Sunday, September 27, 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 1 day, 19 hours ago

Republican duo reshapes Montana politics in Trump's style

BOZEMAN (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate suc...

Updated 9 hours, 16 minutes ago
Montana judge extends deadline for returning mailed ballots

HELENA (AP) — A Montana judge has extended the state's deadline for returning 2020 general election ballots by mail, saying that uneven U.S. Postal Service delivery times could result in ballots being delayed, un...

Updated 1 day, 12 hours ago
Montana law preventing absentee ballot gathering overturned

HELENA (AP) — A Montana judge on Friday struck down a voter-enacted law that restricted third-party collection of absentee ballots after several Native American groups argued they rely on ballot collection effort...

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
Blackfeet Tribe imposes 14-day lockdown as COVID cases surge

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council is imposing a 14-day lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge on the reservation east of Glacier National Park.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Montana virus cases hit record; numbers rise in schools

Newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Montana spiked to another record on Thursday and health officials reported that the number of infections tied to schools...

Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago
State Supreme Court upholds ruling on Green Party candidates

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court said in an opinion released Wednesday that it rejected a Republican-backed bid to get Montana Green Party candidates on the November ballot because a petition to qualify th...

Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago
Montana high court rules regulators set unfair solar terms

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that state energy regulators set unfair terms that rendered the MTSUN solar farm uneconomical. Tuesday's decision paves the way for the solar farm proj...

Updated 3 days, 12 hours ago
Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an...

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Cooney takes in more donations than Gianforte in past month

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney again received more donations than Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the most recent campaign reporting period in the race for Montana governor.

Updated 3 days, 19 hours ago
Judge will rule soon on GOP attempt to block mail ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Requiring Montana counties to open polling places for November's election would be "absolutely catastrophic," for voters and for public health, the governor's chief legal counsel, Raph Graybi...

Updated 3 days, 19 hours ago
Montana student who killed 2 in dorm in 1990 denied parole

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State University student convicted of shooting and killing two men in his dorm in 1990 was denied parole for the third time.

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
Doctor: Montana seeing 'remarkable increase' in COVID cases

Montana is seeing a "remarkable increase" in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, the state's medical officer said Tuesday, as officials urged residents to step up measures to prevent the spread of the coronavir...

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
Wyoming wildfire slows but windy forecast cause for concern

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire that roared across a Wyoming wilderness area toward cabins and a water supply reservoir for Cheyenne calmed down Tuesday but...

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
The Dude abides: "Big Lebowski" star stumps for Montana Dems

Montana Democrats are rolling out "The Dude" again as they seek to burnish the party's November ticket with some star power and counter GOP heavyweights such as Vice President Mike Pence.

Updated 5 days, 15 hours ago
Coal production in Montana saw 21% decline from last year

The Montana Coal Council has announced that coal production across the state fell during the coronavirus pandemic, wearing on an already declining market.