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  • Fox, Gianforte, Olszewski square off in GOP governor primary: Tim Fox

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Apr 29, 2020

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is facing state Sen. Al Olszewski, M.D., of Kalispell and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the Republican primary in the Montana governor's race. "As a lifelong Montanan and someone who has been very blessed with all of the experiences and opportunities I have had in this state, it's public service and service in general, giving back is very important to me and it's been a great honor and blessing to me to be attorney general," Fox said. "I'm term...

  • Our View: Daines, Gianforte need to be straight up with constituents

    Updated Apr 28, 2020

    Editor's note: This version adds additional background. Two of Montana’s federal lawmakers need to start being straightforward with their constituents. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., both have been telling constituents what assistance is being provided by federal COVID-19 aid bills, without telling them some of that aid was added when Democrats delayed passage of the bills containing it to add to the bills.. Both Daines and Gianforte have blasted the Democrats in Congress for d...

  • Kent Paulson Part 1: Things change, but the Frontier remains among the NAIA's elite

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Like so many in his position, Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson had to make some tough decisions this last month, because of the growing COVID-19 pandemic. And those decisions are still impacting the NAIA and Frontier landscapes as we transition from spring to summer. And while the coronavirus has stunned the college sports landscape, basically grinding it to a screeching halt, Paulson has remained optimistic about the present, and the future as it relates to the...

  • Phase I includes allowing American Legion practices

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    The boys of summer are at least going to get some practices in. After Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced that Montana would start the first phase of a re-opening, approximately 65 coaches and team administrators for Montana-Alberta American Legion Baseball met in a Zoom meeting Saturday to discuss the season going forward. In the meeting, general chairman Ron Edwards of Bozeman announced that the American Legion Baseball Association in Montana has been given clearance to...

  • A true Blue Pony says goodbye

    George Fergson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Dennis Murphy once said an emotional goodbye to what was a brilliant career coaching girls basketball. But, as tough as that day was for Murphy, it wasn't the end of his journey in education. Instead, Murphy went on to serve as Havre High's activities director for another 18 years after he walked away from coaching basketball. Last Friday however, Murphy again said a heartfelt goodbye, only this time, he signaled the end to his career at Havre High, as well as the end to 35...

  • Fox, Gianforte, Olszewski square off in GOP governor primary: Greg Gianforte

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is facing Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, who is termed out of that position, and state Sen. Al Olszewski, M.D., of Kalispell in the Republican primary for governor. "I am running to create more good-paying jobs in Montana," Gianforte said. "Unfortunately, Montana ranks near the bottom nationally in terms of wages and as a consequence we've been exporting our kids for decades. My wife and I have raised our four kids in Bozeman and three of them don't...

  • Fox, Gianforte, Olszewski square off in GOP governor primary: Albert Olszewski

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    State Sen. Albert Olszewski, M.D., of Kalispell is facing Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in this spring's Republican primary race for Montana governor. "I'm running because of what I've learned as a state legislator is that the agencies, our bureaucracy does not serve at the pleasure of a state senator," he said. "I've worked on oversight committees, especially on the Department of Public Health and Human Services, and have learned very quickly...

  • Public Health Board discusses phased re-opening at weekly meeting

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    The Hill County Public Health Board met Friday to discuss the recently ordered “phased re-opening” of Montana’s economy and what it means for Hill County. Hill County Health Officer Jessica Sheehy said there is good news for the county and state regarding the pandemic. “There has been an increase in tests, but not an increase in positives which is a good sign,” Sheehy said. She said the governor’s recent directive allows counties to implement more restrictive measures than the Phase One re-opening if they think they are wa...

  • Bullock: Montanans need to continue to protect each other in Phase One re-opening

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Gov. Steve Bullock made some clarifications Friday during a press call about the re-opening of the state. “I’d like to reiterate how important it is that Montanans continue to go to great lengths to protect themselves and one another in these coming weeks,” he said. “Like I said on Wednesday, there is no expiration date for this phase. The virus is still in Montana, it will be with us for some time that means we may be in Phase One also for a long time.” He said Montanans need to remember that Phase One is not going bac...

  • Some local schools, governments keeping COVID restrictions in place

    Tim Leeds|Updated Apr 27, 2020

    While Gov. Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that, starting Sunday with places of worship, the state will allow some loosening of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is up to local jurisdictions — and some north-central Montana governments already have said they will not loosen restrictions. The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and the Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation both announced their restrictions will stay in place. The Box Elder Sch...

  • Obituary - Shirley C. (Gomke) Hensley

    Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Shirley C. (Gomke) Hensley, 75, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Hospital Saturday, April 25, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned at this time.... Full story

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Whitney Williams

    Updated Apr 27, 2020

    A story on the front page of Friday’s Havre Daily News misreported some biographical information about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Whitney Williams. Williams graduated from the University of Montana and worked for the Montana Legislature and for the federal government. Her company is called williamsworks.... Full story

  • For the Record, April 27, 2020

    Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Havre Police Department Isaac Joseph Rosette of Havre, 30, was arrested on a Justice or City court warrant and charges of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Shawn Keith Rosette of Havre, 28, was arrested on a pick up and hold order and charges of resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer or other public servant, possession of dangerous drugs, during a vehicle stop on 10th Street at 1...

  • Letter to the editor - Thanks to all in this time of crisis

    Updated Apr 27, 2020

    Editor, Hats off to the many people in the medical field who served so valiantly in the coronavirus pandemic, that should have never happened, but took the lives of many Americans and other worldwide people. To the many, many nurses, doctors, first responders, volunteers and many more in this great land of America. To President Donald Trump for his never-ending days watching over our country. To Montana’s Sen. Steve Daines and his staff, giving telephone statistics of what was happening around the world and “Our Great Mon...