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Articles from the November 8, 2013 edition

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Ponies tangle with high-flying Cats

Making the state quarterfinals is never easy in the Class A football ranks. And even with a tough opponent ahead of them this weekend, the Havre Blue Ponies are hoping the quarterfinals don't mean... Full story


Skylights ground Blue Hawks

Tonight is a big night for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. It's a big night because Northern takes on Rocky Mountain College with a chance to claim sole possession for the Frontier... Full story


Northern seniors have left their mark

After what the Montana State University-Northern Skylights volleyball team has been able to accomplish in recent seasons, more specifically over the last two years, there is no taking away from each... Full story


George Ferguson Column: Don't miss out on the historic Skylights tonight

You guys did it with the Montana State University-Northern football team. You’ve done it more than once for the MSU-N basketball team. Now, it’s time to do it for Skylight volleyball. Two of the... Full story


MSU-N women face Cowgirls, Lady Griz

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team passed its first road test with flying colors last weekend in Spokane, Wash. But, the next two road games for the Skylights will be... Full story


Cats head to Cheney for huge clash

wo weeks ago, the Montana Grizzlies and Eastern Washington Eagles played what was then the Game of the Year in the Big Sky. The Eagles came out on top in Missoula that Saturday, but now, they're... Full story


More people recycle, location moved

Hi-Line residents are getting so into recycling plastics, e-waste, cardboard and paper that there's not enough room at the existing monthly collection location. Starting this month, recycling will be... Full story


Veterans Day ceremonies are 11 a.m. Monday

The traditional Veterans Day ceremonies will be held at Town Square at 11 a.m. Monday. Scott Prindiville, quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign War chapter in Havre, said the service will be held t... Full story


Assinniboine Station issue causes Hi-Line power outage

NorthWestern Energy had a wiring issue that put a large area of Montana into the dark Thursday. “It was some sort of a wiring issue at the Fort Assinniboine Station,” said Butch Larcombe, a spokesman for NorthWestern Energy. “It’s an unusual... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 8, 2013

Second language soup for the brain

A while back I mentioned here in my column that I have zero ability to speak foreign languages, now, according to a pack of smart researchers, this failing has put the future health and well being of my brain in great peril. Scientists from Nizam’s... Full story


Our View: Darts and Laurels for Nov. 8, 2013

Dart — Frank Cote from Blue Cross Blue Shield spoke at a forum sponsored by the Havre Area Chamber for Commerce Wednesday on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the Hi-Line and its businesses. He provided something we don’t hear about... Full story


Thanks to all who supported me

Congratulations and best wishes to Matt Boucher, who ran a fine campaign and defeated me in my bid to represent Ward 4 on the Havre City Council. I met Matt on the campaign trail and was impressed by his thoughtfulness. I think he will listen well... Full story


Medical imaging one of the top 10 medical advances

Today is International Day of Radiology. One hundred and eighteen years ago, German physicist, Wilhelm Röntgen, discovered the X-ray. More recently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans have revolutionized medicine,... Full story

 By Bob Brown    Opinion    November 8, 2013

Honoring our Montana heroes and heroines on Veterans Day

John Henry “Gatling Gun” Parker had earned his moniker by providing the covering fire for Teddy Roosevelt’s immortal assault on San Juan Hill. Nearly 20 years later his 6 feet, 3 inch frame made him an easy target while charging at the head of... Full story


Hi-Line Living: Step inside the Wizard's Alcove

Wizard's Alcove, on the west end of 1st Street in Havre, offers role-playing and card-playing gamers a place to pit their skills and decks against other enthusiasts. Jamie Bassett owns Wizard's... Full story


For the Record, November 8, 2013

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a motor vehicle crash on 2nd Street at 1:08 p.m. Thursday, where a blue pickup truck backed into a black SUV and took off. ——— A 1:57 p.m. Thursday call from Rich Street West about an employee that... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    November 8, 2013

Havre in 1893: Hotels, veterans and nasty politics

For this, the 44th installment of this series celebrating Havre's 120th anniversary of incorporation, we go back to 1893. The newspapers from that year are not complete, so we will visit 1893 for a... Full story


Havre History: The Bull Hook unit of the Havre flood control project

(This is part 1 of a 2 part series.) In 1913, James J. Hill, founder and owner of the Great Northern Railway, was in Havre for the J.J. Hill County Fair, then located east of town. J. J. Hill Day was... Full story


Lawsuit : Redistricting panel violated open meetings law

HELENA — Some central Montana residents argued in court Friday that that the state's legislative districting commission wrongly met in private earlier this year to assign senators. State District Judge Mike Menahan listened to arguments in a case... Full story


Lawmakers look at NorthWestern Energy dam purchase

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy officials are saying their planned $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams will mean decades of stable customer rates after an initial increase. NorthWestern CEO Bob Rowe and vice president of supply John Hines... Full story


Skylights claim outright Frontier title for the first time in 22 years

There were moments of trepidation. Moments of uncertainty. But the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team is was simply too good and too poised not to win the Frontier Conference regular... Full story


High court reverses pot conviction over evidence

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a Beaverhead County man for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, saying he was convicted based on insufficient evidence. The court ruled in a 4-1 decision that... Full story


Ponies' season ends in Columbia Falls

The Havre Blue Ponies pulled off a comeback win last week against Miles City, but they couldn't duplicate it Saturday in Columbia Falls. The Northwestern A champion Wildcats (9-0) ousted the Ponies from the playoffs, 47-7 in the Class A... Full story


Fed officers remove 3 tribal councilors

BROWNING (AP) — Federal officers including from the Department of Homeland Security entered a northern Montana Indian tribe's headquarters to remove three councilors at the center of a factional impasse. The Flathead Beacon (htt... Full story


Judge considers fine against American Tradition Partnership

HELENA — A Montana judge will decide without a court hearing whether to hit a conservative political group with a hefty fine for improper campaign spending after American Traditional Partnership's lawyer asked to be removed. District Judge Jeffrey... Full story


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