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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 7 hours, 10 minutes ago

Montana set to raise starting pay for public school teachers

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law on Friday a measure aimed at increasing starting teach...

Updated 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Ex-students allege sexual abuse at troubled teen school

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former students have sued a pair of Montana schools for troubled teenage girls alleging they were sexually assaulted and suffered mental anguish.

Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago
Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate committee on Thursday approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a ...

Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago
GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With Democrats controlling the presidency and Congress, Republican state lawmakers concerned about the possibility of new federal gun c...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
UK variant of COVID detected in Gallatin County

Three cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant have been identified in Gallatin County, the Department of Public Health and Human Services said in a statement Wedn...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Man pleads guilty in woman's killing on Crow Reservation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a woman in front of her child on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Lenita Goes Ahe...

Updated 2 days, 3 hours ago
Darby man charged with shooting, killing Hamilton man

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana man is charged with deliberate homicide for the shooting death of another man in Hamilton last week.

Updated 2 days, 12 hours ago
Ruling stops need for small film permits at national parks

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service has changed its nationwide permit requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or see...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Cheyenne police: Cause of toddler death still uncertain

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — What killed a 2-year-old boy found dead in a dumpster at a Cheyenne apartment complex remains uncertain despite an autopsy, police said. The body of Athian Rivera was found a few hours afte...

Updated 3 days, 8 hours ago
Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A hunter from Colorado Springs has been permanently banned from hunting in 48 states, including Colorado, after he pleaded guilty to several poaching charges across the state.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Bills to curb wolf numbers advance in Montana Legislature

HELENA (AP) — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state law...

Updated 4 days, 11 hours ago
2 Montana teens seriously injured in highway rescue attempt

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana teenagers sustained serious injuries when they fell from the I-90 Yellowstone River bridge while trying to help others stu...

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
Kalispell lawmaker reports ‘threatening’ texts

A Republican lawmaker from Kalispell returned home Saturday after receiving what he described as “threatening” text messages.

Updated 4 days, 21 hours ago
Gone a century, Pacific martens returned to central Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Amid the silent pines of the Little Belt Mountains, a slender hunter stalks the branches and burrows beneath the snow. Her triangul...

Updated 6 days ago
Bison begin migrating out of Yellowstone National Park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bison presence outside of Yellowstone National Park remained low during the last weeks of Montana's bison hunting season, but the herd's annual migration and hunter activity recently picked up.