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Fair Board meets and discusses fair cancelation amid pandemic

The Great Northern Fair Board decided during its monthly meeting Tuesday to hold off deciding whether to cancel this year’s Great Northern Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s still a very real possibility,” Board Chair Tyler Smith said.... Full story


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Grace Loftus, Havre High Track

Things have been tough for athletes across the Hi-Line the past couple months. With the spring sports season hanging by a thread, many athletes face the hard reality of not having a season due to the...


Lights land third signee in 2020 recruiting class

Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still recruiting season for college basketball, and Montana State University-Northern head coach Shawn Huse has landed his third signee to...


Letter to the Editor - Remember conservation when voting in the primary

Editor, With the announcement of Gov. Steve Bullock’s order for an all mail-in ballot with the option to still vote safely in-person, Montana is having a big moment.  By increasing access to the ballot box, I hope more Montanans vote in our June...


The Postscript: A little stir-crazy

It’s safe to say everyone is getting a bit tired of it. My parents, both in their 80s, were going a little stir-crazy in Florida. They missed their house in the woods and so they filled the RV with...


Samantha May; Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public School; University of Montana CJI's May awarded the Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

Press release A local Hi-Line student has been recognized by the Governor’s Office of Community Servivce, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact for her work in volunteer service. Samantha May of Chester-Joplin-Inverness High School is...

 By Jack Lambert    Local    April 22, 2020

KNMC opens Quarantunes contest for musicians

With Havre-area musicians left without an artistic outlet due to COVID-19 restrictions, KNMC 90.1, Montana State University-Northern’s radio station, has come up with a way to keep them making music. With their tribute concert scheduled for May 2... Full story


Governor issues directives to on health capacity, health coverage

Note: This was provided by the office of the Montana governor HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock issued Tuesday two directives to increase frontline health care provider capacity to respond to COVID-19 and expand insurance coverage to allow Montanans to... Full story


Small ag producer-eligibility added to SBA economic disaster program

Havre Daily News staff Montana’s U.S. senators both announced Tuesday that a U.S. Small Business Administration program to help small businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic has been expanded to include small agricultural producers. Sens. Jon... Full story


Election administrator gives mail in ballot information

Press release Hill County will be conducting the June 2 Federal Primary Election as an all-mail ballot election. With the spread and concerns over COVID-19 and per the directives issued by the governor’s office, people and the government have an...


Correction - Medical officer pleased with COVID response

A front-page article in Tuesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News about the area’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic misquoted Dr. Kevin Harada in the second and eighth paragraph. The quotations should have said Harada said he wants to ramp up... Full story


For the Record, April 22, 2020

Havre Police Department Scott Edward Dion of Havre, 62, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, false reports to law enforcement authorities and resisting arrest, during a Tuesday...


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 439 with 2 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 59 with 13 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 11,583. The number of deaths was 14. The number of recoveries was 296. The numbers by county... Full story


Hays-Lodge Pole Public Schools seeing low participation as they move to remote learning

Hays-Lodge Pole Public Schools has transferred fully to remote learning, and in the process has helped set up all their students with internet access, but they are still grappling with a participation rate below 50 percent. Hays-Lodge Pole K-12... Full story


CJI: Distanced learning not ideal but is working

Chester-Joplin-Inverness Schools Superintendent Tim Bronk said the remote online delivery of education is going well since it started March 30. "Indeed, it is not ideal, but it is reaching students,... Full story


Additional COVID-19 aid funding passes Senate

Both Montana U.S. senators praised the Senate’s passage of expanded aid for impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday. The bill, originally intended to provide additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program that provides funds to small... Full story


FBI details new methods of fraud born amid the pandemic

The FBI held a Skype call with local media Tuesday, to provide details on the recent increase in fraud amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want to do everything we can to make the public aware of the some of the scams that are going on, and make sure p... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    April 22, 2020

Governor outlines phased 'Reopening Montana' plans

In a press conference at noon today, Gov. Steve Bullock announced his plan for a phased reopening of the state, with restrictions remaining in place through the first phases. "Our new normal is going... Full story


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