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Articles from the June 3, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 3, 2013

Rain bringing more flooding, roads closed

More than four inches of rain in a week in north-central Montana may have helped ease worries of drought, but are bringing back other worries with flooding occurring, roads closed and flash flood... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 3, 2013

Living history: Visitors hear of Havre's rich past

Crowds turned out at historical locations throughout HIll County Saturday, as the annual Living History celebration took place. Havre Beneath the Streets, the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump, Fort... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 3, 2013

Council panel favors plans to renovate softball fields

Havre City Council is poised to spend $77,356 to help the Havre Softball Association make renovations to its slowpitch complex. The remaining CTEP program money the city will receive, $50,644, will go to help Hill County pay for major repairs to the... Full story

 
 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 3, 2013

Northern's Limbaugh named Outstanding Advocate

James Limbaugh, chancellor of Montana State University-Northern, has received the Outstanding Advocate Award from Montana Associated Students. The award was presented at the May meeting of Board of Regents in Great Falls. The award is handed out... Full story

 
 Obituaries    June 3, 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

 
 Obituaries    June 3, 2013

Bradley Wirth Bailey

Bradley Wirth Bailey, 35, of Great Falls, died on May 31, 2013, at Missouri River Manor from complications stemming from the condition which he had struggled with his entire life.  He was surrounded... Full story

 
 Local    June 3, 2013

For the Record, June 3, 2013

Havre Police Department A 47-year-old Havre woman in the 24/7 Sobriety Program was arrested for violations of conditions of release Friday at 8:14 a.m. at the police station. ——— Officers investigated a report made Friday at 10:05 a.m. of a... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 3, 2013

Our View: No one should be above the law

State Sen. Shannon Augare was apparently right when he said that Glacier County sheriff’s deputies had no right to arrest him for drunken driving when they stopped him on U.S. Highway 2 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. County Attorney Carolyn... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    June 3, 2013

Margaret Turner Clack's work can be seen in Havre today

The Montana Historical Society is planning a yearlong celebration of women's contributions to Montana next year, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the state. The H. Earl Clack Museum plans to join the celebration and got off to an early... Full story

 
 By Angela Ernst    Opinion    June 3, 2013

Thanks to stranger for her kindness

I had an experience Saturday morning. It was called kindness. A woman in a black, Saturn SUV bought my Venti, double shot, almond mocha latte at the coffee shop. When I went outside to see what friend was buying my drink, I discovered it was a total... Full story

 
 By Glen Stump    Opinion    June 3, 2013

Ken Blatt has some explaining to do

For some time, urban tribal members have sat in silence, listening to and reading news media reports about complaints, whistle blowing and investigations that include Ken Blatt's high profile public statements of indictments as well as challenging... Full story

 
 By Franke Wilmer    Opinion    June 3, 2013

Governor did the right, tough thing vetoing HB 12

In four terms in the Montana legislature few decisions have been as difficult as whether or not to uphold Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto on House Bill 12. It passed with bipartisan majorities in both chambers. It appears to be a bill every Democrat,... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 3, 2013

North Stars flooded by Medicine Hat

Some days a team just doesn’t have it, in any way shape or form. And unfortunately for the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball team, that day was Sunday. The North Stars played two Northern... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 3, 2013

Rain wreaking sports havoc

Just as the high school spring sports season came to a close, the weather has taken a drastic turn for the worse. School is out, it’s baseball season, golf season, it’s camping and fishing time, y... Full story

 
 Sports    June 3, 2013

Summer Sports Camps

Lights Football Camp Montana State University-Northern football coaching staff is putting on a day came for grades K-8. The camp will run June 3-5 with grades K-4 going from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and grades K-5 going from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per... Full story

 
 State News    June 3, 2013

AG getting 11.3 percent pay raise, starting July 1

HELENA (AP) — Many of Montana's elected officials will receive a pay raise on July 1 based on the average salary received by people with the same jobs in five surrounding states. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports Attorney General Tim Fox will see... Full story

 
 Local    June 3, 2013  
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    June 3, 2013

Blackfeet judge expunges DUIs of senator's brother

HELENA — Months before a state senator and Blackfeet leader allegedly fled a sheriff's deputy who suspected him of drunken driving, a tribal judge expunged two DUI convictions from the record of the senator's brother and said the tribe shouldn't... Full story

 
 By MATT GOURAS Associated Press    State News    June 3, 2013

GOP group launches 'dark money' initiative

HELENA (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers is launching plans for a ballot measure aimed at shedding light on so-called "dark money" in politics. The effort is led by legislators who have been billing themselves as the "Responsible Republicans"... Full story

 
 By MATT GOURAS Associated Press    State News    June 3, 2013

Rain dampens wildfire forecast in many areas

HELENA (AP) — Heavy rains east of the Continental Divide have dampened predictions for an early and active fire season in Montana, although the southwestern area of the state could face problems during late summer, the governor was told Monday.... Full story