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 By George Fergson    Local    April 3, 2020 

Area sees record cold set two weeks into spring

It's Havre. So of course the town breaks a record related to cold, even though spring began more than two weeks ago. Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Havre set its all-time low for the day when the temperature at the Havre-Hill County Airport...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Northern Alumni Foundation holding Care-A-Thon

By Havre Daily News staff The Montana State University-Northern Alumni Foundation is inviting people to “Let your little (Northern) light shine!” The Foundation is looking for volunteers throughout the month of April for its Care-A-Thon, an...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 3, 2020 

St. Mary Working Group discusses lawsuit, COVID-19

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Wednesday virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak and discussed the lawsuit from the Alliance of the Wild Rockies regarding bull trout and updates on federal legislation on the St. Mary Diversion and...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Local News - Davey School Board meeting set for Monday

Davey Elementary School’s regular board meeting will be Monday at 6 p.m at the school....

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    April 3, 2020 

MSU Extension webinar details economic fallout of COVID-19

Speakers at a free webinar hosted by Montana State University Extension Thursday said despite recent legislation passed by Congress, industries around Montana will continue to face serious economic challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues....

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    April 3, 2020 

COVID-19 making ag producers' jobs more complicated

Experts say COVID-19 is creating complications for an already troubled cattle market and is causing stress for Montana's agriculture producers. Northern Agricultural Research Center Superintendent...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 3, 2020 

St. Jude's expands its distanced learning during school closures

St. Jude Thaddeus School was ahead of the curve in beginning its remote learning for its students during the COVID-19 pandemic school closures. Monday will be the third week in passing out packets for the students at the main doors, on the east of th...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 3, 2020 

Havre Middle School works through distanced learning

Havre Middle School is among the other public schools in the district that began its remote learning program Monday. Principal Dustin Kraske said the students are using Google Classroom to connect and communicate with their teachers. Each day a...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after this morning's update was 243.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 24. The number of tests completed was 5,576. The number of deaths was 5. The numbers by county were: Hill: 1 Liberty: 1 Blaine: 0 Chouteau: 0 Toole: 6 Gallatin:...

 

Northern spring graduation postponed till fall

Montana State University-Northern announced today it is postponing its spring commencement ceremonies and will combine them with its fall ceremonies, usually held the first Saturday in December....

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

HRDC's Head Start, Early Head Start closed till further notice

District 4 Human Resources Development Council posted on its Facebook page that the Head Start and Early Head Start administered by its Northern Montana Childhood Development Center -- Head Start and...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 2, 2020

Local agencies working to test for COVID-19 as possible

As is the rest of the state and the country, this part of north-central Montana is trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic with a low number of kits available to test for the illness. “We have lim...

 

What the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill means for Montana

Eric Dietrich Montana Free Press HELENA — Wednesday, four days after President Donald Trump signed the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Montana-based stimulus...

 

Extension hosts webinar on COVID-19 legislation

Montana State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension hosted a free webinar Wednesday, an extra episode of their “Solid Finances” series, about recent legislation passed by congress to help those put under financial...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 2, 2020

Area counties get set for all-mail ballots in primary election

Editor’s note: This corrects that the county clerk and recorders are the election administrators and ballots must be returned to the county clerk and recorder offices. As authorized by a directive from Gov. Steve Bullock intended to reduce the...

 

CJI's Johnson wins ag drawing contest

Press release Chester-Joplin-Inverness elementary student Dylan Johnson was a winner in the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Montana Youth in Agriculture Literacy program drawing contest. Dylan was the...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana listed on the state map after this morning's update was 227.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 20. The number of tests completed was 5,320. The numbers by county were: Hill: 1 Liberty: 1 Blaine: 0 Chouteau: 0 Toole: 6 Gallatin: 85 Yelllowstone: 34 Flathead:...

 

Bear Paw Veterinary lists procedures during pandemic

Havre Daily News staff Bear Paw Veterinary Service has issued a list of procedures it is following, as an essential service exempted from shutdown during Gov. Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home directive, to practice safe social distancing during the...

 

Attorney general warns of pandemic scams, frauds

Press release HELENA – The Montana attorney general is warning consumers to beware of frauds exploiting the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic stimulus checks that will be distributed across the country. “Scammers are hard at work turning brea...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 1, 2020

Lincoln-McKinley moves into online learning

Lincoln-McKinley Primary School has implemented online programs for it's students as part of the remote learning program including providing Chromebooks to students who need them. Principal Holly Bitz...

 

Havre churches to distribute supply baskets from Timber Creek

Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Havre delivered 20 baskets of supplies to St. Jude Parish Center Tuesday, to be distributed to the churches of Havre and given to elderly people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Timber Creek Administrator...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 1, 2020

Local health facilities dealing with COVID-19 crisis

As of Tuesday, Northern Montana Health Care has tested 18 people for the coronavirus, COVID-19. NMHC public relations officer Julianne LaSmith said one person has tested positive, 16 people received n...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 1, 2020

Governor issues new directives, COVID case confirmed in Liberty County

Gov. Steve Bullock issued new directives Tuesday on the COVID-19 pandemic including to protect renters and homeowners forced to stay at home, help medical facilities stay open and deal with the disease and to help find people who may have been...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after this morning's 8 a.m. update was 208 with five deaths.

The numbers by county were: Hill: 1 Liberty: 1 Blaine: 0 Chouteau: 0 Toole: 6 Gallatin: 76 Yelllowstone: 32 Missoula: 14 Lewis and Clark: 14 Flathead: 14 Silver Bow: 10 Cascade: 9 Madison: 6 Lincoln: 5 Park: 4 Lake: 4 Deer Lodge: 3 Broadwater: 3...

 

People warned not to flush anything but toilet paper down toilet

Havre Daily News staff A common topic in the news is a shortage of toilet paper, and many people are experiencing it themselves. For some unexplained reason, people are stocking up on toilet paper in huge amounts, leading to empty shelves in stores,...

 

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