

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for the area in the next couple of days. According to the weather service's most recent prediction, we coupled get pup to 2 more inches of rain. Some areas, especially Beaver Creek Park, have... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 31, 2013

John Rodney Four Colors Jr.

John Rodney Four Colors Jr., whose Indian name was “Ah-si-niw Nah-pe-sis,” meaning Rock Boy,  57, died Friday afternoon, May 31, 2013, at his home in Wild Rose Village of natural causes. His... Full story