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Browning man admits stealing grizzly bear necklace, eagle feathers from museum on Blackfeet Indian Reservation

By: - October 4, 2022

A Browning man faces a possible 10 years in prison and maximum $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to stealing a grizzly bear necklace, moccasins, eagle feathers and other culturally significant artifacts from the Museum of the Plains Indian on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of […]

Montana is sending aid to Florida in response to Hurricane Ian

By: - September 29, 2022

Montana sent personnel to help Florida in response to Hurricane Ian, according to a Wednesday press release from Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office. The state filled the two requests Florida submitted, sending a Major from the Montana National Guard and ten team members from the Western Montana All Hazard Incident Management Team. Florida made these requests […]

Flathead, Yellowstone counties confirm cases of influenza

By: - September 29, 2022

Flathead County confirmed a case of influenza this week with RiverStone Health (Yellowstone County) confirming the second case of influenza this season in a Yellowstone County adult.  The individual did not require hospitalization. “Historically, we begin seeing flu cases in December and this early confirmed case is a reminder not to delay getting a flu […]

Phillips County voter fraud case vacated, being referred to ICE

By: - September 28, 2022

An alleged voter fraud case out of Phillips County was vacated earlier this month, with the matter “being referred to U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement for further action,” according to a press release from County Attorney Dan O’Brien. In January, Philippine citizens Grace O. Albia and Jannet Benitez Zeta, who were living and working in […]

Montana’s U.S. House candidates to face off this week

By: - September 27, 2022

The three candidates running to represent Montana’s new western U.S. House district will debate 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Montana Tech auditorium in Butte, according to Lee Enterprises, which noted it is hosting the event along with Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio. Republican Ryan Zinke is a former congressman, former Secretary […]

Gianforte talks wildfire management at last stop on 56 county tour

By: - September 26, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte joined officials from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and the City of Helena to talk about active forest management to reduce the risk of wildfires. The press conference comes in the wake of recent of multiple recent fires in the wildland-urban interface in Helena and served as the last […]

Air tour management plan for Glacier National Park completed Friday

By: - September 24, 2022

An air tour management plan for Glacier National Park was completed Friday, setting guidelines meant to preserve the park’s resources. The plan was established by the National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration and is part of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. It will allow air tour operators to provide up […]

Political leaders in Montana mourn loss of longtime Butte public servant

By: - September 23, 2022

Politicians in Montana issued condolences after the loss earlier this week of former lawmaker, executive director for the Montana Democratic Party and 2022 legislative candidate Art Noonan. Noonan died of a heart attack at 70 years old, according to reporting from the Montana Free Press. “Susan and I join the family, friends, and community of […]

Knudsen joins call to label fentanyl a ‘weapon of mass destruction’

By: - September 19, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined a bipartisan group of 18 attorneys general last week in calling on President Joe Biden to classify fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction. The 18 attorneys general called on the Biden administration to take” decisive action” in response to the nationwide increase in overdose deaths related to fentanyl. According to […]

FWP: Two Montana men plead guilty to bull elk poaching

By: - September 19, 2022

BILLINGS – A Missoula man and a Ballantine man were recently sentenced on separate felony cases for illegally killing trophy elk, according to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The news release from FWP said the following: Alex St. Marie, 37, from Missoula, was sentenced in Fergus County District Court after pleading […]

Secretary of State: No special session to be held

By: - September 15, 2022

The Montana Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday a special session will not be held in response to last month’s call for a gathering to distribute some of the state’s budget surplus, estimated then at $1.5 billion. “With only 53 legislators replying affirmatively, a majority of the legislators (greater than or equal to 76) failed […]

Grizzly bear confirmed to have killed livestock euthanized near Choteau

By: - September 14, 2022

A collared grizzly bear confirmed to have killed livestock was euthanized near Choteau on Friday, according to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The bear was first collared last year after it was suspected of killing a calf and later was documented to have visited two other livestock conflict sites (one calf […]