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Archive for month: September, 2021

Lane-Filtering To Become Legal In Montana Next Month

Montana is the third state to legalize “lane filtering,” which goes into effect October 1st. According to MTN News Senate Bill 9 allows drivers of two-wheeled motorcycles to overtake stopped or slow-moving vehicles at a speed not greater than 20 miles per hour in order to “filter” between lanes of stopped traffic travel...

FWP Taking Public Comments For Hunting Proposals

This year’s proposed changes to deer and elk hunting regulations by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are on a scale unlike anything sportsmen have ever seen before as FWP looks for ways to combine hunting districts and simplify license structures for the upcoming biennial season-setting session. The first draft of the proposed changes has...

Montana Near The Top Of The Nation In Payroll Recovery

Montana has had the 3rd highest recovery in payroll jobs since the start of the pandemic. Total employment is more than 99.5% recovered from the pandemic. Since January the number of Montanans receiving unemployment has plummeted by 87%. The State has also had strong wage growth growing at 7.9% in 2020 the fastest personal income gains of any ...

WGFD recent reminder to Practice Caution & Give Wildlife room.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding everyone to practice caution and give wildlife room after receiving a report of a Wilson resident being injured by a bull moose Friday morning. Game and Fish officials received the report Saturday and promptly responded to the scene, but did not see the moose in the area. The man was reportedly...

Amtrak Passenger & County Official Comment On Derailment

Investigators are seeking the cause for derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder near Joplin in far northern Montana that killed three people. There were roughly 160 passengers and crew on the train including Megan Vanderves. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-27_737.mp3

3 People Dead, 7 Injured In Amtrak Crash

Seven people injured after the Amtrak Empire Builder train derailed Saturday along Montana’s Hi-Line three miles east of Joplin near a switch on the tracks remained hospitalized Sunday but are in stable condition and three people are confirmed to be deceased. Injuries were reported among both passengers and crew members. On board the tra...

Senator Tester Comments On Federal Vaccine Mandate

As Montana’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise so does the pressure for the state’s congressional delegation to take further action. Senator Jon Tester recently commented on the state of the coronavirus throughout Montana and the federal vaccine mandate to businesses with more than 100 employees. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploa...

Phone Call Dialing To Change Slightly Next Month In Montana

Starting October 24th to make a local call anywhere in the state the 406-area code must be used before the other 7 numbers for it to go through. The reason is so that the Federal Communications Commission can roll out the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Montana is one of 37 states and 83 area codes that will be impacted. All services...