Local Elections

Garner tops Welzel in HD7 primary

June 17, 2018 at 3:00 am

Rep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell looks to have secured the support of Republican voters in his bid for another term in the Montana Legislature.Preliminary results Tuesday night showed Garner earning 71 percent of the vote in House District 7,...

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Sen. Tester tackles issues in Whitefish

June 17, 2018 at 3:00 am

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester spoke Sunday morning at the Montana Broadcasters Association Conference at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, where he told people what voters should expect out of him if they re-elect him to another term in the U.S. Senate o...

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Brodehl squeaks out commissioner win

June 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

In a race that went down to the wire, Republican challenger Randy Brodehl appears to have eked out a narrow victory for the Flathead County District 3 commissioner seat, unseating incumbent Gary Krueger.Another Republican challenger, Gerald...

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Egan Slough ballot initiative passes

June 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Flathead Valley residents handed a decisive victory to opponents of Montana Artesian Water Co., voting in favor of expanding the Egan Slough Zoning District to include the area where the bottling plant is located near Creston.A citizens gro...

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Primary election results

June 05, 2018 at 9:14 pm

StatewideFinal election results from statewide races(Republican)U.S. SENATORTroy Downing 19% 29,151Russ Fagg 28% 43,225Albert Olszewski 19% 28,557Matt Rosendale 34% 51,546U.S. HOUSERep. Greg Gianforte 100% 135,515PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER...

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Heino elected Flathead sheriff

June 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Brian Heino will become the new Flathead County sheriff after winning Tuesday’s Republican nomination.The hotly contested race between four Republican candidates turned out to be a runaway for the current patrol captain in the Sheriff’s Off...

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Matt Rosendale wins Montana GOP Senate primary

AP

June 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

HELENA (AP) Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the race to challenge Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in November, but no clear winner emerged late Tuesday in the Democratic primary for U.S....

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Garner tops Welzel in HD7 primary

June 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Rep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell looks to have secured the support of Republican voters in his bid for another term in the Montana Legislature.Preliminary results Tuesday night showed Garner earning 71 percent of the vote in House District 7,...

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THE LATEST: U.S. Senate and House election results

June 05, 2018 at 9:39 pm

By The Associated PressU.S. Senate GOP - Primary322 of 669 precincts - 48 percentMatt Rosendale 41,409 - 33 percentRussell Fagg 36,531 - 29 percentTroy Downing 23,074 - 19 percentAlbert Olszewski 22,829 - 18 percentU.S. Senate Oth - Primary...

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Voters will decide merits of Egan Slough district expansion

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

When Flathead County voters head to the polls June 5, they’ll be asked whether 530 acres should be added to the Egan Slough Zoning District.This expansion, placed on the ballot by Yes! For Flathead Farms and Water, a citizen’s group, would ...

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2012 campaign-finance dispute finally settled

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has settled a campaign-finance case against a Kalispell physician and her anti-abortion group. Dr. Annie Bukacek and the organization she leads, the Montana Pro-Life Coalition, faced a complai...

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Candidates rally for Second Amendment

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

This past Thursday, three Flathead Valley organizations — Liberty Fellowship, Frontier Guns & Ammo and Hosanna Health Care — marked the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, also known as Patriots’ Day, with a gun rights ...

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Rep. Garner files complaint against right-to-work group

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Rep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell, has filed a complaint against a state right-to-work group for allegedly violating Montana’s campaign finance laws. The group, Montana Citizens for Right to Work, is mired in controversy over its ties to a nat...

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House candidate Kier touts conservation work

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Grant Kier visited the Daily Inter Lake recently to discuss his candidacy for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. While some of his opponents stress legislative or civil-service experience, Kier, 43, has spent his career outside the public sect...

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Brodehl strong on property rights, fiscal constraint

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

[Editor’s note: This week the Inter Lake will profile each of the candidates in the contested Republican primary election for Flathead County commissioner.] Randy Brodehl has spent most of his life as a public servant, logging nearly four d...

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Scott says he’ll work hard for all citizens

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

[Editor’s note: This week the Inter Lake will profile each of the candidates in the contested Republican primary election for Flathead County commissioner.] Gerald “Jay” Scott says he’s not a polished politician, but rather sees himself as ...

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Candidate faced several federal tax liens, sued IRS

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

House District 7 Republican candidate Robert Welzel of Kalispell told the Daily Inter Lake this week that several federal tax liens filed against him by the Internal Revenue Service are related to a lawsuit he filed against the IRS more tha...

