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Hi-Line Living: 11th Annual Sugarbeet Festival

Chinook's Sugarbeet Festival was once again a success and brought hundreds of people to partake in the weekend's festivities. The festival every year has a theme that celebrates... — Updated 10/2/2015


Rocky Boy Clinic CEO to change plea

The third Rocky Boy Health Clinic CEO to be indicted in federal court after the Guardians Project investigation swept through Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has waived his jury trial and will now change his plea. Darin Miller... — Updated 10/1/2015


Nursing accreditation review listens to community

A nursing program accreditation board visited Montana State University-Northern to review the program, which will decide next year whether it can be accredited through a national... — Updated 10/1/2015


Northern Montana Hospital to lose funds - along with half the nation

Five hospitals in Montana will be penalized for readmission rates, including Northern Montana Hospital. Readmission rates allude toward the number of patients who return to a hospital after being released from that hospital and... — Updated 9/30/2015


Havre indie horror film released

A horror film shot in Havre this year has been released on the Internet for everyone's viewing pleasure. Jorge Olivo directed "The Last Departure" mostly on and around the Havre... — Updated 9/29/2015


Sugarbeet Festival electrifies

The 11th Annual Sugarbeet Festival in Chinook stayed true to its theme of celebrating the energy industry with a full schedule of events this past weekend. Power pole races, bucket... — Updated 9/28/2015


Mayer sentenced to 6 years probation for assaulting deputies

Sampson Mayer was sentenced Monday to charges of assault on a peace officer and ordered to reimburse medical costs worth $19,984.92. In March 2015, someone called the police to report someone was trying to “get him” at the... — Updated 9/25/2015


Sugarbeet Festival returns to Chinook

The 11th Annual Sugarbeet Festival kicked off today and will continue to entertain those who partake until Saturday night. The focus of this year's Sugarbeet Festival is the... — Updated 9/25/2015


Hi-Line LIving: A celebration was had

Havre's Festival Days brought thousands of Havreites and Hi-Liners to the area to take part in a multitude of events throughout the weekend. The festivities began Thursday with the... — Updated 9/25/2015


Huston enters plea in one case

Shad James Huston, who this year withdrew from a guilty plea to embezzling funds from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of failure to file currency transaction reports. Huston, a Havre business... — Updated 9/21/2015


Police Officer Day celebrates cops

Laura Mayer works at Bear Paw Credit Union and has taken it upon herself to create the push for the community to show their support for the Havre police. She said that for “Thank a Police Officer Day,” which is this Saturday,... — Updated 9/18/2015


Lunch Box thief owes $78K, 10 days jail

A woman who pleaded guilty to stealing money while managing the Lunch Box over the course of two to three years was sentenced to pay the owners almost $78,000 in restitution. Judge... — Updated 9/18/2015


Grant given to allow Hill County jail inmates to receive therapy

Hill County, along with 15 others, has been chosen to receive a grant that will allow Hill County Detention Center inmates to seek out mental health resources while incarcerated. Hill County will receive $70,350 from the state to... — Updated 9/17/2015


Fair board to allow Northern to survey for future of grounds

The Great Northern Fair Board has entered into a partnership with the department of civil engineering at Montana State University-Northern to survey and make plans for desalinating the land at the fairgrounds. Bob Sivertsen... — Updated 9/16/2015


Community healing events hitting Rocky Boy

The Second Annual Healing our Community Through Wellness Conference is bringing a multitude of interactive events to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The conference began this morning at 8 with breakfast and registration before... — Updated 9/16/2015


MAT's Death by Chocolate takes a knightly turn

The Seventh Annual Death by Chocolate show, "A Knight of Murder," will entertain and hold the audience in suspense Saturday. Montana Actors' Theatre is putting on the show and... — Updated 9/15/2015


Friends of Beaver Creek gear up to fix up Kiwanis

The Friends of Beaver Creek Park met Monday at 7 p.m. at Van Orsdel Methodist Church to solidify their plans for their upcoming fundraiser. The “Fall in Love with Beaver Creek Park” fundraiser and gala, which will be 6 p.m.... — Updated 9/15/2015


Havre Trails to start planning US Bank Park renovations

Havre Trails met at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge to talk US Bank Park renovations and give updates on their autumn hike series. Havre Trails President Lindsey Bennett said the group should be receiving the funds fairly soon... — Updated 9/15/2015


Northern remembers

At Montana State University-Northern Friday, American flags lined walkways walked on by veterans and citizens in remembrance of the 9-11 attacks in 2001. Chancellor Greg Kegel... — Updated 9/14/2015


Hill County Sheriff's Office talking pay increases

Deputies and dispatchers for the Hill County Sheriff’s Office are having their union representative discuss with the county and sheriff a possible pay increase. HCSO employees have salaries as decided through a matrix. The... — Updated 9/14/2015


High-speed pursuit ends in rollover

A man was injured after being thrown from a vehicle during a rollover after leading Montana Highway Patrol and Havre Police officers on a pursuit. “He was traveling 60 miles per hour through town,” said Trooper Chris Baker.... — Updated 9/14/2015


Hi-Line Living: Roller Derby comes to Havre

The Bullhook Bombshells are bringing to Havre a sport the town has never seen before - women's flat track roller derby. Roller derby brings together a myriad of personalities to... — Updated 9/11/2015


Police Academy teaches a reporter a few new tricks

The Havre Police Department Citizens Academy took a group of interested community members through a crash course in what it's like to be an officer. The class met every Wednesday... — Updated 9/11/2015


Atlatl competition pits spear throwers against each other

The annual atlatl competition at Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump will test the hunting capabilities of novice and advanced hunters alike. The event is for all ages and is a great family... — Updated 9/10/2015


Suicide walk raises awareness on quiet subject

Amber Spring, the chair of the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health for Hill County, said this is the first year the LAC has put on a walk of this nature. The Out of the... — Updated 9/9/2015


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