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  • Frontier announces seven-game spring football season

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The Frontier Conference has begun rolling out dates for the postponed 2020 season, which will actually be played in 2021. On Wednesday, the league announced via a press release, the schedule for the spring football season, which will actually be the delayed 2020 season, due to COVID-19. There will be a seven-week Frontier schedule this spring, which is actually slated to kick off Feb. 27 the Frontier's Council of Presidents Approved Wednesday night. For the Montana State...

  • Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Matt Rosendale

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Republican candidate State Auditor Matt Rosendale faces former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in the U.S. House. Gianforte, who won a special election in 2017 to take the House seat when Ryan Zinke left to become secretary of the interior and defeated Williams to retain the seat in 2018, is running for Montana governor this year. He faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian Lyman Bis...

  • Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Kathleen Williams

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces Republican candidate state Auditor Matt Rosendale in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in the U.S. House. Gianforte, who won a special election in 2017 to take the House seat when Ryan Zinke left to become secretary of the interior and defeated Williams to retain the seat in 2018, is running for Montana governor this year. He faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian Lyman Bishop...

  • Charter form of government for Havre on the ballot

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The City of Havre has put a proposal on the ballot to change Havre to a charter form of government. The last time the city put that on the ballot was in 2016. The City of Havre has attempted to create a charter government and put the matter on the ballot before, but until now that shift to charter government had been accompanied hiring a city manager who would have taken many duties now handled by the mayor. This proposal keeps the council-mayor form of government without hiring a city manager A municipal government may...

  • Arntzen tours Northern Diesel Tech center on Stars and Stripes tour

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen visited Montana State University-Northern Tuesday as part of her Stars and Stripes initiative. Arntzen is in a repeat of the 2016 election, where she defeated Democrat Melissa Romano for the open seat vacated by termed-out Democrat Denise Juneau. Romano is challenging Arntzen in this year's race, with Libertarian candidate Kevin Leatherbarrow also a contender. She said she wanted to come back to see Northern's Diesel T...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 16,063 with 733 new cases.

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 820 with 235 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 376,176 with 3,456 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 193. The number of recoveries was 10,518 and the number of active cases was 5,352. Local cases by county: Hill: 16 new cases, 268 total, 104 active, 159 recovered, 5 deaths Liberty: 1 new case, 22 total, 2 active, 20 recovered Blaine: 19 new cases, 100 total, 67 active, 4 active... Full story

  • Havre-area veterans invited to VA's drive-up flu clinic

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    From Montana VA Health Care System The Montana VA Health Care System — MTVAHCS — is providing free flu shots at its Havre VA clinic for veterans enrolled in VA health care twice a week. Mondays and Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4: p.m., veterans can drive up to the clinic, call 265-4304 ext. 2241, and a staff member will come outside to administer a flu shot. The Havre VA clinic is located at 130 13th Street, Suite 1. The facts about influenza are that it can cause severe illness and is a vaccine-preventable disease. In 201...

  • Local News - Community Pool closed Monday

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The Havre Community Pool will be closed Monday, Oct. 12. For more information call 265-5781 or 8161....

  • Correction - COVID-19-related deaths in Hill County

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    A front-page story in Tuesday’s edition of The Havre Daily News misreported a position held by Hill County Health Department Director Kim Larson. Larson is the Hill County Health Officer.... Full story

  • For the Record, Oct. 7, 2020

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Havre Police Department A Tuesday 11:33 a.m. caller at a U.S. Highway 2 West business reported finding drug paraphernalia in the business. -- A 15-year-old was issued a summons on charges of disorderly conduct and probation violation after a caller on First Street Northeast reported Tuesday at 2:25 p.m. that a boy outside was trying to beat him up. -- A caller on 14th Avenue reported at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday that women were harassing her and her daughter. -- A beer theft was repor...

  • Park board hears request for further beaver trapping discussion

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    At their monthly meeting Monday, the Hill County Park Board heard a request that discussion of non-lethal alternatives to beaver trapping be resumed in the future and that the public be made more aware of trapping activities on the park. Audience member Lou Hagener made an agenda request that the board discuss non-lethal ways of controlling the effects of beaver in Beaver Creek Park at their next meeting, a matter he said hasn’t been given enough consideration. Hagener said an an advertisement in the Havre Daily News last F...

