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 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Tester talks infrastructure, border closure, COVID and ag

Sen. Jon Tester provided an update on his activities in congress during a rural press call Thursday morning, addressing the situation with the infrastructure bill, the Canadian... — Updated 9/24/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Aubrey Green and the mystery of Engine Number 9

Aubrey Green of Portland, Oregon, is trying to track down an old mystery from his childhood in Havre, the town he left in 1943 and has recently returned to on his quest. Green is 88 years old, the child of rail worker Theodore R.... — Updated 9/24/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local 

Havre high-speed chase ends in Liberty County

A high-speed chase that started in Havre Thursday afternoon and involved five law enforcement agencies ended in a field south of Chester. Havre Police Capt. Aaron Wittmer said the driver of the vehicle, Franklin James Buck III of... — Updated 9/24/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Farmers Union continues push on ag monopolies

The National Farmers Union held a press conference Wednesday to announce their Fairness for Farmers Campaign, a push to end corporate consolidation and break up monopolies in the... — Updated 9/24/2021


State and local COVID-19 update, Sept. 24, 2021

The Montana state COVID tracking map was not updated by printing deadline this morning. Blaine County Health Department reported Thursday evening being notified of 28 new cases from Tuesday through Thursday with 80 active, no... — Updated 9/24/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Blaine County's public health nurse resigns

A meeting of the Blaine County Board of Health got emotional Wednesday afternoon with the announcement that County Public Health Nurse and Health Officer Jana McPherson-Hauer was... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Havre teacher among plaintiffs in election law lawsuit

A Havre High School teacher is one of the plaintiffs asking the courts to overturn a law passed this year by the Legislature that restricts Election Day registration. Havre High ban... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Counting Coup featured at Northern Native American Heritage Week event

Billings-based band Counting Coup will play a free concert at Montana State University-Northern Friday evening as part of Homecoming and Native American Heritage weeks. Counting Coup Lead Singer and Bass Player Troy Falcon... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Weekend events set for Northern homecoming

Montana State University-Northern is wrapping up a week of events celebrating homecoming with a full slate of events Friday and Saturday. The Montana State University-Northern... — Updated 9/23/2021


State and local COVID-19 update, Sept. 23, 2021

The Montana state COVID tracking map after this morning’s update listed 1,144 new cases, 10,842 active cases, 402 hospitalizations and 1,930 deaths. The cumulative total for the state as 145,000 cases. Blaine County, reported on... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill County sees 52nd COVID death

Hill County has had another COVID-19 related death, bringing the total to 52 in the county. Hill County Health Department reported the death in its update Tuesday, along with 23 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the county... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Update given on Milk River Levee project

Local residents heard an update on county plans to upgrade the Milk River Levee so it meets Army Corps of Engineers standards including a plan to create a new funding district to pay for the work. Jeremiah Theys of Great West... — Updated 9/22/2021


Quick pics: Crowning the king and queen

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 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Bus driver shortage and pandemic threaten HPS transportation operations

The bus driver shortage persists nationwide as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and Havre Public Schools' transportation operations have been affected by this lack of staff, as well... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Fair board discusses projects despite lack of quorum

At their monthly meeting Tuesday the remaining members of the Great Northern Fair Board and Great Northern Fairgrounds staff discussed a number of projects and issue, many of which needed to be deferred to the Hill County... — Updated 9/22/2021


State and local COVID-19 update, Sept. 22, 2021

A new COVID-19-related death was reported Tuesday in the Hill County Health Department COVID-19 update. It reported 23 new cases were reported, 147 active, 6 active hospitalizations, 2,701 total cases, 52 total deaths. Blaine Count... — Updated 9/22/2021


FWP removing goldfish from a private pond near Zortman

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be using the chemical rotenone to remove invasive goldfish from an unnamed private pond on upper CK... — Updated 9/22/2021


Veterans Affairs conducting local outreach

Press release Steve Mulonet and Brenda Evans, Service Officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. People who are... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By George Fergson    Local

Still dry as summer turns to fall

As if it hasn't been dry enough, don't expect that to change any time soon, even now that the first day of fall approaches. According to the National Weather Service Great Falls,... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Hill County sees 51st COVID death

Hill County has suffered another COVID-19-related death, bringing the confirmed death toll to 51 residents of the county, Hill County Health Department reported the death in its update Monday evening, also reporting 63 new cases... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Miss Montana visits Sunnyside with self-defense lessons for students

Jessica Criss, Miss Montana 2020, stopped in Havre to teach students at Sunnyside Intermediate School some self-defense techniques as part of her Sense of Defense program Monday.... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Hi-Line Games postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

A noticeable absence at this year’s Festival Days celebration was the Hi-Line Games, which had to be postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. Montana State University-Northern Assistant Professor Grant Olson, one of the... — Updated 9/21/2021


State and local COVID-19 update, Sept. 21, 2021

Hill County Health Department reported Monday evening another COVID-19 related death in the county, 63 new cases were reported Saturday through Monday, the county had 136 active cases, 7 active hospitalizations, 2,678 total cases,... — Updated 9/21/2021


Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

The agenda for the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Budgets Ordinance Resolutions Contracts Substantial... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Festival Days returns strong in Havre

Festival Days came back to Havre this past weekend, featuring the return of numerous events that were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and attendees new and returnin... — Updated 9/20/2021


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