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 By Tristan    National

Leading Democrat: Gun control faces uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who's leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation's largest gun-rights group....

 By Tristan    Opinion

Ask DEQ to take another look at mine

Editor: At a time when the United States desperately needs to develop clean alternative fuels, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is fast-tracking the permitting process for Arch Coal's Otter Creek Mine. Not only... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: FWP was right to buy half of Bailey Reservoir

Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been getting some unwanted attention lately for its purchase of land for hunting, fishing, picnicking and hiking. Its purchase of some land near the Canadian border started a massive rhubarb that affect...

 By Tristan    Obituaries

Jason Duncan

Jason Duncan, 39, passed away Nov. 25, 2012, in Denver, Colo. A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 4 p.m., at Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of...

 By Tristan    Obituaries

Harold Halingstad

Harold Halingstad, 80, of Chinook, rancher, passed away May 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home...

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Havre schools are right to embrace mobile technology

The administration at Havre Public Schools is considering a plan to let students use their own mobile devices for class work, a stark contrast to the days when use of a cellphone in schools was banned. Personal use of devices...

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Northern's future tied to Hi-Line's future

Hearing Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh talk to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday reminded many in the audience of how the future of the college and the future of the Hi-Line community are so...

 By Tristan    Opinion

Facebook's sneak attack on the sleepy giants

I knew that somebody was going to cling to the underside of app data to sneak past the blinded cyclops that control the nation's/world's airwaves, but I didn't expect Facebook to be the first ones out. Facebook announced last week... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Thanks to young couple who helped after fall onto ice

Editor: Today, Saturday, I left my apartment on 4th Avenue to take out the trash. As I came to the sidewalk, I noticed that the sidewalks were pretty icy, but the roads weren't an option either, as they were probably in worse... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries

Betty Lou Malmberg

Betty Lou Malmberg Betty Lou Malmberg of Havre and Bozeman, Mont., passed away peacefully of congestive heart failure on Feb. 27, 2013. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Hibbing, Minn. to William and Bertha Harrison, the youngest of...

 By Tristan    State News

Police say Illinois man kidnapped from Billings hotel

BILLINGS — Police are searching for two armed suspects who purported to be FBI agents when they allegedly kidnapped an Illinois man from a Montana hotel room. Police in Billings said Friday that 29-year-old Dejuan Laster is...

 By Tristan    State News

Billings man pleads guilty to 13th DUI

BILLINGS (AP) — A Billings man has pleaded guilty to his 13th driving under the influence charge. The Billings Gazette reports that 55-year-old William Dean Grussing pleaded guilty Friday in district court. Grussing is scheduled... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Make it easy to vote

The Montana Legislature will begin taking action on bills this week, and some action will be taken on controversial matters that will challenge the promises made by legislative leadership and Gov. Steve Bullock to cooperate. One... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

The sad death of Internet giant Aaron Schwartz

Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist facing $1 million in fines and 35 years in federal prison, hanged himself in his New York apartment on Friday. The legal woes that led to him preferring a noose around his neck began in... Full story

 By Tristan    State News

Arizona man charged with 2003 rape in Montana

MISSOULA (AP) — A 46-year-old Arizona man has been returned to Montana to face charges he raped a woman in Missoula in late 2003. Kenneth Edward Whatley is charged with sexual intercourse without consent. He was being held in...

 By Tristan    National

1 student shot at high school in Taft, Calif.

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School in Taft, a...

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Police, public work together to prevent car thefts

If anyone has had things stolen from their unlocked cars in recent weeks, you can't blame the Havre Police Department. Sadly, Havre has lost its innocence in recent weeks. It was always a place where you could leave your car door...

 By Tristan    Sports

Breaking Sports: Lights take care of Western, Skylights fall

It's been a while since the MSU-Northern men's basketball team won a game in Dillon. But the Lights put the past nehind them Thursday night. No. 10 MSU-N beat UM-Western 64-53 Thursday night to improve to 4-0 in the Frontier... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Boys & Girls Club needs community support

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is undertaking an ambitious program to remodel its facilities, expanding its space to provide additional resources to its members and the community at-large. The expansion will make the...

 By Tristan    State News

Missoula officer run over by car, suspect arrested

0MISSOULA (AP) — A parolee suspected of running over a Missoula police officer who was trying to arrest her is being held under guard in the hospital where she is being treated for a gunshot wound, the Missoula County sheriff's o... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Our View: Brumleys deserve honors

The Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump is one of the most fascinating places in Hill County. The history and the beautiful scenery of the site has attracted visitors for generations. The buffalo jump this past summer opened a new... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Some companies take hold of Internet opportunities

It's not fair to complain about problems, but then never acknowledge or admit when decent solutions are offered. So here I am, after months of writing about the stubborn inertia of industries who fear the mysteries of the future,... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Thanks for support of Centennial effort

Editor: The Hill County centennial is now history, and it was my pleasure to submit the series of articles commemorating that important once-in-a-lifetime milestone. So many people stopped me on the street and in the grocery... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion

Giving credit to Linda Johnson for Festival of Trees

Editor: We would like to once again thank the Havre community for the support given to the Festival of Trees for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line. The Presbyterian ladies once a year have a dinner out and invite a guest...

 By Tristan    State News

Billings Police: Man shot after hitting officer with car

BILLINGS (AP) — A standoff ended with the death of a handcuffed burglary suspect who hit a Montana police officer with his own patrol car before the officer opened fire, authorities said. The 29-year-old man was in the back seat... Full story


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