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 By Alex Ross    Local    July 25, 2016 

Demo derby racing gets in your blood

For car enthusiasts, both the Havre Jaycees Bump 'n' Run and demolition derby are a staple of the Great Northern Fair. Every year racers from eastern and central Montana make their way to Hill County... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 25, 2016 

Dems to talk in park about public lands

The Hill County Democratic Party will be hosting “Public Lands in Public Hands” Tuesday, a burger feed and speakers who will emphasize the importance and value of public lands in Montana. It will take place Tuesday night at the Eagle’s...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 25, 2016 

Portrayal tells the life of CMR's wife

The old Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds was full of people sitting in the old-style, classroom wooden desks Thursday night. The overflow crowd was sitting in folding chairs along the side of the room, They were fanning themselves...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 22, 2016

Officers discuss shootings, community relations and the media

Havre Police Department officers sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk about recent police shootings, community relations and the media. Captain Bill Wilkinson, Assistant Chief Jason Barkus and Chief... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 22, 2016

Lotton sees 'enthusiastic energy' at GOP convention

Havreite and Montana delegate Brad Lotton praised Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night. In a 75-minute address, which according to CNN is the... Full story

 Local    July 22, 2016

4-H and arena schedule at the Great Northern Fair

Today 2 p.m. —  4-H Dog Show 7 p.m. — Open rodeo 9:30 p.m. — Exhibit buildings, Bigger Better Barn, beef and horse barns close 11 p.m. — Chuckwagon closes Saturday 8 a.m. —  4-H Swine Show Swine showmanship Swine feeder/market classes 9 a...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 21, 2016

Havre man faces child pornography charges

A Havre man accused of having and sending child pornography through the internet pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday in state District Court as he appeared before the judge. Jason R. Keller,... Full story

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 21, 2016

Junior riders compete in Havre

The 2016 Havre Junior Rodeo began Wednesday afternoon just minutes after a quick but intense downpour had soaked the area, rendering the dirt grounds so wet that puddles emerged in hoofprints caused...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 21, 2016

Lotton: Convention crowd touched by Trump's appearance

On the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Brad Lotton found himself in close proximity to the party’s nominee. Lotton, a Havre resident and one of 27 delegates representing Montana at the convention, posted three...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 21, 2016

Feds charge LaMere in Rocky Boy fire death

Mitchell LaMere of Box Elder faces federal charges in the death of Freddy Bacon and was transferred to the Hill County Detention Center Tuesday. Hill County Detention Center Administrator James Dahl... Full story

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 20, 2016

Sirens go off during storm when shouldn't have

A storm brought rain and high winds to the area Tuesday night, with some people reporting hearing a warning siren that officials say should not have gone off. Dave Sheppard, Hill County Disaster Emergency Services coordinator, said the siren going of... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 20, 2016

Program at fair will focus on C.M. Russell's wife

The Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds is a symbol of yesteryear. It will come alive Thursday night when Mary Jane Bradbury tells the story of Nancy Cooper Russell, wife of the famed artist Charles M. Russell. The actress and...

 By Pam Burke    Local    July 20, 2016

Small steer big project

Though her older brother had taken a market beef to the fair every year he was eligible during his 4-H career, when it came time for Sage "Benny" Brown of the Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club to follow in... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 20, 2016

Crews get ready for 2016 Great Northern Fair

The fairgrounds were humming with activity Tuesday as preparations continued for the annual Great Northern Fair. Crews were erecting tents, setting up displays and getting the seating area ready for fairgoers to eat carnival food. Linda Ferguson,...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 20, 2016

Lotton joins fellow delegates in voting for Trump

Havreite and Montana delegate Brad Lotton was among those at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday who cast the votes that officially made Donald Trump the party’s nominee for president. All of Montana’s 27 delegates voted for...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 19, 2016

LaMere asks for bail reduction in murder case

An emotional Mitchell LaMere appeared in Chippewa Cree Tribal Court Monday in a pretrial conference on the charges alleging he started a fire that killed Freddy Bacon. LaMere asked for a reduction in his $50,000 bond. He struggled to hold back tears... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

4 compete for Miss Rodeo title

Four locals will compete for Miss Great Northern Rodeo this week. The four will be interviewed and exhibit their modeling and horse-riding talents at noon Wednesday at the Great Northern Fairgrounds'...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 19, 2016

Convention day eventful for Lotton, Zinke

The first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was an eventful one for Havreite and Montana delegate Brad Lotton. “Great day, and the party all came together and unified for a strong front,” Lotton said Tuesday morning in...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 19, 2016

Feds may take over local bust

The FBI may be taking over a case in which a search warrant was executed Thursday at a private residence in northern Hill County that was triggered by a stolen ATV. The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Hill County Sheriff’s...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

City council approves buying new police equipment

The Havre Police Department may soon be getting new radar guns and new furniture for the city’s 911 dispatch center. The city hopes to purchase the equipment under a $10,530 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. City Council authorized...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 18, 2016

Robinson says joining Gianforte ticket came as a surprise

Lesley Robinson and her husband Jim were at their home in Zortman one night in February watching a movie, when they received a call that would become a turning point in her political life. Greg... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Chairman makes strong push for city manager

Dave Brewer said he is a strong supporter of the plan to make major renovations to Havre's deteriorating street system. Just the same, Brewer told the Pachyderms Friday that he is happy the City...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 18, 2016

Men, women, children get dirty and wrestle pigs

People who came to see Sunday's pig wrestling competition at the 2016 Blaine County Fair got an extra dose of entertainment as a large group banded together to chase a pig that escaped. The pig got...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 18, 2016

Semi crashes into sedan, driver suffers minor injuries

Montana Highway Patrol reports that a sedan was hit broadside Friday afternoon by a semitractor-trailer driving at highway speeds when the vehicle attempted to cross U.S. Highway 2. Trooper Matthew Finley said the driver of the vehicle suffered...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Lotton reports arriving at GOP convention in Cleveland

Settling into Cleveland and socializing was the highlight of Sunday's activities at the Republican National Convention. Brad Lotton of Havre, one of Montana's delegates, said the highlight for him was...


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