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 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 8, 2016 

Chinook senior killed in car crash

Tragedy struck the small community of Chinook Sunday when a crash involving a semitractor-trailer and a passenger car driven by Chinook High School student Jesse Dannels ended with the semi engulfed...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 8, 2016 

UM expert to speak at Bear Paw luncheon

Patrick Barkey, the director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon meeting of Bear Paw Development Corp. The luncheon is at noon, Thursday, Feb. 18, at the...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 8, 2016 

Northern eyes stadium, Donaldson renovation

Nine projects under review to increase enrollment Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel is looking at nine initiatives — including establishment of a veterans center at Donaldson Hall and construction of a football stadium. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 8, 2016 

Annual We Love Northern Ball raises $36,000 for scholarships

More than $36,000 for student scholarships was raised at the We Love Northern Ball Saturday night. "We had 180 people at the ball, and that's a good number to have," said Jim Bennett, executive...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 8, 2016 

Crowd regaled with small-town stories

Hal Stearns is enamoured with his home state of Montana, especially its small towns. He grew up in Harlowton and has visited many of the state's tiny communities. Each of them, he said, have...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 5, 2016

STEM materials headed to tribal libraries

Two tribal college libraries will be receiving special kits aimed at getting more students interested in STEM activities — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The educational materials will come from Montana State University’s...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 5, 2016

Career fair set at Northern

Students looking to start laying the groundwork for a post-college career and employers seeking to add to their pool of prospective hires will get the chance to connect with one another at the...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 4, 2016

Northern looks at football stadium, vets' center

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel told a meeting of the Montana State University Council in Bozeman Wednesday, that a veterans success center and a football stadium are two...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 4, 2016

Fort Belknap calls for more on voting offices

The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council has written a letter to Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch requesting that she use her authority to direct Blaine County to establish “fully equal satellite voting offices” on the reservation. In...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 4, 2016

Beaver Creek Park plans on using extra revenue to replace facilities

Beaver Creek Park made an additional $9,000 last year thanks to a $1 a head increase in cattle grazing prices. Park Superintendent Chad Edgar said Wednesday, in a phone interview, that the park plans...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 4, 2016

Harlem water treatment plant worker back on job

Brett Arensmeyer, a Harlem man who was injured after walking into a cloud of hot chlorine gas last week, is back at work and will be going to Billings to get treatment for lung damage. Arensmeyer is back at work “on a limited basis,” according...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 3, 2016

City government commission sets public hearing

Havre residents will soon have a chance to express their opinions on the form of city government the community should have. The Havre Study Commission, which is reviewing the city’s form of government, will hold a hearing at 7 p.m. March 8 at city...

 
 By Chris Peterson    Local    February 3, 2016

Passion for the game

TURNER - A lot of high school teams use the term family to describe themselves, and rightly so, but when it comes to high school sports in Montana, no school has closer-knit teams than the boys and...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 2, 2016

Williams reflects on 34 years with the U.S. Postal Service

Marion Williams retired Monday. Williams had been postmaster, the individual tasked with overseeing the Havre post office since December 2013. Before becoming postmaster, Williams served as the superv...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 2, 2016

Park board members discuss trash lids and weeds

Despite an uncharacteristically short meeting, Monday’s Hill County Park Board members talked among other things, about ways to control a new spreading weed and the hard work put in by a particular volunteer. The new weed in Beaver Creek Park is...

 
 Local    February 2, 2016

Agency bestows lifetime achievement award on BLM weed specialist

Press release An agency has presented Kenny Keever, Bureau of Land Management invasive weed specialist at the BLM Havre Field Office and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, with the Barb...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 1, 2016

Brewer celebrates retirement

Tears, laughter and memories filled the Student Union Building Friday afternoon at Montana State University-Northern as colleagues past and present reflected on and celebrated Denise Brewer's...

 
 Local    February 1, 2016

Pony speech and debate brings home state medals

Press release Havre High School's state speech and debate team saw success at the Class A State Speech, Debate and Drama tournament in Belgrade over the weekend, with Blue Ponies going up on stage to...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 1, 2016

Fort Belknap demands more voter office hours

The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council responded to a letter from the Blaine County Commissioners last Wednesday, saying they want a “fully equal satellite voting office” on the Fort Belknap agency and Hays, rather than one that would be open...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 29, 2016

A story of hope

Ryan Schafer was going to jail. He was already on probation when he committed his fifth offense. "I have a problem with drinking, and when I get drunk I commit crimes," is one of the first things...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 29, 2016

Rocky Boy seeks satellite voting office

The Chippewa Cree Tribe has sent letters to the clerk and recorder’s offices in both Hill and Chouteau counties, requesting the establishment of temporary satellite voting offices on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, ahead of this year’s primary...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 29, 2016

Health Fair Saturday

Shoppers at Holiday Village Mall Saturday will have the chance to get their health checked, when Northern Montana Health care hosts its 2016 Northern Montana Health Care Community Health Fair. Julianne LaSmith, marketing and public relations...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 29, 2016

Several cases of mono confirmed in Chinook

Chinook School Superintendent Darin Hannum and Blaine County Nurse Jana McPherson have confirmed multiple cases of mononucleosis in Chinook High School this week. The exact number of cases is “anywhere between two to six,” Hannum said, and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 28, 2016

New street repair plan proposed

A proposal to use a mixture of funding sources for the reconstruction of city streets was presented to Havre City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee Wednesday night. Council member Andrew Brekke presented a detailed plan that calls for...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 28, 2016

Tester writes letter to Obama

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he take up several issues with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he comes to Washington, D.C., for a state dinner in March. Obama extended the...

 

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