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 By Alex Ross    Local    July 31, 2015 

Veterans cemetery dedicated at Rocky Boy

Tribal leaders joined representatives from Rocky Boy Veterans Center and American Legion Post 67 to hold an official dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting Thursday for Warriors Burial at Rocky Boy's...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    July 30, 2015

GMO labeling: A tale of two Montana lawmakers

Montana's lone member in the U.S House of Representatives and its senior senator are finding themselves on opposite sides in the debate over whether genetically modified foods should be mandated to...

 
 Local    July 21, 2015

Tester hails $30M for Triangle to improve broadband

Staff and wire report Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has hailed the news that Triangle Telephone Cooperative will receive a $30 million loan from USDA to upgrade its system to increase speed and service quality in central Montana: “Triangle does a...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Land, water conservation program should be funded

Editor: Thank you to Sen. Steve Daines for being a strong champion for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Senator Daines has pressed Appropriations Committees in both the House, when he was Montana’s representative, and also in the Senate, for...

 
 Local    June 29, 2015

Tester, Ament honored by Blackfeet Nation

Press release The Blackfeet Nation held a special presentation Friday to show the tribe's appreciation to Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., for their continued support of the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 29, 2015

Zinke, Tester, Daines speak to veterans

United States defense forces are endangered because the Defense Department bureaucracy is expanding and the number of active duty troops is on the decline. That was the warning from U.S. Rep. Ryan...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2015

Lawmakers to address Legion in Havre

The entire Montana congressional delegation will be in town sometime this weekend to address the Montana American Legion convention. Representatives of the state's 130 posts will gather at the HRDC bu...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2015

Blackfeet to honor Tester, Ament

Big Sandy's two most well-known residents will be honored by the Blackfeet Nation at 1 p.m. Friday. The tribe will show its appreciation to Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., for their support in the effort to protect...

 
 Local    June 17, 2015

Bill proposes growing Indian Country tourism

Staff and Wire report Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday in sponsoring a bill to help Native Americans attract tourists to their communities. "In Montana and all...

 
 Local    June 12, 2015

US House passes defense spending bill

DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that offers a slight pay raise to U.S. troops, but reflects deep divisions on budget priorities and whether President Barack Obama...

 
 Local    June 8, 2015

Republicans shift strategy in effort to increase logging

KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON— Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres including in...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel and Dart — Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison of Lee Newspapers have been the deans of the Helena press corps for a long time. The two will retire today Johnson started his career covering the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, He is...

 
 Local    May 29, 2015

Rules aim to protect sage grouse habitat in 10 states

Staff and wire report While even some Republicans including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead supported a new U.S. Interior Department plan to preserve sage grouse habitat, some Montanans including Democratic...

 
 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...

 

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