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Articles from the September 22, 2020 edition

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  • Savanna's Act and Not Invisible Act Clear the U.S. House of Representatives

    Updated Sep 23, 2020

    Note: Information in this release was provided by the offices of Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte Editor’s note: This version includes a comment sent by the office of Sen. Steve Daines. A U.S. senator and U.S. representative praised the passage Monday of bills aimed at helping investigation of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Following years of constant pressure since originally introducing the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, R-Mont., celebrated Monday the U.S. House passage of two...

  • Disagreement continues over Montana Legislature Joint Rules Committee meetings

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Democrats and Republicans are sparring over a meeting last week of the Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee. The Montana Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee met Thursday to discuss rule changes including one that would allow legislators to attend meetings and vote virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats on the committee boycotted the meeting, saying it was held illegally, as the legislature is not in session and that it is an attempt to make it possible for the legislature to combat Gov. Steve Bullock’s direc...

  • Havre special ed: Adapting to the pandemic

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Special education in Havre Public Schools started out with difficulty this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but adapted, the program director said. “It was a difficult start to the year, just I think for everyone, but I think everybody was anxious and anticipating getting back,” Havre Public Schools Director of Special Education and Federal Projects Karla Geda said. “What we’re doing with the special ed department may look a little bit different at each building level, depending on the grades of the students are in a... Full story

  • Graybill: Attorney general race could be difference in having a hospital

    Tim Leeds|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Democratic attorney general candidate Raph Graybill said the difference between him and his opponent, Republican Roosevelt County Attorney and former Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, could be the difference between having access to medical care in places like Havre and Chinook. "I want to talk to you in particular about why this race, the attorney general's race, is so important for our health care," he said "... The attorney general in this election, this choice to make,...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 10,700 with 275 new cases.

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 584 with 111 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 314,009 with 2,747 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 163. The number of recoveries was 7,937 and the number of active cases was 2600. Local cases by county: Hill: No new cases, 137 total, 30 active, 2 active hospitalizations, 104 recovered, 3 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 16 total, active, 6 active hospitalizations, 10 recovered Blaine: No new... Full story

  • Havre City Court, Sept. 22, 2020

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    The following cases were resolved by Havre City Judge Janie Hedstrom in July. —— Warren Paul Small Jr., born in 1998, was fined $600 for driving under the influence of non-narcotic drugs, first offense, and had dismissed by the prosecution a charge of driving without a valid driver’s license. In a later case, Small was fined $100 for driving without a valid driver’s license; was fined $250 for failing to carry proof of vehicle insurance, first offense; had dismissed by the prosecution charges of failing to give notice...

  • From the Courts - State District Court: Woman sentenced to 10 years for hitting pedestrian

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Margaret Marie Bear was sentenced in state District Court to 10 years in prison after she previously pleaded guilty to striking a pedestrian May 25, 2019, with a Chevrolet Trailblazer she was driving and then fleeing the scene. Bear, born in 1979, was arrested on suspicion of negligent vehicular assault, failure to remain at an injury accident, failure to remain at an accident, failure to carry proof of insurance, driving under the influence and driving with an open alcohol container in the vehicle. Court documents said polic...

  • Hill County Commission holding school budget meeting

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Press release The Hill County commissioners will review submitted budgets and mill requests for all Hill County Schools at the Hill County Courthouse Wednesday at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to all Hill County taxpayers....

  • Crimestoppers looks for dog poisoning information

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Press release May 23, Memorial Day Weekend, the Havre Police Department responded to a complaint of three dead dogs in a yard in the 1000 block of Eighth Avenue. Through the investigation and evidence collected at the scene, intentional poisoning was suspected. Toxicology results from the dogs confirmed that the dogs died of a gopher poison which is not readily available from local sources. At approximately 2 a.m. may 23, two people were reported walking in the alley near the residence. This is the same time period the dogs...

  • For the Record, Sept. 22, 2020

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Havre Police Department Chase Michael Gilbert of Havre, 21, was arrested on disorderly conduct charges after a Washington Avenue caller reported a man was outside trying to get in and yelling Monday at 8:51 a.m. -- Plates were reported Monday at 9:53 a.m. stolen off a vehicle on Third Street. -- Monday at 4:13 p.m., a Third Street caller reported vandalism to a vehicle. -- An arrest was made after a caller at a First Street West business reported a man outside the business...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Sep 22, 2020

    The Hill County Commission will hold its weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. The meeting agenda is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Budgets Budget amendment Tax abatement Ordinances Contracts Montana State University Extension Agreement Board appointments Policy Updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval County needs Polling place handicapped-accessible Bid package — Detention center control panels...

  • Hi-Line Football: Longhorns, Beeters get Northern C wins

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    The biggest game of the weekend, and perhaps the season took place Friday night when Fort Benton and Belt hooked up in a Northern C showdown. The battle of Top 5 Class C teams was set to be a good one but, in the end, it was nothing more than another Fort Benton blowout win. The game was close early on with the Longhorns leading just 14-8 at halftime. But from there, Fort Benton's offense caught fire with the Horns' scoring 22 unanswered points in the third quarter and 26 tota...

  • Hi-Line Volleyball: Busy schedule continues for area volleyball teams

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    With area teams playing mostly conference matches due to the coronavirus, it seems like every volleyball game on the Hi-Line is a key one. And this past week was no exception to that. District 7C matches started last Thursday where North Star beat Geraldine-Highwood 24-13, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-15 in a tough conference match. Shayla Borlaug had 11 kills and Kenidee Wolery had 30 assists in the win for the Knights. Last Thursday also saw Fort Benton sweep Centerville by scores...

  • Rodeo season underway for MSU-N

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    The 2020 Big Sky Region Rodeo season is underway, and the Montana State University-Northern Lights and Skylights have now attended two rodeos. MSU-N was at the Northwest College Rodeo Sept. 11-12, where the Skylights finished third, led by Mikenna Raye Schauer's excellent showing in breakaway roping. Kassidy Williamson also placed third in goat tying. The Lights finished sixth in Gillette, with Kolby Kittson placing sixth in the saddle bronc riding. Last weekend, Northern...

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 20, 2020

    TUESDAY High School Volleyball North Star vs CJI Harlem at Conrad THURSDAY High School Volleyball North Star vs Chinook High School Golf Havre at Eastern A in Billings FRIDAY High School Football Havre at Lewistown, 7 p.m. Chinook at CJI, 7 p.m. Harlem at Glasgow, 7 p.m. Rocky Boy vs Choteau, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Havre at Miles City Harlem vs Rocky Boy Chinook vs Malta CJI at Highwood High School XC Havre at GF Invite College Rodeo MSU-N at DCCC College XC MSU-N at...