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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014 

Main Street project hits Fort Belknap, Rocky Boy

The Montana governor’s project to build a blueprint for job creation and economic development returned to north-central Montana Indian country this week. Lt. Gov. Angela McLean held a Main Street Montana discussion Wednesday at Aaniiih Nakoda...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2014

Houle faces pending state charges

A prominent Chippewa Cree Tribe official is now facing state action while charges in federal court are pending. The Hill County Attorney’s Office Monday requested permission to file two felony charges against Chippewa Cree Business Committee...

 Opinion    June 30, 2014

Our View: Meanwhile, lots of work is being done at Rocky Boy

Another person has been convicted in the widening scandal at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. And two more Rocky Boy public officials have been charged with felonies. The scandal has taken its toll on morale at the reservation. Many people are... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 27, 2014

Jury convicts Tadios after 1.5 hours

GREAT FALLS — A jury in federal court in Great Falls Thursday apparently didn’t buy Fawn Tadios’ claims that using tribal money for personal use was a common, accepted and legal practice at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The jury announced... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 27, 2014

Round one of embezzlement charges closed

With the conviction of Fawn Tadios Thursday in federal court in Great Falls, the first round of Rocky Boy embezzlement cases, filed in 2013, is closed, but the next round is underway. In April of last year, Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Business Committee...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 26, 2014

Tadios finds little support in trial

The trial of a woman accused of embezzling Chippewa Cree tribal funds, started in U.S. District Court in Great Falls Wednesday, despite her complaints about her attorney and about the trial starting too soon. Fawn Tadios, former director of the healt... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 26, 2014

Tadios guilty on all charges in Rocky Boy embezzlement

GREAT FALLS — A federal court jury today convicted the former head of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s health care system after a two-day trial in Great Falls. The jury convicted Fawn Tadios of three counts charging her with using funds the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 25, 2014

Sunchild arrested, Houle denies charges

GREAT FALLS - Two Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation leaders face embezzlement charges in Federal District Court in Great Falls. One was arrested Tuesday after he failed to show for Tuesday morning's... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 25, 2014

Tadios trial set to start

UPDATE: This morning the judge ordered the trial to start. Opening arguments are being held this afternoon. The trial of a woman accused of embezzling money while head of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s health department is set to start today,...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 24, 2014

Houle indicted again in federal court

A member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s governing council pleaded not guilty to new charges this morning in federal court in Great Falls. John “Chance” Houle, a member and former chair of the Business Committee at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 24, 2014

New charges against Houle unsealed

Charges against Houle unsealed by Tim Leeds Federal charges against a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member have been unsealed, although indictments in two cases remain sealed until his codefendants appear to enter a plea. John “Ch... Full story

 By The Associated Press    State News    June 24, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for June 25

BC-MT--5 Things to Know in Montana-Wednesday/341 Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FUNERAL FOR THREE FORKS FIRE CHIEF: A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Three Forks for fire... Full story

 Obituaries    June 23, 2014

David Blackwolf Belcourt

Beloved husband, father, and friend David Blackwolf Belcourt died on June 13, 2014 after a tough battle with Lymphoma. David is a proud member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Montana. David leaves behind his wife, Tina Belcourt, and his four... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 20, 2014

Houle, Sunchild named in Tadios brief

The former top official of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation health care system is set to go on trial for embezzlement charges Wednesday, and a pretrial legal brief says two tribal council members are under investigation as well. Fawn Tadios,...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 17, 2014

Rocky Boy gets grant to fight drugs, suicide

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is giving a $220,000 planning grant to Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation to develop programs to help people in emotional distress....

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 10, 2014

3 to be inducted into Cowboy Hall

Loren Jenkins of Big Sandy has been a lot of things in his life. He was a member of the Montana Legislature. He was the voice of the Big Sandy Pioneers athletic teams for 20 years. He was a farmer. But he was always a cowboy at heart. His cowboy spir... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 9, 2014

Hi-Line poised for strong performance

Panelists at an economic summit in Havre said local business could continue to be strong and grow, although one said a key to growth and survival is adapting with the times. Miles Hamilton, president and CEO of Independence Bank, moderated a business... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 2, 2014

Huston to plead guilty in Rocky Boy scam

The last of eight defendants facing trial in inter-related charges of fraud and embezzlement tied to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is scheduled to change his plea. Havre businessman and former school board chair Shad James Huston requested Friday... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 28, 2014

Wanted man arrested after police chase

Christopher Michelotti, 30, of Great Falls was arrested early Monday in Havre after police chased him from Rocky Boy. A Be On the Look-Out, or BOLO, alert was issued for Michelotti May 22 after he was wanted for an aggravated burglary charge for a...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 21, 2014

Leischners arraigned again

A Laurel family accused of conspiring to embezzle federal money from a water project in north-central Montana faces new charges, this time that they failed to report income — including from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation — when applying for...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 15, 2014

Summit reviews Hi-Line economics

Close to 200 people heard an overwhelming amount of information about the economy on the Hi-Line, in the state and in the nation Wednesday during the first Hi-Line Economic Summit Wednesday. Topics... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 9, 2014

6th person pleads in Rocky Boy scandal

A sixth defendant accused of conspiracy to embezzle funds at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty. The government has dismissed charges against her husband — saying it will pursue other more serious charges against him — and the... Full story

 Obituaries    May 2, 2014

Brenda Gardipee

Brenda Lee TopSky-Gardipee, Walking on Sweetgrass Woman — Wi-Kahs-Ki-Pi-Mo-Tew Is-Kew, 54, of Rocky Boy, passed away on April 30, 2014, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Montana. Wake services began... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 2, 2014

Eastlick admits bribery, tax fraud

A Havre psychologist is the latest of a string of defendants to plead guilty to charges alleging fraud and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The indictments also involve a former state and tribal official, while some unnamed figures... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 1, 2014

Rocky Boy holds candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil was held in Rocky Boy in remembrance of Kaidynce Small, the 11-month-old child who died October 21. The vigil was held on the last day of Child Abuse Awareness Month to raise... Full story


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