Friday, March 24, 2023

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Updated 10 hours, 43 minutes ago

Tester calls on Biden to tackle selenium pollution

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to Canada, U.S Sen. Jon Tester raised concerns pertaining to Northwest Mont...

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
Browning man sentenced for child sex abuse

A Browning man was sentenced Monday to 18 years and nine months behind bars for sexually abusing two girls on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation about 20 years ago.

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Montana pension funds take a $3M loss in banking collapse

After last week’s collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, public pension systems began reporting that they were part of the collateral damage don...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Marion man receives deferred sentence for misdemeanor charge

A Marion man brought up on a felony charge for allegedly pointing a handgun at his then girlfriend’s father in June 2022 received a deferred sentence after s...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Case dismissed against man accused of threatening another with skid steer

A Flathead County District judge in January dismissed a criminal negligence charge against a man previously accused of menacing another individual with a ski...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Registration open for FVCC summer classes

Flathead Valley Community College’s summer semester registration is open and classes begin Monday, May 22.

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
‘Intoxicated,’ ‘uncooperative’ woman allegedly admits to attack

Confronted by Kalispell Police officers, a woman allegedly admitted to attacking a man with a baseball bat at a motel in the city during the early morning ho...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Man sentenced for box cutter attack

Brockton Lorn Ferguson, 36, received 14 years behind bars with the remainder suspended at his March 20 sentencing on a felony aggravated assault charge in Fl...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Biden administration invests $197 million into wildfire defense fund

A $197 million investment into a community wildfire defense program was announced by Vice President Kamala Harris, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Whit...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Legislature moves to name highway after Blackfeet chief

Though it took some work, the Legislature passed a bill to rename a section of Montana Highway 89 on the Blackfeet Reservation after the late Blackfeet chief...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Gender-affirming care ban for transgender minors has second hearing

A bill to ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors received nearly three hours of testimony Monday in its designated House committee, the first major action on the legislation since it passed out of the S...

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago
Avelo Airlines brings direct LA flights to Glacier Park International Airport

A new airline is coming to Glacier Park International Airport this summer to offer direct flights to Los Angeles.

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Commissioner Brodehl plans to seek second term

The Republican represents District 3 in the western part of the county.

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Montana senator wants to block mandatory diversity training

A Republican lawmaker in Montana wants to prohibit mandatory diversity training for state employees with a bill whose language matches a Florida law that is ...

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago
Bill seeking to cut unemployment eligibility to 20 weeks clears committee

Great Falls Republican Rep. Steven Galloway’s bill to cut Montana unemployment eligibility from 28 weeks to 20, which he says will allow business owners to pay their employees more rather than paying into the une...

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago
China owns little farmland in the U.S., but that still leaves some lawmakers worried

WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of states have laws prohibiting certain foreign businesses and governments from buying agricultural lands within their borders, and more states are looking to join them.