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MT Big Game Check Stations Open Now

Big game hunter check stations will be in operation across Montana beginning this weekend and continue through the general rifle season.  General big game season runs from Oct. 23 through Nov. 28. Hunters must stop at check stations that they pass, even if they have not harvested any animals. For hunters without game, the check station process...

New Law Brings Attention To Rural Voters’ Absentee Ballots

A new Montana law bans the process of collecting other people’s absentee ballots a practice that has been used regularly by some rural voters. Opponents of the law say it will affect vulnerable communities that can’t easily reach a place to drop off their ballots. Alex Rate legal director for the ACLU of Montana says it could even affect someo...

AG Knudsen Challenging Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Laws

Attorney General Austin Knudsen is appealing a decision by Judge Michael Moses in the state Supreme Court. The Yellowstone County District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction earlier this month that temporarily stops several laws from going into effect restricting abortion access. The order is in effect while a legal challenge is under...

Montana Asia Trade Office Reopens In Taiwan

This afternoon, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the official opening of the Montana Asia Trade Office in Taipei. First opened in 1988, the newly reopened Trade Office will focus on generating new business opportunities for Montana and expanding sales and investments across the wheat, pulse crops, machinery, education, optics, coal, and pharm...

DEQ Reaches Agreement For Colstrip Power Plant Cleanup

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Talen Montana LLC have reached a settlement agreement for the cleanup of two coal ash ponds at the Colstrip Power Plant. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has the details. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-20_637.mp3

Montana Has Highest COVID-19 In The Country

Montana became the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the country Tuesday morning. The New York Times COVID tracker moved Montana into the top slot as the state hit 97 cases per 100,000 people per day. Idaho and Wyoming follow with 78 cases and 75 cases per 100,000 people respectively. Alaska, which had been ...