Montana State News

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Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago

Montana counties to conduct primary election by mail

Montana's June 2 primary will be conducted by mail in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Yellowstone settles $1M arsenic lawsuit with Park County

The U.S. government has agreed to pay $1 million to a Montana water district to settle a lawsuit over the amount of arsenic coming into its system from Yellowstone National Park

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
Montana father sentenced for continuing son's drug operation

A Montana man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for taking up his son’s methamphetamine and heroin distribution operation

Updated 3 days, 9 hours ago
Border wall, pipeline projects spur rural coronavirus fears

Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus

Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago
Stevensville man pleads not guilty to double homicide

A 25-year-old Stevensville man charged with killing his mother and the mother of his two children has pleaded not guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Rights group asks justices to release inmates over COVID-19

Hours after Disability Rights Montana asked the state Supreme Court to order some prison and jail inmates be released to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the governor issued a directive that listed steps st...

Updated 1 week ago
Vacation rental data suggests visitors seeking shelter in Montana

LIVINGSTON — One day late last week, Dan Vermillion, owner of Sweetwater Travel in Livingston, woke up to a flurry of emails.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Lucky few spot Grand Teton grizzly days before park closes

Grizzly bears are emerging from their dens in Grand Teton National Park

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Ex-tribal chair seeks light sentence in fraud, cites virus

A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who pleaded guilty to defrauding a tribal education program through an overtime pay scheme is asking for probation instead of prison due to the coronavirus

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Appeals grow to close US national parks during pandemic

The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus outbreak

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana Republicans bankrolled Green Party ballot access

Officials say the Montana Republican Party bankrolled the signature-gathering effort to get the Montana Green Party certified for the 2020 ballot

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana grandmother pleads not guilty in boy's beating death

A Montana woman has pleaded not guilty to charges she beat and tortured her 12-year-old grandson to death at their home

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Yellowstone one of 3 parks closing gates

Three of America's most well-known national parks _ Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Smoky Mountains _ closed their gates Tuesday as people shut in because of t...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Montana high court asks judges to consider releasing inmates

The chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court is asking city and county judges to consider releasing from jail as many offenders as they can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Gianforte’s fundraising reaches $1.8M, plus loans of $550k

Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is leading the way in fundraising among Montana candidates for governor