Articles from the August 9, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 9, 2013

Cotter: The Guardians a clear message to Indian Country

After another set of indictments charging six people with embezzling federal money from an American Indian reservation program were unsealed Thursday, Montana’s U.S. attorney said the project that...

 
 By Matt Volz - Associated Press    Local    August 9, 2013

6 charged in Montana tribal program for kids

GREAT FALLS — Six people who oversaw a Blackfeet program for troubled youth were arraigned Thursday on charges they embezzled from the $9.3 million project and doctored invoices to embellish the...

 
 Local    August 9, 2013

For the Record: August 9, 2013

Havre Police Department The Havre Police Department was unable to get the dispatch log submitted before deadline, but the information will be provided as soon as they are able to send it. Hill County Sheriff's Office At 3:09 p.m. Thursday deputies "t...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    August 9, 2013

Havre of the Past: 1893 news - panics, mansions

Most of the news in this week’s Havre Advertiser, dated Aug. 8, 1893, was of a state and national level. The largest story that ran was regarding the financial crisis caused by changing the...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    August 9, 2013

HHS's Lambourne will stay home for hoops

The good news continues to poor out of the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball program. And this time, the good news includes another local standout. Thursday, Skylights head coach...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 9, 2013

Frontier Preview: Linebackers always seem to shine in the Frontier

The linebacker position has always been one where stars are born in the Frontier Conference, and especially at Montana State University-Northern over the last decade. And with each passing season,...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 9, 2013

Hungry Lights ready to go to work Sunday

In some ways, it feels like fall is already here. And in just 20 days, the Montana State University-Northern football team will play its season-opening game at Dickinson State University. And the...

 
 State News    August 9, 2013

Court rejects Fort Belknap housing subsidy complaint

HELENA (AP) — An appeals court has dismissed the Fort Belknap tribal government's request to prevent the federal government from recovering millions in overpaid housing subsidies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determined it...

 
 State News    August 9, 2013

State says Blue Cross correcting wrong charges

HELENA (AP) — The state insurance commissioner says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is reimbursing customers for erroneous charges. Monica Lindeen said Friday that more than $700,000 has been paid so far after her office discovered the...

 
 State News    August 9, 2013

Daines gets new committee appointment

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has a new committee leadership appointment. Daines says he has been appointed vice chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. The Republican's office said in a...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 9, 2013

Rocky Boy elections panel overturn results, St. Marks to appeal

The Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Elections Board has invalidated the recent elections and ordered that yet another election be held for tribal chair. In a letter to Ken Blatt St. Marks, the candidate who finished first in the elections, the board’s...

 
 Local    August 9, 2013  
 State News    August 9, 2013

New oil exploration leases renew foes' anger

MISSOULA (AP) — A series of new oil exploration leases on the border of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park has renewed the anger and motivation of those opposed to energy development along the Rocky Mountain Front. The...

 
 State News    August 9, 2013

Judge rejects lawsuit against milk freshness rule

HELENA, (AP) — A Montana judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by a California food distributor that tried again to abolish the rule requiring that milk sold in Montana to be stamped with a "sell-by" date of 12 days after pasteurization. District Judg...

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    August 9, 2013

AP: Guardians Project seeks to root out corruption

GREAT FALLS — Seven framed pictures hang on a wall of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Great Falls, each bearing the name of an operation that is part of a major push to root out corruption and theft from federal programs in Montana's Indian Country....

 
 State News    August 9, 2013

Food stamp cutbacks hit thousands of Montanans

HELENA (AP) — Advocates say it is too soon to end a temporary increase in government-provided food assistance that's set to expire Nov. 1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said roughly 130,000 Montanans will see reductions in their Supplemental...