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Federal Judge Hears Arguments in Keystone XL Pipeline Lawsuit

By Hunter Pauli for Montana Free Press  Published May 24 by MFP and published by The Havre Herald with permission  Environmentalists hope lawsuit will stop the tar sands pipeline once and for all Anti-pipeline plaintiffs presented oral arguments Thursday in Great Falls federal court in a lawsuit against the federal government seeking to revoke permits greenlighting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline…

From Gas to Beer — Old Station Brewing Co. Reopens the Nozzles

After years of sitting, empty and collecting dust, subject to the extreme Montana weather conditions, the old Heltne’s station building on First Street is in service once again. The dust has been wiped down, the walls painted and scrubbed, pictures and fixtures have been hung. This time, however, it’s no longer gasoline that flows out of the nozzles as it…

Retiring ag professor looks back on teaching and forward to semi-retirement

For more than half of the university’s history, Bill Danley has been a fixture in the Agriculture Department’s faculty. Not bad for a guy who came to Montana State University-Northern 45 years ago for a “two- or three-year” stint. But he has now officially stepped down. At least from that role. And for the time being. As he was cleaning…

Prairie Populist writer falls in love with Havre: One visit, three articles

“I think that Havre is the Montana town we all picture in our minds.” Prairie Populist contributor Amanda Garant has written three articles about north-central Montana in less than a month’s time, including the latest April 20 piece, “From the mountains to Beneath the Streets — highlights on the Hi-Line.”   It’s safe to say she’s an expert and her comment…

Life After The Thaw: A Havre Man Gets A Second Chance After Nearly Freezing To Death

Tim Harmon almost died twice within the last year. Now he has a new perspective on life. On Feb. 18, Harmon got lost in a field in subzero night temperatures after locking himself out of his pickup truck. By the time he was found, well into the next day, his frostbitten hands were frozen clasped, he was incoherent, and his…

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