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  • Northern receives large donations

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Jun 23, 2015

    A benefactor of Montana State University-Northern left $570,000 to the Northern Alumni Foundation — one of the largest gifts the foundation has received. Florence Buckley passed away in 2014 and listed the foundation in her will. She was born in Havre, but was not a student of Northern. She grew up in Havre, and later moved to Fort Peck for work. When she retired, she lived in California for some time, but did not lose her affinity for Havre. “(The foundation) has received some other gifts in the past, but I think this is...

  • Quick Pic: Fishing on Father's Day in Beaver Creek

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

  • Zinke to donate funds from white supremacist

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA - U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana is among a group of Republicans who received donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof. Documents show Earl Holt, the leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens, made a $500 donation to Zinke's election campaign in October 2014. Holt listed "slumlord" as his occupation on the document. Zinke spokeswoman Heather Swift said Monday Zinke...

  • Federal auditors expand review of Rocky Boy's aid mismanagement

    Updated Jun 23, 2015
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    MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — U.S. government auditors are expanding their review of federal disaster aid mismanagement by the Chippewa Cree Tribe after finding fraud, waste and abuse in a project to demolish the Montana tribe’s health clinic that was destroyed by flooding in 2010. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general’s office recommended the Federal Emergency Management Agency deny the tribe’s $3.9 million claim for the clinic’s demolition, and the auditors now plan to examine all $31.6 million FEMA...

  • Doll residence tapped as Garden of the Week

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Press release Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club has kicked off its new season of selected yards by recognizing the lawn of Keith and Bonnie Doll at 202 3rd St. The house has a long history of stately lawns. It was built in 1902 by Alexander Smith, known for his well-manicured lawns. Smith later became Havre's street commissioner. The current owners relive the tradition. Bullhook Blossoms members lauded the Dolls, saying they have "meticulously and lovingly groomed the yard that...

  • Daines staff to hold mobile office hours in Havre

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Press release U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced that his staff will hold mobile office hours in Havre next week. A representative from Daines’ Montana offices will be at the Havre-Hill County Library meeting room, 402 3rd St., Tuesday, June 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. Members of Daines’ Montana staff will begin holding mobile office hours in communities across Montana. Staff will regularly travel through Montana’s 56 counties and hold public office hours so that area constituents can meet with Daines’ staff and communicate their i...

  • Current needs for My Neighbor in Need program, June 23, 2015

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Http://www.myneighborinneed.org/havre is a website that provides local citizens a way to ask for help from their community and a way for the community to give back. Current Needs Neighbor in Need — A young woman with a small child is seeking help with a used/clean queen size bed system (mattress and box spring). She is currently sleeping on the couch. If you are able to help in any way, please contact My Neighbor in Need at 406-301-3919. Thank you. The identification number is: Havre #100. Neighbor in Need — A disabled you...

  • Eastern Star to sponsor fireworks stand

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Press release The Havre Chapter of Eastern Star is again selling fireworks as a fundraiser for the organization. Pegi Wenger will manage the fund-raising project this season. The group plans are to have it open to the public beginning Thursday, June 25, and continue through the evening of July 4. The stand will again be located on the south side of 2nd Street West, directly south of the Holiday Village Mall and west of the Charter Communications Building. Hours of operation will be from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday and...

  • Intro to Quick Books training series offered

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Press release The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Havre Small Business Development Center of Bear Paw Development Corp., has announced the offer of an Intro to Quick Books training course. The training is a series of three Quick Books classes in Havre. The first class will be Tuesday, July 7. The class will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hill County Electric Hospitality Room. This course is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $25. The following classes will be held July 14 and July 21 Some topics the...

  • For the Record, June 23, 2015

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 4:59 a.m. Sunday call from McKinley Avenue about a stolen white 1994 Buick LeSabre, which had been left unlocked with the keys on the front seat. —— Officers investigated a 10:07 a.m. Sunday call from Assiniboine Avenue about someone entering the calling party’s vehicle and threw items from within all over the street, but the calling party could not see that anything of any importance was taken. —— Officers investigated an 11:08 a.m. Sunday complaint at the police station a...

  • George Ferguson Column: No whining: This U.S. Open was magical

    George Ferguson|Updated Jun 23, 2015

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wa. — The 2015 U.S. Open is in the books, in dramatic fashion I might add. And as you all know by now, I was one of the lucky ones, there to see it all, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that opportunity. It was, simply put, the trip of a lifetime. And now, here’s my long awaited final report from Chambers Bay. And let me start by saying this: One thing you will not read in this column is one single criticism of the golf course or it’s highly controversial...

  • Sports Photo: Minors Championship

    Updated Jun 23, 2015

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