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  • Settlement coming on Pembina lawsuit against federal government

    Tim Leeds|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    A settlement is finally on the way in a dispute some 150 years old, in one of the earliest lawsuits filed claiming the federal government had mishandled trust moneys it held for Native American tribes. "It was what I call FILO, first in, last out," Native American Rights Fund attorney Melody McCoy, who is representing the plaintiffs, said. McCoy said final approval in a settlement of a claim going back to land transfers in 1863 and 1892 was made in November 2020, and NARF is...

  • Quick Pics: Carrying the cross through Havre

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

  • State and local COVID-19 update, April 5, 2021

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    The state map was not updated by printing deadline this morning, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after Sunday’s update was 105,142 with 107 new cases, 1,060 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 38. The number of deaths was 1,466. Blaine County Health Department reported Tuesday evening being notified of no new cases, 752 total, none active, no active hospitalizations, 24 deaths. the department said it would not list case numbers unless they change. Hill County Health D... Full story

  • Obituary - Linda Lee Gonsalez

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    Linda Lee Gonsalez, 76, passed away due to natural causes at her residence Friday, April 2, 2021. Wake services began at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the Babb Methodist Church, and will continue until her funeral service, which will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Burial will follow in the Babb Cemetery with her beloved husband Raymond John Gonsalez. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Linda's online memorial page an... Full story

  • Obituary - Caroline Wilson

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    Caroline Wilson, 82, passed away due to natural causes Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Mattingly officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Caroline's family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Ln. Ste. B, Centennial, CO 80112. Holland &... Full story

  • For the Record, April 5, 2021

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    Havre Police Department A Third Street caller reported Friday at 8:29 a.m. that a car was broken into during the night and items were missing. -- Friday at 11:07 a.m., a caller on 15th Avenue reported that a car had been spray painted and broken into during the night. -- A remote monitoring device violation was reported at the police station Friday at 12:33 p.m. -- A caller at a First Street business reported that the building had been spray painted during the night. --...

  • Early childhood screenings available next week

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    Havre Daily News staff Free Community Early Childhood Screenings, sponsored by Bear Paw Cooperative, are being scheduled April 6 and 7 for preschoolers in multiple area school districts and colonies. For COVID-19 safety purposes, appointments will be required and masks must be worn. Appointments are being made for Tuesday, April 6, for preschoolers in the Chester, Joplin, Inverness, Sage Creek, Cool Spring, Whitlash, Riverview, Liberty, Rimrock and Hillside school districts. Appointment times will be between 10 a.m. and 1...

  • Governor needs to veto Putin-like bills

    Updated Apr 5, 2021

    I didn’t study political science in college. I’m a soil scientist. So when people sling political terms around, I have to look them up in Webster’s Dictionary. Webster writes that “socialism is when government takes over the means of production.” Webster’s says that “crony capitalism” occurs when business thrives not because of risk, but because of a cozy nexus between the business and the political class to make money for the corrupt. Communism, like Russia, is a perfect blend of the two. Why do we need to know these defi...

  • Bear Bite: Bears 24, Lights 21

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    At halftime of their game Saturday against Rocky Mountain College, the Montana State University-Northern football team looked poised to win their first game in the Frontier Conference in five years. The Lights held a 21-7 lead and only needed to keep their run game and defense going to open their brand new stadium on the MSU-N campus with a win. Unfortunately, the Battlin' Bears scored 17 straight points in the second half to win the game, 24-21. "We got to finish. We got to...

  • Skylights fall in five-set thriller in regular season final

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    The Montana State University-Northern volleyball team was looking to end its regular season strong as they get set for the Frontier Conference postseason tournament next week. However, they had lost three straight heading into their Friday-night match against No. 17 Rocky Mountain College at the Armory Gym. The Skylights took the Battlin' Bears to five sets, but ended up falling, 3-2, to end their regular season. Despite the loss, MSU-N head coach Jerry Wagner believes his...

  • Pony thinclads have another good day on the track

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    After finishing second in both boys and girls at the Cut Bank Invitational on March 27 to start the season, the Havre track and field teams looked to keep their momentum going at the Glasgow Meet this past Thursday. And again, the Blue Ponies came out strong as they finished in second on both the boys and girls teams in their second straight meet to start the season. "A lot of students performed really well, especially a number of them that was their first track meet that...

  • HHS netters make progress in Conrad

    Havre Daily Staff|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    Havre High head tennis coach George Ferguson wanted to see his Blue Ponies make improvements on the second Saturday of the brand new tennis season. And under sunny, warm skies in Conrad, that’s exactly what he says the Ponies did. Havre was in Conrad for the Conrad Invitational Saturday where the Pony boys went 3-0, and the HHS girls had two ties and a loss. But Ferguson said the scores weren’t what he was looking at when the day was over. “What I saw was a lot of growt...

  • Pony fastpitch sweeps their season-openers

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    After not playing for nearly two years, the Havre High softball team finally got back on the diamond this weekend to start the season. They wasted no time getting back to it as they defeated Browning, 20-0, on the road on Thursday and then defeated Columbia Falls, 5-4, Saturday. “They performed really well,” HHS head coach Tony Vigliotti said. “We did what we needed to do. We put the ball in play and made the plays that we should make.” The Blue Ponies got their season started...

  • The H.I.T. makes a successful return

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 5, 2021

    The Hi-Line Invitational all-star high school basketball tournament finally made its return this weekend after being shut down in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The best players from all four classifications in Montana came to compete. In the end, the Class AA Boys team and Class C Girls team came away from the weekend with the tournament championships. The Class AA Boys team defeated the Class A Boys team, 63-48, in the championship game Saturday night. Tony Frolich...

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