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Articles from the February 6, 2024 edition


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  • Havre basketball to host Malta

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    After a busy weekend, the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams are right back to work. Tonight, the Blue Ponies will host Malta in a doubleheader at Havre High Gymnasium. The HHS girls basketball team will get the night started with its game against Malta. The M-Ettes enter this contest with a 9-6 record this season. They will also be looking to avenge a 60-34 loss to Havre earlier this season. The Ponies enter the game with a 10-3 record this winter. As they look to com... Full story

  • Rosendale off-base in ad about Fauci, COVID

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    By Katheryn Houghton KFF Health News and Politifact A fundraising ad for U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., shows a photo of Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, behind bars, swarmed by flying bats. Rosendale, who is eyeing a challenge to incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, maintains that a Montana biomedical research facility, Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, has a dangerous link to the pandemic. This claim... Full story

  • Havre City Council discusses food vendors on First Street

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    After Havre City Council approved a ballot measure to approve a routine local government study Monday evening, members of the council's Streets and Sidewalks Committee discussed an ongoing issue surrounding food vendors on First Street, U.S. Highway 2 when it runs through Havre, brought up by Montana Department of Transportation that maintains the street. Guard Dogs owner Scott Adams, the vendor around whom the issue has arisen, addressed members of the council, saying he... Full story

  • Havre Daily News online only today

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Due to a supply shipment being delayed, Havre Daily News could not print today’s edition, for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, and it will be online only. Havre Daily News press operator Patrick Leeds said that some three weeks ago when he ordered the needed solution that he can’t run the press without, he was told it would arrive no later than Monday of this week. He said he stretched out what the Havre Daily had until Monday, but after the solution did not arrive by Monday evening, he called the company today and was told it was bac... Full story

  • Tester talks southern border deal in press call

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a statewide press call Monday where he discussed ongoing efforts by Congress to make a deal on an immigration bill that he said will help solve the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. Tester said the deal is imperfect but it does include common-sense provisions that will improve the situation, contrary to the misinformation that the deal's opponents have been pushing. The bill would, among other things, give the president... Full story

  • Park board meeting canceled for lack of quorum

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Hill County Park Board was canceled for lack of quorum last night when most members didn’t show up after 15 minutes of waiting. Members Lou Hagener, Larry Kinsella and Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson were there, but no other members showed up by 5:45 p.m. The Hill County commissioners are members of the park board. Chair Jeff Jensen and board members Ursula Brese — who missed the January meeting due to health reasons — Pam Wilson, Tony Reum, Hill County Commissioner Jake Strisse... Full story

  • Montana VA holding town hall  for women veterans

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Press release HELENA — Montana VA Health Care System is hosting a virtual women veterans town hall will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 5 p.m.   To join the conversation, veterans can call (833) 560-2071. This town hall will be an audio-only event. At the town hall, women veterans will have a chance to hear from their women-specific health care team and learn about services offered to all enrolled female Veterans. Some of these services include ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests, mental health care and couns... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor - Dave Greenwood will be greatly missed

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Editor, On behalf of the Independence Bank staff and Board of Directors, we would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to the family of Dave “Doc” Greenwood, who passed away Sunday January 21, 2024. Dave was a Board Member of Independence Bank/MSI from 1993-2016. Dave was one of our longest serving board members, dedicating 23 years to Independence Bank. He will always be remembered for keeping the room light and full of charm. Dave and his wife, Judy, owned and operated Havre’s Yummy Yogurt, Taco John’s, and Pro Put... Full story

  • People invited to host foreign exchange students

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Press release World Heritage International Student Exchange Program, a non-profit, public benefit organization, is seeking local families to host foreign exchange students this coming school year. “Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today,” representatives of the program said in a release. “The memories and the relationship you create with your exchange student will stay with you forever.” World Heritage students come from a variety of coun... Full story

  • Racicot among former GOP governors wanting Trump off Colorado ballot

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Arren Kimbel-Sannit Montana Free Press This story is excerpted from Capitolized, a weekly newsletter featuring expert reporting, analysis and insight from the editors and reporters of Montana Free Press. In December, the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified former President Donald Trump from the presidential ballot in that state, ruling that the former president’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that people who “engaged in insurrection” cannot hold feder... Full story

  • The Postscript: A piece of cake

    Carrie Classon|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    My husband, Peter, and I landed in Mexico again, and we did what we have done in the past. We bought an enormous cake. It’s nice to have a cake in the house. I have discovered it is not necessarily a good idea to eat cake every day, as it eventually makes my clothes too small. But I do like cake, and I especially like Mexican cake, and more than anything, I like giving cake away. We love the folks who work at this hotel. When I say “hotel,” you might be thinking of some swank... Full story

  • For the Record, Feb. 6, 2024

    Updated Feb 6, 2024

    Havre Police Department Martin Duane Flying of Havre, 31, was arrested on a Justice or City court warrant after a vehicle stop on First Street Monday at 3:29 p.m. -- A written or verbal warning was issued after a Havre area caller reported Monday at 7:44 p.m. needing help getting a man to stop sending messages to the caller. -- Mary Sophie Pierre of Polson, 32, was arrested on a Justice or City court warrant and charges of no vehicle insurance and seat belt violation after a... Full story

  • Lights go undefeated in Arizona

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    After a long layoff, but with the postseason looming, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is hitting its stride now. Northern went 3-0 in Cascade Conference duals last weekend in Arizona, which gives head coach Tyson Thivierge's team much-needed momentum heading into he final week of the regular season. In Arizona, the Lights beat Arizona Christian 38-7 with wins from Kolten Powers, Colin Silverthorn, Georgino Moraga, Justin Windauer, Devin Crawford, NaKoda... Full story

  • MSU-N's Watson honored

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    After a big week of basketball, Montana State University-Northern's Dae'Kwon Watson was named Erck Hotels Frontier Conference Men's Basketball Player of the week. Watson had two great games this last weekend. He had a career-high of 32 points against Rocky Mountain College. He averaged 25.5 points per-game, shot 42 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the arc, and went 15-15 from the free throw line. Watson is a sophomore from Auburn, Washington, who came to... Full story

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