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 Opinion    March 2, 2015 

Our View: Montana should pay its lawmakers higher salaries

Here is a modest proposal: The Montana Legislature ought to give itself a raise. Legislators earn an average of about $10 an hour. Even though they enjoy some good health benefits with the pay, it‘s almost to the point that if Sen. Jonathan Windy... Full story

 Opinion    March 2, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: AG thanks Hess for her sponsorship of anti-abuse bills

Editor: I would like to thank Rep. Stephanie Hess of Havre for sponsoring one of the bills I brought forward in this legislative session. House Bill 75 creates a sexual assault prosecution unit within my office’s Prosecution Services Bureau.... Full story

 Opinion    March 2, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: Oppose effort to ban sage grouse hunting

Editor: Every sportsman should be aware of Senate Bill 247. It deals with the closure of one of our hunting seasons in Montana, specifically the closure of all sage grouse hunting in the state. It is an attack on hunting plain and simple.... Full story

 Opinion    March 2, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: Alzheimer's disease is the ultimate thief

Editor: On the heels of the big Oscar win for the film “Still Alice,” many of us are asking ourselves “Am I at risk for Alzheimer’s?” The answer is, if you have a brain, you are at risk.  Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic.... Full story

 Opinion    March 2, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: People should be free to make the ultimate decision

Editor: This is the written testimony I submitted to the Montana House on House Bill 477: As a taxpayer and citizen of the state of Montana, I see HB 477 as an attempt by the government, to take away a freedom that I believe the Supreme Court of the... Full story

 Opinion    February 27, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Jack Johnsrud won the 49th annual Hill County Spelling Bee this week. Havre Middle School should be proud. They say that spelling is out of date with all the spell-check equipment we have these days. That’s not true, and Jack has proven... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 27, 2015

From the North 40: It's the sounds of morning

I think that because my typical day starts before most people’s does, before the noise of civilization in motion, it’s the sounds of morning that captivate me most. I am used to the beloved... Full story

 Opinion    February 27, 2015

Letter to the Editor: A lot of people, groups help Boy Scouts

Editor: There have been many individuals, families, businesses, organizations and other groups in and Havre and along the Hi-Line that have been very supportive of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and we would like to take this time to say "Thank You" on... Full story

 Opinion    February 27, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers worked hard for 9C tourney

Editor: Communities that do things together are stronger. This past weekend was a true testament to this thought, as many worked together to make the 9C tournament a huge success. The Athletic Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce in...

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    February 26, 2015

In my next life, I would love to have hair

Recovery from surgery has multi-faceted aspects. In my considered opinion, most aspects don’t bear the attention we tend to give them. The grim reality is that we get to go through the discomforts,... Full story

 By Marc Racicot    Opinion    February 26, 2015

Water compact benefits CSKT, all Montanans

The CSKT Water Compact is just one of the many important negotiated agreements that our state has entered into over a long period of time with the Indian tribes of Montana. Through the years, numerous water compacts and other state-tribal... Full story

 By Clay Vincent    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Few problems seen with urban chickens

As the Hill County sanitarian and a lifelong pet owner, I would like to make my thoughts known on the issue of urban chickens. I have owned dogs or cats all of my life and only until recently did I... Full story

 Opinion    February 24, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Headline in Rocky Boy case was wrong

Editor: I read the headline in your Feb. 9 paper. It read: "Rocky Boy embezzler trial scheduled in federal court." Then you go on to mention a person's name in connection to the trial date. It is apparent that you have judged this person named in... Full story

 Opinion    February 24, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Key Club did great job on suicide awareness

Editor: We would like to thank the Havre High Key Club and Hannah Pepprock for their Suicide Awareness Project bringing awareness to the middle school and high school students and faculty. We would also like to thank John Ita, the administration... Full story

 Opinion    February 20, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Thousands of people are in Havre this week for the District 9-C basketball tournament. Small towns in Montana — and especially the Hi-Line — go crazy over basketball. The tourney is a social event as well as an athletic event. It is t... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 20, 2015

From the North 40: Plumbing avoidance issues

When you suffer from what I like to call random obsessive compulsive disorder, as I do, there’s no telling what idea, concept, image, worry, question or song your brain is going to take hold of and... Full story

 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Guest column: Montana's health care answer

(The following piece is writtenn by Sen. Fred Thomas, Rep. Art Wittich, Rep. Nancy Ballance, Rep. Ron Ehli, Sen. Matt Rosendale, and Sen. Cary Smith, Republican members of the Montana House.) We recently introduced our Big Sky Health package, which... Full story

 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Tester is not working for citizens

Editor: During his successful 2006 Senate campaign, Jon Tester took an unambiguous stand against illegal immigration.   His website said, in part: “Our first priority must be to secure ports and borders to keep out terror threats, illegal drugs a... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    February 19, 2015

A look at Carnival, the Mardi Gras of Mazatlan

The 117th annual Carnaval. This year the theme is Los Suenos del Rey Momo — the Dreams of the King. Momo — a mythological Greek god who wore masks of satire, mockery and censure, the god of... Full story

 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Northern should cancel tarot card readings

Editor: I am in agreement with Kathy Shirilla pertaining to tarot card reading to be held at Montana State University-Northern. It is not a good thing to have. Hopefully Northern will cancel this event. Dona Woods Havre... Full story

 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: HDN reporter did good job on MAT story

Editor: I was very pleased to see that your reporter, John Paul Schmidt, included two full paragraphs describing the new play being produced by Montana Actors’ Theatre at Cowan Hall’s Little Theatre. In his story announcing tryouts for the plan,... Full story

 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Girl Scout cookie season is in fulll swing

Editor: It’s the 40th birthday of the Samoa cookie and Girl Scout cookie season is here. Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors through Feb. 22 to take cookie orders and will set up their cookie booths around the community, March 27-April 19. Of... Full story

 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Our View: Havre city officials face tough decisions ahead

In coming weeks, Havre city officials will be looking at the possibility of a major infrastructure renovation project. It calls for improvements for streets and perhaps sidewalks and stormwater systems. Over the next 20 years, city officials said,... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 13, 2015

View from the North 40: Queen of exposure patrol

The Montana legislative Judicial Committee quickly shot down an indecency law referendum proposed this session. In this display of infinite wisdom, it has also shot down my chance at a job upgrade. Th... Full story

 Opinion    February 13, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel Business woman Renelle Braaten and Montana State University-Northern Interim Chancellor Greg Kegel are among the winners of the Montana Ambassadors award. The two have served the community in different ways, though they share in common that... Full story


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