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 By Tim Leeds    Local 

Legislative town hall set for Saturday

Local legislators have confirmed that a town hall is set in Havre Saturday in the weekend of the transmittal break in the legislative session. State Rep. Ed Hill, R-Havre, responding to a query from Havre Daily News if he knew... — Updated 3/5/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Council approves posting ribbons, signs in memory of victims of COVID

Havre City Council Monday unanimously approved a variance to allow a local group to put up 40 ribbons and signs downtown in memory of the 40 Hill County residents who have died... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Resolution supporting St. Mary Diversion repair passes Montana House

The Montana House of Representatives unanimously sent to the Senate a resolution urging authorization of funding and work to repair "the lifeline of the Hi-Line." The bill, with... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Chouteau County adopts mask policy

Chouteau County Health Department announced Tuesday the county has adopted a mask policy, as vaccinations continue in the area and local health departments are starting to build lists for the next phase. The Chouteau County Health... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester pushes to restore Amtrak furloughed employees, full service to Hi-Line

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Tuesday that he has introduced legislation to restore cut service and furloughed employees that Amtrak cut last year after the pandemic hit, saying it would bring people back to work and restore Amtra... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

U.S. has half-million COVID-19-related deaths

Despite a slight downward trend in the U.S. for the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed and new COVID-19 related deaths, and a push for vaccinations, the nation hit a dark... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill County looking to start 1C vaccination list, still filling Thursday clinic

Hill County Health Department, which said this morning it still had openings for a Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday and for eligible people to call for an appointment,... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Vaccinations continue through area, caution still urged

After what appeared to be a bump in the road was overcome, vaccination clinics are continuing in Hill County this week. Hill County Health Department Health Director and Hill County... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Windy Boy Native language bills progressing through Legislature

State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, said several bills on Native language education are moving through the Legislature including one of his bills that has a hearing in the House Education Committee today at 3 p.m.... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

People speak against Hill's immunization bill

Havre's freshman Rep. Ed Hill, a Republican, had his first hearing on his first bill this week, with one person speaking in support and a number of people speaking against his... — Updated 2/19/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

North-central Montana moving out of severe cold snap

While forecasters predict this part of Montana will move out of the bitter cold snap it has been under for more than a week, other parts of the country continue to reel from severe... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Fair board hears rodeo proposal, discusses 2021 Great Northern Fair

The Great Northern Fair Board Tuesday night heard a proposal for a one-day National Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo and had a short discussion on other events at the 2021 Great Northern Fair. The 2020 fair was canceled due to CO... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

CJI schools goes virtual due to COVID case

Even with declining numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the region and vaccinations rolling out, the COVID-19 pandemic is still hitting local schools, with Chester-Joplin-Inverness... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Deep-freeze cold settles in for rest of week

The cold in this part of north-central Montana just keeps getting colder, with no break expected until Monday. The cold already has been beating earlier forecasts, with Monday, forecasters are predicting highs in the teens with... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP looking for applicants for Fresno fishery advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced it is looking for applicants to be on an advisory committee for a first-ever official fisheries management plan for Fresno Reservoir west... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill County Democrats elect new leadership

The Hill County Democrats Central Committee elected new leadership Monday, selecting Krystal Steinmetz to take the place of Jacob Bachmeier as chair and Cullen Hinkle to replace Susan Somers as vice chair. “I am very excited to... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Serious cold is back and here to stay a while

Following some major snowstorms in October and November, winter took a break in this part of north-central Montana, but it is back and appears here to stay for a while. Snow fell... — Updated 2/8/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hospital starting limited visitation Monday

Northern Montana Health Care announced this morning that, starting Monday, it will allow some visitors into Northern Montana Hospital. Visitors have been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March. The visitation will not... — Updated 2/5/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Supreme Court rules in favor of Bachmeier in harassment, retaliation case

The Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion this week affirming previous decisions and awarding more than $460,000 in damages and legal fees to a Montana State University-Northern d... — Updated 2/5/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Cold weather getting colder and sticking around

The winter weather advisory issued by National Weather Service for the area is still in effect and the predicted temperatures are dropping a bit. The region is in a winter weather a... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Winter returning to north-central Montana

Old Man Winter really hasn't been seen much in north-central Montana since November, but it appears he is back and likely will stay a while. After a rainstorm Tuesday temperatures... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Vaccination clinics continue in area

More COVID-19 vaccine is rolling into the area and more clinics are being scheduled, while health officials continue to warn people they need to continue efforts to slow the spread of the disease until enough people are vaccinated... — Updated 2/2/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Diocese to close Mission School at Hays for a year

The Great Falls-Billings Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is closing a more-than-a-century-old school in Hays due to staffing shortages with the hopes of reopening it a year later. A letter from Bishop Michael Warfel to... — Updated 1/26/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

While COVID numbers dropping in some areas, outbreaks continue

COVID-19 numbers in the region both show success in slowing the spread of the disease in some areas but how fragile that situation is in others. While some counties are reporting... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

Dodson schools sees COVID outbreak as vaccine rollout is underway

In the midst of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed for Phase 1B of the state rollout and local reservations also moving forward with vaccinations, a local school has had to shut... — Updated 1/21/2021

 

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