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  • Rocky Boy teen to be highlighted on MontanaPBS show

    Updated Nov 24, 2013

    Stone Child College student Chontay Standing Rock will be featured in a segment on Backroads of Montana at 6 p.m. Sunday on MontanaPBS. The segment is entitled “Hook, Line and Singer.” Standing Rock puts his own spin on traditional Native music by adding English words to songs about love and family. He will be shown singing at his favorite spot — waterfalls in the Bear Paw Mountains on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Standing Rock plays the drums as he sings. “I’ve been sings since I was 4 or 5,” he said. “I started singing f... Full story

  • Northern pays second-lowest average salary in nation

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Nov 24, 2013
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    Montana State University-Northern offers the second-lowest faculty wage of all the colleges in the United States in its category. According to data from the National Education Association, in the 2011-2012 school year, Northern was beaten out only by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in terms of lowest faculty salaries in America. “Basically what that report shows is that over the years, MSU-N has suffered from low salaries,” said Darlene Sellers, a counseling professor at Northern. “We are at the point now where... Full story

  • Baucus forges ahead with tax proposals

    MATT GOURAS Associated Press|Updated Nov 24, 2013

    HELENA . (AP) — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is forging ahead with his aggressive plan to rewrite the nation's tax code in the next year, confident he can find common ground amid the intense partisanship stalling budget debates in Washington, D.C. Last week, the Democrat unveiled two big portions of his proposal dealing with offshore taxation of corporations and revised rules for some tax accounting. In the coming months, he expects to release proposals for taxes on individuals and exemptions. Baucus pushed the plan forward d... Full story

  • Ballot measure proposed to expand Mont. Medicaid

    Associated Press|Updated Nov 24, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — Advocates for Medicaid expansion gave state officials proposed language Thursday for a ballot initiative to put the question to voters. Backers of the plan have been promising the measure since the Legislature earlier this year rejected expansion. The Healthy Montana Initiative organizers hope to get approval from the attorney general and start collecting signatures by early next year. Backers expect they will need more than 30,000 signatures to comfortably qualify the measure for the 2014 ballot. Under the p... Full story

  • Havre woman steps forward to claim $2 million prize

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Nov 24, 2013
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    Shannon Heggem of Havre bought a winning lottery ticket Aug. 31 and has finally come forward to claim her $2 million prize. Montana Lottery Headquarters in Helena sent out a press release Thursday naming Heggem as biggest lottery winner in Montana since two Helena friends won $48.5 million from the Powerball jackpot in 2010. The only information Heggem was willing to give to the Montana Lottery was her name and her city of residence. Heggem recently sold her business, Doggy Day Care & Pet Resort, and auctioned off household,... Full story

  • Feds, tribes reach deal on Fort Belknap water

    MATT VOLZ Associated Press|Updated Nov 23, 2013

    HELENA — Environmental regulators have asked a judge to approve an agreement with Fort Belknap Indian Reservation officials to fix years of "chronic violations" in how the reservation's water supply is treated and monitored. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the motion to approve the proposed consent decree Thursday with the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine tribes and the tribal-owned Prairie Mountain Utilities, which operates the central Montana reservation's five water-supply systems. The agreement, which has been in the w... Full story

  • Griz best Bobcats in 113th Brawl of the Wild

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 23, 2013

    The Montana Grizzlies scored three times in the second half to break open what was a 7-7 game at intermission in the 113th Brawl of the Wild Saturday in Bozeman. The No. 5 Grizzlies beat the No. 13 Bobcats 28-14 in front of a record crowd at Bobcat Stadium. Shawn Johnson returned a punt 72 yards to give the Cats a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Travon Van's short TD run late in the second period tied the game. The Griz broke the tie with a score on their first possession... Full story

