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 By Alex Ross    Local    January 15, 2018 

Rocky Boy trains search and rescue team

Ten people on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation are now certified in search and rescue techniques, after five days of testing, training and instruction, part of an effort to start a volunteer search and...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 15, 2018 

Knudsen says he wants to keep working on issues in House

State Rep. Casey Knudsen, R-Malta, said that after completing his first session as a Montana lawmaker he wants to continue to work on issues in the Legislature. Knudsen filed for re-election the...


Hi-Line Living: Looking ahead in 2018

Editor’s note: The Havre Daily News wanted to talk to local officials and see what they thought would be major issues, good or bad, to look at in the coming year. Several county, tribal and college...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 12, 2018

Couple makes hearts to warm the heart

A Havre couple are using their artistic skills and a Facebook page to bring joy to people in the form of wooden smiling hearts, Jon and Cassandra Gormley have created The Smiling Heart, a weekly...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 12, 2018

Three-way race starts in MT Senate race

Three candidates - two Republicans, including the incumbent, and one Democrat - filed with the Montana Secretary of State Thursday to run for the state Senate seat in Senate District 14. The district... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 11, 2018

Rocky Boy Senior Center closed due to meth

The Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Rocky Boy Senior Center is temporarily closed after a residue test performed Tuesday revealed the presence of methamphetamine contaminants in the building, officials said Wednesday. Chippewa Cree Tribal Chair Harlan Baker...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 10, 2018

Chamber revives ice-fishing derby

After a year without its annual fishing derby, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce has revived the tradition this month, but with some changes. The Chamber will host the Arctic Games Ice Fishing...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 9, 2018

Museum board looks at planning new museum layout

Members of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board began to discuss ideas for a floor plan for their future location in the Griggs Building on Fifth Avenue in downtown Havre. Board Chair Judi Dritshulas said that at the last two meetings of the H....


Hi-Line Living: Working in the cold

When temperatures drop - New Year's Day saw Havre tie a record low of minus 32 also hit in 1911 and 1924 - many people want to stay inside and avoid the cold, but not everyone can do that. Some people...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 5, 2018

Plain Green settles with BEH over loan lawsuit

Plain Green LLC, the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending company has reached a settlement with BEH Ltd., a Florida-based gaming venture in a longstanding lawsuit involving an unpaid loan taken out...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 4, 2018

New Year's fire destroys Rocky Boy home

Dwight Sunchild and his family are in need of help after their house caught fire New Year's Day. The fire at the residence in Prairie View Village on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation near Box Elder was...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 3, 2018

Mayor, judge, council members sworn into office

Newly elected Havre City Council members Sarah McKinney and Lindsey Ratliff were sworn in by Mayor Tim Solomon at Tuesday night's council meeting. McKinney of Ward 4 and Ratliff of Ward 3, both...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 2, 2018

New photographer starts at Havre Daily

A week after he graduated from college, Ryan Welch arrived in from Havre from Springfield, Missouri, to begin work as a photographer with the Havre Daily News. Welch, 23, graduated from Missouri State...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 2, 2018

Chippewa Cree Tribe urges people to be cautious, limit travel during snow storm

Chippewa Cree Tribe is urging drivers to use caution and minimize travel if possible Friday night through Monday, due to a winter storm. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather service in Great Falls for Friday until 5 p.m.... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 29, 2017

Snowstorm repair delayed by more winter

Contractors hired by the city of Havre to cut down tree branches left dangling after last October's snowstorm could not begin work this week because of snow and frigid temperatures. Havre Public Works...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 28, 2017

Grass Range roundabout canceled

A project to build a roundabout just north of Grass Range intended to reduce vehicle crashes in Fergus County is canceled, which may require the state return federal government money it has already received for the project. Montana Department of...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 26, 2017

Chamber Ambassadors reviving student discounts

Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are working with the admissions office at Montana State University-Northern to revive a program that encourages local businesses to offer discounts to Northern students. Chamber Ambassador Sarah McKinney...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 22, 2017

Fort Belknap continues push for food sovereignty

The Fort Belknap Economic Development Corp. has received a $30,000 grant that will be used to expand efforts to grow and sell more food on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Ray Gone, a tourism and program director at the development corporation said...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 20, 2017

Fair board looking for grandstand events

Seven months ahead of the 2018 Great Northern Fair, board members are still looking for acts to provide this year’s entertainment. Board member Chelby Gooch, who sits on the board’s Events Committee, said today the committee is still looking at...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 19, 2017

Mayor breaks tie to ban med marijuana shops

Havre Mayor Tim Solomon cast a tie-breaking vote Monday to ban medical marijuana storefront dispensaries in the city. The Havre City Council split 4-4 on the second reading of the ordinance. The...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 18, 2017

Community foundation funds beading classes at Rocky Boy

People will get the chance next year to take part in free beading lessons at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation thanks to a grant from the Hill County Community Foundation,...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 15, 2017

Christmas set at Stone Child

The Christmas spirit will be on full display next week on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation with three public events, including a two-day powwow. Stone Child College will hold its annual Christmas Extravaganza Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in the college’...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 15, 2017

Council to vote on med pot dispensaries

After months of public comment and discussion, the Havre City Council will hold its final vote Monday on whether to ban medical marijuana storefront dispensaries in the city. A second and final reading of the proposed ordinance is scheduled for 7 p.m...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 14, 2017

Community Foundation helps with Brother Van SOS

Van Orsdel United Methodist Church will get assistance keeping its food pantry stocked with help from a Hill County Community Foundation grant. The foundation presented a $500 check to the Rev....

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 14, 2017

Tester wants CHIP, health centers funded

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., urged Congress during a telephone press conference Wednesday to extend funding for the federal Children's Health Insurance Program and community health care centers....


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