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 By Tim Leeds    Local

Senate advances infrastructure bill to floor for debate

After weeks of negotiations, the Senate Wednesday advanced a bill to increase investment in U.S. infrastructure on a 67-32 vote with one senator not voting. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., voted for advancing the bill to the floor along... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

County commission issues ultimatum to fair board member Sivertsen

Letter requests his resignation or board will vote on his removal In a letter to Great Northern Fair Board member Bob Sivertsen, the Hill County Commission requested he submit his resignation or the commission will vote Thursday... — Updated 7/28/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

St. Mary Diversion funding passes out of committee

Montana’s U.S. senators announced today that funding to rehabilitate the source of most of the water in the Milk River passed out of committee. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a release that up to $100 million in dedicated... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Carnival owner facing human trafficking charges

An owner of the carnival working at the 2021 Great Northern Fair is facing human trafficking-related charges in Utah. Midway West Amusements owner Jordan Jensen of Gilbert, Arizona, was charged in Utah with three counts of human tr... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

More counties including Blaine added as primary drought disaster areas

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack added more counties including Blaine County to the rapidly growing list of Montana counties declared as drought disaster areas. Some of the counties are being added as primary disaster... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill, Blaine counties declared drought disaster areas by USDA

Editor’s note: This has been updated to include counties declared disaster areas Wednesday. Multiple counties including Hill and Blaine counties have been added to the growing... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Heat continues in region

A heat advisory and red flag fire warning remain in effect today as temperatures are expected to continue to break the 100-degree mark. The official high temperature for Havre... — Updated 7/2/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Heat wave brings Red Flag, heat advisory warnings

A heat wave continues to swelter in the area, raising warnings throughout this part of Montana. A Red Flag warning is in effect for Blaine and Hill counties, along with portions of... — Updated 7/1/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Gildford Colony School board holding special budget meeting

The Gildford Colony School Board of Trustees held a special meeting June 18 to propose a resolution to amend its budget, and is meeting Monday to approve the resolution. The resolution says that the school’s enrollment has... — Updated 6/25/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

School board approves COVID plans for upcoming year

The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees during a special meeting in Havre Middle School Tuesday unanimously approved a series of motions including plans on how to handle the... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Former Havre judge, granddaughter die in plane crash in Utah

Editor’s note: This version corrects the spelling of Elise Lowrance. Former Havre City Judge Virginia Seigel and her granddaughter, Elise Lowrance, 6, died Thursday when the... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Groundbreaking held on new St. Mary's Church

A group gathered Sunday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Catholic church at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation following a Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Warfel of the... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Scores brave weather for Father's Day Fishing Derby

A large number of children and their families braved cool, windy and even rainy weather during the early part of the Havre Rotary Club's Father's Day Fishing Derby, though the sun... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Havre Daily wins awards at state newspaper convention

Havre Daily News saw success over the weekend at the Montana Newspaper Association annual convention in Big Sky, winning four first-place awards and numerous other awards in the annual Better Newspapers Contest. “Very proud of... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill County sees another COVID-19- related death

Hill County Health Department Thursday reported the 46th COVID-19-related death for the county in a resident younger than 40. Numbers have dropped substantially from last fall and early winter in this part of Montana, but new... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Sounds on the Square returns to Havre

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sounds on the Square started up again this week with Hogeland-Turner-Harlem area band Shovels and Shotguns blasting out some... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Area sees second day of record heat

North-central Montana saw a second day of scorching weather Tuesday with, again, new records set for high temperatures, although forecasts predict it to cool down in this area the rest of the week. National Weather Service’s... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Scorching heat hits the region

Heat socked into the region Monday and today, with Havre beating a century-old record high temperature. The National Weather Service recording station at the Havre City-County Airport reported a high of 102 degrees at 3:33 p.m.... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Rocky Boy holding Pfizer vaccine clinic in Havre Wednesday

Rocky Boy Health Center will hold a mobile drive-up vaccination clinic open to everyone at the Havre Holiday Village Mall parking lot from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday. Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines will be available. Pfizer is... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Pembina settlement finalized for Chippewa Indian tribes, individuals

A settlement in a lawsuit some 150 years in the making was settled Thursday, providing $59 million to individual Native American litigants and tribes including The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and The... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Pfizer vaccine coming to Hill County Health Department

Hill County Health Department has announced that it will have a supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in stock next week and is inviting people to call to sign up for its vaccination clinic at the health department on the third... — Updated 6/10/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

MAT again holding auditions for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Montana Actors’ Theatre is bringing back its pandemic-delayed production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Auditions for the loved children’s story were held last year but the production was delayed to this year due... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Johnson murder retrial starts today

The retrial of a Havre man convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the shooting death of his brother started today in state District Court in the Hill County Courthouse. The retrial of Shane Clark Johnson started with jury... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

COVID case shuts down Box Elder Schools field trip

With Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19 since February and Box Elder Schools reporting its first case in months, even with schools out... — Updated 6/4/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Calls again go out for inquiry, action on meatpacking industry

Montana political leaders are again joining others around the country asking the U.S. Department of Justice to take action on allegations that the “stranglehold” large meatpackers have over the beef processing market violate... — Updated 6/3/2021

 

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