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Keith Schubert

Keith Schubert

Keith Schubert is a reporter for the Daily Montanan. Keith was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019. He has worked at the St.Paul Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and most recently, the Asbury Park Press, covering everything from local craft fairs to crime and courts to municipal government to the Minnesota state legislature. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on Wisconsin sports teams and exploring small businesses. He can be reached by text or call at 406-475-2954 .

MSU Bobcats to play in first FCS Championship game since 1984

By: - January 7, 2022

The Montana State University Bobcats will be playing for an FCS National Championship for the first time since 1984 when they take on North Dakota State University this weekend. After not playing a single game of football for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MSU Bobcats went 9-2 in the 2021 […]

DPHHS: 19 children infected with omicron in the state but so far no hospitalizations

By: - January 6, 2022

Hospitalizations among children have been soaring in parts of the country as the omicron variant continues to fuel spikes in cases across the U.S.; while that hasn’t happened in Montana yet, a leading Montana pediatrician says it is likely on its way. “Montana is a little bit behind the rest of the U.S. in terms […]

Wolf trapping now allowed in all MT Wolf Management Units

By: - December 27, 2021

Wolf trapping is now open in all Montana Wolf Management Units, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks announced Monday. FWP said the decision to open fully came after monitoring grizzly bear activity across most of the state. Before Monday, 11 of the 17 Wolf Management Units were open for trapping in the state. And the five […]

Booster shots coming to Montana prisons starting Tuesday

By: - December 27, 2021

The Montana Department of Corrections will begin offering booster shots to people incarcerated within its prisons starting Tuesday. The booster rollout comes as the omicron variant of the virus is driving a nationwide spike in cases. However, the department said there have been no known cases of the variants identified at any of its facilities. […]

Montana has spent 1,800 hours and $100k defending challenges to bills passed in the 2021 session

By: - December 27, 2021

The Montana Department of Justice has spent just more than $100,000 and nearly 2,000 hours defending the state from legal challenges against laws passed during the 2021 legislative session, according to a legislative memo. For the first time since 2003, Republicans controlled the Legislature and the Governor’s office. After 16 years of stalled conservative efforts, […]

Montana film industry excited about growth but needs more buy-in from the state

By: - December 26, 2021

Going into Montana’s 2021 legislative session, a $20 million film and television studio was slotted to open in Missoula, but after an insufficient increase to the state’s film tax credit, the company abandoned its plans. The 10.7-acre lot will now be home to an electrical trucking facility. “It was disappointing for everyone in our community,” […]

‘Dark money’ prosecutor sues state in public records row

By: and - December 24, 2021

A Billings attorney known for his involvement in prosecuting campaign finance violations is suing the state over a public records fight he’s picked with several top officials, including Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras and Attorney General Austin Knudsen. Gene Jarussi, an attorney who represented the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices in high-profile litigation related to campaign […]

COVID-19 leading cause of death among Montana Native Americans in 2020

By: - December 23, 2021

COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in 2020 among Montana’s native population, despite the state’s seven reservations instituting stricter public health mitigation measures compared to the rest of the state, according to a December report released by the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The report found COVID-19 was responsible for 251 of […]

Snow followed by freezing temps expected in Montana over holiday weekend

By: - December 23, 2021

With snow, wind and cold on the way, holiday travelers will need to be especially diligent navigating highways and passes while skiers may benefit from better riding conditions. Starting Thursday afternoon, a cold front that plans to stick around to the middle of next week will be making its way through Montana, according to NWS […]

Montana joins lawsuit challenging vaccine mandate for Head Start employees

By: - December 22, 2021

Montana has joined 23 other states in asking a federal judge to permanently and temporarily stop the Biden administration vaccine and mask mandates for Head Start and Early Head Start students, employees and staff, according to a press release from Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s office. The interim rule requires all individuals involved with the programs […]

First known case of omicron detected in Montana

By: - December 20, 2021

The first known case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Montana, the Department of Public Health and Human Services said on Monday. “DPHHS officials have detected the Omicron variant through testing of positive COVID-19 samples from two Montana residents in their 30s with travel history to South Africa,” the department said in […]

Montana resumes regular license plate production

By: - December 14, 2021

The Montana Department of Corrections received around 40,000 pounds of aluminum last week, allowing regular license plate production to resume after it stalled in October due to supply chain disruptions. “Last week’s delivery provides us with enough material to make more than 200,000 aluminum license plates and take us through February or March 2022,” said […]