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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 2 days, 4 hours ago

COVID-19 leads to changes in fire camps, community briefings

COVID-19 is leading to several changes for wildland firefighters and the communities where they're working

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Montana able to expand surveillance testing for COVID

Montana will be able to expand its surveillance testing for COVID-19 a week after Gov. Steve Bullock said such testing would have to be put on hold because of a backlog at the lab the state was using

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
GOP candidate for Montana auditor could face campaign fines

A primary election contest that spilled over into the campaign finance arena has led to potential fines for two candidates who sought the Republican nomination for Montana state auditor

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
13th person dies at Montana memory facility with outbreak

The Yellowstone County health department is reporting that a 13th person has died because of a COVID-19 outbreak at a memory care facility in Billings

Updated 2 weeks ago
Rodeo goes on in small Montana town despite pandemic

Rodeos are a summertime staple across the West, but the pandemic has presented a dilemma for cities and towns dependent on the economic and cultural boost th...

Updated 2 weeks ago
2 more COVID deaths tied to Montana care facility outbreak

Two more deaths have been tied to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Montana care facility

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Records: Montana governor feared backlash over mask mandate

Records show Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statewide mandate to wear masks after hundreds of Montana residents, business owners and health care leaders...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Funeral home identifies 2 of 3 victims of Montana arson fire

A funeral home in western Montana has released the names of two of the three victims of a July 6 arson fire in Corvallis

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
As outbreaks increase, Montana’s early warning system falters

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Montana, surveillance testing designed to serve as an early warning system to prevent large outbreaks and keep businesses open is increasingly becoming ineffective, public he...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Montana reports two more deaths due to COVID-19

Montana reported a ninth death tied to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Billings

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Fire destroys businesses in Gardiner, a Yellowstone gateway

A fire destroyed several businesses in the Yellowstone National Park gateway town of Gardiner just six weeks after the Montana entrances to the park reopened

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Montana man sentenced to life in prison in double homicide

A judge has sentenced a western Montana man to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his mother and the mother of his two children

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Bullock directive mandates face coverings

Face coverings will be required in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in Montana following a directive issued Wednesday by Mo...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Montana reports record 145 new virus cases, 37 hospitalized

Montana reported a record 145 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including 72 in Gallatin County

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

A Montana memory care facility that didn't carry out free coronavirus testing on its residents is reeling from an outbreak that has infected nearly everyone ...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Montana prep football coach resigns after post on protesters

A high school football coach in Montana resigned after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged