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Montana Kids With Health Insurance Negatively Impacted By Pandemic

Troubling trends in Montana may have made the pandemic harder for children according to the latest Annie E. Casey’s KIDS COUNT report. Xanna Burg, KIDS COUNT coordinator with the Montana Budget and Policy Center, says one is the recent rise in Montana children without health insurance up to about 15,000 in 2019. https://northernbroadcasting.c...

Montana GOP Convention Begins In Helena

The Montana GOP convention is being held in Helena today, featuring Governor Greg Gianforte, Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale as keynote speakers. Former Congressman Ryan Zinke has filed papers to run for the state’s newest congressional seat as a Republican and sopped by the Northern News Network earlier this week where he ...

Congressman Rosendale Votes In Opposition To New Federal Holiday

Montana’s lone Congressman Matt Rosendale was one of only six members of the United States House of Representatives who voted against both the legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday and award Congressional Gold Medals to fallen U.S. Capitol Police officers killed in the line of duty. He said the legislation was intended to make Ameri...

Governor Gianforte Visits Team Fighting Robertson Draw Fire

Governor Greg Gianforte attended the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4 Thursday and was told the spread of the Robertson Draw fire near Red Lodge slowed with the total area burned reported to be over 24,000 acres after growing exponentially earlier in the week. Since the start of the fire Sunday eight homes have been lost along with ...

Governor Gianforte Expresses Concern Over EPA Revision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to revise the definition of waters of the United States reversing a Trump Administration decision. Governor Greg Gianforte says that would hurt Montana farmers and ranchers. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-17_437.mp3

Firefighting Aircrafts Downed After Recent Crash

In the wake of this week’s helicopter crash with five people aboard fighting the Deep Creek Fire between Townsend and White Sulphur Springs the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has instituted a safety stand down of all of its aircraft for 48 hours out of an abundance of caution. DNRC has 10 aircraft in its fleet that co...