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 By Tim Leeds    Local

Wind storm wreaks havoc in Havre area

A major wind storm blew through Montana from the West Coast Wednesday, causing some extremely high wind gusts and some major damage in the Havre area. The wind pulled the roof off... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Vaccination plans moving forward in area

Vaccination planning in the area continue to move forward, with Havre Public Schools’ employees set for vaccination this week and vaccinations for area veterans to start next week with the opening of the new location of the... — Updated 1/12/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Schools continue to see COVID-19 cases

Although numbers of new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 seem to be staying much lower than during the surge from September through early November, cases are still rolling in including in school systems. North Star School... — Updated 1/11/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Havre K-5 students staying in Schedule 2B through next week

A release issued by Havre Interim-Superintendent of Public Schools Craig Mueller this morning said the county has not yet met requirements to move to a four-day in-class schedule for Havre schools and the return of grades kindergar... — Updated 1/8/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Region deals with a year of a deadly virus

Vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 is arriving in the area at a time when people appear to have taken actions to slow the spread of the virus following surges over the... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Power out, quickly restored from Lohman to Zurich

NorthWestern Energy reports a power outage occurred this afternoon, from Lohman through Chinook to Zurich, but power was quickly restored. Spokesperson Jo Dee Black said the outage, which impacted about 1,400 NorthWestern Energy... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Senators: Montana benefits included in COVID relief, omnibus spending bill

Montana’s U.S. senators Monday touted provisions in a COVID-19 relief bill and an omnibus spending bill that includes the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact. The bills passed also include funding for Amtrak.... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

COVID-19 testing proceeding in the state as vaccines roll out

With the first round of COVID-19 vaccine on the way to hospitals in Montana to vaccinate front-line health care workers, testing for the disease is continuing, although some jurisdictions are having to make choices on who they can... — Updated 12/14/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Holiday moves on through the pandemic

Events are being altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the season is still moving on. This weekend The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual cookies with Santa, but... — Updated 12/7/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to mount in November

A lot can happen in a month, especially during a global pandemic, and Montana and the local area saw the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and COVID-19 deaths climb over November.... — Updated 12/4/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

School board sets meeting to interview board applicants

Havre Public Schools announced this morning that the Havre Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Havre Middle School to interview the three finalists for the Board of Trustees appointment to take the place... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Fort Belknap extends shutdown order

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation tribal government announced Monday it is extending its reservation-wide shutdown, effective from 12:01 this morning through at least Monday, Dec. 14 at 12:59 p.m. The Fort Belknap Indian... — Updated 12/1/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Officials urge care as holiday might give appearance of lower COVID numbers

Health care and public officials are warning people that numbers may seem down for confirmed COVID-19 cases but that may be an impact of the holiday and they may come back even higher as testing catches up. The state COVID-19... — Updated 11/30/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

COVID confirmations down in region but still coming in high throughout state

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has dropped in this part of Montana, though it still is higher than health officials hope for, and numbers continue to roll in throughout the state, straining resources. Local, state and... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

CBP settles with women in lawsuit on rights violations in Havre

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reached an out-of-court settlement with two women who said their Constitutional rights were violated when a Border Patrol agent detained and... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

CBP settles in Havre rights violation lawsuit

American Civil Liberties Union announced today that the federal government settled a lawsuit filed by two Havre women who said they were racially profiled and wrongly detained by a... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Daines urges Montanans to get COVID vaccination when available

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Wednesday that he was one of the people who participated in a trial of the vaccine pharmaceutical company Pfizer says appears to be 95 percent... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Tim Leeds    State News

Daines reveals was part of vaccine test

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said today he was one of the people who participated in a trial of the vaccine pharmaceutical company Pfizer says appears to be 95 percent... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

HRDC offering help on power bills with Energy Share

With colder weather already hitting and more expected in the coming months, officials are telling people about programs that could help them with their power bills. Particularly in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and layoffs,... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Box Elder man pleads not guilty to murder charge

Reuben Charles Blackwolf of Box Elder, 44, has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Billings to charges of second-degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. A jury trial before Judge Susan Watters is set for... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Name released of Butte woman killed when struck by train

Blaine County Sheriff and Coroner John Colby has released the name of a Butte woman, who, along with her dog, was killed about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a BNSF Railway freight train just east of Chinook near... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

St. Jude Thaddeus School puts Junior High to remote learning

St. Jude Thaddeus School put out a call today for parents of six through eighth grade students to pick up their children at their earliest convenience as the junior high at the... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

State sets new record in daily COVID-19 confirmations

Although the number of daily new COVID-19 cases has dropped some in Hill and Blaine counties following a major surge in the fall, the numbers continue to rise in the state. Montana’s COVID-19 response tracking map in its update... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Events set Wednesday to commemorate Veterans Day

Despite the cold and snow and pandemic, services and ceremonies are still happening Wednesday, Veterans Day, live and online, to honor people who have served. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 497 Quartermaster Scott Prindiville said... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Biden wins presidency

After an extra four days of counting - and ballots still to be counted and some states to be declared - Democrat Joe Biden was projected Saturday morning to win the next presidency... — Updated 11/9/2020


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