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Articles from the August 14, 2020 edition

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Commission nixes mail voting in split decision

Editor’s note: This version clarifies who would have received mail ballots and how provisional ballots are handled. The Hill County Commission voted down a resolution to allow for mail-in ballots in the 2020 general election at their weekly...

 

Northern Montana Family Medical Center closed due to COVID confirmation

Northern Montana Health Care posted on its Facebook page Thursday that Northern Montana Family Medical Center would close for the rest of the day due to a positive confirmation of a COVID-19 case. Vice President of Regulatory and Community Services...

 

Blaine County Fair is up and running for 2020

Blaine County had its 4-H fair and rodeo Thursday, with safety measures and precautions in place which will continue today and Saturday. Montana State University Blaine County Extension Agent Julie...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 5,541 with 134 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 319 with 86 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 199,861 with 2,041 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 81. The number...

 

Food bank loses holiday meats due to freezer malfunction

The Havre Food Bank had a freezer malfunction Tuesday, which forced the bank to dispose of items such as hams and turkeys that were part of the holiday distributions. “We aren’t completely sure what happened, It appears that the freezer blew a...

 

DLI extends UI work search waiver

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Thursday the extension of the work search waiver for Unemployment Insurance claimants in Montana. Wednesday, DLI issued a scheduled email to claimants stating that the...

 

Kids clothing store holding soft open at the Atrium Mall

Always and Forever Kids Clothing Boutique will be holding a soft opening today in the Atrium Mall to evaluate what people are most interested in getting for their children and developing a plan for what kinds of product to focus on in the near future...

 

Local News - Havre Middle School registration is online

Press release Registration for the upcoming 2020-21 school year at Havre Middle School will be online at http://blueponyk12.com . People are asked to view the website for more information and to complete registration by August 21....

 

Senior Center News, Aug. 14, 2020

North Central Senior Center, Aug. 17-21 Menu by Earlene DeWinter Subject to Change Monday — Pork tips, buttered noodles, peas, coffee cake Tuesday — Salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, bread sticks, green beans, cake Wednesday — Sweet’n...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 14, 2020

View from the North 40: Misappropriation is a global issue

Canada, land of polite people and popular beer, among other magical things, has for the past two years also been home to one of the most unfortunately and rudely named beers on the market. HuruHuru...

 

Our View: Shame on McLean and Peterson for endangering people's lives

Editor’s note: This version has been edited to reflect that people can make online requests for absentee ballots. Shame, shame on Hill County Commissioners Diane McLean and Mark Peterson. With a stroke of the pen, they have put people's health and...

 

Letter to the Editor - McLean, Peterson endangering people

Editor, Hill County Commissioners Mark Peterson and Diane McLean need to re-evaluate their duties to this community. One would assume it is their job to listen to those with knowledge and expertise and then make the best decision for everyone. Yes,...

 

Show some love, would you?

It’s been a tough year for everyone — and it is just August. Plague. Politics. Unemployment. Uncertainty. A year ago, this very week, I started my job here at the Montana State Univeristy-Northern Foundation and I couldn’t have known how my...

 

No statewide sales tax. Not today. Not ever.

I’m running for governor to protect and defend our Montana way of life. As a fourth-generation Montanan who raised his kids here, that means fighting back against out-of-state special interests who want to block our access and sell off our land to...

 

Obituary - Robert Eugene 'Bob' Swagerty

Robert Swagerty of Havre, Montana, 88, passed away August 11, 2020, at Northern Montana Hospital, his wife Dorothy at his bedside. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at... Full story

 

Obituary - Mary J. Taylor

Mary J. Taylor, 78, passed away due to natural causes at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  Cremation has taken place and services are pending with Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.... Full story

 

Agenda - Havre City Council

Havre City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The meeting agenda is: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on agenda items 1 through 7. For items not on this agenda, public comment will...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar

It is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask or face covering for ages 5 and older with no exceptions. Monday 1:30 p.m. — Building Manager Meeting 2 p.m. — Public Hearing on Environmental Impact Study for DLA Grant for upgrade of control panels...

 

Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center. Call meeting to order Roll call of members Recognize and record public attendees Approve last meetings minutes Public comment. Anything...

 

For the Record, Aug. 14, 2020

Havre Police Department Someone stopped at the police station Thursday at 12:22 p.m. to speak with officers about a person who is violating his probation. -- A vehicle battery was reported Thursday at...

 

College News - Northern lists members of Spring 2020 Dean's List

The Montana State University-Northern’s Spring semester Dean’s List contains 373 students, with students listing local residences listed below. To be included in the Dean’s List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credits and earn a grade...

 

No fall for Frontier either

The past week has not been good news for college football. And Thursday, the bad news trickled down to the Frontier Conference, the state of Montana and Montana State University-Northern. There will...

 

Class A football playoffs reduced

In the world of the coronavirus, sports are going to have to continue to change and adapt. And that's true of high school sports in Montana. As fall sports return this week, the Montana High School...

 

Out Our Way: Saved by the fence - Isaiah 1:10-20

Out our way, there are two good rules to keep in mind when working stock: “Use your head” and “Stay alert.” The consequences of not doing so can be painful and even fatal. As I meditated on what the Lord would have me write today, the image...

 

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