  • Meeting about tribal land ends with slur

    Updated Nov 23, 2013

    HAMILTON (AP) — A meeting between Ravalli County and tribal leaders over a plan to place a sacred site in a federal trust took a contentious turn when a county official repeated a slur derogatory toward American Indians. Confederated Salish and Kootenai officials met with county commissioners Wednesday in Hamilton to explain the value of the sacred site known as the Medicine Tree, located in the southern part of the Bitterroot Valley, the Ravalli Republic (http://bit.ly/18WZkNN) reported. Ravalli County commissioners o... Full story

  • Weekend News: United Way holds raffle at Gary & Leo's Saturday

    Tim Leeds|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    United Way of Hill County, in the midst of its annual fund drive, is holding a special event Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods. The organization, which helps fund 12 agencies and organizations in Hill County ranging from Meals on Wheels and Court Appointed Special Advocates to the Hill County Drug Court and Kitty Keepers, is raffling off a $200 shopping cart worth of groceries, including a turkey, at $1 a ticket. Gary & Leo’s donated half of the groceries in the drawing United Way is inviting peo... Full story

  • MSU-N's Cummings to be honored at annual Cat-Griz football game

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team has the weekend off, but Saturday will be a big day for Northern junior point guard Taylor Cummings. Cummings, a graduate of Belt High School, will be honored with the 2013 Montana Athletes in Service Award during Saturday’s Cat-Griz game in Bozeman. Cummings is one of nine student-athletes in Montana being recognized Saturday for the award, sponsored by the Montana Campus Compact. The award is given to stu... Full story

  • Twice as nice: Lights sweep home duals

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is off to a strong start in 2013. But one thing the Lights had yet to do was wrestle at home. However, on Thursday night, Northern took full advantage of its home mat, defeating both Northwest College and Southern Oregon in a double dual at the Armory Gymnasium. In their home debut, the No. 2 Lights beat Northwest College, the No. 1 ranked NJCAA team in the country, 27-18 in a thriller. Then, MSU-N took down SOU, the NAIA... Full story

  • Maryanna Kurtz

    Updated Nov 22, 2013
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    Maryanna Kurtz, born April 13, 1935, died July 9, 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. A celebration of Maryanna's life will be on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 6 p.m. at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church, 410 5th Ave. in Havre, Mont. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Maryanna's name may be directed to the P.E.O. Scholarship Fund, MSU-Northern Foundation, P.O. Box 1691, Havre, MT 59501 or to Van Orsdel United Methodist... Full story

  • Havre of the Past: Rolling in the snow, celebrating Christmas

    Emily Mayer|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    For this 46th installment celebrating Havre's 120th anniversary of incorporation, we turn to the Nov. 23, 1893 issue of The Havre Advertiser. As always, the best local news was found in the social pages: City And State "Rolling in the snow with Sarah" is the latest fad. I have no idea what this means. If you do, please let me know, and if it is clean, I'll pass it on to readers. The city fathers met in secret conclave last Saturday night. --- Just snow enough fell on Monday... Full story

  • Made by hand

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    Mike Ley came to Montana with a backpack and a hitchhiker's thumb 37 years ago after falling in love with the land. Since then, six of his log cabins have been placed throughout the area. Ley said he began building cabins because of his construction experience and the satisfaction he gets from creating buildings. "I just enjoy building," Ley said. The first cabin he made is the Catholic church at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and he has started many projects since. The... Full story

  • Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, November 22, 2013

    Updated Nov 22, 2013

    Laurel — Lots of area people will help out Thursday at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Jude Parish Hall. Volunteers, headed by Debi Rhines, put on a full-fledged Thanksgiving meal for several hundred people of all walks of life who usually show up. There is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. If you have some free time, join in with the volunteers. And if you need something to do for Thanksgiving, join in by dining with several hundred other Hi-Liners who will be on hand. Dart — Stealing from any age... Full story

