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Inaugural Havre Marathon Set For June 2020; Organizers Hope For 250 Runners

Rachel Dean and Sarah McKinney, a Havre City Council member, are marathon runners. They train in Beaver Creek Park, enjoying the natural beauty as they run. But to actually participate in even a half-marathon, the two  had to travel to Great Falls, and for a full marathon, they had to visit Bozeman, Billings, Missoula or Whitefish. None of those places…

Governor Signs Bill Inspired By Havre Small Business Owner & Sponsored By Havre Legislator

When a small business owner’s enterprise was endangered, she went to her local legislator for help. Her legislator proposed a bill. And on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Steve Bullock signed it into law. Rep. Jacob Bachmeier’s House Bill 607 exempts Keeley Wilson’s small pet treat business, Ladybug Bites, from burdensome Agriculture Department regulations that would have assured its demise. “This certainly…

Montana Streamflows Likely To Be Normal This Summer After Snowy April

BY LAURA LUNDQUIST After a winter of extreme weather swings, Montana managed to get enough mountain snow in April that most rivers should run at normal levels this summer, barring sudden drought, heat or overuse. As of May 1, snow in most western Montana mountains matches the 30-year average, with the Bitterroot River basin coming out a little ahead and…

Havre Hills: City Council Votes To Support New Affordable Housing Complex

The Havre City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to support a proposed 25-apartment complex in the south 5th Avenue area. Some council members questioned the need for the complex, which will serve people with annual incomes of between 40 percent and 60 percent of the area’s median income, noting there were several vacant apartments in Eagles Manor and there are…

Child & Family Services Takes 4 Kids From Havre Woman; Meth Involved

Update: The parent of the children in this story pleaded not guilty June 5 to all the charges. A Havre woman suspected of being high on meth lost her children to Child and Family Services after she swung around and hit her baby’s head against a door frame. Here’s what happened, according to charging documents: On April 17, the woman’s…

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