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Archive for date: September 15, 2021

Upcoming Energy Summit To Be Held Virtually

The Energy Future Summit will be held virtually October 1st with topics including a transition to renewable energy and the role of power companies. Northern Plains Resource Council board member Joan Kresich says she hopes the summit can demystify the process of how energy is produced and how it gets to the average home or business to turn the ...

State-Of-The-Art Dam Under Construction in South-Central Montana

Construction of a bigger dam to contain waste rock from the East Boulder platinum and palladium mine in south-central Montana continues. The owner, South African company Sibayne-Sillwater, says the dam will be engineered and monitored to the strictest standards required under U.S. law and permitting. It would only fail if there was 47 inches o...

Montana Youth Hunting Opportunity Weekend

Montana’s young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. Licensed hunters ages 15 and under may hunt ducks, geese, coots, mergansers and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two special days set aside for youngsters, but they must be accompanied by a non-hunting...

PSC Addresses Northwestern Energy’s Recent High Power Rates

The Office of Consumer Counsel told the Public Service Commission Tuesday NorthWestern Energy customers have been paying too much for power since July. It asked the utility regulators to dismiss the case that led to a rate hike because it changed the base rates NorthWestern agreed to in its last general rate case less than two years ago. North...

Attorney General To Hold Public Meeting in Malta

Attorney General Austin Knudsen will hold a public hearing this evening in Malta at the High School Auditorium from 6 to 8 to discuss the American Prairie Reserve’s proposal asking the Bureau of          Land Management to allow grazing for its bison. Knudsen is worried about due process. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/202...

Native American Tribes Requesting Interior Secretary To Re-List Gray Wolves As Endangered

In a letter, dozens of American Indian tribes asked Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Tuesday to immediately enact emergency protections for gray wolves saying states have become too aggressive in hunting the animal. For instance Montana allows hunters to kill up to 10 wolves each and allows private payments for dead wolves reminiscent of bountie...