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Ronan man charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire, two others
May 17, 2022 12:30 p.m.

Ronan man charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire, two others

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a Ronan man suspected of igniting the Boulder 2700 fire that burned homes and private property last summer is in custody and has been brought up on arson charges.

Daily service on Amtrak's Empire Builder set to resume
May 17, 2022 11 a.m.

Daily service on Amtrak's Empire Builder set to resume

Daily service on the Empire Builder, the only Amtrak line that traverses Montana, will resume May 23, the federally funded passenger rail service announced last week.

Country star Lee Brice to headline fair concert
May 17, 2022 6 a.m.

Country star Lee Brice to headline fair concert

Country music singer and songwriter Lee Brice is slated to headline the 2022 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo concert, fair officials announced Tuesday.

Louis Obradovich, 94
May 17, 2022 midnight

Louis Obradovich, 94

Louis Obradovich entered this world on Dec. 11, 1927, born to Croatian immigrants, Luka and Alice Obradovich.

Kila man accused of using bear spray in attack
May 17, 2022 midnight

Kila man accused of using bear spray in attack

Randaell Charles Stilson, 18, was booked in the Flathead County Detention Center on May 10 and released on his own recognizance the same day.

May 17, 2022 midnight

State reverses course on federal food assistance

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced Friday that it is seeking another round of pandemic-era food assistance funding from the federal government, reversing a decision the agency made earlier this spring to halt participation in the program.

Robbery suspect back in jail after allegedly trying to buy a gun
May 17, 2022 midnight

Robbery suspect back in jail after allegedly trying to buy a gun

A man facing state and federal charges for allegedly holding up an area pharmacy at gunpoint last month is back in the county jail after trying to to buy a firearm, authorities say.

Q&A with U.S. House candidate Mitch Hueur
May 17, 2022 midnight

Q&A with U.S. House candidate Mitch Hueur

Editor’s Note: The Daily Inter Lake is republishing select answers from questionnaires completed by the candidates for U.S. House District 1 and submitted to the Montana Free Press. This is the first of seven (Libertarian candidate John Lamb and Republic candidate Mary Todd did not submit answers) to appear in print. The candidates are being published in alphabetical order by party.

Nonprofit spearheading creation of large youth center with development
May 17, 2022 midnight

Nonprofit spearheading creation of large youth center with development

The Flathead Valley Youth Center, a publicly accessible youth center, is planned to be constructed on Church Drive just south of Majestic Valley Arena on U.S. 93. Organizers say the center would provide children and teens with year-round access to athletic, recreation, arts and enrichment programs.

May 17, 2022 midnight

Law roundup: Repeat beating prompts police response

A woman allegedly broke into a house and beat up a resident. The resident said they didn’t need medical attention, had security footage of the incident and wanted to press charges. They said the woman had done this in the past to mutual friends.

May 17, 2022 midnight

Letters to the editor May 17

Letters to the editor May 17

May 17, 2022 midnight

Legals for May, 17 2022