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June 17: Flooding. Finance. Father’s Day.

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Happy Father’s Day Fishermen: Everyone in Montana can fish for free Saturday and Sunday because it’s the Father’s Day weekend. A license is not necessary but all other fishing rules and regulations will be in effect and must be followed. In northwest, southwest, and south-central Montana several fishing access sites...

Montana Looking To Expand Access To Big Snowy Mountains

Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy Mountains in central Montana (Credit: Forest Service Northern Region/CC BY 2.0) More than 100,000 acres of public lands surrounding the Big Snowy Mountains are largely inaccessible but Montana is considering purchasing a 5,600-acre ranch to open up access to the area. The elk population there is 900% above the...

CI-121 Likely To Miss November Ballot Deadline

Monday, with just 10 days before the signature gathering deadline, the Secretary of State’s Office counted just 1,739 of over 60,000 needed for Constitutional Initiative 121 to get on the ballot. CI-121 would cap the rate of residential tax increases to two percent annually which Missoula City Councilman Mike Nugent argued on Voices of Montana...

Biotech Company To Build Manufacturing Center In Hamilton

At the recent Montana “On the Rise Economic Summit” in Bozeman, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Co-Founder Chairman and CEO Seth Lederman said the company will build a new manufacturing facility in Hamilton. He explained to Northern News Network’s Eric Young why the Chatham, New Jersey based biotech company decided to move into Montana.

Gov. Gianforte Talks Potential Medicaid Changes

Governor Greg Gianforte answers questions from students at Sunnyside School in Havre (credit: Josh Margolis) Mike Randal recently took over as Montana’s Medicaid Director whose past work includes privatizing the management of Medicaid in Kansas and Iowa. Recently, Governor Greg Gianforte told New Media Broadcasters the Department of Public ...

Tester Calls on Senate to Pass Toxic Exposure Legislation

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester is urging his colleagues to pass the PACT Act of 2022 which would provide healthcare benefits to toxic-exposed veterans. The bill cleared the Senate’s first procedural vote 86 to 12 with a final vote expected soon. Tester says they have an opportunity to make history that’s too close ...

Montana Increases Voter Security For Primary Election

County election administrators in Montana have increased security for today’s primary election. Some counties are increasing their law enforcement presence at voting and counting sites. At least one has added cameras at a ballot drop-off site. Even though there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Montana groups have raised ...