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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 .

Gov. Gianforte urges supreme court to reconsider Armstrong decision

By: - August 2, 2022

In the light of the recent Dobbs decision, Gov. Greg Gianforte asked the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday to accept new briefings from the public as the high court weighs the legality of abortion in the state. The Dobbs decision overturned Roe vs. Wade and federal access to abortion via the right to privacy — […]

FWP: Wolf population remained stable in Montana during 2021

By: - August 1, 2022

Montana’s wolf population decreased by 40 in 2021, according to a new Fish Wildlife and Parks report. The report showed the estimated wolf population in Montana at the end of 2021 was 1,141, down from 1,181 in 2020. However, in the last 10 years, wolf populations saw an estimated high of 1,256 in 2011, and […]

Indigenous Montanans made up 30% of missing people in 2021, per report

By: - August 1, 2022

The percentage of missing Native Americans in Montana continues to rise. According to a new report from the Montana Department of Justice, American Indians in the state made up 30% of all missing persons in 2021 — compared to 25% between 2017 and 2019 — despite only accounting for 6.7% of the population. In 2021, […]

Treasure, Bighorn and Musselshell counties enter stage 1 fire restrictions

By: - July 29, 2022

As experts warn of increased wildland fire risks, Treasure, Bighorn and Musselshell counties all entered Stage 1 fire restrictions this week. A press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the agency will follow the counties’ leads in placing fire restrictions on FWP properties within the counties, meaning, among other things, campfires are not […]

Gianforte exceeds goal of adding 10,000 good-paying job to economy in 2021

By: - July 27, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte has exceeded his goal of adding 10,000 jobs that pay more than $50,000 to the state’s economy in 2021, according to a press release from his office. Data from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry showed the state added just less than 13,000 jobs paying more than $50,000 in 2021, according […]

New study of Montana’s criminal justice system reveals further disparities for Native Americans

By: - July 27, 2022

A new study on racial equity in Montana’s criminal justice system revealed that Native Americans in the state are more likely than their white counterparts to face prison time for certain felonies, spend more time incarcerated and have probation or conditional release revoked. The study, done by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, was […]

Austin Knudsen joins lawsuit over updated USDA anti-discrimination policy

By: - July 26, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined 21 other Republican state attorneys general Tuesday in suing the United States Department of Agriculture over newly updated guidance regarding free or reduced-price school meal programs. The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee, alleges the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services issued unlawful guidance that “discrimination on the […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue grizzly genetic sampling efforts during the summer of 2022

By: - July 25, 2022

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue genetic sampling efforts during the summer of 2022 to document grizzly bears in southwest Montana. This project between the USFWS and several partners is part of ongoing efforts to monitor grizzlies in the lower 48 states. And the goal is to collect data to assist biologists in […]

Montana Supreme Court voids sanctions, contempt order against OPD

By: - July 21, 2022

The Montana Supreme Court unanimously decided this week to void sanctions and a contempt order filed earlier this year against the Office of State Public Defenders by a Yellowstone County District judge. In the past year, Yellowstone County District Judge Donald Harris twice found OPD in contempt of court for not promptly assigning counsel to […]

Montana AG: Six dead following multi-vehicle crash in Hardin

By: - July 18, 2022

Six Montanans have died following a crash involving 10 vehicles in Hardin on Friday. According to a news release sent out by the  Montana Attorney General’s office on Monday, the investigation into the pile-up will continue “for days to come,” but so far, it “continues to support that a sudden dust storm caused the incident.” […]

Report: Fatal Ovando bear attack likely caused by food-conditioned bear

By: - July 15, 2022

The final report on the Ovando bear attack that killed a California bicyclist last summer found that the incident was likely an attack driven by a food-conditioned bear. The recently released Interagency Grizzly Bear Executive Committee report found that food and toiletries inside and near the tent, as well as food scent left behind from […]

Republicans in Ravalli and Lewis and Clark ‘formally’ reject results of 2020 election

By: - July 15, 2022

Two Republican committees in Montana have recently passed resolutions rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election. The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee and the Lewis and Clark County Montana Republican Party passed the resolutions on July 5 and 11, respectively. The resolutions were adopted just before the Montana Republican Party’s platform convention in Billings […]