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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 .

New book explores life of Ted Kaczynski through the eyes of longtime Lincoln neighbor

By: - May 1, 2022

As a teenager, Jamie Gehring would find solace at the rock quarry on her family’s sprawling Lincoln property, but on a summer day as a 15-year-old, a trip to the rock quarry would leave her feeling terrified — it was the last time she would see notorious serial killer Ted Kaczynski in person. “There had […]

Montana youth make history with climate change lawsuit

By: - April 28, 2022

In the summer of 2012, a large wildfire swept through the Broadus ranch owned by the family of Ricki Held, causing her family to lose electricity for one month and killing several cattle, which resulted in significant financial losses for the family. Now Held is suing the state of Montana and several of its government […]

Fish and Wildlife Commission approves rule for smallmouth bass caught on the Yellowstone River

By: - April 26, 2022

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved changes to smallmouth bass regulations at its April 19 meeting to require anglers to kill and report any smallmouth bass caught in the Yellowstone River from the boundary with Yellowstone National Park to Springdale Bridge Fishing Access Site. The regulation change also applies to the entire Shields River. […]

White Lives Matter: Small but visible in Montana

By: - April 24, 2022

The leader of a small but highly-visible white supremacist group has touted Montana’s laws in an effort to recruit other extremists in the state. The introduction of White Lives Matter in Montana is another reminder of the state’s turbulent history with white supremacy and white nationalist groups as well as the efforts of local activists […]

Lawmakers say facial recognition tech company was misleading about Montanans’ data

By: - April 22, 2022

Montana lawmakers say that ID.me, a facial recognition company that contracts with the Department of Labor and Industry and is currently under federal investigation, was misleading about who may have access to Montanans’ facial recognition data. In a letter sent to the Economic Affairs Interim Committee on March 25, ID.me revealed that it contracts with […]

Montana State Hospital administrator removed as DPHHS begins work with private consulting firm

By: - April 21, 2022

Montana State Hospital Administrator Kyle Fouts will be leaving the Warm Springs facility on May 9 as the state begins work with a private consulting firm to review and reform operations at the psychiatric hospital. Department of Public Health and Human Services spokesman Jon Ebelt said in an email Thursday that Fouts’ last day at […]

State to distribute $500k to Montana’s eight tribal nations for drug treatment support

By: - April 21, 2022

The state announced Thursday that it will distribute $500,000 to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations to help the tribes cope with ongoing drug treatment support. The money is coming from the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery and Treatment, or the HEART Fund, which invests $25 million per year to provide for a full continuum of […]

Office of Public Defenders to enter into collective bargaining

By: - April 21, 2022

The Montana Office of Public Defenders announced on Thursday that is opening negotiations with the public defender union to address pay disparities in an effort to resolve case backlog and staffing shortages. “Providing critically needed resources to address some of OPD’s long-standing pay issues, today’s actions mark the most significant investment in public defense in […]

Montana sees $72 million of spending in state from ‘Yellowstone’ TV series

By: - April 20, 2022

Season four of “Yellowstone,” which was filmed near Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley, brought in $72 million of qualified spending to the state in 2021. The report produced by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed that Montana’s economy with “Yellowstone” resulted in 527 more jobs, $25.3 million in annual personal […]

State hospital employees submit complaints and solutions to Gov. Greg Gianforte

By: - April 14, 2022

More than 70 Montana State Hospital employees sent a letter to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office on Tuesday outlining current problems at the hospital and solutions to get the hospital back on track. Employees outlined seven overarching issues at Warm Springs psychiatric hospital: pay, working conditions, staffing, morale, management, leadership training and absence of essential job […]

Gianforte announces advisory council for 10th Judicial District vacancy

By: - April 12, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte has announced his advisory council to help fill a judge vacancy in Fergus, Judith Basin and Petroleum Counties, his office announced Tuesday. The advisory council, appointed by Gianforte, serves as a replacement for the  Judicial Nominating Commission, which was eliminated through recent legislation that gave the governor more power to fill judicial […]

National org calls on Montana DOC to investigate employee with ties to white nationalist group

By: - April 11, 2022

The National Council on American-Islamic Relations has joined the Montana Human Rights Network in calling on the state Department of Corrections to investigate an employee’s ties to a white nationalist group. CAIR, a predominant Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, questioned how Butte resident and state prison correctional officer Kelly Chambers’s ties to a white […]