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  • Updated Oct 4, 2013

  • Montana Democrats get Senate candidate

    Matt Gouras - Associated Press|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    HELENA — Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh said today he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, giving Democrats the high-profile candidate they've been scrambling for in a bid to keep the seat they've held for decades. Walsh told supporters this morning with a video message that he will run for the office that has been the focus of a great deal of speculation since Sen. Max Baucus announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of 2014. The announcement said the 52-year-o...

  • Shots outside Capitol, officer injury

    BRADLEY KLAPPER LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown. The shooting unfolded after police chased a black car up Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol, said tourist Edmund Ofori-Attah, who walked toward the scene as the car stopped. "Then I heard the gunfire" and hit the ground, he said. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters he was walking from the C...

  • Group forms to fight reservation corruption

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    A statewide organization of Native Americans to fight corruption on the state’s Indian reservations was formed at a meeting in Havre Wednesday night. Representatives of five of seven reservations took part in the meeting at TownHouse Inn of Havre. People from the other two Indian reservations, Fort Beck and Northern Cheyenne, are also interested in taking part in the effort. The consensus of Wednesday’s meeting was that corruption within reservations and violations of Nat...

  • William A. Jurenka

    Updated Oct 3, 2013

    Correction: A version of this obituary published Wednesday did not include a time for funeral services. William A. Jurenka, 91, of Big Sandy, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his residence of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at United Methodist Church in Big Sandy, and burial will follow in the Big Sandy Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be made in Bill’s name to the Big Sandy Medical Center or the c...

  • For the Record, October 3, 2013

    Updated Oct 3, 2013

    Havre Police Department A report of a Ford Taurus going through the railing at the hospital was investigated at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday. ——— A 35-year-old Havre man was arrested for theft after officers investigated an 11:29 a.m. Wednesday request to speak to an officer at the police station. ——— A 43-year-old Havre woman was arrested for shoplifting and an open container after officers received a 8:14 p.m. Wednesday call about a woman stealing a beer from a 1st Street business. ——— A 31-year-old Havre man was arrested for crim...

  • President loses Belknap primary

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    The results of the primary election for the governing council of the Fort Belknap Indian Community are in, with a major shakeup of sitting council members in the works. The incumbent president and vice president — Tracy “Ching” King and Mel Lorraine Adams Doney, respectively — took third and will not advance to the general election Nov. 5. Mark L. Azure and George Horse Capture Jr. were the top candidates in the president and vice president race with 333 votes. Incumbent council members Donovan Archambault Sr. and Wesley Kill...

  • Candidate forum set for Oct. 10

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    A forum giving voters a chance to see and ask questions of candidates in the Havre municipal elections will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Havre High School’s auditorium. The Havre Daily News has invited all mayoral and City Council candidates to the forum. The highlight to the evening will be a joint discussion with current Mayor Tim Solomon, the Democratic candidate for re-election, and former Mayor Bob Rice, a Republican. The forum is planned for early October because ballots in the all-mail-in election w...

  • New charges for 5 accused in Rocky Boy scandal

    Associated Press|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    HELENA — Five people who are accused of embezzling federal stimulus aid from Montana's Chippewa Cree tribe are to appear in court today on a new indictment after a tribal leader was dismissed as a defendant. Former state Rep. Tony Belcourt, his wife Hailey and three others are still accused of diverting some of the $33 million in federal funding the tribe received in 2009 and 2010 for construction of a water pipeline to the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Tony Belcourt is CEO of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp., which i...

  • HHS golfers hit the links one last time

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    The last 36 holes of the high school golf season are special. They’re special because it means golfers have reached the pinnacle of their sport…the state tournament. And for nine Havre Blue Ponies, the pinnacle starts Friday morning when they play the first of two rounds at the Class A state golf tournament in Polson. The 2013 Class A state tourney runs Friday-Saturday at Mission Bay Golf Club. The Havre High girls will be one of two teams to represent the Central A, aft...

  • Busy weekend for Blue Pony spikers

    Daniel Horton|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    After two difficult losses at home last weekend, the Havre High volleyball program is more than happy to get back on the court in attempt to get on track with a busy three days this weekend. Last time on the court, the Central A Blue Ponies lost to Lewistown and Choteau at the Havre High gymnasium. Both losses were devastating to the team, but the Ponies have three more opportunities to redeem themselves with matches today, Friday and Saturday. Tonight, the Ponies will face...

  • MSU-N Alumni Dual slated for Saturday

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    There are a lot of great traditions involving the Montana State University-Northern wrestling program. And one of the best is the annual Alumni Dual. Every year, the Lights kick off their season with a matchup against past greats from Northern’s storied program. And the tradition continues Saturday when the Lights host their 2013 Alumni Dual inside the Armory Gymnasium. The dual is set to get under way at 3 p.m. Saturday, and it marks the beginning of the Lights’ com...

  • Frontier Notebook: Lights' rise to the top has been fast

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    This coming weekend will mark the halfway point in the Frontier Conference football season. And for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, it got here fast. Northern started with an Aug. 28 road win at Dickinson State, and since that 14-0 shutout of the Blue Hawks, so much has happened to the Lights, it’s hard to even fathom. When the Lights embarked on the 2013 campaign back in August, few gave them a chance to contend for the Frontier Conference championship. But five...

  • Prep Football, Volleyball Standings and Football Power Polls

    Updated Oct 3, 2013

    Prep Football Standings Central A Conf. Overall Belgrade 1-0 3-2 Havre 1-0 2-2 Browning 0-0 1-4 Lewistown 0-1 0-5 Livingston 0-1 0-5 Eastern A Conf. Overall Billings Central 1-0 3-1 Miles City 1-0 3-1 Laurel 1-0 3-2 Sidney 0-1 4-1 Glendive 0-1 1-3 Hardin 0-1 1-3 Southwestern A Conf. Overall Dillon 1-0 4-0 Stevensville 1-0 3-1 Anaconda 1-0 3-1 Hamilton 0-1 3-2 Butte Central 0-1 2-3 Corvallis 0-1 0-4 Northwestern A Conf. Overall Columbia Falls 1-0 5-0 Polson 1-0 3-1 Libby 0-0 1-4 Whitefish 0-1 3-2 Frenchtown 0-1 1-3 Northern C...