Investigators looking into a fish kill along the lower Madison River haven’t seen more dead fish since hundreds were found in the river last week. Dead and dying fish were taken to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab in Bozeman for testing but it wasn’t complete Wednesday. In 2016 thousands of fish died over a weeks-long period along the Yellowstone River and it was linked to a kidney disease which is caused by a parasite. Unlike the 2016 kill the Madison River kill appears to be an acute situation.
When the pandemic began in 2020 very few answers were available to questions being asked but in Havre MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel needed to know and told everyone to step up. Now he’s glad he did.