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Open-Carry Campus Law Pushed Back A Week By District Court Judge

A new law allowing firearms to be carried on public university campuses in Montana was scheduled to go into effect today but Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon has temporarily blocked it and has set a hearing for June 7th in the case. The Montana University Board of Regents which oversees Montana’s university system filed...

Montana Civil Air Patrol Recruiting New Chaplains

The Montana branch of the Civil Air Patrol is seeking new qualified recruits for volunteer chaplains. Montana CAP Chaplain David Knight highlights some of the work they’ve done during the pandemic. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/5-28_437.mp3

ACT & SAT Tests No Longer Required For Montana Universities

Schools in the Montana University System have joined a growing national trend ending test ACT or SAT test requirements for first-time undergraduate students. Thursday the Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a permanent change to the admissions policy after it instituted a one-year pause on requiring standardized test scores in April ...

Governor Gianforte Looks Into Practices Into Meatpacking Industry

Governor Greg Gianforte has written a joint-letter with governors of 5 other states urging the Department of Justice to continue the investigation into serious allegations of anticompetitive behavior in the meatpacking industry. The price of cattle has decreased in recent years while the price of boxed beef has skyrocketed resulting in higher ...

Governor Gianforte Challenges Fort Peck Reservoir Proposal

Governor Greg Gianforte is objecting to a U.S. government proposal to alter water releases from the Fort Peck Reservoir to help the dinosaur-like pallid sturgeon endangered fish species. The governor said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal risks damaging croplands and irrigation systems downstream of the dam on the Missouri River. Army ...

Montana University Tuition Due To Increase

There will be a variety of tuition hikes over the next two years for both resident and out-of-state students at campuses across the Montana University System that were approved Thursday by the Montana Board of Regents. The biennial tuition plan includes a tuition freeze for resident undergraduate students for the coming fiscal year, but those ...

Fish Wildlife and Parks Issues Warning For Boaters

Boaters must stop at all water inspection stations they encounter and failure to stop could result in a fine of up to $500. It’s intended to stop the import of invasive zebra and quagga mussels. FWP Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau Chief Tom Wolfe. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/5-28_537.mp3

MSU-Northern Chancellor Discusses COVID Response

Investigators looking into a fish kill along the lower Madison River haven’t seen more dead fish since hundreds were found in the river last week. Dead and dying fish were taken to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab in Bozeman for testing but it wasn’t complete Wednesday. In 2016 thousands of fish died over a weeks-long period along ...