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 Opinion    April 14, 2014

Our View: Key support for water projects

U.S. Steve Daines, R-Mont., seems to be in sync with his Democratic colleagues, Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh, in pushing Congress to approve funding for the north-central water project. All three want to approve a plan to fully fund water... 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 Tristan Persico    Opinion    April 7, 2014

Veterans appreciate Montana's wilderness

Montana’s wilderness. That’s where my mind went to most often while I was deployed in Southern Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal operator in the summer of 2009. Some people missed their families, others had a sweetheart or spouse... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 2, 2014

Rocky Boy students visit Washington, D.C.

Thirteen Rocky Boy High School students got a chance to visit the nation’s capital for a week and take a more hands-on approach to learning about the government and history. Kendall Griggs, a Rocky Boy High School art teacher and the Close Up...

 Breaking News    April 2, 2014

Senate panel OKs Little Shell recognition

HELENA (AP) — The Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians is moving closer to the federal recognition it has sought for 35 years. The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would recognize the tribe. The bill... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 28, 2014

Sletten Cancer Center to reopen

A medical center two years on hiatus is slated to reopen this spring, potentially saving people with needing cancer treatment thousands of miles of travel each year. Northern Montana Hospital and... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 28, 2014

Tester: Health care reform will end up benefitting many

Montana’s senior U.S. senator said in a press conference Thursday that the health care reform act is not perfect, but it is helping people and is a major improvement over what was in place. “We had a rocky rollout back in October but it’s... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 24, 2014

Farm Bill meeting set Wednesday for Havre

A state agricultural group is discussing in Havre Wednesday a two-year past-due federal policy with major impacts on north-central Montana’s major economic driver: Agriculture. Montana Grain Growers Association is holding a meeting at the Northern... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 28, 2014

Tester: Challenges, opportunity face Indian Country

The new chair of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Thursday that Native Americans in Montana face challenges — but if governments and people work together, those challenges can be opportunities for growth. “I would say the two major... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 27, 2014

Tester: 'Rays of hope' for more productive Congress

Montana’s senior U.S. Senator said the gridlock in Washington seems to be lessening after a fight that shut the federal government down and nearly stopped an increase in the U.S. debt limit last fall. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, was the keynote... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    February 26, 2014

Bill would ease rules on critical access facilities

When patients are admitted to Big Sandy Medical Center or any of the 40-some critical access hospitals in Montana, providers have to assure they will be discharged within 96 hours or four days. If the patient has to stay longer, it can mean the hospi... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 24, 2014

Tester praises Bear Paw Development

A U.S. senator Friday had high praise for the local economic development agency that serves in his own backyard. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, who grew up and farms west of Big Sandy in the midst of the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 24, 2014

Tester, Walsh visit Rocky Boy Veterans Center

Montana Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh met with people at the Rocky Boy Veterans Center Friday to talk about the future of the veterans program at the reservation. Rocky Boy has 153 veterans, and... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 24, 2014

Walsh stops in Havre during tour of Indian Country

Newly appointed U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., stopped in Havre Friday during a tour of the state in his second week on the job. Walsh joined fellow Montana Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, keynote speaker at Friday’s Bear Paw Development Corp.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 21, 2014

Tester, Walsh seek extended Wild Horse hours

Montana’s U.S. senators are weighing in on an effort to increase international trade in north-central Montana. Democratic Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh this week sent a letter to the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection requesting a... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 17, 2014

Northern ball brings university $38K

The 28th annual We Love Northern Ball brought together many supporters of Montana State University-Northern for a hoedown-style celebration. Attendees square- and line-danced their way through the event. The student ambassadors of MSU-N showed off... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Tester takes over Indian Affairs committee

Montana’s senior U.S. senator is taking over a committee on which he has served since first taking office in 2008. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Thursday he is taking the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Tester, a Big Sandy-... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Tester to keynote Bear Paw Development meeting

The local economic development agency is bringing a local U.S Senator to highlight its annual meeting, scheduled for next Friday, Feb. 21. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is scheduled as the keynote speaker. “We are honored that Sen. Tester will be our... Full story

 Opinion    February 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, February 14, 2014

Laurel — Havre Middle School student Vander Swensen won the annual Hill County Spelling Bee Wednesday. By spelling the difficult words he did, he proved that young people still take spelling seriously. And it showed that Havre Public Schools —... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    February 7, 2014

Bullock taps Walsh for Senate seat

In a long-suspected move, Montana’s Democratic governor this morning appointed his lieutenant governor to fill a vacant Senate seat. “I introduce to you Sen. John Walsh,” Gov. Steve Bullock announced in a press conference shortly after 10 this... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    February 6, 2014

Bullock picks Walsh to finish Senate term

In a long-suspected move, Montana’s Democratic governor this morning appointed his lieutenant governor to fill a vacant Senate seat. “I introduce to you Sen. John Walsh,” Gov. Steve Bullock announced in a press conference shortly after 10 this... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 22, 2014

Veterans Stand Down offers supplies, to vets and public

Veterans Stand Down, organized by the Veteran’s Administration and the community, seeks to “bring services to veterans and their families,” said a press release from the Fort Belknap Housing Department. At the event, military items such as... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 20, 2014

Code Talker: Fort Belknap man receives medal for WWII service

Gilbert Horn was honored Thursday for his service during World War II as a Native American code talker. At Northern Montana Care Center, many were gathered in a recreational room to pay their... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    January 20, 2014

Are Republicans going to finally seek votes of Native Americans? votes

Last weekend, members and friends of the Chippewa Cree Tribe gathered at Montana State University-Northern for a winter powwow celebration. Right in the center of the activities was Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. He took part in the entrance dance when... Full story

 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    January 17, 2014

Sidney, Williston fight over FBI office

BILLINGS (AP) — An FBI spokesman says the agency is considering permanent agents in the Bakken oil patch of Montana and North Dakota as the drilling boom drives crime rates higher. That's sparked a dispute between the states' U.S. senators over... Full story


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