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Long End to a Short Tenure: Karen Alley Takes on Large Caseload as Hill County Attorney, Former Attorney Resigns

  As of 8:01 this morning, there is a new county attorney in Hill County, after Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson’s resignation ended a 19-month tumultuous tenure. Karen Alley has taken over an office swimming in cases, and for now, with no deputy attorneys to help. She’s aware of the difficult road ahead, Alley, who beat out attorney Randy Randolph in June’s Democratic…

Montana’s Manufacturing Sector Adding Jobs Faster than Rest of the Nation

BY MSU SERVICE BOZEMAN — Employment in Montana’s manufacturing economy has grown much faster than in the rest of the U.S., according to a new report commissioned by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University. The 2018 State of Montana Manufacturing report, prepared by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, indicates that Montana added 3,500 manufacturing jobs…

Burger King Plans to Build in Havre

  Burger King, home of the Whopper, plans to build its first Hi-Line restaurant next year at a vacant lot on First Street east of 4-B’s Restaurant in Havre.  The restaurant is being constructed by Meridian Restaurants Unlimited of South Ogden, Utah, which operates 125 Burger King restaurants, El Pollo Loco and Chilli’s restaurants under franchise agreements.  Jason Wolff, director…

Controversial Hill County Attorney Resigns

  Hill County Attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson, who is ordered to appear in court for not showing up to hearings, said today that she has submitted her letter of resignation, citing an illness in the family as the reason. According to an office employee, Cole-Hodgkinson hasn’t been in the office in two weeks. Her resignation, she said in a text message this afternoon,…

Refueling Accident at Havre BNSF Contained

  A refueling problem caused hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel to spill Tuesday in the Havre BNSF Railway yard, on the fuel pad where it was contained, a company spokesperson said this afternoon. “There was an incident involving a locomotive that was being refueled yesterday in Havre,” BNSF spokesperson Ross Lane said this afternoon. “During the refueling process, a…

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