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 By Alex Ross    Local    March 23, 2018 

Mayer returns to position as Clack Museum manager

Former H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Manager Emily Mayer returned to her job Tuesday at the museum. Mayer, who was museum manager from 2002 to 2004 when it was in the Heritage Center, the former...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 23, 2018 

Budget proposal keeps Amtrak in funding

Although a former Hi-Line resident has warned people that complete or partial cuts to Amtrak's long-distance trains may be in the works, the members of Montana's Congressional delegation said they...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 22, 2018

Tester defends banking bill

Montana's senior senator Wednesday defended statements he made about the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In a telephone press conference, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 22, 2018

Harsh winter problematic for snow removal, street repair

After a winter marked by frigid temperatures and record-breaking snowfall, the weather has taken its toll on Havre's streets, and Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said it will likely have...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 21, 2018

McCann resigns from fair board, board talks parking, entrance fees

Great Northern Fair board Chair Paul McCann resigned from the board Tuesday at its regular monthly meeting, while board members elected new officers and talked about charging for parking at this...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 21, 2018

County attorney wants to trim staff, add another deputy

The Hill County attorney told the Hill County Commission Tuesday she wants to eliminate two positions and hire a third deputy county attorney, part of an effort to trim expenses and cut down on a heavy case load in Justice Court. County Attorney...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 20, 2018

Ski Association's Winter Brewfest set for Saturday

The Snowdance Ski Association, the nonprofit that operates Bear Paw Ski Bowl, will host it’s 2018 Hi-Line Winter Brewfest Saturday at the Havre Ice Dome 4 to 9 p.m. Dave Martens Jr., one of the event’s organizers, said representatives from nine...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 20, 2018

Council approves Chamber receiving tourism promotion funds

A resolution recognizing the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce as the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau was passed 7-0 by the City Council at their Monday night meeting, making the Chamber eligible to receive state funds to promote the city as a...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 19, 2018

Lotton campaigns at Pachyderm meeting

Republican state Senate candidate Brad Lotton told the North Central Pachyderm Club Friday that his primary opponent, state Sen. Russ Tempel, R-Chester, does not have a conservative enough voting...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 19, 2018

Boardman reflects on years of public service

The past few months have been a big change for Sandi Boardman, who after 23 years as Blaine County Clerk and Recorder/Assessor and 44 years working in the office, retired in December. Instead of...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 15, 2018

Hill County's economic outlook not so rosy, but has opportunities

Hill County is expected to see job growth close to historical averages of about 1.5 percent in 2018, but then see a slowdown in the years ahead, Patrick Barkey, director of the University of...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 15, 2018

Overall economy predicted to continue to grow

The U.S. economy is in the midst of strong economic growth, bolstered by meaningful increases in middle income wages and business investment, Patrick Barkey, director of the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, said...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 13, 2018

Last-minute filings fill several races

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show Penny Hadford and Dana Kjersem both filed as candidates Monday. A flurry of filings late last week and Monday before the 5 p.m. filing deadline has added numerous candidates to races of local...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 12, 2018

Public Works fixes water main break on Seventh

A water main break that shut down water service in the area of Seventh Avenue between Third and Fourth streets and led to streets being blocked off this weekend has been fixed and water turned back on, Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 12, 2018

Water boil order lifted on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation

A water boil order put in place by the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation last month has been lifted, a post made Friday on the tribe’s official Facebook page says. The order was lifted, the post says, after tests conducted by...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Music Man

For decades, John Steinhardt performed at nightclubs and bars around the world, but recently he has spent much of his time sharing the stage with young musicians at Hays-Lodge Pole High School....

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2018

Dan Nelsen runs for House District 27

Dan Nelsen, a retired school administrator from Fort Benton, filed Thursday with the Montana Secretary of State’s office to run for the Montana House of Representatives in House District 27. House District 27 stretches from the Canadian border down...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2018

Boil order lifted on Rocky Boy

A boil order put in place by the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has been lifted, a post made Friday on the Tribe's official Facebook page says, The order was lifted, the post says, after tests conducted by the U.S.... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 8, 2018

The Press opens at new location, under new management

The customized printing and embroidery shop fivehead's, 615 First St. West now has a coffee shop. Keith Eldridge said he and his family purchased The Press, an espresso bar and Christian bookstore,...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 8, 2018

Board, public discuss future of Great Northern Fair

The fiscal situation and uncertain future of the Great Northern Fairgrounds was the topic of a special meeting of the Great Northern Fair board Wednesday night at Bear Paw Veterinary Services. Nearly...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 7, 2018

Kaercher files in PSC race

Havre Clerk/Finance Director Doug Kaercher filed with the Montana Secretary of State's office Tuesday to run as a Democrat for the open district 1 seat on the Montana Public Service Commission. "I am...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 6, 2018

Fundraiser set for local woman

People will have the chance Thursday to help out a Havre woman who has faced a series of medical difficulties, by ordering food from Pizza Hut. Anyone making a purchase at Pizza Hut Thursday can tell...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 6, 2018

Northern Senate, Sweetgrass Society say agreement will prevent discrimination

Members of the Associated Students of Montana State University-Northern Senate and Northern’s Sweetgrass Society held a news conference in Cowan Hall Monday, as members of both groups said they are...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 6, 2018

Havre Fire Department getting new truck

The Havre Fire Department’s new fire truck is now in production, Fire Chief Mel Paulson said Monday as he updated the Havre City Council about the department’s activities. The department is expected to receive the truck sometime in July or...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 5, 2018

Conservationists oppose Gianforte bill removing wilderness areas

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., has introduced two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives that would release more than 690,000 acres in Wilderness Study Areas, including 74,650 acres within the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, and...


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