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Archive for year: 2021

Montana Near The Top Of The Nation In Payroll Recovery

Montana has had the 3rd highest recovery in payroll jobs since the start of the pandemic. Total employment is more than 99.5% recovered from the pandemic. Since January the number of Montanans receiving unemployment has plummeted by 87%. The State has also had strong wage growth growing at 7.9% in 2020 the fastest personal income gains of any ...

WGFD recent reminder to Practice Caution & Give Wildlife room.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding everyone to practice caution and give wildlife room after receiving a report of a Wilson resident being injured by a bull moose Friday morning. Game and Fish officials received the report Saturday and promptly responded to the scene, but did not see the moose in the area. The man was reportedly...

Amtrak Passenger & County Official Comment On Derailment

Investigators are seeking the cause for derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder near Joplin in far northern Montana that killed three people. There were roughly 160 passengers and crew on the train including Megan Vanderves. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-27_737.mp3

3 People Dead, 7 Injured In Amtrak Crash

Seven people injured after the Amtrak Empire Builder train derailed Saturday along Montana’s Hi-Line three miles east of Joplin near a switch on the tracks remained hospitalized Sunday but are in stable condition and three people are confirmed to be deceased. Injuries were reported among both passengers and crew members. On board the tra...

Senator Tester Comments On Federal Vaccine Mandate

As Montana’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise so does the pressure for the state’s congressional delegation to take further action. Senator Jon Tester recently commented on the state of the coronavirus throughout Montana and the federal vaccine mandate to businesses with more than 100 employees. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploa...

Phone Call Dialing To Change Slightly Next Month In Montana

Starting October 24th to make a local call anywhere in the state the 406-area code must be used before the other 7 numbers for it to go through. The reason is so that the Federal Communications Commission can roll out the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Montana is one of 37 states and 83 area codes that will be impacted. All services...

Flood Insurance Costs To Increase For Montanan’s Next Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will change flood insurance costs nationwide October 1st. Quote wizard’s team of analysts found that FEMA’s new rules will cost 63% of Montana residents as much as $100 more a month. 63% of policyholders in Montana will see a price increase 37% of policyholders will see a price decrease 2% of Montana pol...

Yellowstone County Judge To Rule On New Abortion Laws

Yellowstone County District Court Judge Gregory Todd will decide before October 1st if he’ll halt the implementation of three new abortion laws challenged by Planned Parenthood of Montana. The laws ban abortions after 20 weeks gestational age require a woman be informed of the option to view an ultrasound before an abortion and require i...