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2021 Reported As The 4th Driest Year In Montana History

Montana is in one of the worst droughts in Montana history. As of December 15th, every county in the Treasure State was identified as experiencing some level of drought. A third of the state is in the grips of a “D4” or “exceptional” drought a designation the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects to occur in any one lo...

Wolf Trapping Season Begins Next Week

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks announced the opening of wolf trapping season Tuesday for the northwestern south-central and northeastern parts of the state. According to MTN News Montana wolf trappers are able to bait their traps which biologists have indicated may lead to conflicts with grizzlies before they’ve entered hibernation. Wolves ar...

Montana Receives $1 Million In Homeless Youth Relief

Under the Federal American Rescue Plan Montana has received funds to aid in educating homeless children and youth. Fifty-three Montana school districts are eligible for $1,407,618 based on the high percentages of children from low-income families. Districts can manage their own programs or form a consortium of multiple districts. https://north...

COVID-19 Led Native American Deaths In 2020

During 2020 COVID-19 became the leading cause of death among Native American in Montana accounting for 25% of all deaths and the third-leading cause of death for the general population. Death certificates compiled by the state Office of Vital Records show 1,022 deaths last year of Native Americans in Montana. With the end of 2021 fast approach...

Montana 2nd In Population Growth This Year

Population growth in the United States dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as coronavirus curtailed immigration delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents. According to U.S. Census figures released Tuesday, Montana was tied for 2nd in the country in terms of pe...

AG Knudsen Files New Mandate Lawsuit

24 states including Montana signed onto a federal lawsuit Tuesday that takes aim at the Biden administration’s vaccine and masking requirements at Head Start programs. It challenges a recent federal provision requiring vaccines for Head Start teachers staff and volunteers as well as face masks for students aged two and older. Children ag...

State Superintendent Responds To Public Criticism

Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen was on Voices of Montana Monday. She responded to recent criticism in a recent letter from school district superintendents and others across the state. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-21_737.mp3