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 By Alex Ross    Local    May 3, 2016 

Second-graders learn about trees

For an hour Monday morning, area second-graders made Pepin Park their classroom as they learned about trees. Some 250 second-graders from Lincoln-McKinley Primary School, Box Elder Elementary School,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 3, 2016 

Man who ran over, injured child sentenced to two years probation

With the little girl a few feet away, the man who admitted to running her over was sentenced to two years of probation Monday morning in state District Court. Riley Harwood, who had pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal child endangerment, had at...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 3, 2016 

Polls close at 8 p.m.

Voters will have until 8 p.m today to cast ballots in school elections throughout the state. Locally, there are contests in all school districts except Big Sandy and Box Elder. In Havre, voting will take place at Sunnyside Intermediate School. The...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 3, 2016 

Day of Prayer ceremonies set for Thursday

People from the Havre area are invited to a noon gathering of patriotism and nondenominational prayer on Town Square Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The gathering will include speeches and collective prayer led by local...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 3, 2016 

Special Olympics come to Havre

Special Olympic athletes from all over the Hi-Line took part in Monday's Northern Area Special Olympic Games at Havre Middle School. About 90 competitors from Harlem, Chinook, Big Sandy, Chester, Malt...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 3, 2016 

Police contract OK'd by Havre City Council

A one-year labor relations contract between the city of Havre and its police and dispatchers’ unions was approved by City Council Monday night. The deal calls for a 1.5 percent pay raise. There are other relatively minor changes in the contract,...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 2, 2016

Hundreds join to raise autism awareness

Some came wearing sweatpants and running shoes and did stretches on the cool morning grass. Others pushed strollers and still others barely old enough to be out of those strollers held the hand of a...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016

A step back to the early 20th century

Women attired in 1910 dresses with wide-brimmed, beautifully decorated hats walked in the door of the ballroom at Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites Saturday afternoon. They were escorted to their...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016

Chinook airport grant is up in the air

Federal officials last week announced a $625,136 grant for major runway improvements at the Edgar Obie Airport at Chinook, but Blaine County officials aren’t celebrating yet. William Solem, secretary of the Blaine County Airport Commission, said...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016

School elections set throughout Hi-Line

Residents in school districts throughout the Hi-Line will be voting for new school trustees Tuesday. Some will also be voting on whether to raise taxes to pay for school programs. The biggest race is in Havre where five people are seeking two seats...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016

Mayor: Be careful to secure loads

Contractors in Havre have been installing new roofs on homes damaged by last summer’s hailstorm Mayor Tim Solomon wants to remind them that when they haul the old shingles to the landfill, they have to have covers over the back of their trucks. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016

Special Olympics torch run starts Tuesday

Special Olympics athletes, their friends and supporters and local law enforcement will gather at 1st Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Havre at 8 a.m. Monday to kick off the annual torch run. At 8:30...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 2, 2016

Past, future come together at Northern powwow

In 75 years of life, there are some things that have changed, but at the same time remained the same for Vermae Taylor. For Taylor, a Sioux from Fort Peck, powwows have been one of these constants...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    April 29, 2016

TekNoXpo joins high schoolers, college tech

Thursday was no regular school day for Teagan Friesen and Jason Toavas. Rather than pouring through textbooks in their classroom at Lustre Christian High School in Frazer, the two high school seniors were operating Bobcat Skid Steers in the...

 
 Local    April 29, 2016

Local photographer to help promote Montana

From Montana Beef Council Todd Klassy, farm and ranch photographer from Montana, will be the guest Instagrammer for two days, Saturday and Sunday, as he shares images, stories and a behind-the-scenes...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 29, 2016

BB gun vandal gets deferred sentence

James W. White received a three-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution, together with the juvenile also accused of vandalising with him, for damages he caused...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 29, 2016

Train rider pleads guilty on drug charges, judge denies release

Alejandro Romero, a nine-time convicted felon, pleaded guilty to four drug-related offenses and was denied release on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon in state District Court. Romero was charged with nine offenses related to an incident Jan....

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    April 29, 2016

Knife River donates $50K to Northern auto/diesel technologies building

Montana State University-Northern received a $50,000 check Thursday for the construction of its new Diesel Technology Center. Chancellor Greg Kegel accepted the check during a ceremony in the campus'...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 28, 2016

Gun found near Box Elder school

Box Elder Public Schools were closed today after a gun or guns were found in the area of the school. Hill County Sheriff Don Brostrom said the gun was found "somewhere in the area of the school." Rocky Boy Police officers, who patrol Rocky Boy’s...

 
 Local    April 28, 2016

Grant given to Girl Scout Camp Kiwanis project

Staff report Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded a Havre Girl Scout a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant for a Gold Award project to restore cabins at Camp Kiwanis in Beaver Creek...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 28, 2016

Arbor Day celebration rescheduled for Monday

About 250 second-graders from area schools missed out early this week on an opportunity to get small trees they can take home with them to plant. Snow forced the cancellation of the annual Arbor Day festivities in Pepin Park. But weather willing,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 28, 2016

Informants prove valuable to task force

The Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force has used informants to help indict several people over the years for charges of illegally distributing drugs throughout Hill County. The following quote from a charging document illustrates the importance of info...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    April 28, 2016

Juneau stumps at Rocky Boy, Havre

While she launches her congressional campaign, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau visited Stone Child College Wednesday, as students, faculty and tribal leaders crowded the...

 
 Local    April 27, 2016

Man pleads guilty to shooting Chinook native

BOZEMAN (AP) - A Bozeman man pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking into his former girlfriend's house in violation of a restraining order and fatally shooting the Chinook native as she tried to hide in...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 27, 2016

BB gun vandal to be sentenced Thursday in District Court

James W. White, born in 1995, has admitted to vandalizing business properties to the tune of more than $10,000 in Havre and Rudyard with a BB gun. He is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday at 1 p.m. in state District Court. Charging documents say the...

 

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