Saturday, November 28, 2020

Montana State News

Need more information regarding today's state news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the great state of Montana. Browse our latest articles below.

Updated 3 days, 12 hours ago

Yellowstone, Grand Teton report most ever October visitors

BILLINGS (AP) — Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park reported their highest number of visitor...

Updated 4 days ago
2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping at a co...

Updated 4 days ago
Alme named new budget director with eye on identifying waste

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte named Kurt Alme, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for Montana, as budget director for the state's first Republican administration in 16 years.

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Montana state trust land revenue down compared to last year

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Revenue produced by Montana's state trust lands decreased over the last fiscal year that ended in June because of fluctuations in commodity prices and weather, officials said.

Updated 4 days, 10 hours ago
Contract health workers arrive in Montana to aid virus fight

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in Montana to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday.

Updated 4 days, 12 hours ago
Convicted Montana pain doctor ordered to prison in March

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Nearly seven years after a Montana medical clinic was raided, the physician/owner was ordered to start serving a 10-year prison sentence for overprescribing opiates.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Yellowstone County sees more virus restrictions

HELENA (AP) — The health officer in the state's most populous county is implementing additional restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 because, ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana Supreme Court blocks permit for proposed copper mine

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed silver and copper mine must seek new permission from the state to continue pursuing a mineral deposit near Libby.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
GOP selects Blasdel as Senate president for legislative session

Lawmakers gathered in the state Capitol to pick leaders of the Montana state Senate and House Wednesday, with most Republicans in attendance and unmasked des...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Missoula County Commission appoints Morigeau to state Senate

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — County commissioners in Montana have unanimously voted to appoint Shane Morigeau to the state Senate on Tuesday after he lost a bid this year to become the state auditor.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Montana official says lawmakers should caucus remotely

HELENA (AP) — A public health officer in Montana has recommended that local lawmakers participate remotely in upcoming caucuses and orientations.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Bullock says no need to cut state services in next budget

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock released a draft budget for the next two years on Monday that does not cut essential state services or raise taxes. But the ...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills man on I-90

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man on Interstate 90 near Columbus, the patrol reported.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Woman, dog struck and killed by train in northern Montana

CHINOOK, Mont. (AP) — A 41-year-old woman and her dog were struck and killed by a freight train in northern Montana over the weekend, Blaine County officials said.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana juvenile suspect charged in fatal shooting

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors in Montana have filed charges against a juvenile in connection with a fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy last week in Great Falls.