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 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    August 15, 2014

Dems tap Curtis for senate seat

HELENA (AP) - Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations f... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 14, 2014

Belcourt sentenced to 7.5 years, wife to two months

A former state and tribal elected official was sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison and ordered to pay$667,183 in restitution for his role in a fraud, bribery and embezzlement scheme at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Tony Belcourt also was... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 13, 2014

Samson resigns as Northern football coach

Samson resigns as Northern football coach Montana State University-Northern's head football coach Mark Samson has resigned. The resignation was announced in a press release from the college administration Wednesday night. There was no indication in... Full story

 
 Breaking News    August 11, 2014

Northern football coach 'on leave'

Montana State University-Northern football coach Mark Samson has been placed on administrative leave with pay for undisclosed reasons. Northern spokesman Jim Potter said this morning that the university hopes to conduct an investigation and make a... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 8, 2014

After 70 years, soldier's body returns home

UPDATE: The hearse carrying Pfc. Gordon's remains will be in Chinook at about noon today, while the hearse will arrive in Havre at about 3 p.m., en route to Wild Horse, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence Gordon... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Breaking News    August 7, 2014

Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree. In a statement to supporters, the... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 6, 2014

Stidham gets two years, four on probation

A woman who pleaded no contest to assaulting her husband with his own .22 caliber pistol will serve most of six years under supervision, with a little more than a year in a Department of Corrections facility and the rest on probation. Cindy Stidham... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 6, 2014

Morsette charged in drug store robbery, arraignment delayed

A Havre woman accused of robbing thousands of pills at gunpoint — a BB gun — and selling them in a local hotel will have to wait a bit more for her first court appearance. Arlene Morsette, born in 1984, was scheduled to be arraigned this morning... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    August 5, 2014

Sen. Walsh cancels events; campaign mum on race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh of Montana on Tuesday postponed at least two upcoming events as his campaign declined to answer questions about whether he planned to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a research paper. The... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    July 29, 2014

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism probe

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday. Defense Department... Full story

 
 Breaking News    July 23, 2014

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

HELENA — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    July 23, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 24

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. WALSH SAYS ALLEGATIONS WON'T HURT ELECTION CHANCES: Sen. John Walsh said his extensive, unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    July 21, 2014

Havre pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Havre police are looking for a woman suspected of robbing a Havre pharmacy at gunpoint Monday. Havre Police Department Lt. Aaron Wittmer said a person brandished a handgun inside Western Drug in... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Hazy conditions reach hazardous levels in much of Montana

Smoke from fires in state of Washington have created unhealthy hazy conditions in several Montana cities, especially those in the western part of the states. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says that in Missoula, Butte and Hamilton... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Blackout hits much of Hi-Line

NorthWestern Energy reports that a large area between Chester east to the outskirts of Havre is without power. The company, in a Twitter feed, says that it believes high winds are to blame. Crews are en route.... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    July 15, 2014

Templeton denies abuse charges

The final day of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern public hearing wrapped up in Helena Tuesday. Bachmeier filed a sexual harassment complaint against former provost Rosalyn Templeton last year for allegedly touching him... 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    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 John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    June 24, 2014

(2:35 p.m.) Power outage caused by Ft. Assinniboine substation

The power outage that took out the power across the Hi-Line from Chester to Glasgow was caused by a problem in the Fort Assinniboine substation. NorthWestern Energy spokesperson Claudia Rapkoch said the outage was caused by a security measure that... Full story

 
 Breaking News    June 24, 2014

Flags ordered to half-staff after crash killed 6

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor six people, including the Three Forks fire chief, who were killed in a crash east of Helena last week. Authorities continue to investigate Thursday's... Full story

 
 Breaking News    June 23, 2014

Gas line break shuts down Highway 2 at Chester

Highway 2 in downtown Chester was closed to traffic Monday afternoon because of a gas line break. Traffic is now resumed on the highway. Stricks Ag was evacuated, though employers remained inside the business. Officials said they might evacuate... Full story

 
 Breaking News    June 19, 2014

Limbaugh 'distressed' upon learning of harassment complaints

The third and final day of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern hearing began at 8 a.m. today with the continued testimony of Chancellor James Limbaugh. Limbaugh said surprised and distressed upon learning that Dean Bachmeier... Full story

 
 Breaking News    June 18, 2014

Templeton to testify, details explained

(1 p.m. Wednesday) Day two of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern hearing began 8:30 a.m. this morning with the cross examination of Bachmeier. Bachmeier said Tuesday during his examination that the $100,000 he wanted for... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    June 17, 2014

2 testify at Northern sex harassment hearing

(12:30 p.m. Tuesday) The hearing for the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern sexual harassment complaint began 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. The session began with Bachmeier’s attorney, John Heenan, questioning the first witness, Dean... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    June 13, 2014

Gov. interest reduction saves Havre $2 million

Action by the Montana governor will save the city of Havre nearly $2 million in a project to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. A press release from the governor’s office issued today says Havre will save $1,918,464 in interest on a $4.8...

 

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