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Articles from the September 3, 2013 edition

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Somebody won $2 million, but who?

Someone who bought a winning lottery ticket at the Havre Holiday gas station and has not yet come forward to claim the $2 million. According to the State Lottery Department in Helena, whoever bought t... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 3, 2013

Charges dropped against Houle

The prosecution has dropped charges against one defendant for embezzling federal stimulus money that went to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, but is moving forward with prosecuting the remaining five defendants. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 3, 2013

Feds add new sentence on Velk's state sentences

A Havre man received some new prison time, this time in federal court, to go with two state sentences imposed in the last 12 months. Joseph M. Velk, born in 1988, previously pleaded guilty in federal District Court in Great Falls to a charge of... Full story


Montana reps reluctant to back Syria action

Montana's representatives in Congress praised President Barack Obama for seeking congressional approval before taking actions in Syria. But all three were reluctant to say how they will vote when the measure to back limited strikes against Syria... Full story


Charles Raymond 'Charlie' Hemmer

Charles Raymond “Charlie” Hemmer, 90, of Shelby, died Aug. 28, 2013, at the Marias Medical Center due to natural causes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at St. William Catholic... Full story


Lyda Powless

Lyda Powless, 70, of Great Falls, passed away at sunset on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Benefis Extended Care in Great Falls after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer.  Visitation will be held... Full story


For the Record, September 3, 2013

Havre Police Department A 26-year-old Box Elder man was arrested for outstanding city court warrants after officers investigated a 8:04 a.m. Friday call about the theft of groceries and a shopping cart at a 1st Street business. ——— A... Full story


Stand-alone photo: Flood repairs in Beaver Creek Park

Dave Knudson cuts wood planks for the new foot bridge at the Railroad Pagers Campground in Beaver Creek Park. The bridge was designed to better survive flooding after it was washed out in 2011.... Full story


Our View: Highway Patrol owes Montanans the full story

Col. Kenton Hickethier retired from the Montana Highway Patrol suddenly Friday afternoon, saying only that he regretted making “inappropriate remarks” to subordinates. He said he was sorry for his mistakes. Attorney General Tim Fox promptly... Full story


Festival Days buttons honor past, celebrating future

One thousand commemorative buttons celebrating the 33rd Havre Festival Days are available at more than 40 Havre Area Chamber of Commerce businesses. This year’s button celebrates the 120th... Full story


Bitten: Bulldogs overwhelm Ponies

For the second straight year, the Havre High football team got a new season off to a less than desirable start. The Central A Blue Ponies (0-1) annually open their season against the rival Northwest A... Full story


Blue Pony spikers look sharp in Browning

There is always some question about how a young team is going to come out of the gate and start a new season. But with week one in the books for the Havre High volleyball team, things really couldn’t have gone any better. The Blue Ponies opened... Full story


MSU-N wins thrillers in Florida

After two weeks of stiff competition, the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team knew things were about to get even more difficult. And the Skylights knew a trip to Florida would have to... Full story


Hawks shut down Beeters at Hoon

CHINOOK — Every time the Chinook Sugarbeeters and Chester/J-I Hawks meet on the football field, chances are it's one of the better prep football games fans will see all season. And when the... Full story


Local volleyball teams shine bright in openers

The 2013 high school volleyball season got started Friday night. But things really got cooking Saturday, mostly with preseason tournaments involving many area teams. The Malta M-Ettes played host to the Malta Invitational Saturday where Chinook,... Full story


Grizzlies light up the night

MISSOULA (AP) — Jordan Johnson completed his first 12 passes of the game and threw for two touchdowns as Montana and a stifling defense downed Appalachian State, 30-6, in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Johnson, seeing his first ac... Full story


Montana Supreme Court to rule on burnouts

MISSOULA (AP) — The term "burnout" has been in the news a lot this summer. A Montana Supreme Court decision later this fall could change that, threatening a firefighting tactic credited with saving hundreds of home, the Missoulian reported (http://... Full story


State says more students taking college test

HELENA (AP) — The state says more high school students are taking a college readiness test now that it is free. Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says that almost 3,000 more students took the ACT Plus Writing test this spring. In... Full story


Shuffle continues for Montana congressional races

HELENA (AP) — Former state legislator Corey Stapleton says he will be running for the U.S. House instead of the Senate. The Republican said Tuesday he will defer to Congressman Steve Daines, who many expect to run for the Senate seat being vacated... Full story


Opponents seek ouster of Blackfeet council

An opposition group is pushing for the ouster of Blackfeet Tribal Business Council members based on a ruling from a court of elders. Roberta Crossguns, an attorney for the opposition group, says the traditional customs court banished Chairman Willie... Full story


Judge orders new hearing in Montana rape case

BILLINGS (AP) — A Montana judge under fire for his comments about a 14-year-old victim in a schoolhouse rape case has ordered a new sentencing hearing for the former teacher who received just 30 days in prison for the crime. In setting the hearing... Full story


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