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Mark Wicks for PSC: Supporters send letters

Wicks is an Inverness rancher running for the District 1 Public Service Commission as a Republican. In the PSC June 5 primary race, he faces Rep. Rob Cook, R-Shelby, former Rep. Randy Pinocci of Sun River, and Herzog Rail Services employee Cory McKinney of Great Falls. Wicks ran for Montana’s U.S. House seat in 2017 as a Libertarian. The following are…

Rosendale shows he’s unfit for office

Editor: Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale, who would like to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in November, has not accumulated a stellar record for veracity. First, Rosendale made this ridiculous statement: “Tester believes that we should have a national registration so that the people of Montana should have to ask permission before they purchase a gun, ask permission from the…

Jury Summation: Alley and Randolph on why Hill County Should Choose Them

“The county attorney’s office is not as approachable as it should be, and it has been very difficult for me and other attorneys to get ahold of the county attorney to deal with any  pending legal matters.” -Randolph Hill County residents will soon have their third attorney in two years. Since there is no Republican running for the position, the…

Amtrak ticket booth is the only option sometimes

    This is in regards to Amtrak closing the ticket counter in Havre.    I am 57 years old and a lifelong resident of the Hi-Line who rides the rails. I purchase my tickets at the station.   One, I always get friendly service from the ladies. Two, because of my speech impediment, it is hard for the automated…

To levy or not to levy: Locals advocate and oppose upcoming university levy

This fall Montanans will be asked to extend a 6-mill property tax levy that helps pay for the Montana University System. It is voted on every 10 years, and has been approved every time since 1948.   But this year a group — Montanans Against Higher Taxes — at Montana State University-Northern, has formed to oppose the idea.    Jim…

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