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Attorney General Knudsen Leads Call To Re-Visit Keystone XL Pipeline

Four Native American tribes in Montana and a pair of indigenous rights organizations are challenging new restrictions on ballot collection signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte. Ballot collection is a practice commonly used by get-out-the-vote groups in which organizations submit completed mail-in ballots collected from voters. Violators ...

WY Wildlife Wolf population has reached a stable point

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife managers say steady gray wolf populations and conflict trends indicate Wyoming has reached a stable point around the state’s wolf population objective. According to the 2020 Wyoming Gray Wolf Monitoring and Management annual report, Wyoming is maintaining wolf numbers at healthy levels using hunting, w...

If you’re watching wildlife Keep a Safe Distance from Newborns

If you’re outside this spring, there is a good chance you’ll see newborn wildlife. These young pronghorn, owlets and other babies are charismatic and an incredible sight to view and photograph. At the same time, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges people who come across young animals to leave newborn wildlife alone and keep a distance. ...

Dillon Mayor Objects To Potential Sale Of Vigilante Field

The University of Montana Western could potentially sell Vigilante Field for over a million dollars and in a hypothetical rezone it to high density residential. Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken is strongly opposed to the idea. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has the details. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/5-18_832.mp3...

FCC Provides New Broadband Discounts To Montanans

Montana households can now apply to receive discounts toward broadband service or a device through the Federal Communications Commission. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband services for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households on qualifying Tribal lands...

Campus Gun Law May Lead To Lawsuit By Board Of Regents

In response to a new law allowing firearms on public college campuses, the Montana Board of Regents will consider whether to file a lawsuit against House Bill 102 which was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte in February. The law removes the Board of Regents’ ability to enforce restrictions for guns carried on campuses. After hearing Mont...

State Departments Warn Of Salmonella Cases From Live Poultry

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Department of Livestock officials warn that Salmonella cases linked to live poultry are increasing. Salmonella infections aren’t only caused by eating contaminated food they can also come from contact with animals and animal environment including backyard poultry which has become a...

Billings Receives New Funding For First Responders

Approximately four million people annually visit Yellowstone National Park and during the 2019-2020 seasons, the park recorded more than 1,400 calls for medical response. Yellowstone has three medical clinics at Lake Old Faithful and Mammoth staffed by concession provider Medcor. Physicians and paramedics rely on air ambulances for severe inju...

Goodwill CEO Talks About What The Company Provides Montana

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 7.2% more graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020, the personal-finance website Wallet Hub released its report on 2021’s best places to start a career comparing more than 180 U.S. Cities. Billings ranks 66th while Missoula is at 97th based on 28 key ind...