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  • Hansen assails Bullock budget during video conference

    John Kelleher|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    Gov. Steve Bullock's proposed state budget calls for massive spending increases that are never going to get through the Republican-controlled state Legislature. That’s the opinion of State Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre. Speaking to interested residents via videoconference from Helena, Hansen said the Appropriations subcommittee that she sits on is just one example. The subcommittee oversees Montana state prisons, the public defenders office and the Public Service Commission. All departments requested budget hikes averaging 15 p... Full story

  • Havre man accused of burning child

    Tori Thomas|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    A man accused of burning a child with a lighter pleaded not guilty Jan. 23 in state District Court in Havre. Patrick R. Schroeder, of Havre born in 1991, was officially charged Jan. 14 with one count of assault on a minor. He pleaded not guilty Jan. 23 before District Judge Dan Boucher. According to court documents, Child Protection Services brought a 5-year-old child to the Havre Police Department Jan. 6. after receiving reports that a child may have been abused by the mother’s boyfriend. Ryan Pearson, senior patrol o... Full story

  • Quick Pick: Playing college ball

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  • Havre man denies 32 new child sex abuse charges

    Tori Thomas|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    A man accused of possessing lewd pictures of a 16-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre to 32 charges filed in an amendment to the case. Gary L. Peterson of Havre, born in 1967, is charged with 32 counts of sexual abuse of children. He pleaded not guilty to all counts Monday before District Judge Dan Boucher. He pleaded not guilty in 2013 to the charges orginally filed. According to court documents, in June 2013, Havre Police received a report that an employee at the District 4Human... Full story

  • For the Record, Jan. 28, 2015

    Updated Jan 28, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 4:55 p.m. Tuesday call from 2nd Street about windows broken out of the vehicle of the reporting party. —— Brooke Sutherland, 41, of Box Elder was issued a summons on a charge of disorderly conduct after officers responded to a 5:57 p.m. call from 9th Northwest Avenue about the reporting party stating she was attacked. —— Officers investigated a 6:17 p.m. Tuesday call from a 1st Street business about having a shoplifter in custody. —— Calvin Matthew Vaughn, 21, of Havre was a... Full story

  • Montana USDA schedules 2015 Reservation community meetings

    Updated Jan 28, 2015

    Press release BOZEMAN — USDA’s State Food & Agriculture Council in Montana announced seven USDA Community Meetings scheduled on Montana’s seven Indian reservations from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9 to promote the availability of USDA programs. The meetings will include USDA updates on the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill. The meetings are hosted by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council, tribal colleges and t...

  • Stockgrowers accepting applications for cattlemen's conference

    Updated Jan 28, 2015

    From Montana Stockgrowers To give an opportunity to learn more about the structure of the U.S. cattle industry and gain insight on the legislative process that guides the business, Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Research and Education Endowment Foundation will send one Montana delegate on this year’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference, held May 27-June 5. Applications, due March 1, are available at The Young Cattlemen’s Conference is an opportunity for cattlemen and cattlewomen between the ages of 25 and 50... Full story

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Nick Blount, MSU-Northern Men's Basketball

    George Ferguson|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    There’s certain parts of the country that are notorious for producing great high school basketball players. There’s just certain places that are known as hoops hotbeds. Montana State University-Northern senior guard Nicholas Blount is from one of those areas. Blount, who transferred to Northern in the fall of 2013, hails from California’s famed Bay Area, where he played both high school and junior college basketball. A native of Pittsburgh, California, Blount came to the L... Full story

  • Skylights remain at No. 10 in NAIA Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team were left heartbroken after last Saturday night’s double-overtime loss to Westminster College. But, that loss didn’t hurt the Skylights any in the national rankings. Northern remained at No. 10 in the latest NAIA Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon, while the Griffins also remained at the No. 4 spot they were in when they came to Havre. Northern is also still in first place in the Frontier Conference... Full story

  • Ice Hawks fall to Ice Dogs

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    After winning four consecutive games at home, the Havre Ice Hawks high school hockey team was back on the road this past weekend, and unfortunately, were unable to duplicate that same success. The Ice Hawks played both of their games this weekend in Bozeman, where they squared off against the Bozeman Ice Dogs A team. Both games took place on Saturday with the Ice Dogs winning each matchup. Bozeman took the first game by the score of 9-4 and the second, which was a much closer...

  • Local Bowling Report: Roman Surber wins Hi Lane Lanes Challenge

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 28, 2015

    Last Saturday, 26 men and women bowlers took to the hardwoods to show their skills on the different oil patterns. When the step ladder ended, Roman Surber was the top dog for the second time in three years. The step ladder started with Surber defeating Shawn Burrington 219 to 182, then moving on to out score Terry Adolf 222 to 218. Bob Azure was the next opponent with 149 to 212, and finally the tournament leader, James LaBuda with 187 to 241. This is the third time LaBuda has been in second place. There were bowlers from...