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  • Final Hill County precinct counted in 2020 election

    Updated Nov 4, 2020

    4:00 a.m. With the report on the final precinct printed at 3:02 a.m., the votes from all precincts in Hill County have been accounted for. In the unofficial results, a Republican and a Democrat each took an open seat while a Democrat looks to hold onto his seat, and Havre voters approved switching the city’s form of government while Hill County voters approved a mill levy for county ambulance service. State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boyd, D-Box Elder, held off a challenge from R... Full story

  • Republicans pulling ahead in state and federal races with 25 percent of precincts in

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 4, 2020

    Watch for updates on this and other races here through the night and full coverage in Wednesday's edition of The Havre Daily News. 12:10 a.m. Republicans pull ahead as vote trickle in By: Patrick Johnston With 25 percent of precincts in Montana reporting, Republicans running in state and federal elections are pulling ahead of democrats significantly. President Donald Trump is now 12 points ahead of Former Vice-President Joe Biden with 55 percent of Montana votes so far to... Full story

  • Hill County Park Board discusses cross fence despite lack of quorum

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    The Hill County Park Board's meeting Monday evening did not have enough members for a quorum so no votes could be taken, but members present discussed progress on the construction of the south cross fence. Beaver Creek Park Superintendent Chad Edgar said the grazing committee chose a possible location for the fence at their last meeting, but he added that, upon examining the area in more detail, it is far from ideal. "It has a lot more topography than what we could see from a distance," he said, "A lot of deep cuts and a lot...

  • Old Man Winter expected to settle in this year

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Havre has seen record-tying warmth this week with more potentially to hit, but as October turned to November over the weekend, the metrological winter is now less than a month away, and the warm temperatures, they're not going to last. Havre tied a record high set in 1903 Monday at 75 degrees, with near-record highs in the forecast for today and highs in the 60s through Thursday. But that is expected to change over the weekend, and the long-range forecast is not expecting...

  • Subzero Superhero Plunge goes virtual during the pandemic

    Kimberly Bolta|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    The Subzero SuperHero Plunge is open for entries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event has been changed to a virtual event for 2020. The plunge is a fundraising event benefiting the Special Olympics Montana. To become a virtual plunger people can register and create a fundraising page at http://www.classy.org . They can download the registration packet for more information. The website said people should come up with a fun and safe way to take the plunge. Some ideas they...

  • 2020 national Election Day is today

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Havre Daily News staff Today is the last day in a long, drawn-out vitriolic election. All votes in Montana need to be turned in by 8 p.m. today. Normal polling places are not open for voting in most counties in Montana, although voters wishing to vote in person can do so at their county clerk and recorder’s offices and official ballot drop-off places have been put in place in some counties, where filled-out ballots that were mailed to the voters can be dropped off. Late registration cannot be done and ballots will not be i...

  • MSU-Northern contributes to food pantry for students during fall break

    Grant Evans|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    People can contributing to Montana State University-Northern students who will spend their fall break on campus or alone, relieving some of that by food donations. Campus sports teams and organizations will participate in a competition collecting and distributing non-perishable items to students who can’t be with their families over the Thanksgiving break. One of the organizers, Associated Students of Montana State University-Northern President Riley Mortenson, said they wanted to give something to students who have to s...

  • For the Record, Nov. 3, 2020

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a remote breathalyzer test violation reported at 9:54 a.m. Monday. -- A caller reported a two-vehicle crash at Fourth Street and Second Avenue Monday at 12:56 p.m. -- Natasha Rose Lohman of Havre, 29, was issued a summons on a state District Court warrant after a caller at the probation and parole office on U.S. Highway 2 Northwest reported a woman with a warrant Monday at 3:51 p.m. -- Monday at 5:25 p.m., a caller at the post...

  • Legal Tip of the Week - How to get a security freeze

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Do you know how to ask for a security freeze? A security freeze is one of the most effective ways to prevent identity theft. A security freeze allows you to proactively “lock up” your credit information so no one can access it without your permission. This prevents a thief from using your information to establish new credit, like taking out a new mortgage, applying for a credit card, or getting financing. A security freeze will not lower your credit score or prevent you from getting a copy of your own credit report. To lea...

  • Obituary - Kenneth C. Writing Bird

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Kenneth C. Writing Bird, Ko-Sah-Wah-Kew "Orange Maker," 71, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Hospital on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Wake services began at 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020, and continued until his funeral service at 10:00 a.m. today, November 3, 2020, all at the Writing Bird Hogun on Bitterroot Drive. Burial followed in the Rocky Boy Cemetery. Ken's feast will be held Thursday, November 4, 2020, also at the Hogun. Holland & Bonine Funeral... Full story

  • Northwest Farm Credit Services donates $4,800 to Bear Paw Ski Bowl

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Press release The Havre branch of Northwest Farm Credit Services announced it has donated $4,800, as part of the 100 percent Committed program, to the Snow Dance Ski Association, a non-profit volunteer organization that operates and maintains Bear Paw Ski Bowl. “Snow Dance Ski Association is responsible for all necessary maintenance on Bear Paw Ski Bowl’s lift, buildings and ski runs, as well as operation during ski season. This is all done by volunteers, donated labor, equipment and tools,” said Claire Stoner, Snow Dance...

  • Havre Elks donate to food bank Backpack Program

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Press release Havre Elks Lodge No. 1201 recently donated $1,500 to Montana Food Bank Network Backpack Program of Havre "Our lodge was pleased to present Montana Food Bank Network BackPack Program of Havre some assistance," Havre lodge secretary Brandy Kurtz said. "The Backpack food program provides nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can't depend on school meals. This is...

  • Going Back to State: Ponies sweep Locomotives

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    After having the weekend to prepare for their postseason, the Havre High volleyball team was eager to get back on their home court for what may be their last home game of the 2020 season. That match, an Eastern A playoff match, would be quite the battle for Havre, too. Monday night saw Havre take the court against the No. 3 Laurel Locomotives from the Southeastern A in the Havre High Gymnasium, where the Ponies swept the Locomotives 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15 to secure a spot in...

  • Fort Benton spikers cruise to 7C title, hosts Northern C next

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Fort Benton is on a roll - to say the least. The Longhorns reached the Class C state volleyball tournament a year ago, and now, in their first year in the newly formed 7C, which consists of all the teams from the old District 6C East, the Longhorns cruised to a district championship. In fact, last week in both Big Sandy and Fort Benton, the Longhorns swept their way to the title. Fort Benton beat Chinook by scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 25-12 in the 7C championship match...

  • DPHHS: Medicare open enrollment has started

    Updated Nov 3, 2020

    Press release The Department of Public Health and Human Services is reminding Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment in the federal health coverage program started Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan said now is the time for Medicare recipients to review coverage options for 2021. “It’s important for Montanans to take this time to evaluate all the options that Medicare offers,” Hogan said. She said it’s vital recipients take time to review changes to Medicare Prescription Drug plans and Medicare Advanta...

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    Updated Nov 2, 2020

    TUESDAY High School Volleyball Havre at Billings Central, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY High School Volleyball Northern C at Fort Benton 10 a.m. Fort Benton vs Simms 1 p.m. Cascade vs Rivals 4 p.m. Augusta vs CJI 7 p.m. Chinook vs Belt THURSDAY High School Volleyball Northern C at Fort Benton LO1 10 a.m. LO2 1 p.m. QF 1 4 p.m. QF 2 7 p.m. Eastern A Consolation TBD Eastern A Championship TBD FRIDAY High School Volleyball Northern C at Fort Benton LO3 1 p.m. LO 4 4 p.m. SF 7 p.m. College XC...