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  • Giveaway House group: Foes not backed by law

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 6, 2013

    The group that filed a lawsuit over control of the 40-year-old Havre charity Community Giveaway House has put its position on the line, saying the defendants’ arguments are not supported by evidence or law. A group chaired by Sue Markley filed a lawsuit against a group headed by Roberta Beute and Sheila Forshee, the granddaughter of Ruth Nystrom who helped found the charity around 1970 to distribute donated items to people who needed the items. Nystrom and co-founder Ann Friesen were two of the original board directors w... Full story

  • Ex-psychiatrist guilty of child porn seeks license

    Updated Aug 4, 2013

    BILLINGS (AP) — A former child psychiatrist sent to prison on a federal child pornography conviction wants his medical license back. The Billings Gazette ( reports Dr. James Peak petitioned the Montana Board of Medical Examiners for reinstatement of his medical license. A decision may come by September. The 51-year-old Peak served nearly 10 months in a federal prison in Washington state after pleading guilty in August 2011 to possessing child pornography. He had been a child and adolescent p... Full story

  • Bear Paw firefighters celebrate new truck

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 3, 2013

    The Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department crew has a reason to celebrate this week, and it’s not just because recent heavy rains have once again delayed the start of fire season this summer. They have a new fire truck. The new fire truck, a Ford F550 with a 500-gallon tank, was delivered last week, said Bear Paw VFD Fire Chief Josh Bebee, who took it the next day to Holden’s Hot Wheels where a light bar, radio, siren and a controller was installed. The truck was ready at the beg... Full story

  • Lights add stellar new shooting guard

    George Ferguson Havre daily News sports editor|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    The Frontier Conference basketball season is a ways off, but Montana State University-Northern basketball players will be arriving on campus very soon. And Northern head coach Shawn Huse recently announced a new addition to the MSU-N program. Huse announced the signing of Nicholas Blount, a transfer from Los Medanos Community College in California. Blount, a 6-3 guard from Pittsburgh, Calif., comes to the Lights from the same community college which produced former MSU-N star Joe Simpson. “Nick was one of the most prolific s... Full story

  • Bullock: Open to all options on Medicaid expansion

    Updated Aug 2, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock says he still believes it is important that Montana accept federal money to expand Medicaid for the working poor. The Democratic governor said Friday that "everything is on the table" as advocates consider ways to expand Medicaid. Possibilities include a 2014 ballot initiative or a special session of the Legislature. State lawmakers in April rejected plans to use federal money to expand Medicaid to those less than 138 percent of the poverty level. Opponents worried the state could e... Full story

  • Storms cause damage across wide swath of Montana

    Updated Aug 2, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — Strong thunderstorms that moved across Montana left a trail of damage to crops and buildings along with downed trees and power outages. The worst damage from Thursday's storm may have occurred in Gallatin County, where winds gusting up to 89 mph devastated wheat and barley crops that likely would have been harvested next week, Montana Grain Growers Vice President Matt Flikkema said. "I've never seen crop damage to the extent we have here in the valley," Flikkema said Friday. "There are very little crops that w...

  • For the Record - Aug. 2

    Updated Aug 2, 2013

    Have Police Department Officers arrested a 30-year-old man at 8:42 a.m. Thursday on 1st Street for a suspended or revoked license, failure to produce proof of insurance and city court warrants. Officers investigated a report of a checking account fraud at 9:54 a.m. Thursday. A 6th Avenue woman reported a temporary restraining order violation at 10:05 a.m. Thursday. Officers charged the offender with a violation of protective order. Officers investigated a call at 10:32 Thursday about money that was reported stolen from a...

  • Lund Memorial Bike Ride - wish you were here

    Crystal Faldalen|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    Kellen Lund loved nothing more than a sunny summer day. It meant he could spend the day with his friends — laughing, listening to music and riding his bicycle around his hometown of Havre. In 2009, Kellen’s life was cut tragically short when he was struck by a grain truck while walking his bike across the viaduct at the intersection of 1st Street and 7th Avenue. Kellen was 9 years old. The accident weighed heavily, not only on the hearts of Kellen’s family and friends, but o... Full story

  • Hi-Line Darts and Laurels

    Updated Aug 2, 2013

    Laurel — Ken Blatt St. Marks, after being elected, removed from office, and placed on and off the ballot time and again, St. Marks was elected chair of the Chippewa Cree tribal council Tuesday. The tribe has gone through some very difficult times in recent months. St. Marks now faces the difficult task of trying to reconcile factions while keeping the pressure on for a full investigation of the criminal wrongdoing federal officials insist is going on. Best of luck in this effort, Mr. St. Marks. Laurel — An impressive cer... Full story

  • Recycle: Build a beer can house

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    John Milkovisch didn’t set out to be a beer-drinking folk art icon or to build the most beer-tacular house in America, but sometimes life just works out that way. Milkovisch grew up in the Great Depression, so he learned early not to throw away anything that could be useful one day, and for Milkovisch that frugality extended to beer cans, lots of beer cans. After aluminum house siding became the rage in the 1960s, Milkovisch got a drunken idea about what to do with the bags an... Full story

  • Skylights taining camp to open

    Havre Daily News Lindsay Brown|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    Havre's Kailee Collings, 15, sets a pass during the Skylights High School Volleyball Camp Tuesday in Havre. The Skylights begin training camp next week, while the high school volleyball season begins Aug. 19....

  • Star players abound on the defensive line

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    Talented linemen at the NAIA level are sometimes hard to come by, whether it’s offense or defense. But just like on the offensive line, the Frontier Conference never seems to have a shortage of outstanding defensive linemen. Year in and year out, the Frontier produces some of the top defensive linemen in the NAIA, and in fact, the league has produced a player who’s finished in the NAIA’s Top 10 in sacks and tackles for loss in each of the last six seasons. That trend figur... Full story

  • Havre of the part: Post office woes

    Emily Mayer|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    In this week’s issue of The Havre Advertiser dated Aug. 1, 1893, we find that problems with the U.S. Postal Service are nothing new, complete with spelling punctuation errors: OUR MAIL SERVICE Although averse to assuming the role of kicker so early in our career, it has become necessary to expostulate with the authority, wherever it lays, responsible for the satisfactory administration of the postal service. If it were not that inconvenience becomes more marked every day, t... Full story

  • MSU-Northern: The beginnings, part III: Donaldson Hall

    Gary Wilson|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    The completion of Pershing Hall in January 1934 gave some relief to the overcrowded classrooms of East Hall and the old junior high school, but the school continued to grow and expand the curricula, so space was still a problem. Plus, there were no dormitories; a women’s residence was a priority, with a social hall and dining hall. Hence, there was little time for pride in accomplishment or appreciation of the financial and volunteer support received. Although the Havre D... Full story

  • Bills pushed as Congress nears recess

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 2, 2013

    As Congress’ August recess neared, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., continued to push on issues, including following up on another bill related to leaks of classified information about government surveillance and on a companion to a bill by Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., dealing with nuclear missiles. Tester and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., added an amendment to a military spending bill that blocks a proposed study on the environmental impact of removing nuclear missile silos. Both Tester and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., have said t...