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Articles from the August 29, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2013

FEMA hopes to finish work soon

The federal team helping assess damage and set projects to repair damage from this year’s flooding in north-central Montana is close to wrapping up. Final amounts for repairs are extremely close to... Full story


Neighbors help out injured Rudyard farmer

A Rudyard farmer, who was unable to harvest his fields due to two broken legs, watched from his wheelchair as his neighbors rallied at his farm to help him. The English philosopher John Locke once... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 29, 2013

United Way to kick off campaign

Noel Davidson has contributed much to the Havre community over the years, but one of his favorite charities is United Way of Hill County. So it wasn’t a surprise that he was the first person to donate to its annual fund drive — before the drive... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2013

FEMA, counties look at ways to improve and prepare for disaster

The federal, state and county governments impacted by this year’s flooding are pointing to some successful work stemming from the last two floods, and looking for ways to reduce damage from future... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2013

Flood disaster in 2011 worse, except for those hit this year

State and federal officials working on the recovery from this year’s flooding said the damage was not as widespread as in 2011, but that is no consolation for the people and governments impacted by this year’s flooding. Montana Disaster and... Full story


For the Record: August 29, 2013

Havre Police Department A 1:04 p.m. Wednesday call from 9th Street about stolen fire wood was investigated. ——— A 1:28 p.m. Wednesday call from a NorthWestern Energy employee 15th Street West about a tech power box that was tampered with was... Full story


Thirty-four wooden spoons and other objets d'art

My house sold. My business is officially closed. My belongings are going on the auction block. About the time of first snow, I’ll head south of the border, down Mexico way. I am currently filling... Full story


Our View: Billings judge should step aside in rape case

Montana is in the national news once again, his time because of incredibly insensitive remarks by a judge sentencing a Billings high school teacher for raping a 14-year-old girl. District Judge G. Todd Baugh said the victim, raped by then-teacher Sta... Full story


A century-old look at our pristine northland

We have recently gone through a bitter conflict and unpleasant reactions to efforts to preserve native, beautifully pristine lands along the upper Milk River in north-central Montana. A century ago, our most famous historic figure in Montana made a... Full story


Tonight is the night for the Lights

When the Montana State University-Northern Lights were getting set for their 2012 season opener, expectations and excitement were at a fever pitch. After all, the Lights were picked to finish second... Full story


Skylights take to court in Florida

Week one was just one match to see how things went. Week two was an endurance test, with six matches in three days. But now the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team is really off and... Full story


Havre High golfers get right back on the course

The Havre High golf teams just finished playing 36 holes Monday and Tuesday at the prestigious Great Falls Invitational. But the Ponies are right back out on the course. Today, the Blue Ponies are... Full story


Blue Ponies ready to stampede this fall

For several seasons now, the Havre High football team has continued to build the success of the program., but being bounced from the first round of the Class A playoffs is not a goal set by any team,... Full story


Pony spikers poised to meet new challenges

If there is one thing that is going to help propel the Havre High volleyball program into a successful 2013 season, it is going to be senior leadership. The Central A Blue Ponies have quite a few... Full story


Limbaugh will stay at Northern

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James M. Limbaugh sent out an email to the university staff and faculty at 11:30 a.m. Thursday saying that he is no longer a candidate for president at Lou... Full story


FWP: DEQ should analyze mine's effect on water

GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking state environmental regulators to further study the effects copper exploration would have on two key waterways before granting a company permission to dig a mile-long... Full story


Billings judge's apology rejected by victim's mother

BILLINGS (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old rape victim said a Montana judge was "covering his butt" after he apologized for saying her daughter was "older than her chronological age," as... Full story


State wants Sherry Arnold murder trial in Sidney

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana prosecutors have asked a judge to keep the trial in the murder of a high school teacher in her hometown of Sidney, after defense attorneys sought to have the case moved because of fears of bias among potential jurors. In... Full story


Fox joins 3 others to dispute fracking rules

HELENA (AP) — Attorney General Tim Fox says Montana is joining Alabama, Alaska and Oklahoma in protesting Bureau of Land Management plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land. Fox said Thursday he and the attorneys general from those... Full story