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Sen. Tester joins colleagues in putting Main Street first

With the partisan divide appearing wider than ever, Sen. Jon Tester is working to rise above it all by joining his colleagues to release a common-sense regulatory reform package focused on making a better environment for small Main Street financial...

 

Modernizing our tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled.  In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Thanksgiving-therapy with vinegar

Maybe it’s the phase of the mountains of the moon. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of Mars with Saturn on the cusp of the night sky in the morning fog. Maybe aliens from within or without have invaded and sucked my energy into a vortex to be...

 

Thanksgiving in Montana

Over 100 years ago, my great-great grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad and that’s how my family made it to Montana. As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn’t have to choose Montana  — Montana chose me. And I’ll be forever...

 

Havre High Spanish Club ramping up for camp, Puerto Rico trip

The Havre High Spanish Club continues to work toward its educational goal of traveling to Puerto Rico in June of 2018. Club members Alex Barkus, Ashlin Rosgaard, Camryn Huston, Bailey Miller, Mercedes Springer, Mckenzie Walker, Sydney...

 

A special session recap

After going through the 2017 Special Session, all I can say is, “Wow!” It was good to see everyone and work toward a fix for the budget shortfall. As things turned out, the legislature was able to work with the governor cooperatively to balance t...

 

Letter to the Editor - Hill County Ambulance thanks training class helpers

The Hill County Ambulance recently held a class to train new EMTs and we would like to publicly thank Triangle Communications and Town Pump for the grant money that helped fund this class. Thank you to High Country Beverages for the Coke products...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 17, 2017

View from the North 40: The things we pile preciously

The problem is that, and this needs explaining, I come from a long line of pile-makers on the maternal side of my family. Not hoarders — we’re pilers, like hoarders-lite. We don’t save bizarre stuff like stacks of every McDonald’s french fry...

 

Some days (I'm) more crazy than others

Q: Does that mean I’m crazier some days than others or does it mean that I’m crazier than other people? A: Yes I dread to tell this story on myself. I could keep it secret. I’m committed to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Retain local control over your beef checkoff

Editor, Because of recent court decisions, beef producers here won’t have a say in how checkoff dollars are spent in Montana. Therefore, beef producers need to sign a consent form today or by Jan. 15 to keep your promotion dollars at work right...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Northern Montana Hospital Fifth-Floor staff

Editor: We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the care and compassion the fifth floor nurses and CNAs provided for our loved one Ken Campbell. In such a difficult time, they were there to support us and provide whatever we needed. Words...

 

Letter to the Editor - United Way campaigns for hope

Dear Editor: Every fall, United Way of Hill County holds its annual campaign to raise money for its funded partners. Those funded partners are local nonprofit, service organizations that provide services, food, shelter, education, healthcare, and...

 

Hopefully Legislature can find compromise that will help everyone

I had planned a follow-up on the fun times Judy and I have had in the last little bit. But, as you have heard and read, Montana’s Governor has called for a Special Session, which is set to start Nov. 14. The scope he proposed is limited to what was...

 

"Great American Smokeout: It's never too late to quit

The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute — more than 20,000 per day, according to the American Lung Association. Healthy lungs are important to deliver clean air to our bodies’ organs and tissues, which convert oxygen into fuel to...

 

Legislators must cut bureaucracy costs

Hello constituents of Montana Semate District 17, from your state capitol in Helena. The special session, called by the Governor, of the 65th Legislature will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Our local papers will be printed after this letter was written....

 

Letter to the Editor - See Havre High School play "Tarzan"

Editor, Wow! We attended “Tarzan” Saturday night at Havre High School with hopes of being entertained for a few hours — but what we experienced was way beyond what we would expect from a high school production. The set itself was extraordinary...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 10, 2017

View from the North 40 - One person's felony incident …

Andrea Schmunk, a 28-year-old mother in Wisconsin, has been arrested on a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety after she allegedly used her 9-year-old son to help weigh down a plastic pool she had strapped to the top of a minivan. Yes, the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Veterans, thank you for your service

Throughout all of human history there has never been a greater country than the United States. The founding of our nation was built on one simple idea; that rights come from God. That no individual or assembly of individuals can take these rights...

 

Serving our veterans is a bipartisan responsibility

On Veterans Day, we pause to remember the enduring sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and their families, the bravery they showed in service to our nation, and the unwavering responsibility we...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Some like it hot

I’m not sure when that vague wisp of an idea began to seem do-able. What I can tell you with certainty, though, is that once “vague wisp” grows to “might be do-able” and then morphs into “...

 

On the road and at home, public education rules Montana's economy

I know it. Most Montanans know it. At its core, the strength of Montana’s economy and our way of life relies on the power of a strong public education system. Nowhere is that more clear than on a road trip in Montana. Here is my most recent road...

 

Budget cuts are not healthy for Montana

In recent years, how we deliver and receive health care in Montana has been transformed. You may not see this if you don’t use a lot of medical care, but, it is happening every day in hospitals and doctors’ offices around our state. As a result,...

 

Urge Congress to keep program that boosts Montana economy

Many of us are keeping an eye on tax reform legislation and considering how federal changes could impact our livelihoods here at home. I want to help make Montanans aware of one federal program that has been working under the radar for the past 10 ye...

 

Honoring our veterans

One of the greatest privileges of serving Montana in Washington, D.C., has been hearing the most admirable stories of Montanans who have fought for our nation all across the globe. Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow served as an Army scout during WWII and...

 

FCC policy limits opportunities for rural broadband

The benefits promised by technology have always lagged a bit behind in rural America. While most urban areas have a profusion of choices for broadband access, people in many parts of Montana are lucky if they have even a single option for high-speed...

 

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