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Mail-in election procedures detailed

Staff and wire report With mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election approved by the Hill County Commission, the Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has provided information on how the election will proceed. A release from the Clerk...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 1, 2020

Gray sentenced for negligent homicide in freezing death

Alaynna Gray has been sentenced in state District Court in Havre to 12 years, eight suspended and ordered to pay restitution on a charge of negligent homicide in the freezing death of Kyla Valdez....

 

Brekhus named Havre teacher of the year

Havre High School science teacher Erika Brekhus was named Havre Public Schools certified employee of the year/teacher of the year by the district. "It's quite an honor to be number one nominated for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 1, 2020

Bear sightings in Bear Paws

The Chippewa Cree Tribe Natural Resources Department has issued a warning to the public about black bear sightings in the Bear Paw Mountains. Officials said people have reported several sightings, so...

 

Largest pour to date happening on St. Mary repairs

Workers continued to pour concrete last week on Drop 5 of the St.Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop which collapsed in May near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, giganti...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 7,509 with 93 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 447 with 140 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 252,296 with 2,058 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 105. The number...

 

Biden climate plan benefits ag and consumers alike

Many do not realize that reliable green electrons are now up to 4½ cents a kilowatt hour — kWh — cheaper than fossil fuel generated electricity in most places; that LA’s municipal utility buys solar power with battery backup at 2.9 cents/kWh....

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana voters need help

Editor, It is a shame so many Montana voters do not understand how to vote. But, not to worry, in the recent election many public-spirited national corporations, foundations and political figures volunteered their time and money to inform and...

 

Letter to the editor - Conserve, not log, forests

Editor, The Bozeman Municipal Watershed logging project, the South Plateau Landscape logging project near West Yellowstone, and other plans to log public lands in Montana ignore the scientific fact that logging exposes soil to the sun and wind, to...

 

Coronavirus council came together to reinvigorate Montana's economy

They say, “Don’t always trust what you see on TV,” and in our case, that’s true. Recently, there have been claims that the makeup of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Council was politically motivated. As members of the advisory council,...

 

DLI issues $42M in UI payments Aug. 24-28

HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday that nearly 54,000 Unemployment Insurance payments totaling more than $42M were issued the week of Aug. 24-28, providing benefits to eligible Montanans. That figure includes...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commissioners Business Meeting

The Hill County Commission will hold its business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. People are asked to wear a mask or face covering if they attend. People are able to join the meeting remotely if they wish using their computer, tablet or smartphone by...

 

The China conundrum

CHRIS AADLAND Montana Free Press Editor’s note: This version has been updated to include a comment from a Daines campaign spokesperson. It’s campaign season in Montana — and the political mudslinging is already giving our airwaves and social...

 

Travel restrictions to Canada remain in place for September long weekend

From Canada Border Services Agency   The Canada Border Services Agency is reminding all travelers ahead of the upcoming Labour Day long weekend that travel restrictions are still in place at all Canadian international border crossings. The...

 

For the Record, Sept. 1, 2020

Havre Police Department A caller at 17th Street West reported vandalism Monday at 12:47 p.m. Hill County Sheriff's Office Someone stopped at the sheriff's office Monday at 5:55 p.m. to ask for...

 

Meet the MSU-Northern football staff

The Montana State University-Northern coaching staff has had to really adjust on the fly during this coronavirus pandemic. From not having spring ball, to not being able to meet and work with players...

 

Local Golf Report: Congrats to the ladies on their season

The coronavirus has changed just about everything we all do, in one way or another. And one thing it's going to drastically change for me is, how much time I spend in Missoula this fall. In fact,...

 

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