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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 .

Gianforte asks for Biden to halt Afghan resettlements

By: - October 21, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte is calling on President Joe Biden to halt all Afghan resettlement to Montana after an Afghan man was charged with sexual assault in Missoula. The governor said the man was resettled in the city without proper vetting from the federal government. The man originally told police he was on “a worldwide trip.” […]

Gov. Gianforte announces opening of first state-run monoclonal antibody treatment clinic

By: - October 21, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced the opening of the first state-run monoclonal antibody treatment clinic during a press conference on Thursday at St. James Healthcare in Butte. Officials said they hope the clinic and increased use of the antibody treatment across the state will help keep COVID-19 patients out of already overcrowded hospitals. The clinic at […]

Audit: Montana Lottery security issues could put personal bank, credit card info at risk

By: - October 20, 2021

A new audit of the Montana State Lottery found that with the new services added to the lottery with the introduction of sports betting in 2020, security requirements are not being met, possibly compromising people’s credit card and bank data. The report found that with the implementation of sports betting and new services, the Montana […]

Audit: Montana milk regulations do not reflect market trends, could hurt dairy farmers

By: - October 18, 2021

How Montana regulates milk production in its already declining dairy industry is outdated and does not reflect the current demand for milk, which may be costing dairy producers money, a new legislative audit found. “The disparity between the current quota system and recent production decreases the value of owning quota and negatively affects producers,” the […]

Billings public safety levy of $7.1M would add police, but could further burden public defenders

By: - October 16, 2021

In November, Billings residents will get to vote on a $7.1 million public safety levy that city officials say is necessary to address the increasing trends in violent crimes, overcrowded jails, a stressed municipal court system and case backlog. If passed, it would allocate around $1 million to hire an additional full-time municipal judge, two […]

Chief, elder, chairman of Blackfeet tribe dies at 92.

By: - October 14, 2021

Longtime Chief and Chairman of the Blackfeet Tribe, Earl Old Person, 92, died on Wednesday at the Blackfeet Community Hospital after a long battle with cancer, the tribe announced on its Facebook Page. Old Person was the longest-serving elected tribal official in the U.S. “The Blackfeet People have suffered a huge loss today with the […]

Yellowstone County judge extends block on abortion bills

By: - October 8, 2021

A Yellowstone County District judge ruled on Thursday to extend a temporary block on a trio of freshly passed legislation aiming to restrict and regulate access to abortions in the state. “[Planned Parenthood of Montana] and their patients will be irreparably harmed through the loss of their constitutional rights, thus the preservation of the status […]

District judge rules against Legislature in judicial subpoena case

By: - October 7, 2021

A Lewis and Clark County District judge has come to the same decision as the Montana Supreme Court with a ruling on Wednesday that the Republican-led Legislature inappropriately issued its investigative subpoenas to try and obtain judicial records from high court members. “The legislature’s authority remains subject to judicial oversight, particularly when those it ‘investigates’ […]

Judge will not temporarily block mask mandates in Missoula schools

By: - October 4, 2021

A Missoula District Court Judge said on Monday that he would not temporarily block mask mandates in Missoula schools, saying the parents challenging the mandates have not proved they would suffer irreparable harm from the mandates’ continuing. “Although Plaintiffs dispute the efficacy of face coverings, the court is disinclined to strip schools of the ability […]

Parental rights advocates demonstrate at Capitol against school board mask mandates

By: - October 1, 2021

The same day Senate Bill 400 — a bill limiting the government’s ability to interfere with parental rights — went into effect, nearly 100 people gathered outside the state Capitol on Friday to hear lawmakers and citizens promote parental rights. “The interests and role of parents and the care, custody, and control of their children […]

Update: Judge blocks abortion laws set to go into effect Friday for up to 10 days

By: - September 30, 2021

Yellowstone County District Judge Michael Moses has suspended three laws seeking to restrict abortions in Montana from going into effect at 12 a.m. Friday. Moses who was assigned the case Thursday afternoon said he has not had adequate time to review the entirety of the request for a preliminary injunction from Planned Parenthood of Montana, […]

MT surpasses 2K COVID-19 deaths; 1M doses administered

By: - September 29, 2021

Montana recorded 12 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday pushing the tally to just over 2,000 deaths since the onset of the pandemic, according to the state COVID-19 dashboard. Data from the Department of Public Health and Human Services also showed as of Wednesday more than 1 million doses of vaccines have been administered. “Today our […]