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 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015 

Daines, Tester work on VA issues

Montana's U.S. senators both pushed for action - one successfully, one not - to change the federal Veterans Affairs Administration, including a successful amendment to allow veterans to use medical...

 
 Local    May 20, 2015

House to consider repeal of meat labeling law

Staff and wire report WASHINGTON — A House committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered — a rule pushed in the last decade by the members of Montana’s...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 4, 2015

Northern graduates take the stage

The 2015 Montana State University-Northern graduates walked across the stage to receive their diploma in the Armory Gymnasium Saturday. MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel, Montana U.S. Sen. Jon...

 
 Local    May 1, 2015

Hi-Line Living: Montana State University- Northern Sweetgrass Society Powwow

The 39th Annual Sweetgrass Society Powwow last weekend brought people from around the continent together to celebrate friendship and life and to dance for those who cannot. Jamie Underwood, the...

 
 Local    April 28, 2015

Blue Ponies tour the Capitol

Havre High School juniors just returned from Washington where they spent a week in the Close Up program. The Havre students toured the Capitol and met with members of Montana's congressional...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 27, 2015

Tester to speak at Northern graduation

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Big Sandy will speak to graduates of Montana State University-Northern Saturday. Graduates will proceed into the Armory Gymnasium at 10 a.m. for the ceremonies....

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 24, 2015

Tester: Chances of Wild Horse hours expansion dwindling

Expanding hours at Wild Horse Port of Entry is less likely than it has been in the past, Sen. Jon Tester said. “The bottom line is that budget cuts have taken their toll,” he said, adding that federal officials insist they don’t have the money...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 22, 2015

Tester: Fewer tests, more learning

Teachers should be allowed to teach and students should be allowed to learn, says Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and required federal testing of students is making it harder for those things to happen. To combat this, the senator has introduced...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 13, 2015

Weather balloon launches at Big Sandy

On Sen. Jon Tester's farm outside Big Sandy Friday, university students and professionals prepared to launch a high-altitude balloon as part of the Borealis Project. The balloon, after launching,...

 
 Opinion    March 31, 2015

Invest in America, not in more war

Jon Tester Seems like every time I turn on the TV, I see another pundit or politician calling for greater American military intervention in response to ISIS, or heading to war with Iran, or cleaning up after some other conflict around the world....

 
 State News    March 31, 2015

VA Secretary tells Montana veterans: We need to do more

HELENA (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena the VA needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion. McDonald says the VA has made hires in Billings and Helena...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    March 23, 2015

Tester receives award in Havre

Sen. Jon Tester visited Havre Saturday in one of his tours around Montana to speak to the U.S. Border Patrol agents and the owners of the Triple Dog Brewery. Paul Tuss, on behalf of Bear Paw...

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Tester is not working for citizens

Editor: During his successful 2006 Senate campaign, Jon Tester took an unambiguous stand against illegal immigration.   His website said, in part: “Our first priority must be to secure ports and borders to keep out terror threats, illegal drugs a...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 13, 2015

Daines pushing to fund reservation irrigation projects

Sen. Steve Daines is pushing for legislation that would bring funds to many Indian irrigation projects, including on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The bill would allocate almost $8.4 million to Fort Belknap to help the reservation fund...

 
 Local    February 10, 2015

Lyons to speak at Tester session

Press release Jim Lyons of Havre, the director of North Central Montana Transit, will take part in a panel discussion Friday in Helena on transportation infrastructure policy. That panel, and a second panel that will discuss economic impacts of...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 30, 2015

Congress passes pipeline, waits for president

The 114th Congress passed the Keystone Pipestone XL Pipeline bill by a vote of 62 to 36 Thursday. The largely Republican Congress is in its legislative session and green lit the project, but President Barack Obama has the bill next. Sen. Jon Tester,...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN    State News    January 23, 2015

Glendive gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river 

BILLINGS — Thousands of people in Glendive were told Thursday they can resume using tap water after tests showed no further signs of contamination from a weekend oil spill into a nearby river, and water in Williston, North Dakota, also was deemed...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 20, 2015

Havreites back Bullock's health plan

A Havre woman was at Gov. Steve Bullock’s side Monday as he unveiled his plan to expand Medicaid to thousands of working Montanans. Lynn Nash told the gathering that as a nurse practitioner at Bullhook Community Health Center, she sees lots of...

 
 State News    January 12, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tester undaunted as lone Montana Democrat

HELENA (AP) — As the 114th Congress convened this week, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said he isn't daunted by his new status as the lone Montana Democrat in Congress or by the fact that his party is now the minority in the Senate. "It will be similar to...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 7, 2015

Daines, Tester sponsor bill would grant recognition to Little Shell

A bill to grant federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been introduced in the United States Senate. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines co-sponsored the bill that was introduced Tuesday, the first...

 
 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 2, 2015

Parenting workshops set for this month

A local task force and the Hill County Health Consortium have finalized parenting workshops on sex education. These groups are working to prevent teen pregnancies in the county. According to the website http://www.countyhealthrankings.org, as of 2014...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 2, 2015

GOP: Person-to-person contact bringing victories in elections

In late October, Republican Bruce Meyers was going door to door on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation looking for votes in his seemingly uphill effort to get elected to the Montana House in a district...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 15, 2014

Congress OKs Border Patrol pay system reform

Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester and John McCain’s bill to reform the way in which Border Patrol employees get paid was unanimously passed at the U.S. House. Once the bill is signed by President Barack Obama, the pay system will be changed. According...

 
 State News    November 7, 2014

Tester talks campaign finance reform at Harvard

HELENA (AP) — Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has taken his campaign for campaign finance reform to Harvard Law School. He told a group of law professors and federal election officials there Friday that big money and a wealthy few are...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 

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