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Flurry of candidates file for state elections

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Monday was the last day to file for this year’s elections, and several Flathead-area candidates have put their names on the ballot. Libby resident Austin Nelson is running against Rep. Mike Cuffe, R-Eureka, to represent Senate District 1. A...

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Last-minute candidates file for legislative races

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

March 12 marked the filing deadline for Montana’s legislative races. The Daily Inter Lake is profiling the many last-minute candidates who entered Flathead Valley races. Cindy Dyson has entered the race for House District 05 as a Libertaria...

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Pettinato talks environment, other issues as vote nears

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

On June 5, Montana Democrats will choose their nominee to take on U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in November. One of the five candidates vying for the party’s nomination is a Flathead Valley native. Jared Pettinato grew up in Whitefish,...

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Rosendale talks policy, touts endorsements

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

State Auditor Matt Rosendale visited the Daily Inter Lake recently to discuss his candidacy for U.S. Senate. He is among a slate of four Republicans seeking to unseat Sen. Jon Tester. Originally from Maryland, Rosendale moved to Montana in ...

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Krueger vows continued vigilance of county budget

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

[Editor’s note: This week the Inter Lake will profile each of the candidates in the contested Republican primary election for Flathead County commissioner.] Flathead County Commissioner Gary Krueger said taxpayers can expect another six yea...

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Kalispell’s Olszewski bills himself as ‘activist’ senator

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Dr. Al Olszewski sat down with the Daily Inter Lake editorial board Tuesday to discuss his campaign for U.S. Senate. His name is likely familiar to many Flathead Valley residents. Originally from Great Falls, Olszewski worked as an orthoped...

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Four Republicans vie to be Flathead County’s next sheriff

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

It goes without saying, the June 5 Republican primary election for the Flathead County Sheriff’s position is as hotly contested as it has been in several years. Four candidates — Calvin Beringer, Brian Heino, Keith Stahlberg and Jordan Whit...

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U.S. House candidates meet at Democratic forum

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Montana’s House Democratic primary came to the Flathead Valley Saturday. Five candidates aiming to unseat U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R–Mont., spent two hours onstage at Columbia Falls High School in a forum sponsored by the Flathead Democrat...

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Managhan, Sullivan vie for Justice of the Peace

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Two candidates have entered the nonpartisan race to take Mark Sullivan’s place as Flathead County Justice of the Peace. One of them, Paul Sullivan, wouldn’t be a newcomer to the bench. A Bigfork native and University of Pennsylvania Law Sch...

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Senate candidate Downing touts military, business experience

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Troy Downing made the case for his Senate candidacy during a May 3 visit to the Daily Inter Lake. Downing, 51, is one of four Republicans vying for the nomination to challenge Democrat Sen. Jon Tester in this year’s election. The Big Sky re...

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Garner, Welzel face off in HD 7 primary

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Republicans in central Kalispell have to choose between two candidates for November’s general election. On June 5, incumbent Rep. Frank Garner will face Robert Welzel in the primary. Garner is seeking re-election after two consecutive terms...

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Dunn, Illi face off in HD9 primary

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

State Representative Randy Brodehl has reached his maximum number of terms representing House District 9, which covers Northeast Kalispell and Evergreen. Two Republicans, David Dunn and Warren Illi, will face off in the June 5 primary to ta...

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House candidate Moss places focus on grassroots

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Billings Democrat Lynda Moss sat down with the Daily Inter Lake recently to discuss her campaign for Montana’s Congressional Seat. Moss, 68, represented her hometown’s Senate District 26 from 2005 to 2011, serving as Majority Whip during th...

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Skees wants more community input in government

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

[Editor’s note: This week the Inter Lake will profile each of the candidates in the contested Republican primary election for Flathead County commissioner.] New ideas, new energy, new vision. Those are the qualities Ronalee Skees said she’l...

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Sheriff candidates discuss school safety, drug epidemic

May 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Hundreds packed the Red Lion Hotel Thursday evening in Kalispell to hear what the four men running for Flathead County sheriff had to say and why voters should pick them. The bulk of the evening included the candidates — Calvin Beringer, Br...

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Democrat Heenan makes case for House candidacy

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Before heading to Columbia Falls for the April 28 Democratic candidate forum, John Heenan stopped by the Daily Inter Lake to discuss his bid for Congress. Heenan is one of five state Democrats hoping to unseat Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., ...

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Meyer touts candidacy, environmental work

May 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

John Meyer met with the Daily Inter Lake last month to discuss his bid for Montana’s lone congressional seat. The self-described “independent Democrat” entered the party’s five-way primary race just before registration closed. Originally fr...

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