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 By Matthew brown AP    Local    December 18, 2014

Chippewa Cree paying up front for pipeline

GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Chippewa Cree Tribe is being required to pay up front for work on a $361 million water project after several tribal officials and companies were convicted on corruption charges related to the project, according to a federal... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Sen. Tester hopes 'gamesmanship' doesn't bog down Congress

Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday he hopes several important bills will move forward quickly but is not so sure after what he called political gamesmanship stalled an outdoors bill he said was a “slam-dunk.” At the start of a press...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 11, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns: BILLIONS FOR COAL:... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Daines joins water project funding group

Montana’s sole U.S. representative joined colleagues from the Dakotas Wednesday in shifting money to regional rural water projects including in north-central Montana. A press release from Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the congressman joined Reps... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 11, 2014

Daines, Tester, Walsh push water project funding

Montana's freshman member of the U.S. House of Representatives - also a candidate for the Senate - has joined the Montana U.S. senators in calling for a permanent fund to help complete regional water...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 3, 2014

A paper trail of embezzlement at Rocky Boy

The federal government filed documents showing what facts it was prepared to prove in court against Tony Belcourt, 42, and Hunter Burns, 48. The two entered guilty pleas in some of six indictments — four of which involving Tony Belcourt and Rocky B...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 4, 2013

Daines hydropower bill passes to House

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., passed a bill out of the House Tuesday that would add another dimension to a hundred-year-old project in north-central Montana — adding hydropower generation to the Milk River Project. Daines’ bill, H.R. 1963,... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 27, 2013

Szudera sentenced to probation on mail fraud

A Havre man will spend four years on probation and was ordered to pay nearly $90,000 in fines and restitution for defrauding the federal government through the mail. U.S. Chief District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced William Szudera, 76, in... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 27, 2013

Webcam now online at Fresno

Anyone wondering if the weather at Fresno Reservoir is nice enough to go there to play can now get online for their answer, thanks to the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited. The group mounted a... Full story

 
 By Matt Volz - Associated Press    Local    May 23, 2013

Feds lift hold on Rocky Boy pipeline project

HELENA — Federal officials this week lifted their temporary hold on funding for a $361 million water pipeline for a Native American reservation in northern Montana after Chippewa Cree tribal officials demonstrated they were addressing conflicts...

 
 Opinion    May 17, 2013

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 17, 2013

Laurel — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has a good idea that is worth looking into. He would let the Bureau of Reclamation allow hydropower dams be built on streams canals and ditches. That would provide jobs and create cheap, renewable energy for Montana....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 10, 2013

Election board kills St. Marks run for Rocky Boy chair

The Chippewa Cree Tribal Election Board of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has removed the former chair of the tribal council as a candidate for the chair, three days after it certified him as a candidate. The Election Board issued a press release T...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 29, 2013

Rocky Boy special election is May 21

The deadline is right around the corner for people to file as candidates to fill the spot vacated when the tribal council members at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation voted to remove their chair. The special election to fill the spot held by Ken Blatt... Full story

 
 By Norman Bernstein    TEST/Columns/Opinion    January 29, 2013

The reservations of the Indian - broken beyond repair?

Bernstein The Bureau of Indian Affairs was created in 1824 by the War Department of the U.S. government. Its main function was to control Native American opposition to white American expansion into Indian lands. The bureau became a part of the...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press    TEST/State Headlines    January 27, 2013

Hydropower from ag ditches pushed in Congress

BILLINGS (AP) — Federal lawmakers are seeking to lift restrictions on hydropower development so more local irrigation districts could use water flowing through government-sponsored agricultural canals and pipelines to generate electricity.... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press    Local    January 22, 2013

Feds halt funds for $361M water project

AP Photo/Matt Volz Kenneth Blatt St. Marks sits at his home in Box Elder. St. Marks, the former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe, is participating in a federal investigation into corruption on the reservation that includes money missing from a...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Editorials/Opinion    January 22, 2013

Our View: Answers needed in Rocky Boy scandal

A badly needed water system that would have brought potable water to all parts of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has been put on hold. It appears the the books for the project are in a shambles, there are allegations of conflicts of interest and...

 
 By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press    Local    January 21, 2013

Feds halt funding for $361M Rocky Boy pipeline

BOX ELDER — Federal officials temporarily stopped funding a $361 million water pipeline for a Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation after learning that millions of project dollars were missing and a Chippewa Cree leader, former State Rep. Tony Belcourt,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 11, 2013

St. Mary rehabilitation group to draft detailed work plan

The group working to find ways to plan and fund rehabilitation of a mainstay of north-central Montana — an irrigation project that provides 50 to 95 percent of the water in the Milk River each year — unanimously voted Wednesday to hire a...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 9, 2013

Reclamation expanding Fresno spillway access

The federal agency that administers Fresno Dam and Fresno Reservoir has decided to increase recreation access at the spillway below the dam, the agency said in a press release Tuesday. Mike LaFrentz, Bureau of Reclamation Marias-Milk Rivers Division...

 
 By Havre Daily News    Local    January 8, 2013

Breaking news: Feds to increase access at Fresno

The Bureau of Reclamation said Tuesday that it will increase access to the popular fishing site on Milk River near Fresno Dam. Access was cut off after the Sept. 11 attacks. "After listening to comments from the public and evaluating the situation,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 8, 2013

Charges filed in Rocky Boy embezzlement

A day after the tribal government at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation issued a press release denouncing allegations of misuse of federal money, the federal government unsealed indictments on six people including two prominent tribal officials. The...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 7, 2013

Tribe denounces 'false' reporting on water project

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has issued a release saying work on a regional water project is proceeding and that an article reporting that the Bureau of Reclamation had temporarily halted funding on the project contained...

 
 By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press    Local    January 7, 2013

5 charged with diverting stimulus money from Rocky Boy

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A Chippewa Cree tribal leader, a former state lawmaker and three others used a fake billing system and a shell company to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus aid meant for the Montana tribe, federal...

 
 By Matt Volz, The Associated Press    Local    January 7, 2013

5 accused of diverting stimulus money from Rocky Boy

GREAT FALLS — A Chippewa Cree tribal leader, a former state lawmaker and three others used a fake billing system and a shell company to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus aid meant for the Montana tribe, federal...

 

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