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  • County asks for levy to replace existing tax

    Mark Peterson|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Editor, The Hill County commissioners have put a 10 mill levy on the ballot. This levy is to be used on infrastructure and technology updates in the county. The county foresees many upgrade needs to the courthouse, detention center and the annex in the near future. This is the first levy request since 1986 when I-105 was voted in. The commission felt that the need and the timing is right for this request. The jail bond levy will make its final payment on June 2017. That levy is also 10 mills. That jail bond will be paid off...

  • Time for Limbaugh to leave

    Mark Peterson|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Editor: This past week has been very trying for the Montana State University-Northern community. Coach Mark Samson is a highly respected individual in the state of Montana. When he was told he had to resign or be fired, it cut deep into the many supporters of the MSU-Northern program. Yes, what he did was wrong, but if you look deep into it and why, you will see that the real blame starts with the leadership at MSU-Northern. MSU-Northern really dropped the ball on this one. Mr. Jim Limbaugh gets his check, and a very sizable... Full story