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 By Patrick Johnston    Local    April 6, 2020 

United Way receives surprise donation

United Way of Hill County recently received a surprise donation of $2,000 for COVID-19 relief from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. “We’re so grateful to the foundation to be able to provide the additional support during the...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    April 6, 2020 

More Crawford hand sanitizer soon available

Crawford Distillery on 2nd Street in Havre has joined many distilleries around the U.S. that have moved their operations to creating hand sanitizer which they are giving away for free in the wake of...

 

MSU Extension webinar details economic fallout of COVID-19

Speakers at a free webinar hosted by Montana State University Extension Thursday said despite recent legislation passed by Congress, industries around Montana will continue to face serious economic challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues....

 

COVID-19 making ag producers' jobs more complicated

Experts say COVID-19 is creating complications for an already troubled cattle market and is causing stress for Montana's agriculture producers. Northern Agricultural Research Center Superintendent...

 

Hi-Line Living: COVID-19 hits the Hi-Line

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly approaching 1 million detected cases and has taken the lives of more than 50,000 people world-wide, but it has also changed the lives of nearly everyone in the world...

 

Extension hosts webinar on COVID-19 legislation

Montana State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension hosted a free webinar Wednesday, an extra episode of their “Solid Finances” series, about recent legislation passed by congress to help those put under financial...

 

Havre churches to distribute supply baskets from Timber Creek

Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Havre delivered 20 baskets of supplies to St. Jude Parish Center Tuesday, to be distributed to the churches of Havre and given to elderly people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Timber Creek Administrator...

 

2020 Census operations delayed due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused significant delays for the various operations of the 2020 Census, and more delays are possible as the situation progresses. “It looks like there’s going to be a really long operational pause, that’s the big effect in...

 

COVID-19 having mixed effects on Havre's hotels

Editor’s note: This version corrects the name of the Best Western Plus Great Northern Inn. Some hotels around Havre have seen significant losses in business in the wake of COVID-19, but not all...

 

Restaurants in danger of closing amidst COVID-19

Editor's note: after this story was written, the U.S. Senate passed an aid package that would provide assistance to Main Street businesses. U.S. Small Business Administration has declared an economic...

 

Expert: North-central Montana's small businesses in greatest danger during the COVID-19 crisis

Editor's note: Watch for more on local economic impacts of novel coronavirus 2019 in the Havre Daily News. An expert said that, in north-central Montana, retail and the service industry are poised to...

 

Man arrested for targeted arson and 15 hit-and-runs

Bruce Edward McLain, 64, was arrested earlier this week on an accusation of deliberately hitting multiple vehicles with his car early Monday morning. McLain is being held on a $150,000 bond for criminal endangerment, several counts of criminal mischi...

 

Gary & Leo's, Senior Center offering grocery pick-up, delivery

Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods on First Street has partnered with the North Central Senior Center to provide a pick-up or delivery service for the elderly and people in and near Havre at high risk from...

 

Mixed news from the Economic Outlook Seminar

During the Montana Economic Outlook Seminar this week, multiple economists from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research gave status updates on Montana and the U.S.’s key industries delivering a mix of good and bad news. The Bureau of Business...

 

Derek and Jessica Hann take over Havre Book Exchange

Derek and Jessica Hann officially took ownership of The Havre Book Exchange in the Atrium Mall Sunday. "I guess in the back of my mind, since I was a little kid, I've always wanted to own a...

 

Montana ag producers not optimistic about upcoming year

People attending a virtual seminar on the economic outlook for Montana Tuesday heard agriculture producers have a gloomy outlook for 2020, even without figuring in impacts of the outbreak of COVID-19. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research...

 

Fair Board votes to move forward on projects despite chance of fair being canceled

Despite the chance that the 2020 Great Northern Fair could be canceled due to coronavirus concerns, The Great Northern Fair Board continued to discuss and vote on projects in preparation for this year’s fair. During the public comments section...

 

COVID-19 concerns affect Montana's Economic Outlook Seminar

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research held its 45th Annual Economic Outlook Seminar over the internet instead of in Havre Tuesday due to concerns about COVID-19, which was a major theme of the event. Most of the speakers in the seminar, the...

 

Bullhook health center prepared to help during COVID crisis

Bullhook Community Health Center officials said the center has made preparations for COVID-19 and stands ready to support Northern Montana Health Care in the coming weeks. Bullhook is following its...

 

FWP, audience members debate Fresno Reservoir fish stocking

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hosted a presentation to update the public on fish populations in Fresno Reservior Fishery and listen to questions and comments about future management. The meeting...

 

McKean's unprotected wilderness presentation draws biggest crowd yet

Vizsla Brewing hosted Andrew McKean, editor of Outdoor Life Magazine, who gave a presentation on unprotected landscapes in northeast Montana Wednesday. The presentation was attended by almost 50...

 

Hill County Conservation District holds feral hog workshop in Havre

Representatives from the Montana Department of Livestock, and the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service gave a presentation on concerns surrounding feral swine potentially entering...

 

Behavioral Health LAC make plans for film festival

The Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council held a meeting Monday, in which they discussed an upcoming film festival they plan to run. The festival, which is planned for the evenings of May 11-14, is open to the public and is intended to...

 

Museum Board discusses teepee replacement and new merchandise

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board discussed at its monthly meeting Monday the recent purchase of a replacement for the teepee located at the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, as well as new...

 

HRDC decorates doors for Women's History Month

District 4 Human Resources Development Council in Havre is celebrating Women's History Month by covering its office's doors with decorations celebrating famous women of past and present. "March is...

 

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