  • Havre sees incidents of political vandalism over weekend

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    In the past 48 hours Havre has seen three instances of what appears to be, politically motivated theft and vandalism, including the taking of Republican political signs and damage to a vendor’s property at Hill County Republican Headquarters. Hill County Republican Central Committee Chair and Havre City Council Alderman Andrew Brekke, who said his Trump flag was torn down at 4 a.m., made a Facebook post, calling it embarrassing for the community. “Well, the ‘mostly peaceful’ and ‘enlightened and tolerant’ among us have ste...

  • Obituary - Jeanette Johnsrud

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Jeanette Johnsrud of Kalispell, MT, passed away October 1st at the age of 78. Jeanette was born in Owensboro, KY. Her father, John Alver Hamberg, emigrated from Sweden to the U.S. via Ellis Island, with plans to settle in Los Angeles. But as he crossed the country, that northern Swede happened upon Ms. Effie Wood in her native state of Kentucky, where they married and raised Jeanette, along with and her sister, Mary, and four brothers, George, John, Fred, Ellis. It was in... Full story

  • Obituary - John Robert 'Bob" Waldron, 7/15/1947 - 10/3/2020

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    John Robert "Bob" Waldron was born in Missoula, Montana in 1947 to John William Waldron and Betty Ruth Howell Waldron. He was the eldest of three brothers, along with identical twins Dennis and David Waldron. Grandpa Bob passed away on 10/3/2020 from complications due to COVID-19. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit John's online memorial page at to leave a message of condolence for his family. In 1972,... Full story

  • The Postscript: The stomachache

    Carrie Classon|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    I get stomachaches. I get them with regularity and always have. “It’s just gas!” my mother says, and, of course, she’s right. My mother tells me I get stomachaches because I have the “Benson stomach,” by which she means that I have the same stomach she has, which is the same stomach her mother had, which my grandmother inherited from her mother — who was a Benson. It seems a little sad that the only time the Benson family comes to mind is when I have a stomachache....

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Kade Strutz, Big Sandy Football Kade Strutz has put up some huge numbers in his time at Big Sandy, and he did it again last Friday night. In the Pioneers’ 74-34 throttling of Sunburst, Strutz rushed for 237 yards on just 13 carriers, while scoring six total touchdowns on the night, rushing for five, and catching a TD pass as well. Strutz is already a Class C Six-Man All-State player for the Pioneers, who also excels on the basketball court in Big Sandy. Tamera O'Leary, H...

  • MSU-N rodeo, golf teams wrap up a successful fall

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    The Montana State University-Northern rodeo teams closed out the 2020 fall season on their home dirt. Last Friday and Saturday, the Lights and Skylights hosted the MSU-Northern Big Sky Region Rodeo inside the Bigger Better Barn in Havre. Highlights for the Lights and Skylights included, in the team roping event. The team of Mikenna Schauer and Lincoln Yarama took home first place with a score of 13.3. Treygan Olson and Brett Bartholomew also got into the Top 10 in team...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Sydney Wilting, Havre Volleyball

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    For seniors like Havre High's Sydney Wilting, the 2020 high school volleyball season is unlike any other. And it's a season girls like Wilting never envisioned as their careers progressed. But, that's the world we live in today as COVID-19 has changed the volleyball landscape. As high school volleyball teams returned to the floor in August, they were met with a ton of differences, or COVID precautions. Things like group cheers, handshakes with the opposition, and switching ben...

  • Northern ag degree ranked 11th in nation

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Montana State University-Northern was ranked number 11 nationally for its agriculture program by for the 50 Best Agriculture Degrees in the 2020-2021 school year. Northern College of Technical Sciences Dean David Krueger said he’s very excited about the program being ranked 11th. “Very excited that we are — not surprised that we should be — but very excited that we were recognized that way,” Krueger said. Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel said getting a recognition such that is an honor they like to celebrate...

  • Updated Sep 30, 2020