Articles from the June 25, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 25, 2013

Board asks for decision in Giveaway House lawsuit

The board that says it has authority over a decades-old Havre charity has asked the court to move to a decision in its lawsuit alleging another board that says it has that authority has no legal... Full story


Rosalie Marie Pester

Rosalie Marie Pester, 79, formerly of Hingham, Mont.,  passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Highgate Senior Living in Great Falls, Mont., of natural causes. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m.... Full story


For the Record, June 25, 2013

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a missing person reported at the police station Monday at 11:40 a.m. ——— Officers investigated a protective order violation reported Monday at 12:39 p.m. at the police station. ——— Officers...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 25, 2013

Assiniboine Avenue home is saluted

Wayne Koepke and Renelle Braaten of 1020 Assiniboine Ave. in Havre have been honored by the Bullhook Bottoms Garden Club for their lawn. The Bullhooks Bottoms members will periodically drive around... Full story


A grizzly rebound? No really, study says

BILLINGS — Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections,... Full story


Our View: Condolences to Montana soldier's family

We are saddened all the time when hear of U.S. soldiers being killed or injured in Afghanistan. The seemingly endless war has taken its toll on our nation’s finances and our nation’s psyche. But when it takes a toll on our military personnel, it... Full story


Rodeo: Big fun at Bear Paw Roundup

One of the biggest professional rodeos of the summer took place Friday and Saturday at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Chinook. And it was as tough and as popular as ever. The 15th annual Bear Paw... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 25, 2013

North Stars grow in Deer Lodge

Regular season tournaments always have something interesting or unique in store for teams, and ending the weekend with one win, two losses, and a tie, the same can be said for Havre and the Deer Lodge Tournament. The American Legion North Stars... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 25, 2013

Local Golf Report: Breast Cancer tourney up next

The local golf season sure is heating up. Hot temperatures in the Havre area certainly are making for good golf conditions, though frequent thunderstorms are also getting in the way at times too. Still, the tournament season is now well under way at... Full story

 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 25, 2013

Voice your opinion: Is this the worst mosquito season ever?

Wet weather has prompted an increase in the number of mosquitoes on the Hi-Line. So we asked people at random: Is this the worst mosquito season ever? “I noticed they’re worse at night,” Brandon Dean said. He said that he works from 4 p.m. to... Full story


Judge: Jesus statue can stay on Montana mountain

HELENA (AP) — A Jesus statue that has for six decades been a curiosity to skiers as they cruise down a popular run at a northwest Montana ski resort will not be evicted from federal land, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen... Full story


Minnesota-bound flight makes emergency landing in SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A Delta flight flying from Montana to Minnesota made an emergency landing in northeast South Dakota after a passenger had a heart attack on board. The American News in Aberdeen reports ( ) that the flight... Full story


FWP ordered to pay $20,000 over retaliation

BILLINGS (AP) — A hearings officer for the Montana Human Rights Bureau has ordered the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to pay $20,000 to a Kalispell employee for retaliating against him after he questioned his punishment for comments... Full story


Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

HELENA (AP) — Montana's congressional delegation is split on President Barack Obama's proposal to deal with climate change. The president on Tuesday said his administration will make rules to curb greenhouse gases emitted by new and existing power... Full story


Hutterite colony charged over dead grizzly bears

HELENA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Montana Hutterite colony with possessing two illegally killed grizzly bears. The documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls charge the Pondera Colony near Valier and five of its... Full story


Calif. couple convicted of contempt for jail call

BILLINGS . (AP) — A California couple convicted in a Bakken oil patch investment scam has been convicted on contempt of court charges in Montana. Suzette Gal and her husband, Mike Campa, were found guilty Tuesday in separate trials before U.S.... Full story


Texas DA: July 8 deadline for Leaf plea deal

CANYON, Texas (AP) — The Texas prosecutor who brokered a 10-year probationary sentence for former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has set a deadline for paperwork to be completed on a plea deal that would allow the Montana native to serve his sentence... Full story


Explosions tear through Billings fireworks plant

BILLINGS (AP) — Explosions at a fireworks manufacturing plant created a fireball that engulfed the building north of Billings. The Billings Gazette reports ( ) two explosions ripped through Evolution Pyrotechnics Manufacturing... Full story


Bulletin: High court strikes down federal marriage provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married... Full story


High court hands gays big victories

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.... Full story


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