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Local Business Celebrates Success

  While news has been dominated by businesses closing in Havre, Hi-Line Rental is celebrating success. The Havre construction and ag equipment rental operation opened April 2017. Today the facility was celebrating a belated anniversary with a customer appreciation lunch. Vendors, customers, and employees gathered to eat, talk and even discuss a little business. It’s been good, Managing Partner Shea Carroll said today, and business…

Motorcycle and Semi Truck Collide in Havre

A motorcycle rider drove into the path of a semi-truck this morning in Havre. The motorcycle rider, Anthony Blythe of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, was taken to Northern Montana Hospital before being flown to Great Falls for further medical attention.  The crash happened this morning at 5:40 in front of Walmart. According to a press release by investigating Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Ohl, the…

Social Services Give Rural Families a Safety Net

BY KAREN PETERSON/VALLEY JOURNAL This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced by High Country News in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, and used with permission.  — Caroline Roesch is a single mother living near the Mission Mountain Range in Lake County, Montana, with her three children, and for her, social service programs were there to help keep food…

Rural Areas Short on Workers Turn to Overseas Professionals

This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced by High Country News in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, and used with permission.  Cherie Taylor, CEO at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank, Montana, currently has four Filipina nurses on her staff. The rural health facility employs a total of 12 full-time registered nurses, which includes 10 floor nurses…

FBI and Tribal Police Investigating Possible Murder on Rocky Boy

The FBI and Tribal Police are investigating a possible murder on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. “The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female,” said  FBI Public Affairs Specialist Sandra Yi Barker in an email. “The body was found on July 7th, 2018, in Box Elder, on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.…

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