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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 7, 2013

Tester: Government scandals are 'crazy stuff'

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he wants some answers into the latest incident dragging the administration of President Barack Obama into scandal — a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordering mobile communication carrier Verizon... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 7, 2013

Sequester stalemate frustrates Tester

When asked if Congress is taking any action to undo or mitigate the effects of sequestration, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said nothing is happening yet. “We don’t have the numbers to do it right now, I will just tell you that right now, and I... Full story

 
 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 7, 2013

Havre student to attend New York conservatory

Jessa Pyette, incoming senior at Havre High School, left today for a four-week summer program at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. This is an intensive four-week, acting-based program that is intended to help high school- and college-aged... Full story

 
 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 7, 2013

Hi-Line Cruz'n 27th Annual Rod Run

The Hi-Line Cruz’n’s annual Rod Run will be held this weekend at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Classic cars from around Montana, neighboring states and Canada will be on display. Registration... Full story

 
 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 7, 2013

Hi-Line Living: Spanish Club hosts camp

Monday was the first day of the Spanish Camp held at Havre High School, coordinated by the Havre High School Spanish Club. This is the first year of the program and was offered to students in first th... Full story

 
 Local    June 7, 2013

For the Record, June 7, 2013

Havre Police Department A caller at a 1st Street business reported a shoplifter Thursday at 8:10 a.m., and responding officers issued a summons to a 29-year-old Havre man for theft by shoplifting. ——— A 51-year-old Havre woman in the 24/7... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 7, 2013

It's a wild world in Pamville

Here at the Pamville Wild, Feral, Semi-Tame and Pet Animal Preserve, we are dedicated to the protection of life forms no matter species, genus, phylum, kingdom or domain — except where we reserve the right not to in order to maintain the... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 7, 2013

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre firefighters rescued a couple who live on Davey Road earlier this week. Flood waters trapped their tractor as they were driving it across Little Box Elder Creek which divides their property. Who knows what would have happened if the... Full story

 
 By Mark Lambrecht    Opinion    June 7, 2013

Montana's natural resource jobs depend on railroads

We’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing over coal trains lately. But frankly, railroads are an essential part of Montana’s growth, more now than probably since the first tracks were laid in the state more than 100 years ago. Whether coal trains, grain... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 7, 2013

Havre of the Past: New electric lights in 1903

In 1903, 110 years ago, Havre had two newspapers; The Havre Plaindealer and The Havre Press. The Plaindealer’s publishers were R. X. Lewis and Gray W. Richardson and was published every Saturday. A one-year subscription cost $2\. The Havre Press’... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 7, 2013

It's jamboree time at Legion Field

The Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club needs games right now. They need to continue gaining experience. So the timing of the return of the North Star Jamboree couldn’t be better. Today... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 7, 2013

Sports of all kinds roll through summer

As the summer weather settles in across the Hi-Line, there are plenty of opportunities for young athletes to take advantage of this off-season. And it doesn’t matter if you are an up-and-coming... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    June 7, 2013

Update: Rocky Boy, 4 other reservations don't report DUIs to state

HELENA — Five of Montana's seven American Indian reservations don't report drunken-driving convictions to the state, and county prosecutors say the information void poses a safety risk for both repeat offenders and other drivers. Tribal justice sys... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2013

Flooding strikes rural areas south of Havre

While flood waters have receded in parts of Hill County, parts of South Havre are still being plagued by floods. Hill County Road 50, off Highway 87, was washed out, making it impassable and knocking out about 100 feet of the road. And residents of... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2013

Lower Box Elder Road closed at Rocky Boy

The situation is improving at Rick Boy's Indian Reservation, but there is still work to do, officials said Friday afternoon. Lower Box Elder road is restricted to one lane — for residential traffic. All other traffic is urged to stay away, said... Full story

 
 By JOHN FLESHER MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    June 7, 2013

Obama proposes lifting Lower 48 wolf protections

BILLINGS— The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts. State and federal agencies have spent more than... Full story

 
 Local    June 7, 2013

Search for missing fisherman in Lake Elwell continues

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Authorities in north-central Montana say they will attempt on Saturday to find the body of a missing fisherman from Great Falls believed to have died in Lake Elwell. Liberty County Undersheriff Doug Riggin tells the Great Falls... Full story

 
 State News    June 7, 2013

Mayor vetoes ordinance banning weapons from parks

STEVENSVILLE (AP) — The mayor of a western Montana town has vetoed the portion of a weapons ordinance passed by the town council banning open and concealed carry in parks. The Ravalli Republic reports (http://bit.ly/18gHBW8 ) in a story on... Full story

 
 State News    June 7, 2013

Montana creates medal of valor for veterans who died

BUTTE (AP) — The Montana Legislature authorized a state medal to honor military veterans who died or are missing in action. Gov. Steve Bullock held a ceremonial signing Tuesday in Butte for a bill that created the Montana Award of Valorous Service.... Full story

 
 State News    June 7, 2013

Deschamps re-elected GOP chair; moderates suffer setback

BOZEMAN (AP) — Will Deschamps has been re-elected to a third two-year term as party chairman by Montana Republicans, but the vice-chair changed hands and went to a favorite of conservatives. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports that delegates at the... Full story