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 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 23, 2018 

High school shooting threat spurs heavy police presence

Local police officers have been spread to all Havre public schools today to watch and guard after a threat was found Thursday in a Havre High bathroom. Despite the threat, and the seriousness with which the school administration and local law...

 

Celebrating History: News of the Great War

By Emily Mayer The Havre Plaindealer’s Feb. 23, 1918 edition was full of news related to the Great War. Dr. H. C. Culbertson of the United States Food Administration was scheduled to speak before interested community members on March 5 regarding...

 

Highway 2 Association meeting

Press release The Highway 2 Association Annual Meeting will be held, Friday, March 2, at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow. The association  has been advocating for an adequate highway in the U.S. Highway 2 corridor since 2001. Senate Bill 3, directing...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2018 

Bear Paw leverages $85M in local economic development

For Bear Paw Development Corp. 2017 was "a year of incredible accomplishment" Bear Paw Executive Director Paul Tuss said at this year's annual meeting Thursday in the Montana State...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2018 

UM president says education, innovation crucial in modern world

University of Montana President Seth Bodnar was the keynote speaker at Bear Paw Development Corp's annual meeting Thursday, where he discussed the role that higher education plays in shaping an...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 23, 2018 

Park Board sends cabin lease revisions to county attorney

At the end of a special meeting Thursday, the Hill County Park Board approved sending a draft revision of lease agreements for Beaver Creek Park cabins to the Hill County Attorney almost unchanged, despite audience members saying their suggestions...

 

What is National FFA Week?

Grace Finke Big Sandy FFA Chapter Reporter Perhaps you may have once heard the term National FFA Week, but what exactly is National FFA Week? What does this so-called week of FFA do? Many members of local communities all across the country — from A...

 

Miss Montana offers scholarships, skills

Press release Montana young women and teens have the opportunity to earn college scholarships and learn leadership skills by entering the Miss Montana Scholarship program or Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen Competition for teens 13-17. Contestants...

 

Noxious weed council meeting in Helena

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet March 5-9 in Helena at the Wingate Hotel at 2007 N. Oakes St. to hear proposals for this year’s Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants....

 

Transit system sets public on MDT funding application

Press release North Central Montana Transit will be holding a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the application for capital and operating assistance from the Montana Department of Transportation. The meeting will be...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 22, 2018

Heritage mural hangs in Havre

A local preservation group officially announced Wednesday afternoon the first of a series of murals celebrating local heritage has been hung on a First Street business building. Members of the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 22, 2018

Havre schools warn of telephone scam

The Havre Public Schools district is warning people not to give money to telemarketers saying they are looking for money to help Havre students — or for any reason. “We just don’t operate like that,” Havre Superintendent Andy Carlson said....

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 22, 2018

Site ranks Northern plumbing program 10th in nation

An education website has rankled Montana State University-Northern as the college with the 10th-best plumbing degree program in the nation for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ranking was done by schools.com based on a variety of factors using data...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 22, 2018

Officers looking for man who escaped after pursuit

The Havre Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly led them on a short-lived pursuit and escaped on foot after the vehicle got stuck in the snow. Matthew Allen Bell of Havre, 35, fled and eluded officers after he was spotted in a vehicle...

 

OPI Announces 2018 Indian Education Youth Conferences

Press release HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction’s Indian Education Division will host three Indian Education Youth Conferences next month. The conferences will be held at MSU-Northern March 14-16, Browning High School March 21-22, and Salis...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 22, 2018

Shooting threat found Thursday at Havre High deemed unsubstiated

Havre Public Schools reported in an announcement on its website that someone at 3 p.m. Thursday reported that a threat indicating a school shooting would occur was written on the wall of a boys bathroom at Havre High School. The announcement says... Full story

 

Local News - 'The Kite Runner' set for Thursday's library reading discussion

The Havre-Hill County Library’s Winter Reading Series is off and running, with the second book up for discussion Thursday. At 7 p.m. Thursday the Havre-Hill County Library is hosting the discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini.  ...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 21, 2018

Board members consider shutting down fairgrounds

The finance committee arm of the Great Northern Fair Board will hold a special meeting soon to discuss ways to keep open or shut down the Great Northern Fairgrounds. A time and place for the special meeting had not been set at the end of discussing...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 21, 2018

Randolph challenges Alley in county attorney primary

Local attorney Randy Randolph has filed to run as a Democrat for Hill County Attorney, setting the stage for a primary race between himself and Deputy Hill County Attorney Karen Alley. The two will face off in the June 5 primary for the position...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 21, 2018

Tester officially filed for re-election to Senate

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., officially filed with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office Tuesday to run for a third-term to the U.S. Senate. A press release from Tester’s campaign said Tester was joined by his wife, Sharla, in Helena, where he...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 21, 2018

Havre sees drop in misdemeanors, new equipment in police department

Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich presented the Havre City Council with the police department’s 2017 Annual Report at their meeting Tuesday night. The report said that calls for service to the department were 23,638, up from 22,339 the year before....

 

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