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Montana State News

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Updated 2 hours, 13 minutes ago

Daines, Tester offer contrasting views on Barrett's confirmation

Montana's Republican senator celebrated the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Senate high stakes spur astronomical spending in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana's Democra...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Montana man sentenced to 100 years after double killing

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 29-year-old Montana man was sentenced to 100 years in prison in the killing of two people during an armed, drug-related confrontation in 2018.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Montana man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A southwest Montana man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend in 2018, reportedly during a fight after they had used meth and alcohol, court records said.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Bullock offers resources for COVID mandate enforcement

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday he would provide resources to local counties to increase enforcement of coronavirus related restrictions, including a statewide mask mandate, as Montana e...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Some Yellowstone National Park lodging canceled for winter

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — There will be no guest lodging at Yellowstone National Park's largest concessionaire for the winter due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Billings police officers shoot, kill man during altercation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man died of gunshot wounds he suffered while Billings police officers were trying to take him into custody, police said Tuesday.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Savanna's Act: Trump inks law addressing missing, murdered Native Americans

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed a bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
As COVID surges, health officials try to balance public buy-in with stricter measures

Montana has set multiple new records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the past week, and now ranks among the top states in the nation in daily new ...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Montana has dive team to search for aquatic invasive species

BILLINGS (AP) — Aquatic invasive species are like the COVID-19 of streams and lakes. It takes only one watercraft to become a super spreader, introducing an ...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Daines, Bullock clash over pandemic, Supreme Court in debate

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and his Democratic opponent, Gov. Steve Bullock, clashed over the response to the pandemic a...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
US seeks mining withdrawal of polluted Montana site

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials in Montana have proposed withdrawing 2,600 acres of a degraded gold mining area to prevent additional mining and protect restoration work.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Montana coronavirus death toll rises to over 200

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reported more than 700 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday and has topped 200 deaths since the pandemic began in mid-March. An increasing number of cases in the state's most pop...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Child, 3, burned in fall in Yellowstone thermal feature

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 3-year-old child was burned in a thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
U.S. officials: Climate change not a threat to rare wolverine

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine after determining the rare and elusive pred...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Final effort fails to block Montana's mailed ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A final effort to block most Montana counties from mailing general election ballots to active voters was denied Thursday, a day before the ballots are to be mailed.