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Articles from the January 19, 2012 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 19, 2012

Canadian currency comes into Havre - where does it go?

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's incoming President Chandra Moomey welcomes people to the Chamber's 103rd Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Duck Inn Olympic Room. With an increase in Canadian money coming into...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 19, 2012

Stolen gloves show poor values

Editor: To the man who stood behind me at the checkout of O'Reilly's Auto Parts late Tuesday afternoon: I was wearing my gloves because I had been working on my car, outside, in subzero temperatures. I came to O'Reilly's, got the antifreeze I... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 19, 2012

Roe v. Wade anniversary no cause for celebration

Editor: A sad anniversary has occurred, the 39th of Roe v. Wade. It requires tremendous imagination to comprehend the loss of 50 million-plus individuals. That is more than the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston,...


Exxon reaches $1.6M spill settlement

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File An oil spill crew worker for Oil Mop Emergency Response stepping out of a ring of absorbent pads along a flood plain of the Yellowstone River on July 11, where oil was found collected, near Laurel. Exxon Mobil agreed... Full story


Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — One of the world's most popular file-sharing sites was shuttered Thursday, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content. An indictment...


FWP considers using hunters to kill stray bison

HELENA — Montana officials gave their initial approval Thursday to a plan that would let hunters kill bison that stray beyond designated areas north of Yellowstone National Park and from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations. The plan...

 By Tristan    Sports    January 19, 2012

Breaking Sports: Skylights top Saints; Lights fall in OT

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team needed a remedy for last weekend's two losses at home. The Skylights got it Thursday night in Helena. Northern played an exceptional second half to beat the struggling Saints 55-50, the Sk...

 By Tristan    Sports    January 19, 2012

Breaking Sports: MSU-N grapplers dominate Northwest College

The MSU-Northern wrestling team hasn't wrestled at home in a while, but against Northwest College Thursday night at the MSU-Northern Fieldhouse, it was as if the Lights had never been away. MSU-N defeated Northwest College 34-10 in a dominating...


Frontier Notebook: Frontier experiencing ebbs and flows

Two weeks into the Frontier Conference men's and women's basketball season and already there's been major shake-ups. On the men's side, the starts by the University of Great Falls, Westminster and... Full story


Blue Pony wrestlers tackle best of Class A in Lewistown

It seems like every weekend the Havre High wrestling program is competing at a major tournament. The tough schedule is key to the Blue Ponies success, and that continues this weekend when they take on the rest of the Class A field. Friday and... Full story


Lights feel ready for the road

The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team hasn't lost a single game since Nov. 5. That's an impressive 11 in a row, which includes a 3-0 start to Frontier Conference play. The...


Skylights hope to rebound at Carroll and Rocky Mountain

After a devastating weekend on their own court, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights will have to regroup. And they'll have to regroup on the road. The Skylights suffered a controversial...


Lights host Trappers on the mat

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is coming off one of its most consistent weekend's of the season. Now, Northern head coach Tyson Thivierge is hoping his team builds on that moment...

 By Zach White    Local    January 19, 2012

City Council names committee members

Many of the laws and policies in the city of Havre begin their lives in various specialized committees. With three new council members sworn in this month, those committees are seeing changes and beginning new lives of their own. At Tuesday night's... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 19, 2012

Montana's U.S. lawmakers decry Obama decision on pipeline

Republicans and Democrats both tried to force President Barack Obama's hand on an oil pipeline planned to run through Montana, and succeeded. Obama Wednesday denied a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congress had tied to an extension of payroll...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 19, 2012

Dennis Teske challenges Rehberg in Senate primary

A man who spent much of his youth and operated a business on the Hi-Line has entered the race to take the U. S. Senate seat in the 2012 election. Terry farmer Dennis Teske filed as a Republican in the race for the seat now held by Sen. Jon Tester,...

 By Zach White    Local    January 19, 2012

Terry Schend, Kevin Keim honored by Chamber

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Vicke Schend, right, cries while holding the North Star Award honoring her late husband, Terry Schend, while Havre Area Chamber of Commerce second Vice President Debbie Callahan reacts at the Chamber's 103rd Annual... Full story


Robert Bork, whose failed nomination made history, dies

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robert H. Bork, who stepped in to fire the Watergate prosecutor at Richard Nixon's behest and whose failed 1980s nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Clifford H. Hanson

Clifford H. Hanson slipped away quietly on a memorable day in history, 12-12-12, and now his family pictures him dancing in heaven with Helen, his wife of 66 years, who preceded him in death on Oct. 15. Cliff was born on Jan. 28, 1917, in Arnegard,...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 19, 2012

4-H looks to build new Chuckwagon at Fairgrounds

Representatives of Hill County 4-H met with the Hill County Fair Board Tuesday to talk about a new project: negotiating a new long-term lease for a new Chuckwagon at the Great Northern Fairgrounds "The Livestock Committee has come up with an initial... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 19, 2012

Fair board continues to look for new carnival

The Hill County Fair Board agreed Tuesday to put much of its planning for the 2013 Great Northern Fair on hold while its fairgrounds manager continues to look for a new carnival for the event. Fairgrounds manager Tim Solomon told the board during... Full story

 By Zach White    Local    January 19, 2012

Longsoldier family seeks $2.9M in damages

The price of the premature death of A. J. Longsoldier will be paid by the sheriff's offices of Hill and Blaine counties, and the Department of Labor and Industry's Hearing Bureau will decide in the next few months how much it will be. In September,...


Baucus and Tester take cautious approach on guns

HELENA (AP) — Two Montana Democrats who could play a big role in the U.S. Senate's debate on gun control are not immediately closing the door on new restrictions. But U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester are taking a more cautious approach than som...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 19, 2012

FWP land grab

Editor: Quite awhile ago I was told by a brilliant scholar, "When you have a disagreeable problem, don't even come to the table unless you have a solution." Well, here is a win-win solution for everyone. We all know FWP makes a lot of money because... Full story

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 19, 2012

Our View: Industrial park brings hope to Hi-Line

Plans are moving ahead for the industrial park southwest of Havre. Under an agreement this week, the Havre Fire Department will now cover that area. And work is beginning toward creation of a tax increment finance district. Much needs to be done,...


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