Emily Tschetter

Emily Tschetter

Emily Tschetter is a junior studying journalism and political science at the University of Montana. She was born and raised in Billings and grew up surrounded with music between going to concerts and playing cello. She worked at the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent student newspaper, as a news reporter last school year and will start as the news editor in the fall. In her free time Emily loves building up her vinyl collection, being overly critical of movies, going to cheap diners with friends and enjoying music whenever she can.

Real estate prices, rising rents, put pressure on University of Montana, Montana State

By: - September 3, 2022

Escalating rents in Montana are putting pressure on campus housing, and both flagship universities are at or near capacity as the school year begins. Montana State University in Bozeman said it has not found a correlation between high campus housing demand and inaccessible real estate in the community, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, […]

Students from Vietnam and Montana swimming in Halong Bay, Vietnam / Contributed by Elizabeth Harrison

University of Montana US-Vietnam exchange inspires students to ‘dare to dream’

By: - August 22, 2022

Before traveling to Vietnam, 18-year-old Montana State University student Maggie Vann’s only understanding of the Southeast Asian country was through the perspective of the U.S. – Vietnam War.  The recent Hellgate graduate knew of the strained and often violent relationship the two countries had from the controversial conflict generations past, but after she spent most […]

University of Montana awarded $10M grant for multi-state indigenous STEM student collaboration

By: - August 11, 2022

The University of Montana will receive $1.8 million from a $10 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to a six-state collaboration to increase the representation of Alaska Native and American Indian (AI/AN) students in STEM. According to a UM press release, UM’s share will help build a network for developing STEM educational resources and implement […]

Montana Department of Corrections receives $780K grant for opioid treatment programs

By: - August 10, 2022

The Montana Board of Crime Control gave the Montana Department of Corrections a $780,000 grant to help agencies support inmates with substance abuse disorders and implement programs to combat the opioid epidemic. According to an Aug. 10 press release from the Department of Corrections, the grant is for the development of a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse […]

Montana senators split on Inflation Reduction Act, push to amend it

By: - August 9, 2022

Both Montana Senators took cracks at the Inflation Reduction Act during the almost 24-hour “vote-a-rama” that started Saturday evening and ended with 51-50 approval and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie.  Montana Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines voted with their respective parties, and both senators used the lengthy session to bring forward some […]

USDA, state want to put more Montana food on Treasure State tables

By: - August 4, 2022

The Montana Department of Agriculture wants to keep homegrown food on local dinner tables and so it has signed a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to promote local producers. The USDA granted Montana $600,000 from the $400 million Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program as part of the Biden administration’s […]

Gianforte signs on with other governors in opposition to Title IX changes

By: - August 1, 2022

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed onto a joint letter with 14 other governors rejecting the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Title IX on July 27. The governors’ letter urges Biden to “join them in protecting equal opportunities for girls and women” and claims the administration’s inclusion of protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and […]

Montana fire season expected to escalate in August

By: - July 27, 2022

The dog days are here and Montana’s fire season is heating up after a cool spring. “We will be getting new fire starts through the next week, especially over the next few days as things are hot and dry,” meteorologist with the Northern Rockies Coordination Center Michael Richmond said Wednesday. “These coming few days are […]

Glacier National Park released the names of two men killed in climbing accident

By: - July 26, 2022

Glacier National Park released the names of two Montana men who died in a climbing accident in the park on July 26. Brian McKenzie Kennedy and Jack Dewayne Beard, from Columbia Falls and Kalispell, respectively, started their Dusty Star Mountain climbing trip on July 21. Kennedy and Beard were long-time members and did substantial work […]

‘Death in the West,’ Montana-based podcast, wins national history award

By: - July 24, 2022

The Montana creators of the “Death in the West” podcast had little experience in audio reporting before producing a story exploring the murder of a union organizer in Butte in the 20th century, but the pairs of siblings and childhood friends just won a national history award for their first season. “The story we ended […]

Superior man pleads not guilty to five federal fire start charges

By: - July 20, 2022

A Superior man pleaded not guilty this month to five federal charges of setting fires in the Lolo National Forest last summer, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Marijuana dispensary

Recreational marijuana county and city opt-out votes have no end in sight

By: - July 17, 2022

Kendrick Richmond moved from South Carolina to Philipsburg to start work at his friend’s dispensary when it opened in June 2021 and had no interest in getting involved in local politics. As a long-time medical marijuana user himself, Richmond came to help people find products that fit their needs and was delighted when recreational sales […]