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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 .

Transgender advocates respond to new DPHHS emergency rule on birth certificate changes

By: - May 24, 2022

Advocates for people who are transgender are pushing back against the state of Montana’s continued effort to prevent transgender Montanans from updating the gender designation on their birth certificates. In conflict with a recent order from a district court, the state health department issued a new rule on Monday that prevents transgender individuals from changing […]

ACLU: State violating court order blocking changes of new birth certficate law

By: - May 19, 2022

The ACLU of Montana is threatening further legal action against the State of Montana over allegations it is not complying with a judge’s ruling in April that temporarily blocked a recently passed GOP-sponsored bill that changed the process to alter the sex designation on a birth certificate. In April, Yellowstone County District Court Judge Michael […]

Missoula County reports ‘notable uptick’ in COVID-19 cases

By: - May 17, 2022

Missoula County says it is seeing a “notable uptick” in COVID-19 cases with 65 new cases and 203 active cases reported on Tuesday. In the county, the seven-day daily average of new cases per 100,000 people increased in the past two weeks from 10 per 100,000 on May 3 to 20 per 100,000 on Tuesday, […]

State investigating alleged patient-on-patient sexual assault at Montana State Hospital

By: - May 17, 2022

The state health department confirmed Tuesday it is investigating an allegation of a patient-on-patient sexual assault that occurred at the Montana State Hospital over the weekend. According to an employee who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution, the alleged assault happened around 11 p.m. Friday. When a nurse checked on patients at […]

Sidney pastor pleads not guilty to DUI and weapons charges

By: - May 16, 2022

Controversial Sidney Pastor Jordan Hall has pleaded not guilty to DUI and weapons charges arising from a May 11 traffic stop. Hall, 40, was arrested in Sidney around 11 p.m. on May 11, and, according to a complaint, he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, carrying a concealed weapon while under the […]

Western Congressional candidates discuss indigenous issues at Thursday forum

By: - May 16, 2022

More needs to be done at the federal level to ensure Native Americans in Montana have equitable access to things like healthcare and voting, candidates for Montana’s western congressional district said on Thursday. The three Democratic candidates for Montana’s western congressional participated in a forum held by Western Native Voice focusing on issues facing the […]

Lawmakers air frustrations facing Montana State Hospital following a Wednesday tour of the facility

By: - May 13, 2022

When Missoula Rep. Danny Tenenbaum toured the Montana State Hospital on Wednesday, he was dismayed by how patients at the state’s psychiatric facility were housed and the lack of rehabilitative services offered to patients — and on Friday, Tenenbaum and other lawmakers pressed the state health department for answers about what is being done to […]

Lawmakers call for meeting with Gianforte’s office and prison leadership to discuss problems

By: - May 10, 2022

Legislators on the Law and Justice Interim Committee have requested to meet with the governor’s office and the Department of Corrections to discuss chronic staffing and morale issues at the Montana State Prison. While issues at the prison have been long documented, problems hit a new threshold two weeks ago when the DOC had to […]

Montana lawmaker and congressional candidate Mark Sweeney dies

By: - May 7, 2022

Democratic state lawmaker and congressional candidate Mark Sweeney has died, according to a statement from his family. Sweeney, 62, served in the state legislature since 2019, first as a representative and most recently as a senator. He was also one of three Democratic nominees for Montana’s new second congressional district. According to KTVH,  Sweeney died […]

Hyundai to open $20M research studio at Bozeman’s Montana State University

By: - May 5, 2022

The Hyundai Motor Group announced on Thursday that it will be opening its new research and development headquarters in Bozeman. The New Horizons Studio will be located at Montana State University and represents a $20 million investment by Hyundai as well as 50 new jobs over a five-year period. The studio will be located at […]

Low staffing levels cause shutdown of unit at Montana State Prison

By: - May 4, 2022

In January the Department of Corrections told legislators the Montana State Prison lacked 59 of the 328 correctional officers needed at the Montana State Prison and over the months that figure has not gotten better, causing the prison to shut down one of its units last week for the first time in 30 years. Citing […]

State to scale back COVID-19 reporting, citing low transmission rates

By: - May 4, 2022

Citing low COVID-19 transmission rates, the Montana State Health Department announced Tuesday that starting next week it will scale back its COVID-19 reporting. Updates to the COVID-19 cases and vaccine dashboards will now be reported on a weekly basis with the reports coming out each Friday. After the Friday, May 6 update, the next update […]