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 By Patrick Johnston    Local    August 7, 2020 

Bullock issues directive allowing counties to use mail-in ballots for the general election

Gov. Steve Bullock announced a new directive Thursday allowing counties to allow mail-in voting for the 2020 general election based on a modified model of the system used in the primary in June. Bullock said this directive comes at the request of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 7, 2020 

First COVID-19-related deaths reported in Hill County

Hill County now has reported the first COVID-19-related deaths in the county, along with new cases reported in Hill, Blaine and Chouteau counties. Hill County Health Department reported two COVID-19 related deaths Thursday afternoon. The deaths were... Full story

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    August 7, 2020 

Tester calls on all to do part to fight COVID-19

Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont., called on Montanans during a telephonic press conference Thursday to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, while calling on Congress to do its part to help the...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    August 7, 2020 

Health Department issues warning about toxic algal blooms

Hill County Health Department has announced on their Facebook Page that Montana State Unversity-Northern researchers and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have identified Potential harmful algal blooms in Beaver Creek Reservoir, Bailey Reservoir and...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    August 7, 2020 

Blaine County Fair events start Sunday with 4-H activities

Blaine County Fair is still set for next week, but with a few cancellations and changes from its normal operations. “Our fair will look different this year,” Montana State University Blaine County  Extension Agent Juli Snedigar said. “We have...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 4,757 with 155 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 264 with 84 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 187,756 with 264 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 70. The number of... Full story

 

MSU to offer free online course on water quality basics

MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Montana State University Academic Technology and Outreach and the Montana Water Center will offer a free online course highlighting key issues and topics on water... Full story

 

Rocky Boy going back into lockdown Sunday

Rocky Boy Health Center, the COVID-19 Incident Command Center at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, announced in a Facebook post this evening that the the Chippewa Cree Tribe's government has announced... Full story

 

Searl yard featured pick of Bullhook Blossoms

From Bullhooks Blossoms Garden Club At the top of Saddle Butte Drive is the beautiful manicured lawn of Frank and Gail Searl. The front offers different shrubbery and is interspersed with colorful...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    August 7, 2020 

Fire on Baldy Mountain

A fire started on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation near the top of Baldy Mountain, apparently Saturday afternoon, a Bear Paw Mountains resident and the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department confirmed.... Full story

 

Army Corps approves Milk River Levee plan

The Hill County Commission met Wednesday with representatives from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Great Western Engineering. to discuss progress on the Havre-Milk River...

 

New teacher prepares for year at Cottonwood North

Cottonwood North School has a new teacher from Browning returning after student teaching there last year. "I am looking forward to getting back into the classroom," Lona Gibbs said. "So last year,...

 

Chinook plans full school opening with some tweaks

Chinook Public Schools decided to return in full capacity this coming school year, but with a few accommodations. “Right now, our Phase 2 plan is going to be re-opening for all students that opt in,” Chinook Public Schools Superintendent Darin Ha...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 4,602 with 173 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 259 with 87 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 185,815 with 2,691 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 65. The number... Full story

 

University of Providence to hold fall semester online

Press release GREAT FALLS — After extensive consideration, the University of Providence leadership has determined that an online start for the Fall 2020 semester is in the best interest of student, staff, faculty and community safety. This...

 

Hill county one of 16 Montana counties with Salmonella cases linked to onions

Press release State and local public health agencies in Montana are investigating 52 reports of confirmed and suspected Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to onions from Thomson International, Inc., including cases in Hill County. Illnesses began a...

 

Hill County reports first COVID-19-related deaths

Editor's note:This version corrects the reported ages of the two reported Hill County COVID-19-related fatalities and that the deaths are COVID-19 related. Hill County Health Department reported this... Full story

 

Northern updates re-opening plans

Montana State University-Northern announced Friday it has adjusted its residence halls and some buildings rules and added in some safety systems due to COVID-19 in is plans for re-opening this fall. “We cannot anticipate every circumstance, but we... Full story

 

MAT opening youth production of 'Wizard of Oz'

Montana Actors' Theatre is holding its youth production of "The Wizard of Oz" starting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the former North 40 location in the Holiday Village Mall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The...

 

St. Jude's re-opening plans awaiting approval

St. Jude Thaddeus School Principal Mike Haugen gave the Havre Daily News an update Friday on its plans for re-opening this fall. Haugen said Montana Superintendent of Catholic Schools Timothy Uhl approved St. Jude Thaddeus School of Havre re-opening...

 

Murnion looking forward to career in the Havre Police Department

Former Hill County Detention Officer Brandon Murnion, 24, was sworn in as a new probationary police officer for the Havre Police Department at a City Council meeting Monday evening, and he said he's l...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 4,429 with 115 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 248 with 79 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 183,124 with 1,888 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 65. The number... Full story

 

DEQ and DPHHS highlight wildfire air quality concerns in the midst of a pandemic

Press release HELENA — The summer of 2020 is looking a little different in the midst of a pandemic, but one thing remains the same — it’s wildfire season. Wildfire smoke can impact Montana air quality causing unhealthy air. “It’s important...

 

MSU Extension encourages families to communicate about legacy and estate planning

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — At some point, parents and their adult children will face the challenge of talking about estate planning. According to Montana State University Extension educators, it is important to start these conversations early...

 

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