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Nicole Girten

Nicole Girten

Nicole Girten is a reporter for the Daily Montanan. She previously worked at the Great Falls Tribune as a government watchdog reporter. She holds a degree from Florida State University and a Master of Science from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Alleged Rosendale screaming match over ZooMontana leads to resignation of PTA Montana Treasurer

By: - June 22, 2022

Rebecca Noell said she was shaking last week as she filmed a video of herself just after a meeting with U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale and staff in his Washington, D.C., office turned into a screaming match. In D.C. for the National PTA’s annual convention, Noell said in the video the congressman barged into the room […]

ZooMontana undeterred from ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ despite threats

By: - June 16, 2022

“Drag Queen Story Hour” at ZooMontana in Billings is still set for June 22 despite the hateful rhetoric and threats directed at the zoo director and some board members late last week through social media, emailed messages and phone calls. During a City Council meeting this week, Billings Mayor Bill Cole publicly condemned the threats […]

Montana elections official say new statewide technology did well, expect it to be ready by 2023

By: - June 15, 2022

The test of a new elections system this month revealed some tweaks that need to be made, but several elections officials in Montana said they anticipate the new system will be ready in 2023 as planned. Elections have been in the public eye in Montana and nationally the last couple of years as some people, […]

Bukacek ekes out as presumptive winner of Republican PSC primary race

By: - June 14, 2022

Dr. Ann Bukacek squeaked ahead of Rep. Derek Skees by just 87 votes in the Republican primary race for the Montana Public Service Commission in District Five.  The Secretary of State’s Office has both Bukacek and Skees with 31% of the vote in the race flagged as a possible recount with Bukacek winning 11,233 to […]

Judge hears arguments on class certification for Title IX lawsuit

By: - June 13, 2022

Attorneys will have until July 30 to compile a list of potential plaintiffs for a possible class-action suit against the University of Montana and the state’s university system as a whole after a federal judge heard arguments Monday in the gender discrimination case.  Chief Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls heard arguments centering on whether […]