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State Vaccination Numbers Now Include Children Aged 5-11

The state COVID-19 vaccine dashboard has been updated to reflect the addition of the newly added 5 to 11-year-old age group now eligible to be vaccinated. As a result the eligible population of Montanans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has been updated to 50%. In addition the county percentages on the map have been adjusted. The total number...

Senator Tester Shares Expectations For Reconciliation Bill

With the $1 trillion plus infrastructure package signed into law the focus in Congress now moves to the nearly $2 trillion reconciliation bill on social spending that is still being negotiated. Senator Jon Tester recently commented on what he hopes will ultimately come out of this bill if it too becomes law of the land. https://northernbroadca...

Legislative Committee Begins Child Mental Health Service Study

Several of the state’s largest providers told members of the Children Families Health and Human Services Interim Committee Monday that Montana children are being sent out of state for mental health services due in part to the state’s low rate of reimbursement. Monday’s panel was the beginning of the interim committee’s study of the state’s chi...

Senator Tester Lauds Infrastructure Bill Becoming Law

Today President Joe Biden signed the trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill into law which will see billions of federal dollars come to Montana for its transportation systems, water systems and broadband and more. Senator Jon Tester was one of ten Senators who negotiated its terms and had this to say about its passing. https://northern...

Montana Farm Bureau Begins Preparation For Next Farm Bill

With time ticking the Montana Farm Bureau isn’t wasting any of it. During the 102nd annual convention and trade show in Billings last week Senior Director of Government Affairs Nicole Rolf told Voices of Montana listeners what’s happening right now. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/11-15_1137.mp3

Last Reminder…WY Youth hunt extended 3 days

A youth-only pheasant hunt is planned for Nov. 19-21 on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Lovell.  During this three-day timeframe, pheasant hunting is restricted to youth only on all lands contained within the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area north of the Shoshone River. In previous years, the youth-only hunt has bee...

Final Congressional Map Chosen For Montana

A final congressional map that will shape Montana’s representation in Washington D.C. for the next decade has been chosen by the state’s independent redistricting commission. Congressional Proposal 12 headed to the Montana Secretary of State’s office over the weekend after a 3-2 vote Friday by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commissi...

Sunburst Opens New Community Center

Sunburst, roughly 30 miles north of Shelby, a town in Toole County has a population of 333 according to the latest census, but that didn’t stop residents from wanting to build a community center. Last Thursday on Voices of Montana, Mayor Holly Hovland explained a grant from Lowe’s made it possible. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/u...