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Governor Gianforte To Pay Out-Of-State Health Workers’ Expenses To Move Into Montana Facilities

Governor Greg Gianforte’s administration will pay health care workers $12,500 in relocation expenses and taxes on that additional income to move to Montana as hospitals and other facilities in the state grapple with one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 surges. A panel of lawmakers and administration officials voted unanimously Wednesday to recom...

Ridge View Elementary Principle Discusses Student Population Growth

Belgrade has experienced substantial population growth between the 2010 and 2020 census with a reported increase of over 40 percent, which raises questions on how the city’s infrastructure can keep pace. Ridge View Principle Matheau Johnston explained what’s been done to keep up with the city’s public education needs. https://northernbroadcast...

Funding for North Fork Road Maintenance Approved

After a year-long pushback due to funding issues, the a multijurisdictional maintenance project aimed at improving several miles of the North Fork Road is set to move forward, according to Flathead County Public Works Director Dave Prunty. The U.S. Forest Service Committed $126,000, Glacier Park kicked in $15,000, the border patrol pledged $10...

New Study Reveals Pandemic’s Effects On Child Mental Health

Montana has seen increased investment and attention towards child mental health resources in recent months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a new study by the University of Washington’s School of Medicine reveals the specific factors behind this. Here’s the study’s lead author Pooja Tandon on its major findings. https://northernb...

Montana Tech Nursing Program Receives Multi-Million Dollar Donation

A former CEO of Halliburton and his wife donated $7 million to the nursing program at Montana Tech. The gift from Dave and Sherry Lesar is the largest single gift in the history of the university, according to Chancellor Les Cook. Funds from the endowed gift will be used to provide student scholarships, professional development for faculty and...

Gallatin County Housing Prices Continue To Soar

For the second time this year, average home prices in Gallatin County this September topped $1 million as inventory for homes remained low. Medium home prices increased 24% from September 2020 to September 2021. In Bozeman, the medium price for a single family home was more than $734,500 in September, a 26% increase from prices in 2020. https:...