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  • Thank you for my time here

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Dear Havreites and Montanans, By the time many of you read this, I will be on the road to the next chapter in my journey of life. Thursday was my last day at the Havre Daily News. I just want to thank the community for taking a chance on a girl right out of college to come to a new place, start a new life and a new job. I didn't expect to learn so much about myself, fall in love, go to work in 40-below temperatures, participate in pig wrestling and so much more. I might say,...

  • Tester celebrates passage of Cmdr. John Scott Hannon veterans bill

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday where he provided updates on his efforts in combating COVID-19 in Montana, the second CARES Act package, his recent bipartisan landmark veterans’ mental health bill, Amtrak and more. “Late last week, I had a groundbreaking piece of legislation pass called the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care and Improvement Act,” Tester said. “It is a bill named after a Montana veteran. It will bolster Veterans Af...

  • Aaniiih Nakoda, Stone Child colleges receive grants

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Two local tribal colleges have received grants from USDA Rural Development for technology and and facility upgrade. Aaniiih Nakoda College at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation received $187, 923 and Stone Child College at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation received $161,200 A press release from Rural Development said the Stone Child College grant is to purchase security and information technology equipment, including security cameras, webcams, computers, monitors and a variety of network components, Stone Child College did n...

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line closed during distanced learning

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday to go remote till Wednesday, Oct 28, and the director of Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line said the club will be working and complementing what the school district does. Director Tim Brurud said the club, which works to complement the district, will be closed since the school is doing remote learing. "We will follow suit," Brurud said. "I hope we can get back to in-person programming on the 28th, but that really depe...

  • COVID-19 has varied impact on different schools in the region

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 20, 2020

    With the increase of cases of COVID-19 around the state and in Hill, Chouteau, Blaine and Liberty counties, cases are being found in the schools as well, which is causing some to shift their plans. Havre Havre Public Schools last week to have school go to remote learning to next Wednesday, Oct. 28 and for extracurricular activities to continue with additional precautions. Monday night, the school board voted to cancel the next football game due to 33 football players being...

  • Funeral homes dealing with new times in the pandemic

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 20, 2020

    Funeral homes are among other businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home Owner Jennifer Kinsella said things have been depressing. “People are dying without their family and trying to exist without seeing their families,” she said. “Funerals and memorial services have changed drastically.” Daniel Dahl, owner and operator of Wilderness Funeral Homes in Chinook, said in January and February business was pretty busy, but then in March when Gov. Steve Bullock shut the state down with the stay-at...

  • Completion of St. Mary work celebrated

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    ST. MARY DIVERSION - Local, state, tribal and federal partners along with Montana's congressional delegation gathered together Thursday at Drop 5 on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works to celebrate the completion of fixing structures after catastrophic failure earlier this year. "I got the privilege of being the project engineer on this job, and it's a once-in-a-lifetime shot to come across a project like this," HDR Engineering Project Engineer Stan Schweissing said. "...

  • Crazyboy sentenced to 10 more years probation for high-speed chase

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    Editor’s note: This version clarifies that the new sentence follows 10-year sentences issued Sept. 9. A Havre man was sentenced in state District Court in Havre Tuesday to 10 years probation in charges stemming from a high-speed chase he led law enforcement officers on while awaiting sentencing in other cases including regarding a large burglary and theft ring in the area. Jaylen Jake Crazyboy, who chose not to speak before his sentencing, was sentenced 10 years, all s...

  • Contactless COVID E.L.F. Drive set for next week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 15, 2020

    Havre firefighters are getting ready to take to the streets next week for their annual Everybody Loves Firefighters Food Drive for the Havre Food Bank, with some adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Havre Firefighters Local 601 Vice President and head E.L.F. Cody McLain said COVID will change the look of the drive this year. The major changes, he said, they will not be able to have volunteers help, and they will not be able to knock on people’s doors. “We will be operating a contactless E.L.F drive,” he said. In the p...

  • Northern Alumni Foundation holding Christmas decorating fundraiser

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 15, 2020

    Montana State University-Northern Alumni Foundation is holding a Deck the Halls competition fundraiser. “Deck the Halls is a cheerful holiday fundraiser hosted by the Northern Alumni Foundation to support our Northern Students, their clubs and teams,” Northern Alumni Foundation Executive Director Shantel Cronk said. People can submit entries to the competition by the Sunday, Nov. 1, deadline, and people can start voting online Nov. 21, she said The foundation’s competitive decorating contest will feature up to 10 house...

  • Havre schools going remote, activities continue

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    In split votes, Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees approved Havre Public Schools to go to full remote learning untill Wednesday, Oct. 28, and extracurricular activities to continue with additional precautions as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Hill County including in the school district. Since Sept. 20, more than 20 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in people associated with the district. The school approved 5 to 3 with Havre Public Schools going...

