Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Gov. Gianforte announces board appointments

By: - January 19, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced last Thursday the following appointments in a news release: Board of Hail Insurance Bing Von Bergen, Moccasin. Bergen is the owner and operator of Von Bergen Farms in Moccasin, Montana. Bergen has been farming for 41 years and raises wheat, barley, hay and peas. Livestock Loss Board Doreen Gillespie, Ethridge. Gillespie […]

Permitless carry bill passes state House

By: - January 14, 2021

A bill to allow permitless carry of concealed firearms in much of the state of Montana sailed through the state House on third reading Thursday, passing 66-31 with little fanfare on party lines. HB102, a top priority for a broad Republican majority newly liberated with a governor from their own party, would also remove the […]

Gov. Gianforte activates Army National Guard for inauguration at U.S. Capitol

By: - January 14, 2021

HELENA, Mont. — In response to a request from the National Guard Bureau and federal authorities, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Thursday that Montana will send 150 Army National Guard soldiers to the nation’s capital for the upcoming presidential inauguration. “The Montana National Guard has a long, proud history of supporting our state and nation,” Gianforte […]


Montana Public Radio hosts special tribute to MLK on Jan 18

By: - January 13, 2021

Montana Public Radio, in conjunction with Whitefish-based “Love Lives Here,” will broadcast a 90-minute radio special featuring a special lineup of speakers at 8 p.m., Jan. 18, commemorating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The 1963 March on Washington is best remembered for Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. A quarter […]

Gianforte: Scott Osterman to lead Commerce

By: - January 11, 2021

HELENA – Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce. “Getting our economy going again, getting Montana open for business, and getting Montanans back to work and thriving in good-paying jobs require a strong leader at the Department of Commerce,” said Gianforte in a news release. […]

A crowd in Helena demonstrates at the Montana Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

As the U.S. Capitol locked down amid protests of the presidential election, roughly 100 demonstrators showed up in Helena by early afternoon. The participants have been peaceful. Follow the Daily Montanan’s live updates below.