  • For the Record, November 22, 2013

    Updated Nov 22, 2013
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    Editor's Note: The Havre Daily News will now be listing names from incidents in listed in law enforcement call logs. All cases listed will be tracked through the Havre and Hill County court systems. Havre Police Department Officers investigated a hit and run motor vehicle crash on 2nd Street reported at 2:43 p.m. Thursday. ——— Responding to a 12:17 a.m. call for assistance today, officers performed a welfare check on a 17-year-old boy. ——— During a motor vehicle stop on 1st Street West at 1:56 a.m. today, officers ar... Full story

  • The vengeful gods of comeuppance

    Pam Burke|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    Comeuppance. Such a sweet and silly sounding word. It sounds British: “How lovely to see you, my dear! You simply must swing by the cottage tomorrow afternoon for some comeuppance and tea.” “That sounds brilliant. I shall bring some just desserts.” Don't be fooled, though. Sweet and silly sounding, indeed. Comeuppance is a sharp-edged, pointy tool wielded by those trickster Fate sisters hellbent on their mission to make my life a cautionary tale to be ever-mindful of using u... Full story

  • Montana ranchers pay it forward

    Lindsay Brown|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    Rene Brown, a co-organizer of Montana Ranchers Paying it Forward, closes a gate after a donated cow was unloaded and herded into a holding pen at JS Livestock. Brown and Alisha Burcham, both of Chinook, organized a local effort to get replacement heifers and cows donated from area producers to ranchers in South Dakota where thousands of cattle died when an early snowstorm struck the northwestern part of that state in early October. Thirty-three producers, from across the... Full story

  • Transit to start in-city bus route

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Nov 22, 2013
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    Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, buses will run through the city of Havre to provide residents and Havre neighbors a safe, warm ride through the city in the upcoming winter months. North Central Montana Transit will be implementing an in-town route to offer a ride to those unwilling or unable to drive through the town in the upcoming severe winter conditions, said a press release from Jim Lyons of NCMT. "The route will provide connecting transit for both our local Havreites and for o... Full story

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  • Game Day Feature: McGhee already a legacy at MSU

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    Five years ago, Montana State’s legacy at quarterback had but one name above all the others and that name was Travis Lulay. After all, Lulay led the Bobcats to three wins in four years against rival Montana, and his first was the biggest, a victory in Missoula, as a freshman, which snapped MSU’s horrific 16-year losing streak to the Grizzlies. Now, as the 2013 Cat-Griz game approaches, Lulay certainly hasn’t been forgotten, but because of everything DeNarius McGhee has done... Full story

  • Game Day Feature: Johnson's return fueled Grizzlies

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    When Jordan Johnson ran out of the Washington-Grizzly Stadium tunnel for the Montana Grizzlies’ season-opening game with Appalachian State back on Aug. 31, it was a moment to remember. But throughout the course of that night, it was also clear that the Grizzlies, who went 5-6 without Johnson during the 2012 season, were back to normal. In his first game in nearly two years, Johnson threw three touchdown passes and led the Griz to a scintillating 30-6 win over the Mountaineers.... Full story

  • Lights visit MSU-B, Jamestown

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    It’s bounce back time for the Montana State University-Northern basketball team. But rebounding from two tough losses last weekend in Arizona won’t be easy because the Lights are right back on the road. Tonight, Northern is in Billings for a rematch with NCAA Division II Montana State-Billings. The game will be an exhibition for the No. 24 Lights (6-2), but will count for the Yellowjackets. MSU-N then travels to Jamestown, N.D., for a Sunday afternoon showdown with the NAIA DI... Full story

  • 2013 Brawl of the Wild: Cats meet Griz for the 113th time

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 22, 2013

    When it comes to the annual Cat-Griz game, if history has taught us anything, records, rankings and home field advantage might as well be thrown out the window. In fact, the home team hasn’t won a Brawl of the Wild meeting since 2008. The Montana State Bobcats would desperately like to change that Saturday when they host the 113th Brawl of the Wild, not just because of the usual bragging rights and the Divide Trophy which are on the line, but because the Cats are fighting f... Full story

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