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Celebrating History: Blaine County murder takes the headline


January 15, 2018

By Emily Mayer

Editor’s note: Due to email issues, the Havre Daily News did not receive this column Friday. Emily Mayer provided it so the paper can run it in today’s edition.

The most titillating news story 100 years ago, as reported in the Jan. 12, 1918 issue of The Havre Plaindealer, was that of a local doctor, his brother and three others who were held for grand jury in Helena over a murder occurring in Blaine County.

Dr. C. E. Foss of Havre, his brother Edward Foss and Jake Bjorstead, both of Chinook, and two men by the last names of Olson and Richards were all implicated in th...

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