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 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 31, 2013

2014 Frontier Men's Basketball Preview

When it comes to winning the Frontier Conference men's basketball championship, it's been tough to pinpoint an exact formula. After all, the league has seen many different teams capture the crown... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 31, 2013

2014 Frontier Women's Basketball Preview

First it was Lewis-Clark State, now the Westminster Griffins are hogging the Frontier Conference women's championship. The two teams from outside Montana sure have made life difficult for the... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 31, 2013

George Ferguson Column: I can always review, but now I'm looking ahead

Thanks to modern technology, everything can be digitally stored these days, and that includes great moments in sports. Even in the newspaper business, it’s no longer necessary to make a trip to the... Full story

 
 Sports    December 31, 2013

Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

Aubri McCann, Havre High Swimming Havre High’s Aubri McCann is new to the Blue Pony swim team, and coming from Chinook each day, McCann is making the most of her time in the pool. Off to a strong... Full story

 
 By DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press    State News    December 31, 2013

Toxic smoke at ND train derailment

CASSELTON, N.D. - Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid smoke could blow into the... Full story

 
 Local    December 31, 2013

Biggest local stories of the year

The Havre Daily News staff voted on the Top 10 hard news stories of the Hi-Line over the past year. There was a lot of competition for the stories. Let us know what you think of our choices. Email us... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 31, 2013

HasEagle back in jail on $140k bond

Havre police arrested a man, wanted on a rape charge, in Havre Monday morning on the 1900 Block of 1st Street Northeast, seven months after the original warrant for his arrest was issued. Donald HasEagle, born in 1988, was in the Hill County... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 31, 2013

Programs give free rides to celebrate New Year's safely

Local efforts continue this holiday season to help ensure people get home safely from New Year’s celebrations. Gusto Distributors and Havre Distributors have teamed up with the Hill County DUI Task Force and Havre’s Town Taxi to provide coupons... Full story

 
 Obituaries    December 31, 2013

Lindy James Halverson

Lindy James Halverson, 67, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Bozeman, of natural causes. He was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Great Falls, Mont., to Allen Halverson and Neislena (Broesder) Halverson. He... Full story

 
 Obituaries    December 31, 2013

Holly Ann Connor

Holly Ann Connor, 54, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, Mont. of the H1N1 virus.  Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St.... Full story

 
 Obituaries    December 31, 2013

Shannon Nicole Rettig

Shannon Nicole Rettig, 42, formally of Big Sandy, a newspaper editor who loved camping, fishing, darts, pool and animals, died Dec. 23 of natural causes at her place of residence in Townsend. ... Full story

 
 Local    December 31, 2013

For the Record, December 31, 2013

Havre Police Department Robert Manuel Arellano, 32, of Havre, was arrested on a charge of trespassing after officers investigated a 3:23 p.m. Friday call from 7th Avenue about an intoxicated man who needed removing from a residence. ———... Full story

 
 State News    December 31, 2013

Army investigation says Walsh misused position

HELENA (AP) — Senatorial candidate John Walsh misused his position as Montana's adjutant general by soliciting National Guard troops to become members of a private association for which he was seeking a leadership role, a 2010 investigation by the... Full story

 
 By BILL SPELTZ Missoulian    State News    December 31, 2013

Griz player makes bone marrow donation

MISSOULA (AP) — Ryan Burke spent most of New Year's Eve on the couch feeling sore and fatigued. But the Montana Griz wide receiver wants to make one thing perfectly clear about his heroic and exceptionally thoughtful gesture on Monday: You don't ha... Full story

 
 State News    December 31, 2013

Mental eval for man charged in grandmother's death

MISSOULA (AP) — A Missoula judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a 25-year-old man charged with beating his grandmother to death with a chair. Tyler Dan Perry is charged with deliberate homicide in the Dec. 14 death of 72-year-old Carole... Full story

 
 State News    December 31, 2013

Bill Gallagher won't seek re-election to PSC

KALISPELL (AP) — Montana Public Service Commissioner Bill Gallagher says he is not seeking re-election after the pancreatic cancer he was diagnosed with in June spread to his liver. Gallagher, a 54-year-old Helena attorney, said Tuesday he plans... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    December 31, 2013

William Rugg named provost, VP at Northern

Dr. William Rugg, most recently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Okla., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Montana State University-Northern. He will begin work... Full story