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  • Former lieutenant governor running for Senate+

    MATT VOLZ Associated Press|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    HELENA - Former Republican Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger said Wednesday his decision to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 as a Democrat was sealed by last month's federal government shutdown and Congress' inability to work together. Bohlinger, 77, made the surprise announcement Tuesday at a Lewis and Clark County Democratic Central Committee party dinner. He confirmed his decision to The Associated Press Wednesday morning at his Helena home. He had been considering a run for months,... Full story

  • A long night for political veterans and newbies

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Many public figures' faces were seen at their respective party headquarters Tuesday night to show their support for mayoral candidates Tim Solomon and Bob Rice. Democrats met at the Eagle's Club and the Republicans met at the Duck Inn to await the results of Havre's residents' ultimate decisions. Solomon re-elected; Rice defeated again Former Mayor Bob Rice's supporters and followers began filing into the Vineyard Room of the Duck Inn around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night to visit... Full story

  • Daines announces US Senate bid

    MATT GOURAS Associated Press|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    BOZEMAN - U.S. Rep. Steve Daines announced Wednesday that he will run for Senate in 2014, giving Montana Republicans a candidate they believe has a strong chance at winning the state's first open Senate seat in decades. Daines released a video announcing his candidacy shortly before launching his campaign in Bozeman by criticizing the Senate for supporting President Barack Obama and his signature health-care law. "Obamacare is a failing law that Montanans don't want and the... Full story

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  • Our View: Best of luck, mayor. There's a tough road ahead

    Updated Nov 6, 2013

    To Mayor Tim Solomon: Congratulations on your re-election, mayor. Over the past four years, you have overseen some good changes to the city of Havre. We hope you will continue to do that. It’s a great honor to be elected mayor of this great city, but it is also a tremendous responsibility. You will have lots of problems to solve and not much money to solve them with. As you move forward, though, you will have the people of Havre behind you. We know that the one thing that will not be in short supply for you in coming weeks is... Full story

  • Nonpartisan city elections overwhelmingly approved

    John Kelleher|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    In the last 120 years, Havre City Council has had Republican, Democratic, Progressive and Socialist members. But no more. Voters Tuesday voted 1,938 to 577 to hold nonpartisan elections in the future. That means the people elected in Tuesday's elections will be the last ones to have party labels listed next to their names on the ballot. City Councilman Andrew Brekke supported the proposal. He said the issues that come before City Council are not partisan and therefore candidates should not be partisan. It will be easier to... Full story

  • Most win without opposition

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    While a couple of races in Havre garnered most of the attention, many area political candidates were unopposed in Tuesday’s voting. • Virginia Seigel was elected without opposition to the nonpartisan position of Havre city Judge. She replaces Margaret Hencz who is retiring. • In Chinook, Keith Hanson was elected mayor, Robert L. Smith was elected to city council from Ward 1, Jack Conner from Ward 2, • In Harlem, William Taylor was reelected as Mayor, Ralph Schneider was elected to a four-year term in Ward 1, Kim Hansen... Full story

  • Boucher wins 4th ward council seat against Datko

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Republican Matt Boucher won the only contested Havre City Council race, Tuesday, defeating Democrat Karen Datko 225-173 in the race for the open four-year seat in Ward 4. Boucher, a former Marine, is a newcomer to politics. Datko is secretary of the Hill County Democratic Committee. Before becoming active in politics, she was managing editor of the Havre Daily News. Boucher, upon hearing of his victory, said he was anxious to get to work for his constituents. Both candidates... Full story

  • Solomon defeats Rice to win second term

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Havre Mayor Tim Solomon, a Democrat, won a second term Tuesday, defeating the man he beat four years ago, former Mayor Bob Rice. The first results showed Solomon defeating Rice 1,399-1,109, 55.8 percent of the vote, carrying all four wards. In 2009, Solomon defeated Rice in his bid for a third term with more than 62 percent of the vote. The election saw about 58 percent of active registered voters return mail ballots. At Democratic headquarters, the victorious candidate... Full story

  • Frances J. Reichelt

    Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Frances J. Reichelt, 85, of Havre, died of natural causes on Nov. 4, 2013, at her home. Her funeral service will be at Christ Lutheran Church in Big Sandy, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m., with visitation one-half hour prior to the service. Interment in the Big Sandy Cemetery will follow. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Frances J. Reichelt was born in Warrick, Mont., on Nov. 9, 1927, daughter of Frank and Lois Henderson. She attended eight years at a rura... Full story

  • For the Record, November 6, 2013

    Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Havre Police Department Two people were arrested after officers investigated a 10:17 a.m. Monday call from 1st Street Northeast about a domestic disturbance. ——— Officers investigated a 3:29 p.m. Monday call from 12th Street about information concerning a runaway juvenile. ——— Officers investigated a 12:30 p.m. Tuesday call from 3rd Avenue about the calling party’s house being broken into and their Playstation taken between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday. ——— A 20-year-old Havre man was issued a summons for criminal contempt after... Full story

  • Virginia (Gina) Marie Williams

    Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Virginia (Gina) Marie Williams, 42, passed away in Havre on Nov. 2, 2013. She has been cremated, and services will be held at a later date. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. You can leave you memories and/or condolences for the family at Gina was born on Sept. 15, 1971, in Havre, Mont., to Francis "Butch" and Katharine (Dingle) Mayer. She was raised in Whitewater and attended school there. She graduated... Full story

  • Skylights stay inside NAIA Coaches Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern volleyball team's first loss since the end of August was tough on the Skylights. But Northern pretty much retained its spot in the national rankings. Following their five-set loss at Westminster College last Saturday, the Skylights only dropped one spot in the new NAIA Coaches Poll. Northern moved from No. 24 to No. 25 ahead of this weekend's final home stand. MSU-N split matches with UM-Western and Westminster on its final road trip of... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Havre's Roman Surber rolls his first 300-game

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    After three unsuccessful tries at a 300 game, all ending with a score of 297, Roman Surber finally got the jinx off his back as he succeeded in rolling a 300-game on Sunday night. Surber did it in the third game after games of 172 and 180 for a 652 series. He joins a long list of 300 games at Hi-Line Lanes, one of which includes his brother, Kyle, who rolled one on April 4, 2012. It is the only brother combination who has done that at Hi-Line Lanes. It is also the first one for the 2013-14 season. Congratulations Roman. A mee... Full story

  • Beeters, Knights take aim at state

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 6, 2013

    The District 6C East volleyball tournament was a gut-wrenching two days for both the Chinook Sugarbeeters and the North Star Knights. But surviving the tournament was only the beginning for both Hi-Line teams. Thursday, the 6C champion Beeters, and the runner-up Knights begin play at the Northern C Divisional in Conrad, where two spots in the Class C state tournament will be on the line. The tournament runs Thursday-Saturday. And while both the Beeters (16-1) and Knights... Full story

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