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 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The birthplace of movie plots: Bus garage

The truth isn’t always stranger than fiction, but the truth could strangely inspire fiction. A big article we ran in the paper this week illuminated the trouble our local school... — Updated 9/24/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Maybe we have fallen down a rabbit hole

I realized two things this week about the often adverse relationship between animals and man — one thing because of the lack of headlines and the other because of the wealth of... — Updated 9/17/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Move along, folks, there's no plot to twist here

If you aren’t cynical before you get into the news business, you will be soon after. And just when I think I’m too cynical to ever be surprised by the news again, along comes a... — Updated 9/10/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Viking Harvest Farmers Market set at Great Northern Fairgrounds

The Great Northern Fairgrounds is trying something new this fall, hosting the Viking Harvest Farmers Market at the fairgrounds Saturday, which is growing into an all afternoon and... — Updated 9/3/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's just a long-winded version of 'Oh no, I broke it!'

Our old friend the law of unintended consequences says that actions of people always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended, but basically, it’s just a fancy way of say... — Updated 8/27/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Milk River Gobblers Second Annual Youth Fun Day a success

The Milk River Gobblers Second Annual Youth Fun Day at Havre Trap Club was a success, organizers said, with more than 55 people braving the cool, windy weather to participate in... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Harlem students return to school this week

Editor’s note: Harlem schools were not able to provide an interview in time to be included in a back-to-school special section inserted in today’s edition. Look to the special... — Updated 8/23/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Like water for thought processes

“It is water, in every form and at every scale, that saturates the mind. All the water that will ever be is, right now.” — National Geographic, October 1993 Here in... — Updated 8/20/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It takes a powerful eye to not see what isn't there

Sometime a brain makes more out of something than is really there. Or maybe it’s just me. We had a little dog yard-slash-pen thing we built out of 5-foot tall welded wire fencing... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

While the classic image of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is of them in craggy ranges of the Rockies, populations thrive east of the Divide into Midwestern states, and in Montana... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Pursuit ends in arrests, hospitalization of suspects

Two suspects were arrested and taken to Northern Montana Hospital by ambulance after a Monday morning pursuit involving Rocky Boy Police officers and Hill County Sheriff’s deputies. Rocky Boy Police asked the sheriff’s office a... — Updated 8/10/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The trouble with COVID

The trouble with COVID is that it is a public relations nightmare. Where’s the angle? The hook? For starters, the name. COVID-19 hardly strikes fear in the heart of mankind let... — Updated 8/6/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected in Montana

Despite the drought, mosquitoes are still finding a way to persist, including the species that carry diseases like West Nile Virus, and the Hill County Mosquito Control District... — Updated 8/4/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Team firefighting effort stops blaze west of Havre at 120 acres

Kremlin Rural Fire Department spearheaded an all-out response late Sunday evening that quickly shut down a fire that burned 120 acres of cropland with both stubble and standing crop on it. The fire call came in about 9 p.m.,... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Due to high temps, all humor is canceled until further notice

Normally I like baked goods, but when the good being baked day after day after day is me, not cookies or caramel rolls or those little personal-sized quiches, I do not approve. The... — Updated 7/30/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Havre Trap Club sees success at state competition

After wrapping up their spring league, seven Havre Trap Club members found success at the state trap competition in Ulm before the club's fall league and annual fall activities... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: If I get to pick my magical windfall, I'm going big

Barrington, New Jersey resident Louis Angelino III has earned the title of Cleaning Fairy after a Cherry Hill, New Jersey, couple arrived home to find that Angelino had mistakenly... — Updated 7/16/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North40: In the end, the heart wants what the heart wants

This whole thing started, as many trips down the rabbit hole of research do, with a random shared post on Facebook. This one shared a lot of cool things about horses, my passion,... — Updated 7/9/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Great Northern Fair discounted tickets on sale

A limited number of discounted pre-sale day-pass tickets for Midway West Amusements and parking passes for the Great Northern Fair are on sale until sold out at Gary & Leo’s... — Updated 7/2/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: I'm just following the letter of the law

I just spent a week on a tractor cleaning my corrals and doing some dirt work, which gave my brain far too much time to get lost in philosophical contemplation, and this week my... — Updated 7/2/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: A soft-fleshed human in an inhospitable land

Weed, bug and heat season is not the time to be made of soft, fleshy parts — and, yet, here I am. Again. There’s this one part of spring that I really look forward to each... — Updated 6/26/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Hi-Line Living: Master Pilots honored in ceremony

During a brunch at Havre City-County Airport Saturday, three Havre-area pilots were recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration, the North Central Hangar of the Montana Pilots... — Updated 6/25/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Beaver Creek Park's disc golf course is open for play

After the project stagnated for a few years, the disc golf course is complete and open for competition in Beaver Creek Park. "It's not that difficult of a course. It's definitely... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

It's more loony 'toons than call of the wild

You know I love a good nature article, one that will amaze, amuse or confuse me, even startle, horrify or repulse a little bit. I look for these articles in the news, but I... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Today it's science, all the way down

I’ll ease you into things with a light-hearted science story, but I’m wrapping it up with some serious monkey business, so you might want to sit down. Scientists have figured... — Updated 6/4/2021

 

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