More Havre churches open; pastor to keep new virtual platform and congregants
The COVID-19 pandemic rendered typical church services into virtual gatherings. And at least one local pastor has discovered that coronavirus has, in a way, enlarged his congregation.
Some church leaders question Montana’s quarantine measures
In-person church meetings are not part of the long list of essential activities permitted under Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home directive meant to combat the spread of COVID-19. Some are now asking why.
Montana judges respond to ACLU lawsuit for release of more inmates
Any further steps to release more inmates from Montana’s jails and prisons could endanger public safety, the Attorney General’s Office and a number of judges said in their responses to a lawsuit filed last week.
Montana producers concerned as U.S. lifts ban on Brazilian beef
After a years-long ban, Brazilian beef is slated to hit the U.S. market again. Montana beef producers, who together make up a $1.7 billion industry, aren’t thrilled about the latest development.
Ransomware cripples Havre Public Schools computer system
The Havre Public Schools superintendent learned via a phone call early Tuesday that ransomeware had hacked and “crippled” the school district’s computer system.
Hill County: Former employee’s firing was her own fault
A year and a half later, Hill County has responded to a former county employee’s lawsuit in which she claims she was wrongfully fired. The county says the employee’s firing was her own fault.
Border Patrol increases arrests by 64% along Montana-Canada boundary
While arrests by U.S. Border Patrol agents across the U.S. more than doubled, Havre Sector agents made 64 percent more arrests during the past year, the local sector reported.
Repeated Spectrum outages send Havre customers to Triangle Communications
During that period, Triangle Communications, the Montana-based cooperative, received “an influx” of calls from people frustrated with their Spectrum service and looking for an alternative provider.
Judge: Havre women detained for speaking Spanish can’t sue feds for damages
U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls ruled Wednesday afternoon that two Havre women suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection for detaining them because they were speaking Spanish in a local convenience store cannot be awarded monetary damages.
Harassed and ostracized, Havre women who sued Border Patrol may leave town
Two women who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being detained for speaking Spanish may leave Havre, as life has become “extremely difficult” for them since filing the lawsuit. Both women are U.S. citizens, born and raised in this country.