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By Tim Leeds 

The year in review: 2018


December 31, 2018

Havre Daily News/File photo

Roger Meredith removes snow from in front of his garage the morning of Feb. 5. February included one of the records broken by the bitter winter of 2017-18, with the record for the amount of snowfall in the month shattered. The new record of 31.8 inches topped the previous record of 18.6 inches set in 1976. Havre just missed setting a new record for the total amount of snow for the year at less than an inch shy of the 93.4 inches set in 1981. It did earn the honor of being named by Weather Channel as the city with the worst winter in the United States.

The past 12 months were filled with local news, some happy, some distressing, ranging from politics to helping people in need, from trying to find why indigenous women are so much more likely to be murdered or to disappear to having a legendary actor put on a show on the Hi-Line.

And, once again, weather filled many of the headlines.

Following a year in 2017 in which dry conditions led to national-level fires in the area then a record-setting devastating blizzard at the start of October, the region at about Christmas time settled into a winter the likes of which had not been seen in years...

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