  • Harlem schools cancel activities, stay distanced, for week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    The Harlem School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep the schools in distanced learning and canceled extracurricular activities until Monday as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Blaine County. Blaine County Health Department reported Monday night that the county has 74 active cases, with three hospitalizations and 146 total cases of COVID-19. The county reported its first two COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend. The school board Monday approved... Full story

  • Water once again running through St. Mary Diversion

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Water was turned on for the first time Saturday to run through the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works "This has been such an unbelievable and at times overwhelming project to be a part of," Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick said. "The teamwork, partnerships and honestly friendships that have been forged in 22 short weeks are incredible." Drop 5 collapsed earlier this year. Work on Drop 2 was already planned and work also was done on Drop...

  • Havre schools staying open this week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees Friday during an emergency meeting voted to keep the schools running as is for this week. The decision will be revisited at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Havre Middle School gymnasium. After the meeting ended, new cases were confirmed of people associated with the district, one Friday afternoon and nine more Sunday, bringing the total confirmed in the district since Sept. 20 to 20 cases. Interim Superintendent Craig Mueller posted an update on the district... Full story

  • Havre schools continuing as is for now

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    During an emergency meeting of the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees today, the trustees voted to keep the schools on the blended plan in effect through next week. Nothing has changed, although Wednesday will be used as a virtual class day because Thursday and Friday are professional development days. Events and activities will also continue through this weekend and will be revisited at the school board meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Havre Middle School. Watch for a... Full story

  • Daines, Bullock go head-to-head race for U.S. Senate: Steve Daines

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 9, 2020

    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont, faces Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who cannot run for re-election to that office due to term limits, in in Daines bid for a second term in the U.S. Senate. Daines, who is from Bozeman, said he has connections to north-central Montana. His great-great-grandmother settled 23 miles east of Conrad, he said. "I think in many ways that I didn't choose Montana, Montana got picked for me thanks to my great-great grandma and I feel lucky every day...

  • Daines, Bullock go head-to-head race for U.S. Senate: Steve Bullock

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 9, 2020

    Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who cannot run for re-election to that office due to term limits, is challenging the re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. Bullock said his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to how he would be in the Senate. "From the beginning, the federal government said this was locally executed, state managed and federally supported disaster, health emergency," Bullock said. "... We took aggressive actions up front in...

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Lyman Bishop

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    This year's race for Montana governor has Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop facing Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., who is making his second bid for the seat instead of running for re-election to the U.S. House. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election due to term limits and is challenging Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines bid for a second term. Bishop said he brings a different attitude to the race. "For me, (as a...

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Greg Gianforte

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., is leaving his office in a bid to become Montana's governor, and faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop in the November election. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election and is challenging U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines' bid for a second term. Gianforte lost the 2016 race for governor to Bullock, then won a special election in 2017 to take the seat when it was vacated by Republ...

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Mike Cooney

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    In the race for Montana's governor, Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney is facing Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop and Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., who is making his second bid for the seat instead of running for re-election to the U.S. House. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election due to term limits and is challenging Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines bid for a second term. Cooney said he is brushing off attack ads running against him. "This is politics...

  • Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Matt Rosendale

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Republican candidate State Auditor Matt Rosendale faces former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in the U.S. House. Gianforte, who won a special election in 2017 to take the House seat when Ryan Zinke left to become secretary of the interior and defeated Williams to retain the seat in 2018, is running for Montana governor this year. He faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian Lyman Bis...

  • Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Kathleen Williams

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces Republican candidate state Auditor Matt Rosendale in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in the U.S. House. Gianforte, who won a special election in 2017 to take the House seat when Ryan Zinke left to become secretary of the interior and defeated Williams to retain the seat in 2018, is running for Montana governor this year. He faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian Lyman Bishop...

  • Charter form of government for Havre on the ballot

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The City of Havre has put a proposal on the ballot to change Havre to a charter form of government. The last time the city put that on the ballot was in 2016. The City of Havre has attempted to create a charter government and put the matter on the ballot before, but until now that shift to charter government had been accompanied hiring a city manager who would have taken many duties now handled by the mayor. This proposal keeps the council-mayor form of government without hiring a city manager A municipal government may...

  • Arntzen tours Northern Diesel Tech center on Stars and Stripes tour

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen visited Montana State University-Northern Tuesday as part of her Stars and Stripes initiative. Arntzen is in a repeat of the 2016 election, where she defeated Democrat Melissa Romano for the open seat vacated by termed-out Democrat Denise Juneau. Romano is challenging Arntzen in this year's race, with Libertarian candidate Kevin Leatherbarrow also a contender. She said she wanted to come back to see Northern's Diesel T...

  • Northern ag degree ranked 11th in nation

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Montana State University-Northern was ranked number 11 nationally for its agriculture program by Learn.org for the 50 Best Agriculture Degrees in the 2020-2021 school year. Northern College of Technical Sciences Dean David Krueger said he’s very excited about the program being ranked 11th. “Very excited that we are — not surprised that we should be — but very excited that we were recognized that way,” Krueger said. Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel said getting a recognition such that is an honor they like to celebrate...

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