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Sivertsen: Communities should boycott Hutterites

Says members of colonies should be assimilated


Last updated 6/21/2019 at Noon

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Bob Sivertsen leans on a chair and speaks to the crowd during a public meeting Thursday at the Quality Inn in Havre.

Some 50 people attended a meeting in Havre last night in which the organizer said people should boycott Hutterite products because, he said, they have an unfair advantage.

"We need to be able to talk to them and help assimilate them into our society," community activist Bob Sivertsen said at the meeting he organized at Quality Inn in Havre.

Sivertsen said that the Hutterites have an unfair advantage due to their tax situation and how the colonies operate.

"We have to take them to the table. One thing we need to do immediately is we quit buying from them," he said, adding that means buyin...

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