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 By Alex Ross    Local    May 27, 2016 

Teacher shortage in region reaching crisis level

The shortage of teachers in northern Montana has reached crisis levels, superintendents from three rural Montana districts said in a panel discussion with the Montana University Board of Regents last Friday at Montana State University-Northern. The...

 
 Local    May 27, 2016 

Democrats set county convention

Press release Hill County Democrats will hold their 2016 Democratic Delegate Selection County Convention Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Havre. All Democrats who are registered voters in Hill County are invited for the purpose of...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 27, 2016 

Democrat Bedwell tries for commissioner as write in

James Bedwell, an equipment operator for Hill County, told the Havre Daily News Thursday he is mounting a write-in campaign in the June 7 primary to be the Democratic candidate for Hill County...

 
 Local    May 27, 2016 

Former county attorney says judge can't dismiss 2002 rape case

MISSOULA (AP) — A state judge has no authority to grant a motion to dismiss a 2002 rape case, the former Missoula County attorney said when given a change to respond to the motion. Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, a graduate of Havre High Sc...

 
 Local    May 26, 2016

Charges made against convicted Rocky Boy leader's company

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 26, 2016

Romano campaigns to be state head of K-12 education

Melissa Romano said that growing up she did not have dreams of campaigning for public office. But in recent months that is what she has found herself doing. After 12 years as a teacher, Romano is...

 
 Local    May 26, 2016

For Montana Dems, legislative races are hardly heating up

BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press HELENA - Montana Democrats may be boasting about party unity as they delight in watching rival Republicans fracture over ideology and bipartisanship. There are no...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 26, 2016

Man charged with assault for allegedly head-butting woman

A woman was allegedly assaulted and when officers arrived on the scene they found her with blood on her face and the suspect, Frank McConnell, with a fishhook in his ear. According to court documents, on April 17 Havre Police officers were...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 25, 2016

School board agrees to sell Mat Corner Building

Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to accept an $85,000 offer for the Mat Corner property and expressed sorrow over the departure of Business Manager/Clerk Mike Arnold. School Superintendent Andy Carlson said he...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 25, 2016

Family night planned at Rocky Boy

The Chippewa Cree Office of Victims Services will be hosting a Family Night Spring Fling Carnival tonight at the former Stone Child College building.   Tina Morales, who works with the office of Victim Services, said her group and other social...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 25, 2016

Veterans plan Memorial Day services

Area veterans are planning activities to honor deceased veterans Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, veterans will gather at Highland Cemetery to place flags on the graves of veterans. Les Johnson, commander of Post 11, American Legion in Havre, said an...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 25, 2016

Suicide will be topic of program in Havre

Suicide is a major problem in Hill County and all of Montana, according to Chrystal Laufer, president of the Hill County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, called NAMI. As part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI is putting...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 25, 2016

Democrats stump, raise funds in Havre

With the general election only five months away, Democrats from across the Hi-Line flocked to the Havre Eagle's Club Tuesday night for a burger feed fundraiser headlined by Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney. In...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 24, 2016

Horseman on cross-country journey rides along Hi-Line

Vern Herrst, 67, has ignored the protests of his doctor and is several hundred miles into a 2,200-mile journey on horseback from Newport, Washington, to Howell, Michigan. He hopes to finish just in...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 24, 2016

O'Hara sets sights on House District 27

In 2012, James O'Hara launched an uphill and ultimately unsuccessful battle to be the Republican candidate for governor. Now, four years later, he is hoping a smaller pool of voters will send him to H...

 
 Local    May 24, 2016

Bear Paw hires new value-added ag director

Havre Daily News staff Bear Paw Development Corp. announced it has hired Taylor Lyon of Chester to work as its Food and Agriculture director. Lyon previously worked as the plant manager for Earl...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 23, 2016

Parent of found 2-year-old identified

Nathen Leroy Stuker, 26, of Havre has been identified as the parent of the 2-year-old boy who was found wandering the sidewalk along 5th Avenue Friday morning, and Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said that, as of Friday, the child had been taken to...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 23, 2016

Tuss re-elected regents chair

The Montana University System Board of Regents Friday voted unanimously for Paul Tuss of Havre, to continue his service as chair. The board is tasked with overseeing the governance of the 16 campuses...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 23, 2016

KFBB Montana hitting Havre

KFBB’s ABC/FOX Montana will be launching a “Hometown Proud” tour in June and Havre will be the first stop, June 3. KFBB News Director Deyja Charles said the news station wants to highlight communities in the area that don’t get enough...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 23, 2016

13 graduate from Big Sandy High School

As the high school band struck up "Pomp and Circumstance," the 13 graduating seniors at Big Sandy High School walked in the back door of the gymnasium. One by one, they processed slowly as pictures...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 23, 2016

Havre Trails celebrates $15,000 state grant for work on park

Gov. Steve Bullock was on hand for a check-passing ceremony Friday at U.S. Bank Park in Havre. Havre Trails, an organization dedicated to maintaining, promoting and expanding local trails, was...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 23, 2016

University system regents lukewarm about Gianforte donation

Members of the Montana University System’s Board of Regents said they had mixed emotions about receiving an $8 million donation from Greg Gianforte for the School of computing at Montana State University. But they voted unanimously to accept the gi...

 
 Local    May 23, 2016

Plain Green on trial: Judge rejects tribal immunity claim, will allow lending suit

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials’ claims of sovereign immunity and said that he will hear a civil case alleging the tribe’s online payday lending company illegally preys on...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 23, 2016

North Star graduation proves light-hearted

North Star High School celebrated 13 seniors' graduations and 14 eighth-grade graduates in a light-hearted ceremony Saturday afternoon in the school gym. North Star School Superintendent Bart Hawkins...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 23, 2016

Box Elder celebrates, graduates Class of 2016

There was a sense of delight in the air as people walked into the gym at Box Elder High School for graduation ceremonies Saturday. People carried wrapped gifts and helium-filled balloons reading...

 

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