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 Breaking News    August 25, 2015

2 charged in Rocky Boy embezzlement

HELENA (AP) — Two former executives of a Chippewa Cree Tribe online lending company have been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy. Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls. Rosette...

 
 Breaking News    August 14, 2015

Montana governor declares fire emergency

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a fire emergency in Montana as better weather conditions Sunday aided firefighting efforts and prevented new major fire starts. The emergency declaration allows Bullock to mobilize state resources and...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    August 6, 2015

3rd Avenue closed due to water main break

City workers were working to turn off water that was bubbling through the asphalt and sidewalks on 3rd Avenue. The Masonic Lodge's basement was fairly flooded by the time the workers turned off the...

 
 Breaking News    July 29, 2015

Houle gets 5 years, 8 month

John "Chance" Houle, a former tribal council member at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, was sentenced to 5 years, eight months in federal prison. Federal Judge Brian Morris also ordered Houle to pay back $646,446 he embezzled from the Chippewa Cree...

 
 Breaking News    July 27, 2015

Flood watch advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hill, Blaine and Chouteau counties for tonight and Tuesday. Rains that have struck the area may mean that small creeks and streams may flood, the weather service said. The heavy rains...

 
 By AP    Breaking News    July 17, 2015

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Culbertson train derailment

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the...

 
 Breaking News    July 17, 2015

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

BILLINGS (AP) — Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the U.S. and...

 
 By Matt Volz    Breaking News    July 15, 2015

Plain Green officers claim tribal immunity from lawsuits

HELENA (AP) — Three leaders of an online lending company owned by Montana's Chippewa Cree Tribe are claiming tribal immunity in asking a Vermont judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges they are predatory lenders who are breaking federal and state...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 10, 2015

Fake cop tries to enter people's homes

Someone dressed in black and wearing a mask is posing as a police officer and attempting to enter the homes of city residents. Havre police urge people to beware of any such suspicious activity and to promptly call police. Police said the incidents...

 
 Breaking News    July 9, 2015

Kids MAT production today, not Friday

Correction: The article "MAT prepares youthful thespians for the stage" in today's issue of the Havre Daily News incorrectly states the youth performance is Friday. It is tonight at 7 p.m. in the MSU-Northern Little Theatre....

 
 By HDN staff    Breaking News    July 2, 2015

Storm leaves path of havoc in Havre

Winds up to 72 mph struck Havre Saturday night prompting the first tornado warning in years. Hail the size of quarters broke windows at Eagles Manor, the Havre Historic Post Office, the old Shriners Building and other locations around the city....

 
 By Matt Volz    Breaking News    June 24, 2015

Shad Huston hit with more charges in Rocky Boy probeprobe

HELENA (AP) — A new criminal indictment charges a businessman with bribing the head of the Chippewa Cree tribe's roads department and overcharging for the work his company did as part of a $10.6 million federal stimulus grant to the tribe. The...

 
 By MATT VOLZ    Breaking News    June 22, 2015

Feds expand review of Chippewa Cree aid mismanagement

HELENA, (AP) — U.S. government auditors are expanding their review of federal disaster aid mismanagement by the Chippewa Cree Tribe after finding fraud, waste and abuse in a project to demolish the Montana tribe's health clinic that was destroyed...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    Breaking News    June 22, 2015

Zinke to donate funds from white supremacist

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana is among a group of Republicans who received donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof. Documents show the leader of the...

 
 Breaking News    June 19, 2015

Jury acquits ex-probation officer of rape

It took a jury just a little more than a hour Friday to find Stephen Mills not guilty of rape. Judge Kathleen Bidegaray sent jurors in for deliberations just before noon, and they returned just after 1 p.m. with the acquittal. The verdict followed...

 
 Breaking News    June 19, 2015

Zinke criticizes Democrats in GOP address

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Rep Ryan Zinke is criticizing Democratic lawmakers for blocking funding for a defense policy bill that passed the Senate this week. Zinke gave the Republicans' weekly address Saturday on the blocked legislation to fund a $612...

 
 Breaking News    June 4, 2015

Missing persons alert

Missoula Police Department is requesting a Missing Endangered Person Advisory for Callen Cassidy-Robinson, a 6-year-old boy, and Sula Cassidy-Robinson, a 1 year old girl.  The children are believed to be in danger and were taken by their...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    May 13, 2015

Youth accused of stabbing 3 in home pleads not guilty

Justice Lawrence Brown, 17, of Havre pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted deliberate homicide and one count of attempted burglary Wednesday morning. Brown had his arraignment in Hill County Judicial District court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    May 13, 2015

Northern dean wins $75,000 from harassment case

Randy Bachmeier, a Montana State University-Northern dean, was awarded $75,000 in the Bachmeier v. MSU-Northern sexual harassment and retaliation case. The Montana Human Rights Bureau ruled Wednesday in favor of Bachmeier in that MSU-Northern,as the...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    May 12, 2015

Youth accused of stabbing 3 in home pleads not guilty

Justice Lawrence Brown, 17, of Havre pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted deliberate homicide and one count of attempted burglary Wednesday morning. Brown had his arraignment in Hill County Judicial District court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    May 7, 2015

Rocky Boy embezzler sentenced to a year

A former Chippewa Cree Rodeo Association director was sentenced to a year and a day today. Wade Colliflower was pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of aiding and abetting theft in December Six months of his sentenced will be served in...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    May 4, 2015

UPDATE: 17-year-old alleged attacker's name released

The 17-year-old boy who is accused of breaking into a Havre apartment complex and stabbing and injuring three people is Justice Brown. Brown lives in Havre and is originally from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. He had a hearing in juvenile court...

 
 Breaking News    May 1, 2015

Suspect held after Highland Park stabbing

An "individual of interest" is in custody with Havre police after stabbings early Saturday morning at an 11th Street West residence. Police said that several people were stabbed about about 4:30 a.m. Havre police and Department of Criminal...

 
 By John Paul Schmdit    Breaking News    May 1, 2015

Kegel named permanent chancellor

Greg Kegel, who has been serving as interim chancellor at Montana State University-Northern for over for last school year, has been named permanent chancellor. “I am please to share that Greg Kegel has agreed to serve as Montana State...

 
 Breaking News    April 17, 2015

Man gets 100-years in murder of Sidney teacher

SIDNEY (AP) — A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains. Michael Keith...

 

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