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Archive for date: June 11, 2021

Study Outlines Montana Visitation And Spending Drop In 2020

A new study from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research reveals just how much Montana visitor spending suffered in 2020. Interim Director Jeremy Sage notes the pandemic threw off what was an upward trend in the Treasure State.

Montana Tribes Receive Part Of Major Settlement Concerning Lands

In the settlement reached Thursday, the Little Shell Tribe and the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana along with the Turtle Mountain Tribe of North Dakota and the White Earth Tribe of Minnesota will share a $59 million settlement with the U.S. government. It is the result of a lawsuit over a series of claims dating back to land deals from the late...

Talks Begin For Determining New Montana Congressional Districts

At a meeting of the state Districting and Apportionment Commission Thursday, the debate began to take shape over how the next few years will shake out with the April announcement that Montana will gain a second congressional district in 2022. The commission will draw Montana’s new congressional district along with its 150 legislative dis...