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 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 2, 2020

Area counties get set for all-mail ballots in primary election

Editor’s note: This corrects that the county clerk and recorders are the election administrators and ballots must be returned to the county clerk and recorder offices. As authorized by a directive from Gov. Steve Bullock intended to reduce the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 1, 2020

Governor issues new directives, COVID case confirmed in Liberty County

Gov. Steve Bullock issued new directives Tuesday on the COVID-19 pandemic including to protect renters and homeowners forced to stay at home, help medical facilities stay open and deal with the disease and to help find people who may have been...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 30, 2020

Congress passes $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package, president signs

Congress passed Friday the third — and by far the largest — aid package to help people, businesses and local governments deal with the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic, and President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion package into law the same...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 27, 2020

Governor issues stay-at-home directive

Montana took one more step toward a lockdown due to coronavirus Thursday, the same day the first COVID-19 death was announced. Gov. Steve Bullock late Thursday afternoon announced he was issuing a stay-at-home directive effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday....

 
 By Tim Leeds    National    March 27, 2020

House passes COVID-19 aid package, heads to president for signature

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a package intended to provide aid for states, businesses and people struggling with the impacts of novel coronavirus 2019 and the disease it causes,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 26, 2020

COVID-19 confirmed in Hill County

After more than a week of preparation, Hill County now has its first official case of COVID-19. Hill County Health Department said Wednesday in a release that the first case of the disease caused by...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 25, 2020

Montana State University-Northern continues to work through coronavirus pandemic

Montana State University-Northern said in a release Tuesday that many students have made alternate living arrangements and are not returning to the university’s dormitories while it moves to online education during the novel coronavirus 2019...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 25, 2020

Governor extends COVID-19 directives through April 10

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Tuesday extended directives he had made on the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic, keeping schools closed and limiting restaurants to delivery and pick-up services and more through April 10 and mandating social distancing....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 24, 2020

Rocky Boy implements checkpoints to slow coronavirus

More restrictions have been announced due to the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, including checkpoints and screenings at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation announced in a post on the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 20, 2020

Northern continues adjustments in COVID-19 oubreak

Montana State University-Northern is continuing to make adjustments to its services when students come back from spring break next week to reduce exposure to novel coronavirus-19, including...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 19, 2020

Havre Public Schools working through COVID-19 closure

Havre Public Schools sent out an automated call this morning asking its students, and their families, to make sure they are in contact with the student’s teachers. The best way to contact the teachers is through the teachers’ emails, the message...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 19, 2020

Northern transitioning all instruction to online, reducing physical presence on campus as much as possible

Montana State University-Northern announced today it is transitioning all classes, including labs and clinicals, to an online format and is asking students in the residence halls to consider...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 18, 2020

Havre Salvation Army stops accepting donations

Havre Salvation Army announced some changes it is making due to the presence of the novel coronavirus 2019 in the state to protect its employees, volunteers and customers, including not accepting donations until further notice. Salvation Army said...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 18, 2020

Northern closing in on fundraising goals for stadium

With work underway to erect the first phase of Montana State University-Northern’s athletic complex — a new football stadium on the practice field on the west end of campus — the university announced it has received two more major donations...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 17, 2020

Events and locations closed, canceled, rescheduled and still going on

The Havre Daily News has been deluged with notices of closures, cancelations and reschedulings caused by the confirmation of COVID-19 in Montana. Following is a list of some of the notices the newspaper has received. If people need to get notices of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 13, 2020

Hospital urges caution for possible COVID 19 exposure

Editor's note: This version updates that Northern Montana Hospital and Northern Montana Care Center are closed to visitors at this time. Northern Montana Health Care issued a release that afternoon...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 13, 2020

Local COVID-19 alternative clinic opens

Northern Montana Health Care announced Friday evening it has opened an alternative clinic for suspected novel coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, patients and is urging people to use caution with the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 12, 2020

Montana resident confirmed to have contracted COVID-19

The first Montana resident has been confirmed to have contracted the novel COVID-19 virus, although she was not in Montana when she contracted it and was in Maryland when tested. “Since the case was announced earlier today, public health officials...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 12, 2020

Montana universities transitioning to online or remote classes to avoid COVID-19 exposure

Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced today he is directing all Montana University System campuses to transition to online or remote teaching for all classes to...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 10, 2020

Full slate of candidates filed in the 2020 elections

The official Montana candidates are now in for the 2020 local, state and federal elections, with deadlines yet to come for people to file as write-in or independent candidates, and many races are full to the brim. Monday at 5 p.m. was the deadline...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 9, 2020

Bullock files as candidate in Senate race

Editor’s note This version adds Montana secretary of state candidate Rep. Forrest Mandeville, R-Columbus, and that Mike Knoles has announced he is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and corrects...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 6, 2020

Feral swine workshop set for Tuesday in Havre

Local groups and organizations are holding a workshop in Havre next week to look at a high-priority concern in Montana — the entry of feral swine. “While feral swine are not yet in Montana, we are aware of their expanding range in Saskatchewan...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 6, 2020

Economic Outlook Seminar set for March 17 in Havre

Experts are coming to Havre this month to show a snapshot of the local and state economy. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana is bringing its 45th annual...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 2, 2020

Big Sandy, Havre choirs among schools featured in PBS special Tuesday

Choirs from two local high schools are among those featured Tuesday in a statewide broadcast of Montana Public Broadcasting System, with the Big Sandy and Havre High School choirs performing in the “Celebrate America Across Montana” PBS pledge...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 2, 2020

More candidates file in governor, congressional races

With the deadline to file as a candidate creeping closer, more people have filed in some major races or have announced their picks for lieutenant governor. Incumbent Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont, filed for re-election Friday, citing his endorsement by...

 

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