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R. Sargent Shriver remembered for heritage, hugs

Anthony Shriver holds up a photograph of his father, R. Sargent Shriver, during his father's funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md., just outside Washington Saturday. Shriver, an in-law of the Kennedys, and the first...

 

Obama's economic agenda: Boost U.S. competitiveness

- In this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, visiting Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., speaks about the key to boosting American competitiveness, that it rests in the nation's willingness to invest in a more...

 

Olbermann and MSNBC: a failing relationship

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday....

 

Breaking Sports: HHS girls 46, Livingston 32

The Havre High girls basketball team pplayed a complete game Saturday afternoon with a 46-32 win over the Livingston Rangers at the HHS gym. The Ponies swept the Rangers on the season and earned an important conference split this weekend. For full...

 

Breaking Sports: HHS boys 56, Livingston 54

The Havre High boys basketball team won its second straight Central A Conference game Saturday afternoon. The Blue Ponies edged the Livingston Rangers 56-54 at the HHS gymnasium. For full coverage, see Monday's HDN....

 

Breaking Sports: Skylights 71, Rocky 56

Make it two in a row. One night after turning away Carroll College, the MSU-Northern women's basketball team kept playing well. On Saturday night in Havre, the Skylights took care of Rocky Mountain College, 71-56 to improve to 2-3 in Frontier... Full story

 

Breaking Sports: Lights 55, Rocky 52

It was a different game than Friday night's romp over nationally-ranked Carroll College, but the MSU-Northern men's basketball team found a way to win. Northern overcame a poor shooting night to outlast Rocky Mountain College 55-52 Saturday night at...

 

Saturday's Prep Basketball

Saturday's Scores The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Arlee 76, St. Regis 14 Bozeman 67, Great Falls 62 Browning 68, Belgrade 57 Butte Central 65, Corvallis 44 Charlo 55, Noxon 42 Chinook 75, Turner 34 Choteau 80, Cascade 26 Columbia Falls 72,...

 

Worker comp compromise faces problems

HELENA — Doctors and insurance companies say they are still opposed to a workers' compensation reform proposal because it cuts their rates to benefit the business owners and workers who helped craft it. A House committee started looking over the...

 

Reality TV show didn't have federal filming permit

BUTTE — The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the filming of a reality television series featuring Montana game wardens because it appears at least one segment was filmed in the Bitterroot National Forest without a permit, Northern Region...

 

Windy Boy opposes pulling licenses from MIPs

HELENA — The state Senate decided more work is needed on one piece of proposed DUI reform after some lawmakers argued it went too far in punishing minors issued tickets for possession of alcohol. A measure to ban those under 18 from holding a...

 

Boehner: House leaders accept Senate tax terms

WASHINGTON— Their isolation complete, House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. After days of wrangling... Full story

 

Boehner: House leaders accept Senate tax terms

WASHINGTON— Their isolation complete, House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. After days of wrangling...

 
 By Tristan    Sports    January 22, 2011

Thursday's Prep Basketball: Ponies fall to Bison

The Havre High boys basketball team nearly had a chance to retain the famed Ole' Goat Trophy for the first time in over 20 years. Instead, the Great Falls High Bison staved off a furious HHS rally and beat the Blue Ponies 38-37 Thursday night at the... Full story

 

Frontier Notebook: NAIA Polls have been strange so far

The NAIA won't release its next men's and women's basketball polls until the beginning of 2012, but the polls themselves are doing a disservice to several Frontier Conference basketball teams so far... Full story

 

Blue Ponies close out 2011 tonight

Both the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams are coming off of much needed conference wins in their last outing, but playing their last game before the holiday break, the Blue Ponies have a pretty tough nonconference opponent to get by first....

 

Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Kameron Pribyl

Havre High senior Kameron Pribyl has emerged as an elite Blue Pony athlete over the last few years. And coming off of a successful football season, Pribyl is looking for the same success in his last season as a Blue Pony wrestler. Pribyl was a star...

 

Feds investigate alleged Fort Peck lease scam

HELENA — The federal government is investigating an alleged fraud scheme in which people handed over their savings to invest in what they believed was an oil and gas development project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The investors received... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 22, 2011

Melby joins Bear Paw as value added ag coordinator

Courtesy photo Tiffany Melby has taken over as the value added agriculture coordinator for Bear Paw Development Corp. A Hi-Line native has joined the staff of the regional community and economic development organization to help local residents add...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 22, 2011

More post office ornaments available at Chamber

A second batch of the commemorative pewter Christmas ornaments being sold by the Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission have arrived, and are available at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce office. The preservation commission started... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 22, 2011

Rehberg, Tester fight on tax, pipeline

Taxes and an oil pipeline are taking a center stage in a Montana Senate race as well as in the national attention. Last-minute wrangling on extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits with a side issue of ruling on a permit for the Keystone... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 22, 2011

Donald L. Felton

HAMILTON — Donald L. Felton, 93, of Hamilton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Marcus Daly Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 11 a. m., at Faith Lutheran Church, with burial to follow... Full story

 

The Christmas babe in my family

Nearly every family has a Christmas baby, the baby born in December. It might be your grandfather. It might be your aunt. It might be your brother. It might be your second cousin twice removed. It... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Opinion    January 22, 2011

Our View: Council should respect open meetings laws

The appointment of Kirk Fitch as Havre Police Chief seems to be getting widespread acclaim, even from those who were at first reluctant to go outside the department. But the method by which he was chosen is cause for great concern. Mayor Tim Solomon...

 
 By Tristan    Opinion    January 22, 2011

Thanks for food bank fundraiser support

Editor: We would like to personally extend our gratitude to the Havre community, volunteers and business sponsors for supporting the Havre Food Bank Fundraiser Dinner which was held Nov. 16. We were able to raise more than $1,200 with the dinner...

 

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